The Toy Barn

The Toy Barn, Sherborne: Address, Phone Number, The Toy Barn Reviews: 4.5/5

The Toy Barn
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KatieClark0606
Christchurch, UK3 contributions
The kids were so entertained that I managed to drink a hot tea
Aug 2021 • Family
Had such a great first visit today with my 4 and 11 year old.. so much to do and they were thoroughly entertained for hours.. great value for money, lovely cafe and not crazy busy .. will definitely be back again soon
Written August 31, 2021
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DrKnow
Sherborne, UK7 contributions
Chaos
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited during August on a cloudy dry day and there were kids everywhere, queues for everything, people everywhere it was chaos. To get to the play bit you have to walk through the toy shop (cue hundreds of tantrumming kids wanting this that and the other…) and cafe which is basic but certainly very pleasant although no where to sit as all the seats were taken.
Just manic and overcrowded and we left a lot earlier than we planned as it was pretty stressful and hard work with younger kids as older ones were racing past constantly . No separate area for under 5s / 7s or anything. In the way out met lots of large groups coming in. Honestly we would prefer to prebook and have a limit on numbers as it was just so so busy.
Would be great on a quieter day i think or with older kids, but certainly not designed with younger kids in mind.

Maize maze seemed very overpriced compared to others we’ve been to so gave it a miss so can’t comment on that.
Written August 24, 2021
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clmowl
Farnborough, UK56 contributions
Great fun for families
Aug 2020 • Family
I took my 2 year old here to enjoy the maze and the orchard play area. The staff were very friendly and the safety measures in place re: social distancing and covid made us feel safe and it was well thought out. We would definately recommend for families.
Written August 8, 2020
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David C
Nottingham, UK4 contributions
Poor customer service
Aug 2020 • Family
We wandered through the barn and the garden and found a. Maize maze. We went in but wife and daughter left me and son to it while they went to the loo. When she exited she was approached by a male member of staff who told her that the maze had already closed and she had not paid £6 per person. There were NO signs to say it was closed (we were there at 4pm, they close at 5pm) and there were NO signs to said that we had to pay or how much. I don’t mind paying but I like to know what I am paying for first. The tone of the male employee made my wife feel like a criminal. The most expensive 30min to a place in a long time. Even the toys do amount to more than what an average toy has catering to 3-10 year olds. Thoroughly disappointed with the treatment.
Written August 8, 2020
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Grump0
Oxford, UK20 contributions
Heaven on earth for little ones (and big ones!)
Feb 2019 • Couples
We took our grandchildren to buy kites. They had a great selection, from which we bought two. Because kites are not an 'immediate toy' of course we had to buy some other things as well. Result, two very happy grandchildren.
Written March 1, 2019
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James T
Weymouth, UK25 contributions
Today
Aug 2018 • Family
We had fun here today.

The maize was really good, all the staff were very helpful.

Would definitely recommend.
Written August 25, 2018
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Izabel B
London, UK8 contributions
Great afternoon
Jul 2018 • Family
Fantastic maze made of giant plants of sweet corn
Amazing idea, and quite difficult
You buy a map in a sealed envelope for £1.00
You get the £1.00 back at the end if your envelope is unopened!
Go carts for young & old
Small coffee shop lots of workshops
Well worth a visit
Written July 31, 2018
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Sarah M
Somerset, UK58 contributions
Sunny afternoon
Jul 2018 • Family
With only an afternoon to spare, I thought this would be an ideal way to spend it with my granddaughter, not having been before, we didn’t know what to expect, and were quite pleasantly surprised.
They have just opened the maize maze, which I think my granddaughter would have happily stomped through all day, till we’d completed the task, but it was so hot we eventually gave up, it’s quite confusing, you seem to go around in circles, we cheated, and opened the map, but were still lost! Good fun, would definitely do it again, but maybe on a cooler day!
We then sat in a lovely cool spot in the farmyard/playground area and had a cold drink, and she spent a happy hour playing on all the outdoor toys.
Eventually we ended up in the well stocked toy shop!
Will definitely return, for shopping, and for another go at the maze
Written July 25, 2018
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Jo G
Sherborne, UK20 contributions
All round family fun
Aug 2017 • Family
A great couple of hours searching for the 'lost toys' in the Maize Maze.
So well designed, had us all entertained. All the staff were really friendly. Will definitely be visiting again.
Written August 17, 2017
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DorsetKaren
Sherborne, UK12 contributions
Perfect Afternoon For The Family
Jul 2017 • Family
Spent a very pleasant afternoon here. The Maize Maze is brilliant! Great way of getting exercise. Enjoyed our picnic in the amazing play area with the children having great fun on the play equipment. Was really impressed that the entry fee ( £20 for 4 people) included the go karts too. Everyone involved was really helpful and friendly. Would definately recommend a visit.
Written August 11, 2017
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