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The Fun Factory Bowness

The Fun Factory Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 42577
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Great rainy activity for little ones

We visited on a wet Wednesday holiday day here in Bowness. It's small but you can see the kids at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emily f
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Closed until 5 August

Arrived to find the soft play in darkness with an A4 size handwritten paper saying closed until 5... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CelestePienaar
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Recently opened as "The Fun Factory" Bowness. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. Parents can relax on our soft sofas whilst overlooking magnificent views of Lake Windermere, whist your children let off steam in the soft play area. Cafe Dolce is also opened daily serving a variety of hot beverages cakes and snacks.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“soft play” (20 reviews)
“rainy day” (18 reviews)
“earlier today” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
The Fun Factory Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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+44 15394 42577
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a wet Wednesday holiday day here in Bowness. It's small but you can see the kids at all time. The price was reasonable and the choice in the cafe was brilliant!! The kids lunch boxes were great value for money. The kids...More

Thank Emily f
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived to find the soft play in darkness with an A4 size handwritten paper saying closed until 5 August. Apologies for any inconvenience!!??? Its the start of the summer holidays in a busy part of the Lake District. A notice on the website - or...More

3  Thank CelestePienaar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came on holiday and brought my young niece and nephew after looking on line which said open to find this is CLOSED. What a waste of money parking the car

1  Thank Jakebradley
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Not that we actually got to visit this time but........ my daughter was desperate for the toilet (after trying to visit two public toilets that were closed!) Asked if we could pop in to use the toilet to be met with a firm ‘NO’ and...More

10  Thank Jaimeok
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We are here now and it is a mad house. Play area seems clean enough, however it's quite small for older kids and gets too crowded, only 2 members of staff running between serving in cafe and allowing entry to soft play. If you're lucky...More

7  Thank DanielleRobo
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Spent 2 hours in here with 2 nephews on Easter Sunday. Small but enough room for kids to tire themselves out. Free Wi-fi and reasonably priced snack bar to satisfy adults.

Thank Gee W
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Secure play area with locked gate. Amazing views if you're lucky enough to get a seat near the window! Good if you wanted to get out of the rain & have a nice tasting coffee. Was a little cold but it was freezing out &...More

2  Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This really is an amazing fun paradise for children. We attended a party there earlier today and must say it was beautifully and professionally organised by the dedicated staff present. The menu was both varied and plentiful, just as it should be at such an...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

To be honest I was quite disappointed with this place, came here with my 10 month old daughter and it's a good job it was free as there was hardly anything to do and in the under 4s area was taken over by bigger children,...More

8  Thank kellylingard87
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

perfect for my 1 y/o and 5 y/o. reasonably priced too. when it rains in bowness this is definately the place to go with children - good variety of food for the children too.

Thank 12DCKC
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Clare-Norton
18 February 2018|
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Response from penkethc1 | Reviewed this property |
We mind our 2yr old grandson on Wednesdays. If it is wet we go to The Fun Factory at 1030 for the toddler group. £3. This includes entry, drink and biscuit for him and a coffee for one of us. We buy lunch there as the food... More
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vickivicki85
1 April 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There is a large car park virtually facing this venue. A parking charge is rendered. Regards.
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