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“Superb indoor play area”
Review of Rufty Tuftys

Rufty Tuftys
Ranked #5 of 6 Fun & Games in Ambleside
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Owner description: Rufty Tuftys a large, indoor play centre, offering adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for children in a clean, safe, stimulating environment right in the heart of the Lake District.We have free parking on our front and also we have an overflow carpark, again free just to the left of our building.
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Superb indoor play area”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

this is the best indoor play area we have been to ever, mainly because mums and dads are looked after too. The kids are in a safe enviroment and have a huge area to play in. The parents can relax in the cafe and enjoy a cup of tea or even a reasonably priced lunch. The kids are well catered for with the menu too. I cannot thank this place enough as it has saved my sanity so many times! My son is now almost 6 and still loves it. It is within walking distance of Ambleside so dads can be left whilst mum pops out shopping! There is a huge car park just round the corner (no, its not free!). Wifi, newspapers, TV also included...free!
Thank You Rufty Tuftys. x

Visited March 2013
2 Thank ADmum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Rufty Tuftys is nice, big, clean indoor play area. It has a large seating area for the adults which is comfortable, although it is hard to watch the children playing on the large play equipment from the majority of the seats. Well priced and has a decent menu too. Major downside is a lack of parking outside!! Parking places are very limited!!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Dulcie1
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barrymporter, Owner at Rufty Tuftys, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Hi thanks for your post, i think you came when it had been snowing outside. We have now an overflow carpark next to us, i think we had problems with the snow on this occassion. We are also adjacent to a large public car park, maybe the staff didn't mention that. I will let them know. Barry
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245 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Good if its raining”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Hubby and I do split shifts here so the other person can go shopping and our son can enjoy himself.
Good soft play, reasonably priced, offers a good range of food and drinks and best of all FREE PARKING within walking distance of Ambleside.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank joaniebinedinburgh
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“Awesome child friendly facility”
Reviewed 18 October 2012 via mobile

Best place in the lakes to take the little ones. Food is great and cheap. Brilliant soft play area for all ages. Also to keep the dads occupied, they have a womens aerobics class on the go right in front of you. Everyone wins !!!

2 Thank bash99
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Rainy Day Place”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

Rufty Tufty's is a decent soft play area. I would say it's mostly aimed at babies and young children as it's not a huge place in comparison to others I have been, but it is clean and the children enjoyed the visit. There are food and drinks there, cakes are good but the coffee wasn't brilliant, but then I wasn't expecting it to be a fabulous place to eat.
Definitely a good place to go if it's raining, which it does a lot in the Lakes.

Visited October 2012
Thank Sarah G
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