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The Playbarn

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Address: Shotesham Road | Poringland, Norwich NR14 7LP, England
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+44 1508 495526
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 15:30
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The playbarn is a fun packed farmyard based adventure centre especially...

The playbarn is a fun packed farmyard based adventure centre especially designed for children under 7 years. Set in the countryside only 10 minutes from Norwich off the B1332 Bungay Road and is open throughout the year.

Indoor activities include a Beach Barn, giant climbing frame, soft play area, ball pool and quiet areas.

Outside we have a climbing den, tractor courtyard with ride on tractors, electric sand digger and tractors.

From Easter to October we offer pony Rides and Tractor and Trailer rides on certain days. The children's farm is also open during this time where you can meet a range of friendly animals including ferrets, donkeys, goats, ponies, alpacas and pigs.

Our Puzzle Paddock is home to our maze and secure picnic area.

We also offer snacks and light lunches from our coffee bar.

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Great Afternoon with my Grandson

I think you have to be young at heart to be here I found the swings and climbing frames very hard !! my grandson on the other hand LOVED IT really great place to take youngster's

Reviewed 4 days ago
IanT-FoodMonster
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think you have to be young at heart to be here I found the swings and climbing frames very hard !! my grandson on the other hand LOVED IT really great place to take youngster's

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Poor looking animals half of which were scavenging for food. Rubbish staff as there was no one at the entrance to pay so we didn't pay! If we had of paid then I would have wanted my money back! Few animals and a few rides which you have to pay for additionally, rotten wood tractors at the entrance which need... More 

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Thank Laura D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great days out here many times, so much for them to do and play with. Just a pity the meals aren't more wholesome. The kids love all the climbing etc.

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Thank imidi2016
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful day at the Playbarn today with my 20month old son and my friend with her 20month old twins. There is so much to play with and do. The kids all had a wonderful time. We enjoyed a couple of cups of tea (excellent price) and a tasty lunch too! The slide in the soft play area is... More 

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1 Thank Nell C
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I am very disappointed at the quality of toys to play with at the Playbarn. These toys are broken & pointless as they no longer work and in my opinion not good enough considering the cost of going into the Playbarn. I have been going to the Playbarn for sometime now & the toys never have batteries in and the... More 

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1 Thank Carrie042111
Norwich, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The playbarn is a great place for little children, particularly in the warmer months when the animal sections are open. Even when they are not, there are various rooms and areas for young children to enjoy. There is a decent soft play area, ball pool area, sand pit play, areas with toys and books for smaller children and various outdoor... More 

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Thank clh333
NorwichNicole, Manager at The Playbarn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, the staff try very hard to keep the place clean, tidy and with a nice atmosphere so we are glad you and the little ones enjoy it so much. Unfortunately being a small business we can only replace bits at a time and we check toys daily and remove broken ones. Some of... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Our grandchild really enjoys his visits to the Play Barn but is really disappointed when he has to leave the play room 30 minutes before closing time for the staff to tidy it up - really? There is an announcement 15 minutes before closing time that the Barn will close and then another at closing time that the car park... More 

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Thank sysolly
NorwichNicole, Manager at The Playbarn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am sorry you are disappointed that we close the activity room early. Unfortunately this room can take a lot of cleaning and we do close it early to also help parents get their children ready for the fact that we close at 3.30pm. A lot of places also have staggered closing of certain areas... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I'm on my 5th membership here with my 2 children now 6 and 2. This place is great, lots of different areas to enjoy, good coffee and food. Lovely fellow families and top class staff! Much better value than some other soft play /farm places x

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Thank Cat G
NorwichNicole, Manager at The Playbarn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoy coming so much and hope you do so for a long time. Kind regards Nicole More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great place something for all ages Wet or dry Inside play areas for all kids When dry outside area great playthings Also. Go see the pigs and donkeys at the farm area If you want food and drink great eating area Horse riding etc at certain times of year go you will enjoy and the kids

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Thank jack o
NorwichNicole, Manager at The Playbarn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Playbarn with three friends and our four babies (all aged around a year old). Numerous gates to get through before you're actually in the play area which it made it feel a safe and secure environment, especially with potentially many children on the loose inside! We went at a relatively quiet time, middle of the week during term time... More 

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Thank Leanne C
NorwichNicole, Manager at The Playbarn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you had such a lovely time and hope to see you again soon. More 

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