Status: Completed
Tenure: Leasehold
Leasehold Rent: £14,000 per annum
Turnover: £150,000
Children's Play Centre and Café in Cleckheaton, West YorkshireChildren's Play Centre and Café in Cleckheaton, West YorkshireChildren's Play Centre and Café in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
£90,000 + SAV

Children's Play Centre and Café in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

  • Reference: 12607 A
  • Location: Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well established and popular children's play centre and café business, which is ideally located in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire.

The business was established by our client in 2009 and is only now being offered to the market due to our client's other business interests. The business currently operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £150,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.

Our client offers a fully air conditioned play gym, with lots of toys, games, play structures, slides, a ball pool, a football pitch, plus much more. Diddy Middy's has become a premium place for birthday parties with their combination of good food, great party hosts and lots of activities including face painting, themed parties, piñata's and dance parties, to name a few.

Located within Diddy Middy's is a high quality café, which boasts a varied food menu, which is all freshly prepared and cooked that includes homemade soups, and freshly baked cakes, complimented by top quality freshly ground coffee or maybe spoil yourself with Yorkshire Dales fresh scoop ice cream in a waffle cone or if you really want a treat a banana split. All the fayre is prepared and cooked in the 5-star hygiene kitchen.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the very high quality of the service and food offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, perhaps by opening on Sundays. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the service offered.


We are advised Leasehold:

Original lease length: 10 years
Remaining lease length: 5 years
Rent: £14,000 per annum


Opening Times 9am to 6pm (unless there is a private party.)
We close at 2pm Tuesdays.
Disco night on Thursdays unless there is a private party.
Child minders, toddler group's welcome, Twins Special discounts available.
Tea time special every night (except on parties) 3-6pm.
Monday toddler morning 8.30-10.30am.
We are open every Saturday 8.30-11.45am.


The business is owner run and managed with 5 x staff members.


The business generates a turnover in the region of £150,000 per annum.
Diddy Middy's and Foleys Café occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the town of Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire. The children's play centre and cafe is surrounded by a wealth of complementary businesses and benefits from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business is situated on Middleton Business Park, just off the main A638 and within close proximity to the town centre.

Cleckheaton is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire. According to the 2011 census, the town had a residential population of 16,622. The town is home to over 50 independent retail stores and many well-known high street names, as well as more than 10 acclaimed restaurants and eateries.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is Batley, which is just over 3½ miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with business located just off the A638, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Cleckheaton is situated south of Bradford, east of Brighouse, west of Batley and south-west of Leeds.
Substantial ground floor premises in a prime trading location, briefly comprising:

Door to play centre.
Reception desk with electronic cash register and booking facilities.
Table and chair in play centre of approximately 50 covers.
Full range of play areas.
2 x slush machines.
Candy floss machine.
Glass display with range of cakes and sweets.
Vending machine with sweets.
Soft drink chiller unit.
Disabled WC with wash hand basin and baby changing facilities.

Café with:

Door from play area.
Separate entrance.
Tables and chairs for 20 x covers.
Glass serve over counter.

Kitchen with:

2 x refrigerators.
Serve over ice cream chiller unit.
Soft drink chiller.
Bean to cup coffee machine.
Food preparation area.
Flat plate.
Electric oven and hob.
Large industrial oven.
Stainless steel sink unit.
Hand wash basin.
2 x microwave ovens.
Pots, pans and utensils.

On the ground floor and within the unit are a beautician room, to which the current vendor rents out for an income of 200.00 per month, also there is a further room to which the current vendor also rents out at 300.00 per month, these two rooms could be carried forward with the new owner bringing in an income of 500 per month.


Kids party room.
Ladies and gents' WCs.
Room currently rented out as a fitness room.
Office with storage space for Helium tanks and balloons.


Excellent signage.
Car parking.
Outside seating.