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“VERY BUSY NO STAFF” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Funder Zone

Funder Zone
Ranked #2 of 8 Fun & Games in Barnstaple
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Owner description: North Devon's Largest Indoor Soft Play Centre.
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“VERY BUSY NO STAFF”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Took friends here and so embarrassed. There were kids to old to be in there and running around like idiots. The staff look scared and didn't ask the older kids to leave. POOR MANAGEMENT VERY VERY EXPENSIVE

Visited April 2014
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Thank Gray B
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Funderzone, Marketing Manager at Funder Zone, responded to this review, 3 August 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review your play experience here at FunderZone.
We are sorry to hear that at the time of your visit you found it to be a particularly busy period. We always ensure that during the holidays and expected periods of high footfall that we have at least three members of team front of house to look after our customers, whilst the rest of the team are working within other areas of the business such as in the kitchen preparing the food orders, serving the meals and clearing dishes, or monitoring and maintaining the play areas and public areas in and around the play frame and cafe. The team are very well supported and we do ensure that the number of staff on shift is always at a sufficient level to ensure that service is as smooth as possible.
The under 3's area is especially equipped for little ones, and whilst we do our very best to ensure that older children do not enter the area, at busy times this can be quite difficult to police, which is why we ask for parents to supervise their children to ensure that everyone has the very best play time experience here at FunderZone.
Our tariff is very competitively priced and has not increased for over 3 years to ensure that we continue to provide the best value to our customers.
We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Appledore, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A bit small but kids love it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

We took our grand-daughter here on a rainy day and she loved it but we found it a bit small and expensive compared to other attractions.
It fills up quickly and gets noisy. I also found it annoying that there are several amusement type rides and sweet machines that you have to pay for. Difficult to say no when you are being pestered!

Visited November 2013
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Thank TogComo
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Funderzone, Marketing Manager at Funder Zone, responded to this review, 3 August 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at FunderZone.
Our tariff is very competitively priced and has not increased for over 3 years to ensure that we continue to provide the best value to our customers.
Our 4 level play frame is the perfect activity for children to enjoy. There are tubes slides, bumpy slides, crawl tubes, ball cannons, rope bridges, spider webs, dangly snakes, gliders, scramble nets, ball pools, log ramps, punch bags, edu blocks and so much more including a specially dedicated area for the under 3’s.
We hope that your granddaughter had a good play time experience on our play frame and we hope to welcome you to FunderZone again in the future.
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Big, fun play area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

The climbing area here is over 4 levels and has loads of interesting bits to discover and challenge. My 3 year old went in and disappeared for about 1/2 an hour, only coming out to complain that she'd hurt her knee, then off she went again. It is noisy, but what would you expect, kids run around screaming in excitement. Like all these places in North Devon, they charge for adults, which I like others find galling, but this is one of the cheapest in that respect.

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Thank mungomck
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Funderzone, Marketing Manager at Funder Zone, responded to this review, 3 August 2015
It is always wonderful to receive such a great review of our guests time here at FunderZone.
Thank you for taking the time to post your review for us here on Trip Advisor.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit and we look forward to welcoming you for more fun at FunderZone very soon!
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Tidworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great soft play centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

My 3 year old loved funderzone. Really like that they have a separate area for smaller ones so could take the baby in for some tummy time. Also loved the menu which had loads of variety and plenty of healthy options

Visited October 2013
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Thank Jennie W
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Funderzone, Marketing Manager at Funder Zone, responded to this review, 3 August 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review your play experience here at FunderZone. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoy your play times with us and that you also enjoy our extensive menu.
The under 3's area is especially equipped for little ones, and we are delighted to hear that you and your little one had a great time playing in this area of our facility.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future for more fun here at FunderZone.
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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great on a rainy day!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

The play area is fab, my kids had a great time. I would agree with older posts that the food is over priced for what it is.

The staff were all very friendly.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Loz808
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Funderzone, Marketing Manager at Funder Zone, responded to this review, 3 August 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at FunderZone.
We are delighted to hear that your children enjoy our play frame facilities and that you always have a great time.
Our menu is designed to provide a wide variety of hot and cold meals and snacks suitable for both adults and children to enjoy. We do our very best to maintain competitive pricing of the meals that we serve and regularly source new products that are of the very highest standard to ensure that we are able to provide our customers with as much choice as possible. We would never lower the quality of our offering to achieve a cheaper menu, as providing the best grade of nutrition is very important to us.
it is very important for us to provide excellent customer service and I am delighted to hear that you found our team to be friendly.
We look forward to welcoming you back for more fun at FunderZone in the future.
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