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RockShop

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North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
+44 15394 31923
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A brilliant, brilliant find

We took our 7 and 5 year old daughters to do the 3 children's activities. First of all, just to say... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Stephen H
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Heaven for a geologist

I'm a geologist. This shop has a gem pit, what more can I say! My children loved it too. Also a... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Mike B
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Come and try our exciting 3 children's experience's at our wonderful RockShop attraction in Ambleside, including our very own Dinosaur Den themed treasure hunt, jump in to our unique Gem Pit and get creative in our Pippin Bead Bar. All our experiences are designed around the world of Dinosaurs, gemstones and fossils and are suitable for all ages and abilities from 4yrs upwards to join in with the fun. We are the ideal children's wet weather attraction or just somewhere to amuse the kids for an hour in the heart of the English Lake District. Rockshop, Ambleside, is a great place for the whole family, not just a shop... But an experience!
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  • Terrible1%
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North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
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"free poster"
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"collecting rocks"
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"great fun for kids"
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"darkened room"
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We took our 7 and 5 year old daughters to do the 3 children's activities. First of all, just to say that 3 indoors activities for children where they get to take stuff home at the end is an absolute BARGAIN! We've discovered this just...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I'm a geologist. This shop has a gem pit, what more can I say! My children loved it too. Also a good selection of fossils, geodes and a dinosaur exhibit.

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

activities great. Rude staff today who wouldnt let us use the toilet for a 3 year old who was bursting so she had to do a wee in the garden! Been many times over the years but really frustrated today with 3 kids on a...More

1  Thank asiarunner2018
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Jonathan B, Owner at RockShop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Asia runner I wasn’t aware that this was our policy. I have now reversed this and if you send me your contact details I will arrange to have three of our three for two activity packs reserved for your next visit. Please accept my...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We walked past the Rock Shop on several occasions during our week’s stay in Ambleside. Our two young grandchildren (aged 4 and 6) liked looking at the rocks in the window, and also liked the dinosaur near the entrance – we were told it was...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My six year old daughter absolutely loved visiting the rock shop. She got to play in the gem stone pit, made a bracelet and enjoyed the dinosaur den. The shop is smaller than I expected and can be a tight fit when busy but was...More

Thank minimad333
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We decided to visit The Rock Shop with our 3 year old little boy after reading the good reviews on TripAdvisor and needing something fun to do on a wet day! We had a great time! We probably spent an hour there and really enjoyed...More

Thank KandJWarwickshire
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to visit , excellent value for money, dinosaurs attraction quite loud so not good for very young children Would recommend a visit

Thank Debbzz21
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Came across this on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed! The rock pond is fab fun for young toddlers and children. Even adults will have fun too. We did bracelet making and because we paid for 2 activities you get a free pass into the Dinosaur...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Today was our second visit here and I think it's got even better! There were even more gems in the gem pit, also bigger ones which were really lovely. There was a different selection of beads for making a bracelet. The Dino experience upstairs is...More

1  Thank Tweey26
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Loved all the sparkles in this shop , they sell some gorgeous crystals and jewellery, I wish I was a child I would have loved to play in the rock pit and choose some pretty stones

Thank Jacqui M
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Jonathan B, Owner at RockShop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jacqui Thanks for the great review. Next time you pop in why not buy a gem pit bag and get in? (its for everyone not just children!) Cheers Jonny

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