Following the continued success of its five existing venues, DP Leisure (DPL), operator of the 360 Play children’s entertainment centre brand, has announced that it will open a sixth UK site in 2017, this time in Farnborough town centre in Hampshire.
Already firmly established as a leading brand name within the UK’s children’s entertainment centre sector with sites in Milton Keynes, Stevenage, Leicester, Basildon and most recently Redditch, the newest 20,000sq. ft. 360 Play unit will be located in Farnborough at the Meads Shopping Centre.
The opening of 360 Play Farnborough is scheduled for late 2017 and once again the design and master planning of the project will be carried out by DP Associates (DPA), the sister company to operator DP Leisure, which will project manage the build. The new centre site will be home to all the classic 360 Play elements, which have proved so popular with families with young children over the years. Pre-manufacturing of many of the key play elements and structures that will be accommodated within the new location is already underway in workshops at DPL’s headquarters in Milton Keynes.
The design and content will follow the company’s tried and tested formula of a wide range of activities for all young children, from toddlers up to the age of 12, and with everything designed so that adults can join in too, it will be a true family day out offering.
Among the key attractions will be a three-storey play structure, family bumper cars and a carousel. The 360 Street creative play zone, a key feature at all 360 Play sites is made up of individual play units such as a fire station, supermarket, pizza parlour, vets, car garage/body shop and dressing up shop. This role play and free play element is designed to stimulate the creativity in young minds, while also providing an opportunity for parents to get involved in play with their children. 360 Play Farnborough will also feature some new elements, yet to be announced along with a party zone offering a dedicated area for children’s parties.