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“Large Play Area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Big Tops Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops Play and Party Centre
Bookers Way, Dinnington | Sheffield, Dinnington, Rotherham S25 3SH, England
+44 1909 560110
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Dinnington
Type: Amusement
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Owner description: The Big Tops is an exciting and adventurous indoor activity centre for the under 11's combining fantastic imaginative children's play facilities, Laser Tag, Build A Bear and an excellent, healthy eating cafe. Ideally located in Dinnington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire conveniently placed between Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Worksop, Nottingham and Chesterfield.Nearby attractions are Clumber Park, Rufford Park, Sherwood Pines, Sherwood Forest Visitors centre, Rother Valley Country Park, Tropical Butterfly House, Conisborough Castle.Open every day 9.30Am -6.30Pm. Prices £3.50 Up to 3.00Pm (under 5's term-time only) £4.50 After 3pm, weekends and school holidays - entrance per child is for unlimited play unless it is extremely busy when sessions may be limited to 2 hours.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Large Play Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Large play area at reasonable price Miss 7 still likes to play here looking a little tired in places but still good fun

Visited July 2013
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“kids heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

kids had a great time for nearly 2hrs asking to go back just starting to show signs of wear and tear

Visited March 2013
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“Play centre good but food overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I took my 4 yr old today who thought it was great. The only problem with it is the price of food and drink! 55p for a banana to eat in or 45p to eat out, black filter coffee was £1.90 a cup!

In all a good place for children to run off some energy but eat and drink before you get there!

Oh and there only appears to be 3 toilets not great when the place is full!

Visited March 2013
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Les C, Owner at The Big Tops Play and Party Centre, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Hi Charlotte,

Thank you for your review and visiting our centre, We take customer feedback very seriously and respond accordingly.
I am sorry that you thought our cafe prices were high, but we look at the overall service that we provide such as Free WiFi, Free Newspapers and Magazines, Toddlers Activities in addition to our excellent play equipment. These are all covered free from the prices we charge (£3.75 Weekdays for under 5's) . Another option for us would be to charge for Adult entry to cover these additional services as other play centres currently do!
But that taken into account we will take another look at the market place and amend our prices accordingly and amend our prices if we come out above them. Once again thankyou for your valuable feedback!
kind regards
Les
The Big Tops
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“My kids loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have been to a fair few play areas with my kids and this does not disappoint. We only found out about it by doing a search on google becausewe wanted a change. We usually visit Elsecar playmania and Monkey Business at Sheffield.

The admission was £4.95 each child but during the week it is 3.95. The play area itself is very large with many things to do for all ages up to 11. You can combine a laser tag session with the soft play and get a reduced price.

The food was also reasonably priced and the staff were very friendly.

There is plenty of seating including comfortable sofas and chairs.

Overall it was a great way to keep the kids entertained on a miserable Sunday morning! I will definately be taking my kids again.

Visited March 2013
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“Fun for the under 10's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Lots of activities for the younger children as well as the climbing areas for the older ones. The children 'let off steam' in a safe indoor environment - ideal for when the weather is not so good. It is reasonable priced and the staff are friendly and helpful. Plenty of seating for the adults and the food is good. Seems to have everything to keep the children happy and entertained for a few hours.

Visited December 2012
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