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Funshack, Seaham

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  • We are fairly regular as we live locally and has always been great for a visit or even a party occasion. The only down side is the play frame is so large you can't see your kids when they are in it un...  more »
  • Not being from the area I decided to stop to take my two young children to this soft play while I was nearby. I have been to many many of these soft play areas before & this is the first I have come a...  more »
  • I gave this a very negative review the last time I went here so I’ve left it around 9 months and gave it another go. I really wish I hadn’t bothered. It’s just the same:- •Over priced entry for the ki...  more »
  • I like the fun shack , has everything you could want. Snacks, drinks, slides, trampolines and even bowling. Sometimes the older kids take over a little and kids around 3 or 4 can get a bit outnumbered . There's a few too many signs up which warn you what you can't do, including a massive overhead warning from management that you can't bring your own food and it will be dealt with. So much for the fun. Anyway apart from that it's a fun place and the staff are fine, if a little young and quiet. There's nothing really for the gluten free diner, except for some Mrs crimbles coconut rings. The chips may be gluten free but hard tell. Good luck x
  • 'Fun'shack should be done under the trade descriptions act because the experience was anything other than fun. There are plenty of great soft plays around and even one's closer to me and I thought they must all behave roughly the same way so we'll try somewhere different. They charged £6 for my daughter, who is under 2, to enter their shack. I had to pay a pound for the privilege of sitting in their uncomfortable plastic seats. Then inside you can't eat your own food you then have to pay their prices if you hungry or thirsty. In the shack any sense of fun us immediately quashed by the amount of fun stopping signs and warnings (there are many). There was one section signed suitable for under 2s, which consisted of a 3 play houses all with a table and 4 chairs. Some plastic rocking toys and a large bean counter type toy. No actual soft play. Remember £6 for this. The only way my daughter, who has these similar types of toys at home and was hoping to engage in soft play, was able to enjoy herself was by breaking the strict, signed rules and played in the soft play area that was only for 4-8 year olds. Absolute disgrace. Everywhere else it is either free or no more than £2 for an under 2. Fun shack seem to think they're the soft play equivalent of Disney world (they're not) However it was 'fun' to note across the miserable faces of the parents that were there that that misery was also shared by all of the staff as not one could even fake a smile for the whole time we were there. Needless to say we're not going back.
  • Good fun for the kids but much more expensive than other similar place. And you have to pay £1 for adults which I think is a bit ridiculous.
  • what an absolute waste of a lot of money ! It states that they are open until 6.30pm. My daughter arrived at 4.40 with her daughter and a friend paying about £14 entrance and I arrived 4pm with my 2 year old grandson and paid £5 . We then purchased food which cost us another £26. At 6pm we were asked to leave as they were about to close! Apparently if there are not enough people in they close early !! if a place has an opening and closing time and someone has paid to go in they should have the right to stay in until the official closing time no matter who else is in. I wonder if they were paid until 6.30 or if they are encouraged to close by the management and they only get paid until 6pm if they close early ? The upstairs section with trampolines etc was in darkness and not available . I tried two of the pay extra rides which did not work. It needs updating and the attitude to keep the place open which in turn keeps them in a job ! Needs to change. Only positive thing was The young man serving at the food counter. Really pleasant young man . I won't be wasting my money here again would get more value for money a wackey warwhouse or McDonald's and a free play area
  • Little boy loves it here. Lots to do for all ages. Cafe on site and free parking
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