Over the past few years, trampoline parks have become a booming business in the UK. Fuelled by the demand of an increasingly fun-loving and fitness-focused generation (see this video on BBC News about the fitness benefits), and with a working business model from the US, more and more indoor trampoline parks are popping up across the country.
This sector has great returns for anyone looking to invest in the industry. Each centre is always very busy, with bookings in advance, an easy-to-manage premises for staff, and proving to be cash-generating from day one.
We’ve already heard from property developers saying they are getting inundated with requests for new sites.
What can I finance?
Trampoline parks come with a wide variety of equipment, and we can help you get funding for all of the following (and more):
- Trampoline beds (flat and angled)
- Foam pits
- Rest zones
- Junior zones
- Dodgeball court/Slam-dunk basketball hoops
- Sound/DV systems
On top of all of that specialist kit, we can also help you get finance for catering facilities, furniture, HVAC (heating, fans and air conditioning) systems, and anything else your premises needs to get setup.
Can I lease a trampoline?
Yes! Leasing is an incredibly tax-efficient form of financing your trampoline park, which often requires no deposit, with fixed payments over a fixed term, and is 100% tax-deductible. Forget huge capital costs, venture capital, or risking adverse bank loans. Leasing allows you to pay for state-of-the-art indoor trampoline equipment over the period of the kit’s lifespan from your working capital.
"...banks are still wary of lending against health and fitness property."
Ashley Blake, CEO of Otium Real Estate. The Leisure Database Company SOFI Report, 2015
Why should I choose Johnson Reed?
Unlike other lenders, we understand the trampoline industry and its complexities. We can get involved from Day 1, and help advise on the best manufacturers to provide your trampoline or gymnastic equipment. We firmly believe leasing is the best finance solution for acquiring the most up-to-date equipment for your venue, and our expert team are ready to help walk you through the process to set up your new trampoline business!
Much like when the Soft Play sector was new, we are leading the charge on common sense underwriting, and have already helped get funding for many trampoline parks to open in the UK. We have many more applications with credit approvals waiting for D2 planning permission, so we expect this industry to keep growing!
Our work speaks for itself, so check out the case studies of trampoline parks we have helped set up!