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Rufty Tuftys

Unit 1, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
01539439906
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Ambleside
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Rufty Tuftys a large, indoor play centre, offering adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for children in a clean, safe, stimulating... more » Owner description: Rufty Tuftys a large, indoor play centre, offering adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for children in a clean, safe, stimulating environment right in the heart of the Lake District.We have free parking on our front and also we have an overflow carpark, again free just to the left of our building. « less
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Edinburgh
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We are regular visitors to Ambleside and Rufty Tufty's soft play. O.k., we all know and accept that it rains a lot in The Lake District so indoor soft plays like this are a godsend for keeping young children amused and help to build physical confidence in younger children. Our kids (aged four and one at the time of reviewing)... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

took my 13yr old daughter & her friend on Sat 28th June, 2.45pm, upon arrival I was greeted by two female members of staff with limited(to say the least customer service skills) with frowns on their faces. 'how old are they?' I was bluntly asked & then told entry was for upto 11yrs only! I had checked on the my... More

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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this review

Hi Cath M. The staff did call me just after you had been to ask about the age of children we allow in. We did initially say 11 as we thought this an age whereby they can move through the frame easily. I did say that had I been working I would have let you in and I have advuised... More

Oxford
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The actual play area is really good for the children, there is also a separate area for younger ones. However on arrival the member of staff wasn't the most personable especially for someone who works at a children's play centre! Also we went on a weekday when there was literally one other family and were told that our time was... More

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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this review

Hi sorry you had this issue. We do say that the entrance fee is for a 90 minute session to everyone who comes in. Having said this we do then say if it's quiet it not a problem to stay a little longer. We have had people there all afternoon but drinking coffee and purchasing snacks. I think you may... More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The facilities were really good and my child loved the play areas and tractor racing. Unfortunately there was only one member of staff who was a by short with me when we arrived but after seeing how busy she was it was understandable. Food was reasonably priced and freshly prepared but make sure your prepared to wait. Overall worth a... More

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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for your review. I do appreciate positive and negative reviews. Unfortunately on the day of your visit my staff member had let go another member of staff as she has been ill of late. I would normally step in at this stage, but Moira deemed that she could cope. ( She does work really hard), Staffing levels... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Clean , friendly and good coffee too . lots of activities as well as play frame. We didn't eat there but the food looked good and homemade cakes too.

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West Linton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have reviewed you before but I want to again, great fun, always clean, wee boy loves it, so do we, this time he learnt to pedal the tractor, staff always nice. We come down to the Lakes a couple of times per year and now our 3 year old knows that you are there and will always ask 'Is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Rufty Tuftys is a brilliant indoor soft play area and can be enjoyed by all ages. I booked it for my 21st birthday. Me, my family and friends has an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially due to the fact they were able to fit it to our needs. I would recommend this place to anyone of childish... More

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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this review

Hi Issy Thanks for your review. Hope you had a good night. Most people don't think of us as an adult party venue but I we have done about 6 party's for adults now and they are always very successful. Barry More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Our toddler loved it. Friendly and great fun. Invaluable in bad weather! Not a hint of the bad reviews here!

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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this review

Dear RNS1 thanks for your review. Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Lakes and your visit to Rufty Tuftys. Barry More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Took my 18th old son here whilst on holiday. We received a warm welcome into a very well thought out, light and airy room. I liked how much thought had gone into the place such as having 2 traditional changing tables, a little soft play right next to where you sit for little babies and that they had different size... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Brought our children here yesterday seeing as weather was gloomy. What a mistake. The place stinks. We also found glass in the toilet!!! We had to wait an age for food. Felt sorry for the young girl serving on her own. Spoke to a local later in the day in the village who informed me that all the owner cares... More

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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. There are however a couple of things that don't add up. Your review indicates that you visited in November and indeed the 12th of November. On the 12th of November I was working behind the counter all day. I am good looking but I haven't been called a young girl ever in my life.... Even when... More

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