The 30,000 sq. ft. venue will be full of amazing features, including a bumper car track, a ‘glow in the dark’ ice rink, themed mini golf, a huge inflatable system, Laser Quest, interactive football, a massive indoor interactive assault course, and an arcade area with all the latest games.
This will be Flip Out’s second ‘Super Centre’ in the UK; the brand has been growing rapidly over the last 18 months and now has 25 sites in the UK, with many more planned. Around 25 full-time and 50 part-time roles will be created by the new fun-packed venue, which will also include a soft play area for toddlers, and spaces for parents to relax with refreshments and snacks from the cafe.
Flip Out appeals to children of all ages, teens and adults and has designated themed party rooms, as well as bars and restaurant facilities for parents and guardians, who might prefer to relax whilst keeping an eye on the kids. In addition, the venue will run disability sessions where carers are allowed in for free. The safety of customers, colleagues and partners is Flip Out and Centrale’s number one priority, and the new venue will strictly follow all of the Government’s safety guidelines when it opens.
Richard Beese, co-owner of Flip Out, said:
"This is a revolutionary new concept adventure park and I can't tell you how excited we are to be opening our doors to the people of Croydon. It's been a difficult year for everyone but now we want to give people an outlet to go have some fun and still be safe. If you've been stuck at home bouncing off the walls in frustration, then what better way to blow off some steam with the family! The park will be due to open in the Summer depending on Government guidelines. This park is the first of its kind, and is absolutely jam-packed with a multitude of fantastic activities and we can't wait for the people of Croydon to enjoy what's on offer!"
Iain Mitchell, UK Commercial Director at Hammerson, said:
“If the past twelve months have taught us anything, it’s that nothing beats sharing experiences with friends and family. Throughout our portfolio, we’re always looking to introduce concepts that will deliver something new and exciting for our customers, and this is a prime example of that. This new Super-Centre will be packed full of exciting features and activities, enough to keep the whole family entertained for hours.”
The centre will be spread over 2 floors and will run classic Flip Out sessions including fully hosted birthday parties, late-night 'after dark' discos, toddler soft play activities, and group sleepovers.
Opening times will be 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday, and then 10 am to 7 pm on a Sunday. A 3-hour session costs £20 and the park will offer discounted family pass tickets. Free parking will be provided for 90 minutes in the shopping centre for all Flip Out customers seven days a week when attending a session.
The arrival of Flip Out in Croydon is an amazing addition to the entertainment offer in Croydon, joining the escape rooms ‘Exciting Escapes’, our unique board games’ venue ‘The Ludoquist’, virtual reality venue, Limitless VR and The Funhouse. With the largest population of young people of any London borough, Croydon continues to attract investment, create a great impression and progress development for the future generations.