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“Great play area but far too expensive”
Review of Big Play Barn

Big Play Barn
Ranked #10 of 36 things to do in Tamworth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: If your little explorer has exhausted the living room as a play area then maybe it's time to trek down to The Big Play Barn. Let the little ones go wild in the play area where slides, ball pits, rope bridges, a fire man's pole, and more provide endless fun adventurers. Feel free to explore our website to see some of the fantastic things we have to offer!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went to the big play barn today for the first time they charge £3.25 for under 1's where most places it's free & £4.95 for over1's midweek term time (normally less than £4 & with snack and activities included) and £6.50 at weekends & they even charge adults £1 in the school holidays! Pretty ridiculous admissions compared to other soft plays in the area which are just as good. The food and drinks were also very expensive £6.95 for a lasagne & chips that was quite a small portion & pretty basic, £1.95 for a small soft drink too! It cost me £15 to have an afternoons soft play & share lunch with a 17month old! You're not allowed to take in your own food either. Having said that it was clean and the equipment was good fun the under 2's area is a bit rubbish but they let children go in all of the areas anyway. I think there were some unnecessarily large open drops in the big area but you obviously need to watch your child closely if they are young. Staff were friendly but table wasn't cleaned / cleared in all the time we were there. Also chairs are fixed to tables and they are all tables of 4 extremely difficult to get in and put highchair in aswell impossible to breastfeed in as too close to table and can't adjust. If meeting a few friends you couldn't sit together for lunch. All the bigger tables at the back we're reserved for a birthday party but they weren't used the whole time we were there. Very difficult to get into under 4's area aswell because of fixed tables completely surrounding it and everyone parking buggys next to fence inbetween chairs.

3  Thank Kate S
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"birthday party"
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"water zorbing"
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"inflatable pillow"
in 4 reviews
"combi ticket"
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"ash end farm"
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"party area"
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"bigger kids"
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"ball pit"
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"great party"
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"children's parties"
in 2 reviews
"school holidays"
in 7 reviews
"older children"
in 5 reviews
"only criticism"
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"kids will love"
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"entrance fee"
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"outside area"
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"mrs claus"
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

My little one had a fantastic time the slides are big enough for slightly older children too .The bouncy area outside is great when weather is good combined with a trip around the farm is a fun day out .

Thank 2010shopaholic
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I love this place, it's a great playbarn, very clean, friendly staff and plenty of seating. The play area it's self is huge with a large bit for younger ones and a seperate bit for babies. Good clean toilets and reasonably priced food and drinks with a good variety from snacks of toasted tea cakes, chips etc to full hot dinners including a marvellous fish fingers sandwhiches!. Can't think of anything I would change.

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Thank neetylou
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great for kids winter or summer. Summer particularly value for money as there is a nice seating area outside where you can watch children play on the giant inflatable pillow. Safe Play area for babies and adequate area for children to play in the soft play area. Not the cheapest soft play place to go too, however we go to lots of play areas and Big Play Barn is one of our favourites. Great for a full day out if you visit the farm too, lots of things for children to do, holding chicks, feeding goats, tractor rides, you can purchase a combi ticket to include the farm and big play barn.

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Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We brought a combi ticket in conjunction with Ash end farm. The children love it here expecially the blue slide! Always come here when in the area!

Thank cheekylittlemoo
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