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Address: Unit 1, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
Phone Number: 01539439906
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Description: Rufty Tuftys a large, indoor play centre, offering adventure, exercise...
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.
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Our Grandson had a lot of fun

This is a typical single storey children's play-barn type facility located just outside the village. The staff were friendly and welcoming and there was a reasonable number of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Andy810
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Telford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

When Rufty Tufty's first opened it was our favourite soft play centre. Always spotless,even at peak times. The owner was always here with a smile and an eye on maintaining high standards of cleanliness & service. Great coffee, really good food for adults and kids. However, in the last 2 years I am sad to say that it really feels... More 

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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this review

We are committed to creating a clean, welcoming, place for children to play. We were really upset by your comments. Although it was quiet when you arrived it could well be that there had been a large birthday party before and the toilets had been “well used” . It is however totally unacceptable and although we have systems in place... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
22 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a typical single storey children's play-barn type facility located just outside the village. The staff were friendly and welcoming and there was a reasonable number of items to occupy the children. Our Grandson particularly liked the large pedal tractors. The facility itself is showing it's age a little but compared with other similar places we have been to... More 

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Hi, I have visited the place with my friend and 3 children during half term. It was busy but not very busy. We have ordered food for ourself and the kids and been told there is 45 minutes wait. That was fine, however after an hour we have very politely asked the staff, how much longer we will have to... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here to put a morning in with my Sons (7 and 2) as play areas go it's pretty decent nice cup of coffee staff were friendly enough and the food was what you'd expect decent price for a cheese sarnie - but my pet hate is uncleanliness it wasn't just a couple of days worth of grime either it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although the soft play was a reasonable option for a rainy day, the lunch was an experience not to be repeated. We waited 50 minutes for it to arrive. Having paid £3.75 each for 'homemade soup' we watched them open cartons of soup and place them in the wrong bowls. My husband's mushroom soup arrived with large chunks of potato... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited on New Year's Eve - it's not that easy to find (could do with some signs from the road) but it's worth it - our nearly 4 year old had a blast. The soft play frame is quite large with a couple of slides and lots of bits to climb around. Adults are asked to accompany under 4's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Been here several times with twin 5 year olds and a 3 yo. Here is a big hit anytime, even more so in poor weather. It has a large size soft play area and climbing frame good for children of all ages including mums and dads who are young at heart, there is also a run for children on peddle... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Excellent for kids on a rainy day - and not too expensive blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a very relaxed place for families, where the children can let off steam, with a lot of activities, that adults can join in with too. Otherwise grown ups can sit in on comfortable sofas read the papers and have coffee and light lunches.

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114 reviews 114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A brilliant place to bring the little ones when it is a rainy day or you need to tire them out. Great soft play area which is clean and well maintained. Food and drink is available at reasonable prices. Newspapers are available to read and there is WiFi too.

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