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Nice little find

Lovely little place with 2 playrooms for babies and toddlers. The best bit though is the outside... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Claire D
via mobile
Great idea, awful service

The place is beautiful, the idea in general is fantastic but unfortunately the service is just... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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The Nurture Barn is an upmarket indoor and outdoor play venue, for babies and toddlers, filled with wooden, inspirational toys to fire up their imagination with a great baby and toddler friendly cafe in Great Bardfield, next to The Blue Egg. No...more
Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Braintree CM7 4PY, England
+44 1371 810870
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful, the idea in general is fantastic but unfortunately the service is just really bad. The owner is a really loud bossy lady, she tells parents and children off. It’s just too money focused so when you arrive they don’t welcome you...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I went to the Nurture Barn today after seeing it advertised somewhere. I am so pleased we made the 30 mile journey - it was absolutely wonderful. My friend and I went with our 2 nearly 3 year olds, a nearly 1 year old and...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We heard about this place and thought it would be a great place to take our one year old. One of the workers just stared at me as I walked in and I said hello. Normally you would expect a smile or a "have you...More

1  Thank Murdo_MacLeod_84
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I had heard about the Nurture Barn and thought I'd take my nephew along. What a surprise!!! Super friendly gang there, amazing food selection (all diets catered for too). The classes look fantastic and the vibe there is super relaxed. I had a good old...More

Thank Lady_Ams
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I like the nuture barn as it offers something different to the usual soft play centres. Nice wooden toys and tempting homemade food. The animal petting and pony riding are great added attractions. I would like to try some of the classes, they sound really...More

1  Thank Tamlyn A
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Really good food and great area for the kids to play but considering there are much larger soft play places in the area this is quite overpriced for its size/toys available. Would recommend a visit but be prepared to spend at least £25 for food...More

Thank laurenaverillo
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Cliquey parents, too few tables (or rather furniture too oversized for the space). Cafe offerings okay-ish. I had a slice of cake - carrot but there was little carrot-y about it. The Americano was weak. The loos were clean-ish but I thought it very strange...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Advised to book - yes great home cooked food - staff know their business - great location - good for young & old alike

Thank _dore_simon
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a great play centre with lots of toys and activities, beautiful location and the homemade food is great but it is overpriced. This makes it a rare treat for us rather than a more regular haunt.

Thank N N
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place with 2 playrooms for babies and toddlers. The best bit though is the outside garden area - luckily we went on a lovely sunny day so the kids got to play, explore and dig while we enjoyed a bit of sunshine! We...More

Thank Claire D
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23 March 2015|
Response from Mel19722014 | Property representative |
Yes this is fine they will love it, especially if horses are there for riding too!