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The Fun Factory Bowness

Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
01539 442577
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Type: Playgrounds
Owner description: Recently opened as "The Fun Factory" Bowness. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. Parents can relax on our soft sofas whilst overlooking... more » Owner description: Recently opened as "The Fun Factory" Bowness. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. Parents can relax on our soft sofas whilst overlooking magnificent views of Lake Windermere, whist your children let off steam in the soft play area. Cafe Dolce is also opened daily serving a variety of hot beverages cakes and snacks. « less
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Silsden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have to say my 3 year old loved this place when we visited the Lakes last week. It is not the biggest soft play but was just the right size for her and she could go off and play and you could also keep an eye on her. We also went at 4pm so was fairly quiet so pretty... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We visited here on our only wet day of our holiday. It is very clean and well laid out. The play area isn't very big and my 2 were easily bored. The gate to the front area wasn't locked and my 2 year old got out more than once which became a pain and we left well before our time.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited here last August, as you kinda expect - weather was iffy and typical of The Lakes (sometimes). Great idea of the owner to install this place in Bowness for those days that are a tad damp underfoot. So while we sampled the home-made cakes from the little cafe inside, the boys ran their little legs off inside. Not a... More

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Edinburgh
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Every town and especially every holiday destination should have a good soft play for keeping young children amused on a wet day, of which there are many in the Lake District. We bring ours here and Rufty Tufty's in Ambleside when we're on holiday in the Lakes and both a four year old boy and one year old girl toddler... More

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Skelmersdale, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great for the kids. Weather was awful so good to have a place local for them to let off steam. We spent about 2-3 hours there and the kids had a ball.

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greater manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went here on a wet rainy Sunday with 2 under 4 and it was good. Everything was clean and the staff were friendly and passed the time of day with the children which many play centre staff don't do. We bought teas and a kids sandwich box which the 4 year old liked and it wasn't any more expensive... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visit here as we have a holiday home nearby,its not the biggest indoor play,but its fine to pass a couple of hours,the staff are friendly,coffee good,had toastie sandwiches last time we went again they were fine, I did think this time, it was looking like it needed a good clean,but it wont put us off going.my little boy loves... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

People are to judgemental, ive been to rufty tuftys with my son and how u can say that place is better than bowness fun factory is a joke! Its cool its dark its expensive they sell my son was only 2 they charged me £4 for 1 hour ... The fun factory is not that expensive fair enough if u... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Having recently been this place that you call a fun factory ( I would call a hovel ) I felt completely robbed... it was not clean the toilets were awful play bit looked dark and gloomy... coffee and food items very expencive and had a packet of crisps that went out of date in December!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY......... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What a wonderful spot! This play area is fabulous for both parents and children. A bargain compared to our local indoor play areas. AMAZING food, beautiful scenery for the adults to enjoy and didn't see my 2 and 4 year old as they were off having a whale of a time. The cafe was cheap and incredibly tasty with a... More

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