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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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