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Soft Play Finance

Richmond’s Wackadayz: soft play and Lazer Fun under one roof

Wackadayz soft play centre in Richmond, North Yorkshire, is quite the social hub for toddlers, young children and adults alike. First established in 2010, the Humphries family took charge of the premises around two and a half years ago, and have since made several new additions to Wacky’s World, including a separate baby-safe section, the expansion of the toddler area and more recently, the introduction of Lazer Fun parties.

Managing Director, Cherell Humphries, studied Early Childhood Education and Teaching before going on to work as an NVQ Assessor in Childcare.Read More

Jump Division Springs into Wigan

Money doesn’t buy happiness. But it does buy trampolines- and have you ever seen a sad person on a trampoline? – Unknown

The latter is certainly true, and since Jump Division opened its doors to the public on December 15th, there been many a happy customer in Wigan.

For Debbie and Stephen Stothers, the opening of a trampoline park marked a completely new occupational direction; with Stephen previously working in telecoms and Debbie still juggling a career in Business Training with the new-found commitment of Jump Division.Read More

Secure more sales with Johnson Reed

We all know a business needs to make sales to survive; securing a client purchase is key. You can offer them discounts, extra help, free fitting or specific knowledge on the subject but if the buyers cash flow isn’t there you will run into issues.

But don’t worry, that’s where Johnson Reed can help you. Vendors who use financing as a tool can not only successfully gain a sale, but it can increase the amount of equipment purchased and even lead to repeat sales.Read More

Johnson Reed get the Beach Hut set up

The Beach Hut, Great Harwood, Lancs, is a brand new play centre that provides activities for children of all ages. Owner Mel had the dream of opening a play centre in her local area for many years and spent this time saving and learning the requirements of running such a site.

When developing the centre, Mel wanted to offer a full range of exciting activities for children of all ages in a purpose-built building that offers a multi-level soft play frame for ages 3-11, which features wavy slides, obstacle climber, sports pitch, and creepy climber.Read More

Cheeky Monkeys Start Lazer War With Johnson Reed

Chorlton’s Cheeky Monkeys is a children’s play centre that boasts an air-conditioned soft play area with multi-play levels, separate toddler area that includes daily entertainment. Your children will be able to bounce on trampolines, go down slides, climb walls, enter a spooky tunnel and try a ‘”in the air” football pitch and specialist weekly classes.

Wanting to provide even more entertainment for your children, they decided to create ‘Lazer Land’ as part of a mezzanine floor expansion. This new lazer tag game is an expensive project to undertake and they decided financing is the best option and didn’t want to use the banks.Read More

Johnson Reed in full Soft Play equipment finance deal

We all know that children are the future. However for some, child care can be a great and profitable business venture today!

We recently started working with Michelle, a self-employed driving instructor who works in the Cheshunt area (just North of London). Michelle has always had a passion for children and has a knack for running her own business, which is why when she realised that there was no local competition in her area (with the nearest being 2 towns away), she decided to set up a soft play centre, called KidMania.Read More

It’s all Fun and Games at Sam’s Funhouse!

When it comes to play facilities in Exmouth, there is a distinct lack of options available. Despite the area surrounding the town centre having 7 primary schools and the largest secondary school in the country, there had been a gap in the market of child play centre.

That was, until Kate Beverley took advantage of the gap and formed her own soft play centre called Sam’s Funhouse.Read More

All aboard for Little Subs Children’s Play Centre!

Business partners Latif Dal and Rick Gwilliam put together a comprehensive plan that runs through the details of why their new start Play Centre will be a success – these chaps have done their homework!

When they requested some assistance it was an easy decision for Johnson Reed. Located in a village with small competition and massive opportunity, they negotiated good terms with the landlord of up to 6 months free rent for a 8,000 sqft. unit, with a 15 year lease in a key location in town next to Tesco and the main train station.Read More

Johnson Reed provides soft play finance for Run and Jump Indoor play centres

The Run and Jump indoor play centre is a new and exciting children’s soft play arena based in Wigan. Set up by Regan and Steve, the centre caters to children from the ages of 0 – 12, and promises a fun-filled, clean, and safe environment.

Open 7 days a week, the centre boasts a 4 metre, 3 lane wavy slide, ball shower, Astro glide, plus a lot more! For the more sports-minded, there is also a football and basketball court available, and even a separate toddler play area for under 4s. They group have also started offering birthday parties and events for groups of kids, and even organise the booking of themed mascots from a local business! For the patient parents, there is also a cafe for drinks and free wi-fi.Read More

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