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Bertie's Play Barn at the Prince Bishop's Shopping Centre, Durham

Bertie's Play Barn at the Prince Bishop's Shopping Centre, Durham

Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, located right in the heart of Durham, is the city's premier shopping venue.

Little Bishops Play Palace is now known as Bertie's Play Barn and is situated in the heart of the Prince Bishop's Shopping Centre, an ideal place for families to drop in with little ones. Opening times vary, please check Bertie's Play Barn Facebook page for latest seasonal opening times and special events.

Who is Bertie you ask? Bertie is Prince Bishops Shopping Centre's lovable new mascot and you can read all about him here

Bertie has provided a play barn so that little shoppers can escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It's brimming with toys from Elsa's ice castle to Batman's cave to dozens of fancy dress to choose from. There's something for every little person!

Follow Bertie on Facebook for latest opening times and events

Come and meet Bertie! Bertie makes regular appearances in his Play Barn, if you would like to be the first to know when he is going to be around, sign up to Bertie's Kids Club here!  Bertie's Kids Club is a fun packed children's club offering member discounts, personal VIP invites to family events and much more!

FREE for children aged 0-8 years old.

Visit the KIDS section of the Prince Bishops website for activities, family fun and seasonal events for children - for latest details visit

You can also follow Prince Bishop's Shopping Centre on Facebook for latest events updates


Berties Play Barn, Prince Bishop's Shopping Centre, Durham, Co Durham, DH1 3UJ

5.11 miles     0191 375 0416    

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