SOLD: Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre

Hullabaloo was established in July 2013 by Patrizia Chappell when she, as a parent of two young children, saw a gap in the market for a play centre in Shepton Mallet. When an ideal premises became available she jumped at the chance to develop a centre that she herself would be happy to use. She demanded a very high standard and cleanliness, safety, security and hygiene were of paramount importance as was the provision of healthy food and drinks.

Several areas were created catering separately for babies, toddlers and older children (with a trampoline, tubes, a rope bridge, slides etc.) and through publicity and employing good and friendly staff an excellent centre was created. 'Having established a very successful business Pat decided to pursue other interests and offer the business for sale'. She instructed South West based business transfer specialists, Beardsley Theobalds, to act for her.

A promotional campaign was undertaken but fairly soon a buyer, Rebecca King, was found. Rebecca is a 25 year old mother of one looking for a new challenge. With a degree in Early Childhood Studies and millions of visits to soft-play centres with her little boy, Rebecca found the idea of owning one very exciting. The opportunity to put all of her and her son’s favourite parts of all the play centres they had been to all into one and create a warm, welcoming, fun environment for children to play in while their parents relax... or play whatever works best! With the new additions already of jungle animals all around the walls, re-branding and a new creativity and baby/toddler area Rebecca is also hoping to welcome the arrival of new jungle animal soft play shapes and new bouncy castle, new soft flooring and eventually a new, bigger slide! Rebecca is also hoping to set up structured toddler mornings, new party ideas and some great fun days like Halloween and Christmas parties, character days and reptile handling days. In the near future they are hoping to have a party bus, which will enable them to bring the soft-play party experience to you at your own home. The next 6-12 months should see some exciting, new changes to Hullabaloo Jungle Play.

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Charles Webb