Case Study: Happy Days Play Centre backed by Johnson Reed for new Soft Play Finance

Johnson Reed
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We’ve seen a huge growth in the number of Soft Play centres springing up across the country lately, and we’re always delighted to be asked to work with new ventures to improve the quality of the play for children.

Our most recent project has been with Happy Days, which boasts the UK’s highest indoor slide, Drive In cinema, Baby Park and quality restaurant at EKPark, a massive Scottish indoor play centre. This 36,000 square foot play centre has been operating for over 28 months now, and is run by Keith Mackie, 38, from Edinburgh. Keith could hardly have been said to rest on his laurels since setting up Happy Days, he has been re-investing sales over the past 2 years to seek out ways of getting new business, and has even signed a new sponsorship deal with Robert Wiseman Dairies.

In a bid to attract more children to the play centre – and expand the activities they could do there – we were asked to finance new soft play equipment, namely a set of laser guns for “laser tag” games.

On trial from their supplier for several months, the laser guns are hoped to attract more business to Happy Days, and if successful are likely to become a permanent feature at the play centre.

Here at Johnson Reed we have already helped many play centres with their Soft Play equipment leasing requirements, and we are constantly growing our experience in this sector. We can help play centres and childcare centres get new soft play equipment finance in a way that is easy for them to manage and absorb into their budget.