Childrens Soft Play Centres for sale in Linlithgow

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Mr & Mrs Campbell (Jan 2015)
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Leasehold Price: £125,000
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Business Description
•Profitable business with growing annual turnover
•Large high quality multi-level soft play area
•Excellent local reputation and strong trading history
•Moments from Linlithgow and only 20 miles from Edinburgh


Mill Road Industrial Estate is located just off Mill Road on the B8029 2 miles from the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow and only 20 miles from Edinburgh City Centre. It is a very accessible location such is its close proximity to the M9 where the nearest junction is only 3 miles away.

Linlithgow is one of West Lothian’s favourite towns with a thriving local community, popular schools and excellent transport connections. Linlithgow Palace is a major tourism draw which has led to a thriving High Street home to a number of cafes, hotels and restaurants.

International trade, meanwhile, is represented by Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems) who have an extensive business and manufacturing facility on the east side of the town.


Play Bugs occupies a modern steel portal framed industrial unit with metal cladding and block work walls. It extends to approximately 360 sq m (3,875 sq ft) and there is the potential to extend into the adjacent unit. The large window units on the east side of the subjects and the translucent roof lights flood the property with natural daylight.

It forms part of the popular Mill Road Industrial Estate which comprises a number of business occupiers including those involved in light industrial/storage uses.


Our client’s have owned and operated this business under their management since 2008. Since then they have developed a profitable business and have built an enviable and strong reputation amongst families in the area.

We have been advised that income is generated from entry fees to the soft play areas as well as from Bug Bites Café sales of hot/cold food along with children’s party bookings. Further income is derived from evening parties between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and there is potential to develop this strand of the business.

The sale of Play Bugs offers a purchaser a fantastic opportunity to acquire a rarely available fully operational soft play business with genuine scope for growth and expansion.


On entering the premises there is a welcoming reception area where entry fees are taken immediately adjacent to the Bug Bites Café. We understand this is capable of approximately 120 covers and serves a range of hot/cold food and snacks, teas, coffees and drinks.

Play Bugs caters for babies, under 4s and over 4s in three separate play areas designed over multiple levels consisting of slides, climbing frames, a ball pool, rollers and tunnels. A current feature of the business is the ability to hire these areas for children’s parties

The lighting, in what is a very pleasant environment, is provided by high-level halogen fittings. Flooring is blue carpet tiles throughout whilst the walls are decorated a pleasant light yellow giving it an airy feel.


Close to the main entrance of the property are 8 dedicated car parking spaces with additional spaces available nearby.

There is prominent signage for the business above the main entrance door.


We have been advised that all relevant licensing, both health and safety and regulatory, is up-to-date for the operation of a business of this type.


The business trading times are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm (also during West Lothian Council school holiday)


We are advised that all mains services are connected.


Our client’s currently run the business with support from 3 part-time fixed contract employees and additional weekend contractors.


The lease expires 7th May 2023 at a current passing rent of £27,000 per annum and is held on full repairing and insuring terms. The lease is subject to a rent review on 7th May 2018.

The landlord would consider granting a new lease on terms to be agreed.


Trading accounts will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place.


Offers over £125,000 are sought for the business, equipment and leasehold interest. Stock will be paid in addition to this figure.


According to the Scottish Assessors website the subjects are entered into the Valuation Roll with a Rateable Value of £20400


All offers couched in Scottish legal terms should be submitted to the sole selling agents.


Strictly by appointment via the sole selling agents, IME Property
Tenure: Leasehold

Location Details: Unit 24 Mill Road Industrial Estate, Linlithgow

Leasehold Term: The lease expires 7th May 2023

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Listed by: IME Property Ltd
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