Quiz's and Competitions

The Snoring Queen

For almost 1000 years, The Billy Bears have been the invisible guardians and protectors of the Kings and Queens of the British Isles, from the time when the very first Billy Bear set paw on the British shore in 1066 as the standard ‘bearer’ for William the Conqueror at The Battle of Hastings. 

Did you read the story of how The Billy Bears came to the rescue of Elizabeth?  Go to our Billy Bears History page if you would like to find out, but in the meantime, would you like to join the THE BILLY BEAR HISTORY DETECTIVES and try to find the answers to these questions?

Elizabeth 1 discovered she was to be Queen on 17 November 1558.  She was the daughter of King Henry VIII, who had 6 wives, but can you find out which of his wives was her mother?

Catherine of Aragon

Anne Boleyn

Jane Seymour

Anne of Cleves

Katharine Howard

Catherine Parr

How many brothers and sisters did Elizabeth have and can you find out their names?


Did Elizabeth I ever marry?


Elzabeth was the first Queen of England to be crowned with that name, but can you find what her popular ‘nickname’ was?

Good Queen ?????

Can you find out the name of the monarch who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603?


Mr and Mrs Mouse's Cookery Club

The Mouse Cookery Club

Welcome to our Cookery Club!  Here is a favourite recipe of from the cookery club of Mr and Mrs Mouse which we hope you will enjoy – just what you need to brighten up a gloomy afternoon when its cold and windy outside!  These lovely honey cup cakes will bring a little sunshine onto the tea table, but be sure to have an adult to help you.

For the sponge:

  • 150 g Butter or baking spread
  • 50 g Honey
  • 100 g Caster sugar
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 1 Orange
  •  1 tsp Orange extract
  • Paper cupcake cases to line your tin

For the buttercream:

  • 150 g Butter or baking spread
  • 50 g Honey
  • 400 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Orange Extract
  • Preheat your oven to 180/160C and line a cupcake tin with paper cases.
  • Slowly add the beaten eggs, the zest of the orange, 3 tbsp of the orange’s juice and the orange extract. Mix well.
  • Fold the self raising flour into the mixture
  • Spoon the batter into the cupcake cases and bake for 15‐20 minutes untiil golden brown. Leave to cool completely.
  • Make the buttercream by mixing the butter, honey, icing sugar and orange extract together until smooth. Pipe it onto the cupcakes in swirls or spread with a spoon and fork into soft peaks.
  • Finally, drizzle some drops of honey on top of the buttercream for decorative effect just before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place, and eat any leftovers within 3 days.

Happy Baking!

Seasonal Activities

A Billy Bear Autumn Treasure Hunt

The Billy Bears love Autumn as this is when they harvest as many acorns as possible to fill up their cupboards and stores, so that they have enough food to see them through the year!  It’s a very important time, and if you were thinking about taking a trek to the park to try and spot a Billy Bear in the trees, this is the season to do it, as the leaves are starting to fall and you may just catch a glimpse if you look very hard! 

The Billy Bears have set you a challenge – would you like to follow a Treasure Hunt?  Here are some treasures of the Forest Floor and they wondered if you would be able to find one of each of these seeds from the trees near you?  

Stories and Adventures

The Billy Bears’ First online Post!

The Billy Bears are online!  They are usually very bashful bears, who live a contented, quiet life secluded away in their oak trees, collecting acorns, telling stories and keeping an eye on the world as it rushes to pass them by!  

But The Billy Bears are also very sociable Bears who love company and want to keep in touch, so they welcome you to their Blog and hope that you will be able to follow the adventures they have with their Friends in Windsor Great Park and Forest surround, as well as keep up with all the new products and special offers in their online shop!