The news that Magicland soft play centre in Cirencester was closing in January 2018 because of financial problems, was a shock to thousands of parents across Gloucestershire.
Known as one of the largest and most popular soft play spots in the county, the closure left similar businesses attempting to pick up the pieces, providing places for cancelled birthday parties and toddler groups.
But now, a new company ‘Rugrats and Halfpints’ which already runs a successful soft play centre in Banbury is taking over the soft play centre, and re-opening on Saturday 31 March 2018.
Promising some big changes to the original Magicland layout, there will be a much bigger baby area with sensory equipment, including lights, bubble columns and musical touch walls.
A new toddler frame has been installed for under fives which encompasses indoor swings and a new trampoline section. The centre will also offer electric go karts after school and during the weekend, which will be available for children aged four and above. There’s even space on the back for big kids, if adults want to ride along too!
Prices will start at £2 per child for children aged up to five months and go up to £6 for children over five, during off-peak times. Peak prices go up to £7.50 for older children and allow access to the play centre for two hours. There are also ‘party chalets’ available to hire, which are in the style of wooden summer houses. Prices start at £10 per child and include balloons, two hours of play, unlimited squash and a buffet.
Manager of Rugrats and Halfpints in Banbury, Christopher David told SoGlos: ‘We specialise in sensory areas for younger children, so it’s really exciting to improve the faciltiies at this site. We’re also offering Teddy Mountain parties, where children can create their own teddy to take away.’
For more information, call (01295) 250060.