Childrens Soft Play Centres for sale in Essex

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Peter Webber (March 2014)
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Leasehold Price: £125,000 Price Reduced Turnover: £163,991 Gross Profit: £124,528
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market a childrens play centre. The business was established by our client in 2012 and has been a great success. Our client is now looking to sell the business as they would like to focus on new business interests.

We are advised the turnover for the business is in the region of £293,000 per annum with a gross profit of 76%.  This is a profitable business offering a great service to its customers. The business currently offers different childrens party packages with a party room, café, play centre activities and also hosts childrens events such as Christmas parties.

The play centre has a great website used for advertisement. On the website is information on the price list, party packages, up and coming events, the food menu and photos.

The property is large and has a separate toddler’s play section from the older children’s area.  The business aims at children of all ages. The play centre has a great reputation and has some good reviews on TripAdvisor.

The current owner of the business is very passionate and has turned the business round, in to a much loved safe children’s facility for the community. This would be an excellent opportunity for a buyer with the same drive.

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid missing out on this fantastic business, with amazing premises.

The children’s play centre is located in Essex.

The business is located on a large industrial estate which has a great collection of businesses. The variety of businesses allows for an excellent amount of footfall. On the estate is a garage, car sales, café, printers and many others. There are numerous primary schools around the town, the closest to the business being just a 5 minute drive.

This area is fantastic and receives a great amount of trade from the locals. On the main road just off the estate are many bus stops, the closest train station is approximately 2.1 miles away.

The premise is a large industrial property with great signage.


The inside of the play centre comprises of:

Main entrance and reception area

Counter/café area

Bouncy slide

Seating for 70

Very large 4 storey play frame

Nursery area for smaller children this has a small ball pit.

VIP area

Customer toilets


On the first floor are two decorated party rooms, office and a staff room. There is also a dress up room and ladies and gents toilets.


Equipment included in the sale is as follows-

3 units

Air conditioning in party rooms and office

4 storey play frame

Bounced slide brand new

4 toy vending machines and 2 children's rides, from which the vendor doesn’t own but gets a percentage of the money made from the machines.


Alarm system

Fully fitted kitchen, single pizza oven and everything to cater parties

Café area for 70

Ample chairs tables and high chairs

TV screen plays advertisements from which our client gets payed for.

Serving counter has coffee machine slushy machine, chilled counter unit, Pepsi drinks dispenser and tissue dispenser


There is a car park at the front of the property for 25 cars. There is also parking on the street.  

We are advised the business is leasehold

Original lease length 20 years

Current lease length 17 years

Rent £69,600 per annum

The business opens:-

Monday: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm

The business is run and managed by the owner with the help of 12-15 part time and 3 full time members of staff.

We are advised the turnover for the business is in the region of £293,000 per annum with a gross profit of 76%.  

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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