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The Nurture Barn

Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Braintree CM7 4PY, England
+44 1371 810870
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Surprise gem with fabulous cake!

I had heard about the Nurture Barn and thought I'd take my nephew along. What a surprise!!! Super... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2017
Lady_Ams
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Wethersfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good during term time

I like the nuture barn as it offers something different to the usual soft play centres. Nice... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2017
Tamlyn A
,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The Nurture Barn is an upmarket indoor and outdoor play venue, for babies and toddlers, filled with wooden, inspirational toys to fire up their imagination with a great baby and toddler friendly cafe in Great Bardfield, next to The Blue Egg. No bookings needed. Open 7 days a week. Loads of classes, Miniature Pony Rides, Hand/Foot painting keepsakes etc.. Fab Party room to hire. £12 A head at weekends, incl invites, food and party bags with high quality toys inside. Facebook group has over 3000 followers and will let you know what is on every week.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“cake” (9 reviews)
“lovely place” (7 reviews)
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Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Braintree CM7 4PY, England
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+44 1371 810870
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

I had heard about the Nurture Barn and thought I'd take my nephew along. What a surprise!!! Super friendly gang there, amazing food selection (all diets catered for too). The classes look fantastic and the vibe there is super relaxed. I had a good old...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

I like the nuture barn as it offers something different to the usual soft play centres. Nice wooden toys and tempting homemade food. The animal petting and pony riding are great added attractions. I would like to try some of the classes, they sound really...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Really good food and great area for the kids to play but considering there are much larger soft play places in the area this is quite overpriced for its size/toys available. Would recommend a visit but be prepared to spend at least £25 for food...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Cliquey parents, too few tables (or rather furniture too oversized for the space). Cafe offerings okay-ish. I had a slice of cake - carrot but there was little carrot-y about it. The Americano was weak. The loos were clean-ish but I thought it very strange...More

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

Advised to book - yes great home cooked food - staff know their business - great location - good for young & old alike

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is a great play centre with lots of toys and activities, beautiful location and the homemade food is great but it is overpriced. This makes it a rare treat for us rather than a more regular haunt.

Thank N N
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place with 2 playrooms for babies and toddlers. The best bit though is the outside garden area - luckily we went on a lovely sunny day so the kids got to play, explore and dig while we enjoyed a bit of sunshine! We...More

Thank Claire D
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We turned up to a very busy and unorganised event. The barn itself looked lovely and child friendly. The cakes looked nice and lots of people tucking into lunch. Not enough tables or seating so we skipped having lunch there. I had no where to...More

Thank Justine G
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

Designed with very small children in mind but combining this with very good fresh food it is very family friendly and the range of things to keep little minds and hands busy is brilliant. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place, I have visited a few times now & it is consistently clean, warm & friendly. My 11 month old loves it here & although it's a 45 minute drive from our home I try get there at least once a month....More

Thank Rhiannah C
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LindaSutherland2014
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Response from Mel19722014 | Property representative |
Yes this is fine they will love it, especially if horses are there for riding too!
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