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Rufty Tuftys

Unit 1, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
+44 15394 39906
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Decent soft play

Good for 90 minutes especially in the rain. Clean premises, toilets regularly cleaned, tables... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2015
Andrew P
via mobile
Horrible Staff

The soft play was great, coffee ok, staff terrible. We were served by a rude young girl with black... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
Paul N
via mobile
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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible12%
Aug 30, 2015
“Decent soft play”
Jul 8, 2015
“Horrible Staff”
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Unit 1, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
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Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Good for 90 minutes especially in the rain. Clean premises, toilets regularly cleaned, tables cleared. Equipment looked to be well kept and in good condition. Food prices as expected, pot of tea was fine along with beakers of juice. But cold but the door was...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The soft play was great, coffee ok, staff terrible. We were served by a rude young girl with black hair and glasses. She sighed and huffed when asked the simplest of questions and God help you if you dragged her out of the kitchen away...More

1  Thank Paul N
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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2015

Hi Many thanks for your review. As you may know you cannot sack someone for not having good interpersonal skills. As you will see from our reviews lately the staffing has been a big issue for us. Fortunately as of yesterday we have now resolved...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Rundown. The people in charge have clearly given up on this place which is a shame because soft play is big business Baby section was tired, dirty and full of broken toys with no 'fencing' to keep them from wandering off. The toilets were grim...More

1  Thank Rob B
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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2015

Hi Rob. Many thanks for your review. We do appreciate go and bad reviews. If I may respond to your comments. With regard to the toilets we pride ourselves on having clean and hygienic toilet facilities for both kids and adults. You will have seen...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my 2 kids, they loved it! The play areas perfect, and the staff were lovely they made sure the food was acceptable for my kids, as they have specific dietary needs. I found the place to be to a high standard of...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

When Rufty Tufty's first opened it was our favourite soft play centre. Always spotless,even at peak times. The owner was always here with a smile and an eye on maintaining high standards of cleanliness & service. Great coffee, really good food for adults and kids....More

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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2015

We are committed to creating a clean, welcoming, place for children to play. We were really upset by your comments. Although it was quiet when you arrived it could well be that there had been a large birthday party before and the toilets had been...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a typical single storey children's play-barn type facility located just outside the village. The staff were friendly and welcoming and there was a reasonable number of items to occupy the children. Our Grandson particularly liked the large pedal tractors. The facility itself is...More

Thank Andy810
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Reviewed February 25, 2015

Hi, I have visited the place with my friend and 3 children during half term. It was busy but not very busy. We have ordered food for ourself and the kids and been told there is 45 minutes wait. That was fine, however after an...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here to put a morning in with my Sons (7 and 2) as play areas go it's pretty decent nice cup of coffee staff were friendly enough and the food was what you'd expect decent price for a cheese sarnie - but my pet...More

2  Thank Tapper125
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although the soft play was a reasonable option for a rainy day, the lunch was an experience not to be repeated. We waited 50 minutes for it to arrive. Having paid £3.75 each for 'homemade soup' we watched them open cartons of soup and place...More

1  Thank Dougal30
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Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited on New Year's Eve - it's not that easy to find (could do with some signs from the road) but it's worth it - our nearly 4 year old had a blast. The soft play frame is quite large with a couple of...More

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