POPULAR soft play area and trampoline park Imagination Street will reopen its doors on October 1.
The venue in Astwood Bank has been shut for the last six months during the pandemic and now owners Matt Jinks and Kevin Grubb have got it ready for reopening with safety measures in place.
Mr Grubb said: “This has been by far the most testing and challenging period of our ten years of being in business but we are determined to adapt and offer an experience that is still great fun for the kids whilst giving parents peace of mind that their family is in a safe environment.”
There has been a raft of new introductions to Imagination Street to meet the stringent guidelines set by the Government and Mr Grubb has worked very closely with the local Environmental Health officers to make sure that everything is in order.
Among the measures are reduced capacity in the seating area, trampoline park and play frame.
A strict cleaning regime is in place for all areas, along with an anti-bacterial fogging machine for the play frame and removing all the balls from the ball pools.
There will be two soft play sessions during the week, from 10am to 2.30pm and between 3pm and 6pm.
During the half-hour break a full clean will be given to the facilities.
At weekend two-hour sessions will run from 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm.
A new mobile phone app enables customers to place their food orders whilst seated and receive table service.
Mr Grubb said he was confident all the bases had been covered to create a safe, Covid-secure environment, whilst maintaining the ‘fun’ element so children can run around and let off steam.
“We cannot wait to open our doors again, to see some old friends but most importantly seeing the joy on the children’s face again.
“It is a strange new world but one which we are embracing and are determined to make work.
“All we ask now for is that our local community supports our efforts by coming in to see us and respects the measures we have put in place.”
Visit imaginationstreet.co.uk to book soft play and trampoline jump sessions and birthday parties.