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Fantastic for Kids

What a lovely shop. Didn't know this place even existed but so glad we came across this place. My... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Emma S
Great Eccleston, United Kingdom
Lost an hour in here

This is a lovely shop, there was lots to do for children and very informative nuggets of... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
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“rock shop”(17 reviews)
“treasure hunt”(16 reviews)
“gem pit”(28 reviews)
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...more
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

What a lovely shop. Didn't know this place even existed but so glad we came across this place. My son loves gems and stones, so he was in his element. Kids loved the rock pit and bracelet making. Really nice idea and will visit this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emma S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is a lovely shop, there was lots to do for children and very informative nuggets of information all over the shop. Bought a few things for the grandchildren. If we visit Ambleside with them we would definitely bring them here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

My 7 year old LOVED this place. She got to go into the dinosaur cave where she took home a fossil, made a bracelet from gems and play in the gem pit. Overall very good value for money and a lovely place to spend an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ernica2916
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The kids really enjoyed spending time here. There is a rock pool, where you collect shiny stones. A place to make a bead necklace. Then a dinosaur hunt upstairs. It was great for us as we were the only ones there, it’s only small so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bradburne
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Ambleside just to go to this shop as it looked like a fun thing to do in the rain. Paid for all three activities (we only wanted two but it is the same price for three!). The bag for the gems was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Possesibling
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We came here today as three of my children wanted to do an activity at the shop. They have a promotion to do 3 activities and pay for 2. My children wanted to do one activity each. Hence still 3 for 2. However I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank emmagA6221LD
Jonathan B, Owner at RockShop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Dear Emma I'm sorry you feel you've been discriminated against for having a large family. We originally tried the three kids on one ticket route. It didn't work, there were too many connotations for our team to consider which complicated things so we decided to...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

To me a rock shop would mean confectionery as opposed to geology. It's not healing crystal and new agey (there are shops like that in Ambleside this ain't one....) We took our child there specifically as he is rock mad and he loved it. There's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FlorianFY
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

My son (and I) loved this place!! We went to Ambleside purposely to go and we weren’t disappointed! We spent 2 hours in there and the man in the shop was so helpful! My son is 8 and is mad on rocks, gems and fossils...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caro S
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Took our daughter (6) and son (2). Our Son loves Dinosaurs and our Daughter loves Gemstones and Rocks so double win. Place is clean and staff friendly. Worth doing all three activities for £10 a child. Both our children had a great time. Very good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Our five and three year old children had a great time at the RockShop. We’d recommend it especially if they are into dinosaurs!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Claire B
25 August 2018|
Response from 777JonathanB777 | Property representative |
Hi Unfortunately we can't offer parking for the shop. We're only small and the 2 spaces we have are allocated for our flat guests staying above the shop. We recommend parking 5 minutes away at Rydal Road car park all the... More