OPEN TODAY FROM 9am-5.30pm

What is Bertie’s Play Barn?

Bertie’s Play Barn is Durham City’s number one stay and play facility for children aged 0-8. Bertie’s Play Barn provides children and parents, caregivers and grandparents the chance to take a much-needed break from a busy shopping trip and walking Durham’s cobbled streets. Rest with a hot drink while you watch your children escape into a world of imagination, Peppa Pig, fancy dress and so much more!


Where is Bertie’s Play Barn?

Bertie’s Play Barn is located in Prince Bishops Place, Durham city centre , next door to TJ Hughes. The closest car park to Bertie’s is at Prince Bishops Shopping Centre. You can find the car parking details here.

How much does it cost?

Admission to Bertie’s Play Barn is very reasonable – Parents and children can stay and play from as little as £2.00 per child! There is no charge for adults.   Remember to ask the team for a Bertie’s Loyalty Card, get your card stamped each time you visit to earn rewards.

£2.00 – Half an hour play                    £3.00 – One hour play                    FREE WiFi available throughout


What are the opening times?

Bertie’s Play Barn is open every day of the week, so there is always time to visit and have fun, even on Sundays. See our full opening hours below.

Mon: 10am – 4pm

Tues: 10am – 4pm

Wed: 10am – 4pm

Thurs: 10am – 4pm

Fri:     10am – 4pm

Sat:    10am – 4pm

Sun:   11am – 4pm

Refreshments and facilities

Visitors to Bertie’s can get refuelled and refreshed, our snack bar serves a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the day. Please note only drinks and snacks purchased from Bertie’s snack bar should be consumed. We also have onsite bathrooms and baby changing facilities.



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