RockShop
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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
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  • noreen52
    Scarborough District, United Kingdom23 contributions
    Fascinating gems/rocks
    This is a wonderful place to visit with every rock /gems/jewellery you could wish to see.A truly fascinating place where children can sit/play in amongst gems and fill their own bags to take away.Lots of wonderful gifts etc. The only downside for me is that dogs are allowed inside(seems to be the norm everywhere we went) I do not agree with it.I was unfortunate enough to be "attacked" and charged at by a small yapping dog,and although on a lead the owner was ignoring what it was doing.There were lots of children in there at the time. I'm just glad it didn't go for a child.Otherwise excellent place,worth a visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Ariane
    Urmston, United Kingdom55 contributions
    Crystal pit
    I really enjoyed going in the pit of gems so fun spent good 45mins looking at them picking them out. It would been nice when I asked to do the pit if I wanted bag or box. As I asked how it worked said pay then go in but I thought was great value for ,£5 Might have come back with my friend she loves crystal to.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Clive N
    7 contributions
    Don’t bother with the dinosaur den.
    Although the rock shop itself is interesting the Dinosaur Den is a waste of £5 per child as the treasure hunt all happens (7 clues) in about a 3 meter circle. It is very dark although they give you a torch to use. Only the fist clue I’d a bit hidden in a very small sand pit the others are so easy to find. The child does get a small prize of a key ring. Would go to the shop again but certainly not waste money in the dinosaur den
    Thanks for the review and your opinion regarding Rockshop's Dinosaur Den...at the rockshop we are always open minded to our customers requirements....did you mention your problem with our team members on the day? We would have been very happy to offer a refund or alternative instead of you having to vent here on Tripadvisor. As well as finding a genuine Dino fossil inside the den its also full of replica dinosaurs and fossils and crystals....of course it's not on an escape room size but i still feel it is a fun 15 minute experience for a family. To put your opinion in to context last year (2022) 3000 people completed the dino den...we do get a lot of children who are too scared to go up once paying and they always get a refund or generally go in the gem pit...as i mentioned if its not for you...just mention it to one of our friendly team and they will gladly sort the problem out. Sincerely Jonathan Burhouse Rockshop Ambleside
    Written 20 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 7 April 2023
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Zoe H
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The dinosaur experience was great. Quite quick but so well done. They do advise it is for over 8s for the scare factor but the quiz is better suited to 3-6 year olds. My two loved it and we're pleased with their treasure.
We then enjoyed the rocks pool and the children loved choosing the rocks they liked and filling their bag.
It doesn't take long, but it was exactly what I expected and it was a lovely addition to our day in Ambleside.
Written 11 July 2023
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Chris H
9 contributions
May 2023
Great, friendly customer service and some interesting pieces for sale. It's a good job I live so far away or I would always be in here and have no money left!
Written 20 May 2023
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Clive N
bristol7 contributions
Apr 2023
Although the rock shop itself is interesting the Dinosaur Den is a waste of £5 per child as the treasure hunt all happens (7 clues) in about a 3 meter circle. It is very dark although they give you a torch to use. Only the fist clue I’d a bit hidden in a very small sand pit the others are so easy to find. The child does get a small prize of a key ring.
Would go to the shop again but certainly not waste money in the dinosaur den
Written 7 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for the review and your opinion regarding Rockshop's Dinosaur Den...at the rockshop we are always open minded to our customers requirements....did you mention your problem with our team members on the day? We would have been very happy to offer a refund or alternative instead of you having to vent here on Tripadvisor. As well as finding a genuine Dino fossil inside the den its also full of replica dinosaurs and fossils and crystals....of course it's not on an escape room size but i still feel it is a fun 15 minute experience for a family. To put your opinion in to context last year (2022) 3000 people completed the dino den...we do get a lot of children who are too scared to go up once paying and they always get a refund or generally go in the gem pit...as i mentioned if its not for you...just mention it to one of our friendly team and they will gladly sort the problem out. Sincerely Jonathan Burhouse Rockshop Ambleside
Written 20 April 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ariane
Urmston, UK55 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I really enjoyed going in the pit of gems so fun spent good 45mins looking at them picking them out. It would been nice when I asked to do the pit if I wanted bag or box. As I asked how it worked said pay then go in but I thought was great value for ,£5 Might have come back with my friend she loves crystal to.
Written 5 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

noreen52
Scarborough District, UK23 contributions
Feb 2023
This is a wonderful place to visit with every rock /gems/jewellery you could wish to see.A truly fascinating place where children can sit/play in amongst gems and fill their own bags to take away.Lots of wonderful gifts etc. The only downside for me is that dogs are allowed inside(seems to be the norm everywhere we went) I do not agree with it.I was unfortunate enough to be "attacked" and charged at by a small yapping dog,and although on a lead the owner was ignoring what it was doing.There were lots of children in there at the time. I'm just glad it didn't go for a child.Otherwise excellent place,worth a visit.
Written 28 February 2023
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Helen G
Liverpool, UK6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Absolutely shocking customer service.
The lady at the desk was extremely rude and unhelpful.

She gave us no direction on where to go or how to pay.

We ended up leaving with our children.
She completely ruined our day.
Written 30 October 2022
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Hi I’m very sorry to hear this and intend to investigate the incident further. What day did you visit? Thank you Jonathan
Written 22 January 2023
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Jane S
Ulverston, UK770 contributions
Aug 2022
Great place for a youngster who loves collecting stones and fossils. Our 6year old grandson really enjoyed his visit.
Written 3 August 2022
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Lancaster, UK8 contributions
Mar 2022
Very fun! We drove an hour to Ambleside after seeing the shop on TikTok. It was relatively quiet when we visited. The crystal pit is reasonably priced. We would recommend visiting if you are passing or plan on visiting Ambleside.
Written 25 June 2022
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Amelia Wallsworth
Blackburn, UK19 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I loooooooved visiting the rock shop today with my boyfriend. I got a rose quartz necklace and I’m so chuffed with it. Can’t wait to go back 😄
Written 2 June 2022
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A S
236 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Tried to get near rock pit but couldn't as rude mothers with too many kids and dogs blocking the way. Maybe a sign put up to remind people to allow others to get a look in would work?
Written 1 May 2022
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RockShop is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00