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“Good if its raining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rufty Tuftys

Rufty Tuftys
Unit 1, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
01539439906
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Ranked #6 of 6 Fun & Games in Ambleside
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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.
Edinburgh
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“Good if its raining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Hubby and I do split shifts here so the other person can go shopping and our son can enjoy himself.
Good soft play, reasonably priced, offers a good range of food and drinks and best of all FREE PARKING within walking distance of Ambleside.

Visited December 2012
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“Awesome child friendly facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Best place in the lakes to take the little ones. Food is great and cheap. Brilliant soft play area for all ages. Also to keep the dads occupied, they have a womens aerobics class on the go right in front of you. Everyone wins !!!

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“Rainy Day Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Rufty Tufty's is a decent soft play area. I would say it's mostly aimed at babies and young children as it's not a huge place in comparison to others I have been, but it is clean and the children enjoyed the visit. There are food and drinks there, cakes are good but the coffee wasn't brilliant, but then I wasn't expecting it to be a fabulous place to eat.
Definitely a good place to go if it's raining, which it does a lot in the Lakes.

Visited October 2012
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“great for the little one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

great staff, great day for the little guy when its raining. Quite cheap and normally not to crowded, food is limited but good.

Visited August 2012
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“Great for a rainy day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We visited this soft play centre today, as it was absolutely bucketing down - typical British Bank Holiday Monday!

We met up with friends and their children, and settled ourselves into a comfy corner. We had a lovely couple of hours catching up while the kids (six of them aged between 2 and 8) all played happily.

I found the place to be clean, the staff friendly and the snacks very good. Was very pleased to see herbal tea on offer, and was served a full teapot of it :-) We did wait around half an hour for a small bowl of fruit (about half an apple, few slices of banana, grapes and four blueberries £1.20) but it was a very busy rainy Bank Holiday. Kids enjoyed the fruit and also had a toasted teacake.

There's a little corner near the door with small toys and gifts to buy, which I found an unnecessary addition - no other soft play we've been to sells things like that! My kids spotted something and I didn't like having to pull them away, so could have done without that.

All in all, Rufty Tufty's is a great place to go for a hour or two, it's not very big but worth going if it's raining!

Visited August 2012
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