Status: For Sale
Tenure: Leasehold
Leasehold Rent: £18,000 per annum
Turnover: £295,000
Childrens Soft Play Centre in Derbyshire For SaleChildrens Soft Play Centre in Derbyshire For SaleChildrens Soft Play Centre in Derbyshire For Sale
£177,000 + SAV

Childrens Soft Play Centre in Derbyshire For Sale

For Sale
  • Reference: 2496 F
  • Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very popular children's soft play centre, licenced café with a separate restaurant and function centre, ideally located in the village of Donisthorpe, Derbyshire.

The business was established in 1998 and was re-located to the current site in 2006. The business has been in our clients careful ownership since 2011 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients other business interests. The business operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £295,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 62%.

Our clients offer a variety of services including a children's soft play area with a three storey climbing frame with an astra slide, a ball pit, spiders catch and sky glide, plus much more. There is also a separate toddler area designed for the under 5's. The café/restaurant area offers a comprehensive menu as well a fully licenced bar.

The function room has hosted numerous events such as birthday parties, christenings and weddings. Our clients will either cater for the event or the room itself could be hired, which offers 30 covers and a fully stocked bar. If the function room and play area are hired there is a capacity for 200 people.

The premises are extremely well-maintained and are well-equipped to suit the trade. We feel the turnover could be increased by extending the opening hours of the business. A new owner could also embark on a marketing campaign to highlight the function room side of the business.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early discussions with Hilton Smythe must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.


We are advised Leasehold:

Original lease length: 25 years
Remaining lease length: 21 years
Review every: 5 years
Rent: £18,000 per annum


The business is open:

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10.30am - 6.30pm

There are other hours for live entertainment and events, which vary. The business is also open bank holidays.


The business is owner run and managed with staff members.


The business generates a turnover in the region of £295,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 62%.
This very popular children's soft play centre occupies substantial two-storey premises, ideally located within the village of Donisthorpe, Derbyshire. The business is set in spacious grounds offering countryside views. The property boasts ample parking facilities and there are large densely populated residential areas nearby, from which the business draws much trade.

Donisthorpe is located in the East Midlands of England with the River Mease running through the village, which is the boundary between Leicestershire and Derbyshire. The Village centre is on the southern Derbyshire side. According to the 2011 census, Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe had a residential population of 2,637.

The area of the property is served by the public transport system, with bus stops just outside the business. The nearest railway station is in Burton-on-Trent, approximately 9½ miles away. The area is also served by the A-roads, with both the A444 and A42 being within easy driving distance, which connect to the vast A-road and motorway networks. Ashby-de-la-Zouch is approximately 3½ miles away and Sutton Coldfield is 20 miles away
Large two-storey property positioned on a slope, briefly comprising:

Lower ground floor with:

Changing rooms and showers, used by local football team and scout groups.
Cellar, which is fully pumped and piped with rear access doors.

Ground floor with:

Main entrance to reception area and inner hall.
2 x offices either side of main door (currently sub-let to two other businesses).
Passageway leading to ladies, gents and disabled WCs.
Private function/meeting room with access to central bar.

From main reception area access to:
Staff room and storage area.

Commercial kitchen.

Central servery unit.
7 x pot Bain-Marie with hot cupboard and lamp warmer shelving.
Stainless steel preparation table with shelf.
Electric oven.
Double floor standing deep fat fryer.
2 x microwave ovens.
4 x stainless steel preparation tables.
Panini press.
Pot wash sink.
Commercial dishwasher (new).
Hand wash basin.
Bug zapper.
Stainless steel racking unit.

Dry store area with 2 x bowl commercial sink unit, 2 x stainless steel preparation tables, stainless steel shelving and commercial refrigerator.
Freezer room with 3 x chest freezers, upright refrigerator and walk-in chiller.

Large café area with 66 x covers and access doors to large terraced area with rattan furniture seating, 3 x four seat table and chair sets and sofa seating with coffee tables.

Central bar:
Restaurant/function side of bar with 7 x points of dispense, EPOS till, double door bottle chiller and single door bottle chiller.
Café side of bar with counter top refrigerator for chocolate, coffee machine and grinder, EPOS till, double door bottle chiller, single door bottle chiller and Slush machine.

Soft play room with capacity for 80 children:

Large play frame.
Bouncy castle.
Seating area with sofa's, tables and chairs.
Access doors to 'Santa's Grotto' and storage room.

External with:

Grass field and ample parking (approximately 4-5 acres).
Separate secure children's play area with a Wendy house, play frame, splash pool, 4 x bench seating with parasols, part of the area is designed as a beach area in Summer.

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