Centre Management Offices,

Prince Bishops Shopping Centre

High Street, Durham, DH1 3UJ


0191 375 0416
0191 375 0417




MONDAY 9am - 5.30pm
TUESDAY 9am - 5.30pm
WEDNESDAY 9am - 5.30pm
THURSDAY 9am - 5.30pm
FRIDAY 9am - 5.30pm
SATURDAY 9am - 5.30pm

11am - 5.00pm



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Berties Play Barn Stay & Play

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 Imaginext, Peppa Pig, fancy dress and so much more!


Covid-19 Guidance


In keeping with the Government's guidance regarding Covid-19, Bertie's Play Barn will be operating over three sessions. 


While visiting please: 


- Sanitise your hands upon arrival

- Allow us to take your temperature prior to entering

- Wear a face covering if over the age of 11

- Maintain a safe distance apart from those not part of your household or bubble. 

- Do not visit if you or anyone in your household have symptoms of Covid-19

- Provide your contact information for Track and Trace


Where is Bertie's Play Barn?


Bertie's Play Barn is located in Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, Durham city centre between New Look and Superdrug. 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 temporarily free of charge! 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.  


Entry - Temporarily Free of Charge!                   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.  


Monday Closed 


Tuesday Closed 


Wednesday 10am - 11:30am | 12:30pm - 2pm | 2:30pm - 4pm 


Thursday 10am - 11:30am | 12:30pm - 2pm | 2:30pm - 4pm 


Friday 10am - 11:30am | 12:30pm - 2pm | 2:30pm - 4pm 


Saturday 10am - 11:30am | 12:30pm - 2pm | 2:30pm - 4pm 


Sunday Closed 




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. 




Just can't get enough of Bertie and the Play Barn Team?


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You can now send Bertie an email at or sign up to Bertie's Kids Club here!