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John Bull Rock Factory

Unit 1, Lancaster Road | Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington, England
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Ranked #7 of 7 Activities in Bridlington
Type: Factory Tours
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't visit here expecting to fill in a morning or afternoon; as the tour is fairly brief. We took three kids(eleven to four) to see how rock was made; they were decidedly unimpressed. Even though it was very busy,we were in and out in about 30 mins! There's just not a lot to it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to John Bull Factory not really expecting much but were very pleasantly surprised. It's so interesting seeing how they put the letters in and watching the rock making process. We even got to make our own personalised rock for an extra £1.00 - well worth it. You also get to see the biscuit and chocolate making part of the... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited with two friends over the summer and we had a great morning at the factory. For an extra £1 you can roll your initial into a stick of rock while watching the professionals creating huge sticks of rock which was great fun. The entrance price was very fair and we had lots of fun trying the samples :)

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I visited John Bull's World of Rock at Bridligton on Friday 5/9/2014 with my husband, a friend and her two daughters. I phoned at lunch time to see what time they closed, I was told 3.30pm. We arrived at 3.15pm to be told that the factory had closed, the lady then checked and said they were still open. We paid... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a really lovely trip! Reasonably priced, not too long and the staff were so friendly. Great for all ages. Of course there is the added bonus of the samples!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great couple of hours spent watching how letters are put into rock. Hardly any machinery involved, all done with experienced staff. Fascinating and well worth the extra £1 to roll you're own letter in some rock. Don't rush through the rock making section, stop and watch.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Perfect for those 'not so sunny' days. A fair price for what is essentially looking around a factory. You do get to make your own rock, however there was quite a lot of waiting around. There were lots of free treats on the way around, we liked the biscuits! Also we took the opportunity to make chocolate lollipops (extra charge).... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Nice way to spend an hour. The kids liked making chocolate lollies. Good for a rainy day. Every flavour of rock imaginable in the shop. We stayed in the café for lunch - the food was OK although it took a while to arrive. Kids play area is good but you only get 2 hours in there for your money.

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Heckington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went to the Rock Factory and got a tour around it. After a short film we made our way into the rock rolling room where the kids had a go at rolling a piece of rock with their initial in it. Only cost £1 each payable in the room. They were both really pleased with their huge pieces of rock... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Arrived at John Bull Rock Factory during the opening hours stated in all its information leaflets to find it closed. Headed to the food area which is attached. Sadly the area was filthy - sticky floors and sticky tables. We did watch a member of staff "clean the tables" but that meant sweeping all the crumbs off the table and... More

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