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The Playbarn

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fantastic Place for ages 7 and under

I took my grandson here and his mum in July. Although it was 32°C there was lots to do in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Wonderful haven of fun for toddlers!

Had visited the Playbarn a couple of times some years ago with friends' children, but it has... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Shotesham Road | Poringland, Norwich NR14 7LP, England
+44 1508 495526
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Reviewed yesterday

I took my grandson here and his mum in July. Although it was 32°C there was lots to do in the shade. My grandson liked it so much that we returned again in September with some more family members. At the back there are outside...More

2  Thank Lilyland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I’d read some of the negative reviews before I went - it’s clear the staff won’t accept constructive feedback and are happy to border on rudeness rather than provide good customer service. Bit dirty inside, rules regarding shoes on soft play not enforced...More

Thank Williams691
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little place and I’m sure it’s very different if the weather is nice - but be warned that if it’s raining they close everything outside, leaving you with a very expensive, very small soft play area and a cafe. I was told everything was...More

Thank P7419WCjamesw
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Had visited the Playbarn a couple of times some years ago with friends' children, but it has expanded so much since and we were really impressed by how much was there! Our 17 month old was in her element and didn't know what to play...More

Thank ALRB1987
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Before my visit this week, I'd have given it 5 stars, as there is plenty to do for young children. I've been on a few occasions when the weather is good and thought it was brilliant. It has loads of different zones to play in:...More

2  Thank Louise B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to go and the rooms full of things to do seem endless! This place has a bit of everything: soft play, sand pit, outdoor play, animals. You name it and it’s probably there. Reasonably priced, even better if you buy a 3 month...More

1  Thank jacquieclarke1980
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Visited recently with my 4 yr old and 7 month old. Loads to do for all interests and ages. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The equipment and things to do are brilliant. My 4 yr old loves the huge indoor sand pit area...More

1  Thank Becky1317
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

My wife has brought our twins here a number of times after she came across it in the Spree book, she now comes to meet friends, have a coffee and watch the kids play. My first visit was for our NCT group joint first birthday...More

Thank SmartDamo
NorwichNicole, Manager at The Playbarn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you soon

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited in the winter period with our 15 month old and discovered all that the playbarn has to offer. We were excited to use the sandpit play area but unfortunately it was far too cold in that barn so we didn’t bother (does it have...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to meet with Friends and let the kids play, plenty of variety of actives for the kids and at affordable prices

Thank Callum F
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