Project: Little Hooligans
Client: Fayazz and Sofia Ahmed
Total Cost: £95000 (Ex. Vat)
Building Size: 9000 – 10000 sq. ft
Age Range: 0 – 11
Soft play install
Fayazz contacted Play Creations after he and his wife decided to set up an indoor play centre in Walsall. They had found an ideal unit in a town centre location and were looking for a company that could design, manufacture and install a high-quality indoor play area, that also reflected their unique brand ideas. Both Fayazz and Sofia wanted a wide range of exciting activities to offer to their customer base, with a distinct focus on provision for the pre-school market, which they had correctly identified as being a key (and oft over-looked) segment of the market.
Play Creations carried out an initial site meeting to determine a full design brief and acquire an accurate building survey. Due to the head height restrictions, the design was arranged over 2 full sized levels, with a significant proportion of the footprint being assigned to the baby and toddler areas. Space was also apportioned to 3 full sized party rooms, made in the same steel and padding as our play equipment, that could also be opened up and used as a multi-function space.
Following a little customer feedback, a few tweaks were made and a final design was reached and ready to be signed off for manufacture.
All of our soft play equipment is made in house by our expert team of makers, from the highest quality materials available and sourced where possible, from UK manufacturers.
The main junior area was packed full of exciting and diverse features. We don’t like to sell fresh air!
Arranged in coloured zones, to match the proposed ‘Little Hooligans’ brand, the design incorporated 2 large feature slides for maximum excitement. The 45 degree drop slide is an excellent addition as it requires no staff supervision and was able to be fully branded to suit.
A large sports area for football and basketball was included, along with a twisting kart track to the front, for additional secondary spend opportunities.
A full-sized trampoline and giant pinwheel were also incorporated into the design, as unique to Play Creations features, positioned at the front of the frame for maximum visual impact. The trampoline was flanked on both sides, by interactive bubble tubes, which again adds another degree of movement to the front façade of the frame.
Other exciting play features such as ariel glides, traverse climbing panels, rope features, ball cannon and cave crawl were added alongside the more standard soft play fare of squeeze rollers, bash bags, hanging snakes and terrain features.
Toddler and baby soft play
No mere after thought in this case! A large footprint was apportioned to the baby toddler zone, which was designed to cater for the 0-5 year age range. A large free play space with climbing and interactive soft play features was flanked by a large open plan ball pit, which included a mesmerising air-powered ball juggler, for maximum toddler (and adult!) intrigue.
A framed area was also included, to allow for some first floor exploration and to allow a twin lane slide to be included. Many of the features from the main junior area, where replicated here, albeit on a smaller and more manageable scale.
A space to the rear was also enclosed and fitted out with light and sound sensory equipment, to be able to offer completely inclusive play and a useful chill out zone for their customers.