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Bounce-A-Roo jump to new heights

Being confined by the restraints of a 9-5 job is never the ideal scenario if you have a young family, but an inevitable necessity for most. That said, there aren’t many professions that allow for enough time with little ones! As young parents themselves, Lorna and Steven Hessey immersed themselves in a profession that is centred around and inspired by their own children. Founded in 2012, Bounce-A-Roo was initially formed as a bouncy castle rental service, and has grown rapidly to incorporate a diverse range of children’s party and entertainment services. Read More

Does your play centre cater for everyone?

Whether you operate an open cafeteria for visitors, or provide catering on a larger scale for children’s parties, a successful catering operation can be a profitable revenue stream for the business and drive more new and repeat custom. We take a closer look at current industry trends to find out what the paying customers- parents and carers- are really looking for.Read More

5 minutes with Jungle V.I.P

Jungle Versatile Indoor Play (Jungle V.I.P) is an established soft play centre, based in Hounslow, Middlesex. Since opening its doors in 2014, the play centre has accommodated a growing range of activities to cater for its varied audience. We catch up with Director, Evana, to discuss the family business, alternative finance options and the latest addition to the site- Jungle Laser!Read More

Kids Play Childcare convert former pub into nursery

Established in 1999, the Kids Play group has expanded quite rapidly. Kids Play operates 21 sites in the UK, the latest of which is a Day Nursery and Out of School Club setting in Bury St. Edmunds. Providing care for six week to ten year old children, Kids Play Childcare’s ethos is to create stimulating environments and activities to encourage children’s educational development as well as exciting Activity Day Camps during school holidays.Read More

5 minutes with Adrenaline International

After 10 years of market research and gruelling financial investment, husband-and-wife team, Michael and Debbie Fitzpatrick, created one of Europe’s largest family entertainment centres. With soft play and trampoline under one roof, Liversedge’s Adrenaline International covers an incredible 40,000 sq. foot. We find five minutes to catch up with Michael to see how the new-start venture is going…Read More

Partyman World of Play continues to expand his empire

James Sinclair’s dreams were kindled when he was just 15, after observing a less-than-inspiring children’s entertainer at his younger sister’s birthday party, and knowing that he, the ‘kid who liked to show off’, could easily better the performance. His desire to perform was ignited, and Jimbo the Partyman was born.

His adventures so far have resulted in a multi-million-pound turnover and over a million happy guests at his various sites each year – a figure that is constantly growing. Alongside the aforementioned achievements, he is a highly-coveted speaker, author of life story, ‘The Millionaire Clown’ and founder of Partyman’s Little Stars; a charity that dedicates 100% of its funds to creating magical memories for children that have had a really tough time.Read More

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