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Helen's Build-a-Teddy Factory and Helen's Candy Shop

Helen’s Candy Shop and Build-a-Teddy Factory is a magical one stop birthday shop - where you can order amazingly artistic birthday cakes, tailored to your child's favourite characters plus discover the best present ever for your chid with the Build-a-Teddy Factory.

Build-a-Teddy Factory

Your child gets to make their own plush teddy bear or animal.  From choosing the bear 'skin' to stuffing, dressing and vocalizing their furry friend,  you are part of the whole unique, creative experience!  Order our teddy bear kits online or you can visit us instore.
There is a large selection of different shapes and sizes of bears and floppy animals. This makes it easier for all bear and animal lovers to choose their own special new furry friend.
Every bear comes to life with a heart that has a wish made, stuffing then fills its belly and a birth certificate brings your special friend to life.

'Make-your-own animals' start from $29 and include an exhaustive array of outfits and accessories to make your new furry friend truly unique.

Browse our Build-a-Teddy kits

Build-a-Teddy Birthdays

Choose the package that suits, invite your guests and Helen's Build-a-Teddy factory will do the rest!

Each party comes with a Party Leader who will guide the fun! Your event will be full of hands-on activities.  Each Guest creates the best party favour ever — their own furry friend to bring home and love!  Call our friendly team members on: ⁨022 647 2815⁩
And don't forget, we can create you an amazing and bespoke party cake too!

Super Smiles - $25 per person
Includes 8" furry friend with birth certificate to build, for each guest.  Plus invitations and teddy t shirts for every guest, plus your PAWsome party host!
Minimum 5 guests.  Please enquire or read more here >>

Fantastic Fun - $55 per person
Includes 16" furry friend with birth certificate to build, for each guest.  Plus invitations, teddy outfit and discount vouchers for every guest, plus your PAWsome party host!
Minimum 5 guests.  Please enquire or read more here >>

Build Your Own Experience
Build your event entirely to your needs. Includes 8" or 16" furry friend to make, invitations, clothing and accessories, along with birth certificates, discount vouchers and party host.  Please enquire or read more here >>

Bespoke Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies and Crunch

Visit Helen’s Candy Shop,  creating handcrafted bespoke cakes, cupcakes, treats and sweets for all occasions.
"I’m passionate about what I do, using only top quality ingredients, along with a dash of love and some yummy sprinkles to help your creation come to life".
These cakes are works of art that we think your child will LOVE!!  They're too good to eat, but too good not to!
Check out some of our awesome creations >>

Platter Catering

Helen’s Candy Shop Savoury Platters are meticulously prepared and can be customized to suit the occasion as well as your particular needs.  Check out our amazing variety, with sliders, wraps, pasteries, sandwiches, macarons, cupcakes and sharing plates.

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Coromandel
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Queenstown
  • South Canterbury
  • Taranaki
  • Southland
  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.