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The Playbarn

Shotesham Road | Poringland, Norwich NR14 7LP, England
+44 1508 495526
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Lots and lots of fun for younger children

This is my favourite day out in the area when it's just me and our two young children (nearly 2 and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue789_9
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Sue789_9
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So disappointed to not even get past admission...

I've been looking forward to visiting for a long time, so was bitterly disappointed when our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KWinst
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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 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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“pony rides” (9 reviews)
“sand pit” (5 reviews)
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Shotesham Road | Poringland, Norwich NR14 7LP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my favourite day out in the area when it's just me and our two young children (nearly 2 and 3 months.) It's very manageable as its not spread out over a large area like some attractions, and great value to go regularly if...More

Thank Sue789_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been looking forward to visiting for a long time, so was bitterly disappointed when our experience of just trying to pay for admission was so poor that we decided not to enter at all. Upon arrival there was an admission booth that was not...More

Thank KWinst
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

What a great venue. It had lots to see and do, including many things that are geared for small children. Our 2 year old grand daughter loved all of it especially the farm, maze and indoor adventure areas. Good food at reasonable prices. Pleasant staff...More

Thank steveaa1
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Every time I go I am reminded by how great this place this is and particularly what good value it is. I went with a three year old and young baby and spent over three hours (could have stayed longer but the little one was...More

Thank clh333
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Had my sisters child with me and needed to amuse him for the day - this was perfect. With a petting zoo, maze, garden games, playground, tractors, pony rides and indoor play I couldn't have asked for much more. It was £7.50 for a child...More

Thank mrandmiss
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, friendly staff. Kids love it here with masses for them to do. Food is reasonable. Animals are always well kept although there are not many of them. Pony rides very popular! Soft play area is quite small but good fun. Just watch out...More

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Our grandchildren, aged 3 and 6 see the playbarn as the high point of their visits to Norwich, and we - the ancient grandparents - look forward to it as 'time off' when they are active, happy and safe without our having to constantly look...More

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Lynn K, Owner at The Playbarn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 25 April 2017

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

Thank IanT-FoodMonster
Lynn K, Owner at The Playbarn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your review, so pleased your grandson loved it, hope to see you again

Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank Laura D
Lynn K, Owner at The Playbarn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi, I am sorry you did not enjoy your trip to The Playbarn. We are a small family run business which has been running for over 20 years and take pride in our animals and equipment. I am sorry you did not find a member...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.More

Thank imidi2016
Lynn K, Owner at The Playbarn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Playbarn and thank you for your rating. When you visit again could you let us know what sort of meals you would like us to provide. We have for over 20 years had a 'no chips' policy and...More

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