About Us

About us

Pretend to Bee is a brand name for an exciting range of children’s dressing up clothes.
We prefer to describe our range as dressing up costumes as opposed to fancy dress!

We are a family run small business and have been retailing our range of dressing up costumes since 2005.
Our costumes are well made, using durable fabrics with the emphasis on easy to wear; most are designed with large openings, elasticated waists and Velcro fastenings.

We start from 6 months and go up to 9yrs with some styles going up to 11yrs.

Our Brand ethos and mission is to create quality products that encourage children to expand their imagination, interact with others and learn through play.

Pretend to Bee is also the most trusted Brand in the UK education sector for Early Years Role Play.
Our costumes have featured on ITV’s This Morning and Pride of Britain Awards.
Please check out our Awards.

Our quality costumes are hand-picked by our small dedicated team

  • Traditional Doctors and Nurses for pretend play
  • Educational Tabards for learning through play
  • Themed Princess & Pirates great for parties
  • Book Day costumes for School Dressing Up Days
  • Matching Dolls costumes to extend role-play and inspire the imagination
  • Licensed costumes: Natural History Museum Dinosaurs, Cloudbabies, Thunderbirds Are Go

Why not follow us on Facebook? Here you will be the first to hear about what’s new, special offers, competitions and, quirky entertaining posts! You can leave a review or read a review.

Our Business objective is to meet our customer’s requirements in terms of design, product quality delivery and price. Customer care is core to Pretend To Bee. We will treat our customers fairly. We do not expect a problem but, we will give every customer contact an attentive ear with a view to resolving happily any problem a customer may have with a product or service. We want our customers to feel that they are appreciated and taken care of.

Why choose Pretend To Bee over other Dressing Up Brands?

Our costumes are well made with proper stitching, durable fabrics built to last. Designed for ease of dressing. Fully tested and carry the CE mark. We have received comments time and time again that for the price, our costumes are unbeatable! Check out our 5* Reviews on Facebook.

Here’s one comment received from a blogger wanting to include our costumes as part of a Christmas Gift Guide - “I've had to return 2 very poorly made costumes that fell apart and would rather feature Pretend to Bee knowing you have such high quality costumes”

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