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We visited Ambleside just to go to this shop as it looked like a fun thing to do in the rain. Paid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Great fun for kids....

To me a rock shop would mean confectionery as opposed to geology. It's not healing crystal and new... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bispham, United Kingdom
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“rock shop”(15 reviews)
“treasure hunt”(15 reviews)
“gem pit”(25 reviews)
Come and try our exciting 3 children's experience's at our wonderful RockShop attraction in Ambleside, including our very own Dinosaur Den themed treasure hunt, jump in to our unique Gem Pit and get creative in our Pippin Bead Bar. All our...more
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North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ambleside just to go to this shop as it looked like a fun thing to do in the rain. Paid for all three activities (we only wanted two but it is the same price for three!). The bag for the gems was a...More

Thank Possesibling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here today as three of my children wanted to do an activity at the shop. They have a promotion to do 3 activities and pay for 2. My children wanted to do one activity each. Hence still 3 for 2. However I was...More

Thank emmagA6221LD
Jonathan B, Owner at RockShop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Emma I'm sorry you feel you've been discriminated against for having a large family. We originally tried the three kids on one ticket route. It didn't work, there were too many connotations for our team to consider which complicated things so we decided to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To me a rock shop would mean confectionery as opposed to geology. It's not healing crystal and new agey (there are shops like that in Ambleside this ain't one....) We took our child there specifically as he is rock mad and he loved it. There's...More

Thank FlorianFY
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My son (and I) loved this place!! We went to Ambleside purposely to go and we weren’t disappointed! We spent 2 hours in there and the man in the shop was so helpful! My son is 8 and is mad on rocks, gems and fossils...More

Thank Caro S
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Took our daughter (6) and son (2). Our Son loves Dinosaurs and our Daughter loves Gemstones and Rocks so double win. Place is clean and staff friendly. Worth doing all three activities for £10 a child. Both our children had a great time. Very good...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Our five and three year old children had a great time at the RockShop. We’d recommend it especially if they are into dinosaurs!

Thank Joel T
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Interesting and clean, Displays informative and helpful staff. We were lucky to go on a hot day to get some shade, it would be the same on a rainy day to spend an hour.

1  Thank pjhopwood
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We took our 7 and 5 year old daughters to do the 3 children's activities. First of all, just to say that 3 indoors activities for children where they get to take stuff home at the end is an absolute BARGAIN! We've discovered this just...More

2  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I'm a geologist. This shop has a gem pit, what more can I say! My children loved it too. Also a good selection of fossils, geodes and a dinosaur exhibit.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

activities great. Rude staff today who wouldnt let us use the toilet for a 3 year old who was bursting so she had to do a wee in the garden! Been many times over the years but really frustrated today with 3 kids on a...More

2  Thank asiarunner2018
Jonathan B, Owner at RockShop, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Asia runner I wasn’t aware that this was our policy. Since changing manager I have now reversed this and implemented a conscientious toilet policy which our new manager administers. Please accept my sincere apologies for the rudeness and lack of understanding you have received...More

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Claire B
26 August 2018|
Response from Jonathan B | Property representative |
Hi Unfortunately we can't offer parking for the shop. We're only small and the 2 spaces we have are allocated for our flat guests staying above the shop. We recommend parking 5 minutes away at Rydal Road car park all the... More