Flip Out comes to rescue of families after closure of Doncaster trampoline park
Bosses at a Doncaster town centre trampoline park have come to the rescue of families following the shock closure of a similar play area nearby.
Flip Out, which is based in the Frenchgate Centre, has come to the aid of families who had booked parties at Kirk Sandall-based Air Kings which closed on Sunday.
Bosses say they should be able to accommodate all the children's parties and bookings that were scheduled to take place at Air Kings.
In addition, Flip Out are also considering taking on some staff who are now being made redundant at the closed store on the Kirk Sandall industrial estate.
Jamie Hardy, general manager of the Doncaster play zone, which opened in July 2018, said: "We are really sorry to see a local company close but are working closely with Air Kings to provide customers with an alternative venue to ensure they can still enjoy their special day.
"As a result of the closure we're inviting anyone who had a booking with Air Kings to get in touch on 01302 595010 and we will do everything possible to fit you in."
Doncaster Flip Out, which opened on the site of the former British Home Stores, is one of the biggest trampoline parks in the country at over 30,000 sq ft.
It boasts an interactive Ninja Tag game - an indoor assault course where customers can compete against each other - bouldering and traverse climbing walls, over 50 trampolines, plus two 20 foot cyber towers and a 160 seat cafe.
Air Kings was the town’s first indoor trampoline park when it opened in 2016.
But on Sunday it announced its closure on Facebook.
The statement said: “Unfortunately our Doncaster branch has ceased trading as of today 5, January 2020.
“We have been working hard behind the scenes in relation to lease terms and new agreements but unfortunately could not come to a solution to suit all parties.
“This has been an incredibly difficult decision to close but had the pleasure of seeing out the Christmas holidays.
“It has been an absolutely amazing experience working with such dedicated staff over the last four years and meeting so many loyal customers throughout this time.
“We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this has caused, existing bookings are being contacted to discuss options.”
Anyone with any questions is urged to contact [email protected] It said the firm’s Scunthorpe branch would continue to trade.
Since its opening, Air Kings had faced competition from both Go Bounce and Flip Out, both of which sprung up in its wake.
Back in 2016, the team behind Air Kings objected to plans by Go Bounce to open a site at Shaw Lane industrial estate, saying the the demand to sustain another business in such close proximity did not exist.