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Soft Play Finance

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

5 minutes with Jump Xtreme

Not even six-months in from the opening of its first trampoline park in Bolton, one of the UK’s leading and most innovative operators, Jump Xtreme, is thriving. We catch up with Director, Cliff Nicholls, to see how he’s getting on with his new venture… You opened your doors in Bolton to the public in March. How are you getting on?  So far, so good! We’re incredibly busy, having had a …Read More

Five Minutes with Funtazia

Funtazia Soft Play Ltd. opened this March in Blackburn, Lancashire. The site offers a fun, safe and educational environment for children to play, giving parents the rare opportunity to relax in the adjoining cafeteria. We caught up with Managing Director, Helen Sproates, to discuss the industry, alternative finance options and why on earth nobody has yet attempted an adult soft play site…

You’ve been open for a couple of months now. How are you getting on?

So far we’ve had an incredible 47,000 visitors. It’s completely packed- we’re exhausted! But what a good problem to have. We’ve also had lots of children’s parties, and we’ve got plenty more lined up.Read More

New Laser Guns for Mini Monsterz are a Roaring Success

Slides, ball pools, interactive games and laser tag are just a few of the exciting features enticing ‘Mini Monsterz’ to Whitby and Scarborough soft play sites. The safe and clean facilities, rare opportunity for relaxation, cosy customer café and peace of mind while the little ones play is what brings the monster-tamers back week after week…

Director of Demrahh Play, Brian Moore, is the established site operator and founder of Mini Monsterz. First established in 2008, the Whitby site proved a popular attraction to local and visiting families alike. The Scarborough site opened five years later in 2013 and Demrahh Play now boasts two of the biggest indoor play centres in North Yorkshire.Read More

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

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