Lancashire’s first trampoline park is set to spring into action in Preston next month.
Four entrepreneurs have forked out more than £750,000 and used more than 70,000 springs to build a state-of- the-art 25,000 square foot 174-trampoline hub that will create 70 jobs.
Energi Trampoline Park Preston is set to be one of the biggest parks of its kind in the UK and is due to open next month in Queens Retail Park, Avenham.
The child-friendly, health-focused super hub is the brainchild of couple Steve and Beverley Butterfield from Wrea Green and Andy and Helen Ince from Manchester.
And Beverley believes the new park will put Preston on the map and boost the local economy. She said: “It all started because we have our own children aged 17 and 12 and we found that we were taking them to Manchester or down South to experience something like this.
“There is nothing else like this round here and it is great for local kids and will help get kids off the street and give them something to do.
“This is the first trampoline park in Lancashire and we are so excited to open.
“It will bring more people into the city centre and benefit other businesses around us too.
“We believe this will be great for Preston.”
At the moment, more than 30 workmen are helping make the couple’s dreams a reality.
The park has already been a hit on Facebook with over 3,000 people ‘liking’ the Energi Trampoline Park Page.
And Beverley says she is overwhelmed by the reaction.
She said: “We’ve had a lot of sleepless nights but we have done it! I know it sounds corny but we just want to give something back to Preston.
“The response has been amazing. We haven’t even opened yet and everyone seems to be excited.
“We even have people popping in while we are building just to see what is going on.
“The park has something for everyone.
“It has 134 individual trampolines, a dodge-ball area, a tumble track, a huge air bag, slam-dunk, interactive boards, parkour and a toddlers’ foam pit and a cafe.
“Trampolining is a great way to keep fit.
“We will be running fitness classes during the day as well as mother and toddler sessions and we will be inviting local schools and groups to take advantage of the facilities we have.”
l For details, go to www.facebook.com/energipreston.