Last week, Dennis The Menace’s fun factory opened its doors to the public at the Redhill Brewers Fayre. This was our first time visiting Dennis The Menace’s fun factory. We were very impressed with all the Dennis The Menace decorations and high standard of soft play facilities. Both our children enjoying sliding down the long curvy slide, climbing over the obstacles and through tunnels.
Right at the corner of the fun factory, there is a small side room where children can do colouring and watch Dennis The Menace’s show. There are also plenty of seats and a range of drinks for adults to enjoy.
Prices start from just £3 per child for the fully supervised play area so is a great bargain. As a parent, I like the idea of letting children play and have their lunch afterwards. For us, it usually means the children work up an appetite and so are both very hungry after an hour of play and are able to finish their meals! So it is a win-win situation! If you would like to visit one, always call ahead for opening times.
In 2013, Brewers Fayre launched a new themed children’s menu with The Beano’s Dennis The Menace as the new mascot. In 2015, all fun factories have been under refurbishment and have a Dennis The Menace theme which they called “Play at Brewers Fayre”.
Again, this is our first time trying out their children’s menu, the prices are reasonable which start from £3.99. There are plenty to choose from and also good options of vegetables as the side dish. Mr K chose the Big, Bad Dog meal which is hotdog with chips and baked beans. Ms C chose the Sausage & Mash with corn on the cob. Both meals were very well presented and both finished their meals in no time. The chips were chunky and crispy and both their sausages were cooked to perfection and delicious.
As for us, Mr C had the Brewers Fayre burger while I had the Smothered Chicken. Looking at Mr C’s burger, who wouldn’t be jealous of his big juicy 6oz beef burger served with chips and crunchy coleslaw. It took him a while to eat it all and he thought the burger was particularly tasty.
As for my Smothered Chicken, it was beautifully cooked chicken breast topped with bacon and melted Cheddar cheese. It was also served with chunky chips, coleslaw, garlic bread, a lightly dressed salad garnish and BBQ sauce.
After our main meals, the desserts were served very quickly. The children had the Chocolate Indulgence Sundae and Cookie Double Dare which is ice cream sandwiched in between the cookies.
Overall, it was very well presented with a reasonably priced play area and good children’s menu so is great for families. I would definitely recommend them. We had a lovely time there. There is plenty of car parking and is ideally located just 1/4 mile from Junction 14 of the M6 & close to the A34 & A513.
Disclosure: We were invited to the event for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.