More on offer at Rushden Lakes play attraction following lockdown re-opening

Bosses at 360 Play say they are moving into their second phase of re-opening and gradually reintroducing all the things children love about it

By Stephanie Weaver
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 4:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 4:20 pm

Families can enjoy more at a popular play attraction as it brings more of its facilities back into use after lockdown.

360 Play re-opened in the leisure terrace at Rushden Lakes in July after having to close its doors due to lockdown.

And after successfully re-opening to customers, the company is now bringing more of its facilities back into use.

A spokesman for 360 Play said: "We are so pleased to have welcomed back many of our loyal customers since we re-opened in July and we are now moving into our second phase of re-opening and taking gradual steps as we reintroduce all of the things they love about 360.

"We know how hard lockdown and the change in routine has been on little ones and how important free play away from screens is for them.

"Research shows that regular physical activity contributes to better academic results, improves concentration, helps development and helps to protect against negative behaviours such as bullying.

"We are passionate about giving children and their families the chance to enjoy active, creative and engaging play.

360 Play at Rushden Lakes

"Our centre provides a safe and secure environment where they can do just that – whatever the weather.

"Now that the school holidays are over, our centres have become quieter during the week and with reduced capacities it’s a great time to come along with younger children to enjoy some exclusive time.

"Our customers will still need to book an arrival time but there is no longer a time limit on sessions when we are not at capacity so they can stay and play as long as they like.

"For our play pass holders they can enjoy visiting without advance booking when they visit Monday to Friday in term time and can just turn up and check in as normal.

"For weekends and school holidays pass holders will still need to book so we can closely monitor our capacities.

"All this will make visiting easier for our regular customers."

Customers seem to like 360 Play being open again, including one customer review which said: "I was delighted to take my granddaughter to @360Lakes at Rushden

Lakes yesterday and were pleased to see how well they have responded to coronavirus and their excellent cleaning regime."

Health questionnaires, PPE and temperature checks for customers and staff will all continue as standard practise and 360 Play asks that if you or any of your party are showing any signs of illness that everyone stays at home as they will not be permitted entry.

Wearing a mask is now mandatory in indoor settings except for when seated at a table.

The spokesman for 360 Play added: "We trust that our customers will protect those they care for and our staff by wearing a mask at all times as directed and not put our staff in the awkward position of having to remind them.

"The soft play frame now has its own capacity and to ensure that we stick to this we have a member of staff on the entrance to count guests in and out and to sanitise your hands as

per the government regulations.

"Some of the exits have been netted off to make parts of the play frame one way so it’s best to accompany young children until they become familiar with the new changes.

"Social distancing is still in place in the centre and we encourage all customers to wash their hands regularly and use hand sanitiser provided throughout visits.

"We have removed some of the loose play elements for now such as balls, toys and 360 Street props but we have replaced these with interactive QR code stories use with smart

phones.

"Individual bags of sanitised play props for children to play with on 360 Street are available from reception."

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