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Address: Unit 1
Hall Dene Way
Seaham
County Durham
England
SR7 0PU
Telephone: 01915 214853
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Fun Shack overview

A day out at the Funshack will show you just how much fun you can squeeze into a 19'000 square feet building! For school age children the Fun Shack has one of the largest climbing frames in Europe which will let your little monkeys climb and swing to their hearts content. There are also four floors of tube tunnels, giant snake slides, net climbs and swings, a giant river rapid slide, Go ... Karts, a spook area over three floors and indoor football pitch. The Fun Shack also has a daily Toddler time between 10 am and 3 pm during the week, which means that parents can relax without the thought of their little darlings being overwhelmed by older kids. The dedicated toddler section for under 4s, includes a soft play area, ball pool, a small town village and a mini cinema. Facilities available at the Fun Shack include free car parking, fully trained staff that provide supervision, a cafe with high chairs, baby changing and bottle warming facilities,disabled access and facilities, secure electronic surveillance by CCTV of all key areas and enclosed secure play area accessible only by electronic gates. For older kids and adults there are games consoles , a lounge and dining area, complimentary daily papers and food and drink available all day.
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TwinkleMammy
Agent
28 Reviews
1 Compliments

Fantastic for all ages, but you're only allowed so much fun

26 Mar 2013
Visited with: Infant, Child
We visited the FunShack with our 14 month old and 4 and half year old and another family and we all loved it. It's massive! Essentially it's a huge warehouse split into different areas dependent upon age. There was a lot for us to do with the littlies, but I think the main age range catered for is 5 plus. The go-carting was fab, as was the bowling alley (you've got to pay extra for them). There's a cinema (playing Cbeebies when we visited), consoles such as xbox to play on (free). Our only but major complaint is that you're issued with a coloured bag on entry and when your colour is announced you have to leave- meaning you can only play for around 1 and half hours. This is such a shame as there's so much to do.
Tags: fun, good for all ages
mum246
Rookie
1 Reviews
0 Compliments

Nice Trip Out For The Kids!

15 Dec 2012
Visited with: Infant, Child
This place was recommended to me by a co-worker who said it was a great place for when the weather is bad and you need to take the kids somewhere. I found it fit the bill perfectly for me as I needed to find a way of getting them out the house! The centre itself is huge (and i mean huge!) and I found it had more than enough facilities to keep all three of my kids busy. My 8 year old loved the game consoles they had as well as the go-cart and bowling alleys they have upstairs. My daughter was more of a fan of the mini cinema they had and the trampolines they have! I loved the fact that i could relax with a coffee and read a paper whilst they played, it was a great opportunity to relax! I did find that it was more expensive than other centres i have visited, but then again it is the largest place I've seen as well! I noticed some people have also complained about having to pay 50p an adult to get in. This doesn't bother me really since I do get to use a lot of the facilities in the centre. I also found the staff to be very polite and helpful. I lost one of my children at one point and the staff helped me. I didn't see any of the 'power mad' staff earlier reviews indicated! I think they were all extremely kind and looked willing to help with any problems customers had. All in all i would definitely recommend this place for somewhere to take your kids. I would also recommend Diggerland in Durham.
Tags: Fun, play, activities, day-out
janine24
Rookie
1 Reviews
1 Compliments

Something different!

05 Nov 2012
Visited with: Infant
Nice to find something that keeps my kids busy whilst helping them do a bit of exercise! Staff and friendly and polite. Has plenty to keep the kids busy!
jodie245
Rookie
1 Reviews
1 Compliments

Great Idea for A Rainy Day!

05 Nov 2012
Visited with: Infant, Child, Teenager
Have visited this place many times and think it is fabulous! Great staff and amazing facilities, my 3 children all love it! Had a birthday party at the place for my 6 year old a few weeks ago and I thought it was organised brilliantly. Took all the hassle out of organising a party and let me relax for a few hours! The food was good and the party host was so good with the children! The party room also was brilliant (he booked the pirate themed room which has just been re-modeled and it looked like a real pirate ship!) If you want a place for a party for your child, or just to take them somewhere for a few hours of fun i would definitely recommend!
louisfreeman
Rookie
1 Reviews
2 Compliments

Fun Day Outy for the whole family!

05 Nov 2012
Visited with: Infant, Child
I was recommended this place by a friend and decided to visit on a rainy Saturday. This is the biggest indoor play centre I have ever seen! The staff were polite and helpful and there was plenty of things to keep the kids busy! Would definitely recommend!
ladybird
Rookie
1 Reviews
3 Compliments

fantastic day out

04 Nov 2012
Visited with: Child
after reading the reviews about funshack i decided to go along and see what it was like for myself. I took my 2 children on sat, and we had a fantastic time . all the staff are very friendly and polite they couldnt have been more helpful as i coudn't find my youngest child anywhere and two of the staff went looking for him and found him for me . Fantastic place for a day out with the children .also the food is very nice and not bad priced i will definitly be going back .I 'm pleased i didnt take notice of the reviews because the kids had a fantastic time ,
lolololo11
Rookie
2 Reviews
0 Compliments

Appauling service - never experienced such rude staff!!

23 Sep 2012
Visited with: Infant, Child
We have just visited Fun Shack, seaham for a childs birthday party my children were invited to. At first glance we thought this place looked fantastic - advertised as 'the largest indoor play area in the north east'. However it really was not.... I went with a lively 1 and 4 year old and the area designated to their age group was utter rubbish, they were looking for more exccitement so we moved on to the bigger play area and were immediately told to get out as was for over 5's only - even with our supervision we were abruptly told to get out of this area. My 4 year old was VERY dissapointed as his 5 year old friend he was with was allowed in, they do not differ in height or ability so found this utterly appauling and the staff were very miserable and power mad (some of their staff were no older than 16 - 18) I felt very insulted like been at school as the 16 young staffed clearly slagged us off between themselves for daring to want our children to have fun! My BIGGEST issue with this joke of a facility however was when I was taking a photo clearly of MY daughter only another power mad youngster came over and advised me I was not allowed to take a photo of MY child. I was absolutely fuming as they genuinely have no right to tell me this. They do have a sign up which I honestly had not seen and even if I had I find it a complete joke as I was told 'it's the law' to which I replied it was not!!! She contiuned to argue with me and I have to say I take my kids all over and apart from swimming pools(which I understand the reasoning behind) i'venever experienced this before and the way I was told annoyed me the most. I was told it was company policy after my confrontation which is different but legally they still can not prevent you from taking a picture of your own child. After the Mother of the birthday girl complained as to how members of her party were being treated (after all it was £9.99 a child) she was spoken to very rudely and brought to tears as it ruined her daughters special day!! I find it awful that the staff felt they had the right to treat people this way. It is by far one of the worst customer service experiences I have EVER encountered and certainly will NEVER return!!!!
Tags: Awful customer service, banned from taking photos of own child, rude staff!
nanny77
Rookie
1 Reviews
1 Compliments

Disappointment

09 Apr 2012
Visited with: Child
On a rather wet miserable cold day trying to entertain a 2.5 year old is not always the easiest mission!! After wellies on the beach and dog walking through the fields we decided to take my little boy to the "fun shack" to which we will not be returning nor would I reccomend to any other parent or carer!! It is a huge well set up environment for children bursting with energy but alas unless your child fits the perfect age catogory it's a no go!! My little boy who is robust and active and likes to run jump and climb with a bit of a challenge ahead of him found the 0-4 section a tad boring after being constantly told to watch the baby careful of the baby etc etc I decided to take him On the larger section which was way more attractive to him bit of a challenge with a bit of rough an tumble unforunaltley within 2 mins of been on there we were asked to leave the frame so I had paid £7.50 - £5.50 per child then 50p per adult I have never in all my years ( 15 in child care ) ever paid in a soft play for an adult!!! I asked for my money back as my little boy was frustrated in the baby area how they expect 2,3,4 year olds to play in the area is beyond me!! Ok for the shy retiring child who doesn't want to fuss and just to have a quiet time but not for those who are brimming with energy!!! To which I was refused my money!! At this point I put our shoes on and left the building never I hope to return again!!! And if you have any sense will not either! Unless of course your child fits into the over 5 section and your prepare to pay 50p for yourself... I think not!!!
Tags: Waste of money!!