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Great place to sit out of the rain and let the kids run around!

We have come here a number of times when visiting The Lakes, particularly in the winter when it's... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
Great rainy activity for little ones

We visited on a wet Wednesday holiday day here in Bowness. It's small but you can see the kids at... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Recently opened as "The Fun Factory" Bowness. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. Parents can relax on our soft sofas whilst overlooking magnificent views of Lake Windermere, whist your children let off steam in the soft play area. Cafe Dolce is...more
The Fun Factory Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 42577
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All reviews soft play rainy day nice hot chocolate earlier today fun area paninis large coffee lovely view of the lake older kids price was reasonable lots of fun couple of hours few hours visiting the lakes great place to visit great value for money sofa
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

We have come here a number of times when visiting The Lakes, particularly in the winter when it's raining sideways and too cold to keep the preschoolers outside! Menu is basic but good. It was very cold when we were in there, but on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Went today with my baby it's was freezing cold we was in there about 11 am far to cold for kids the places is old dated and needs all the sofa and tables replacing asap all the equipment is so dusty and the prices are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sarah1971Cumbria
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Was nice hit chocolate not bad prices nice carrot cake play area looks big the staff let me use there yoliet as was quite the staff seem friendly

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 21ronni
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Good soft play centre with nice clean safe equipment, and the views are yo die for. Nice hot chocolate and reasonable priced (4 pounds for our 3 year old) and she loved it. No car park though but there is a pay and display opposite.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Possesibling
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

3rd visit, still same price £15 for 3 kids for 2 hours, cant conplain with that at all. Didn't have food this time so Cant comment on it.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank phevey22
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a wet Wednesday holiday day here in Bowness. It's small but you can see the kids at all time. The price was reasonable and the choice in the cafe was brilliant!! The kids lunch boxes were great value for money. The kids...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank emilyjosie
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Arrived to find the soft play in darkness with an A4 size handwritten paper saying closed until 5 August. Apologies for any inconvenience!!??? Its the start of the summer holidays in a busy part of the Lake District. A notice on the website - or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank CelestePienaar
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Came on holiday and brought my young niece and nephew after looking on line which said open to find this is CLOSED. What a waste of money parking the car

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jakebradley
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Not that we actually got to visit this time but........ my daughter was desperate for the toilet (after trying to visit two public toilets that were closed!) Asked if we could pop in to use the toilet to be met with a firm ‘NO’ and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
14  Thank Jaimeok
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We are here now and it is a mad house. Play area seems clean enough, however it's quite small for older kids and gets too crowded, only 2 members of staff running between serving in cafe and allowing entry to soft play. If you're lucky...More

Date of experience: April 2018
8  Thank DanielleRobo
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17 February 2018|
Response from penkethc1 | Reviewed this property |
We mind our 2yr old grandson on Wednesdays. If it is wet we go to The Fun Factory at 1030 for the toddler group. £3. This includes entry, drink and biscuit for him and a coffee for one of us. We buy lunch there as the food... More
31 March 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There is a large car park virtually facing this venue. A parking charge is rendered. Regards.