Free play at Rushden Lakes attraction as venue celebrates its fifth birthday
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A Rushden Lakes attraction is offering free play as it celebrates its fifth birthday at the retail and leisure development.
360 Play Rushden Lakes opened its doors on February 13, 2019 with the help of Rushden mayor David Coleman with an exclusive golden ticket day.
Since opening, they have welcomed thousands of families and continued to add to the range of activities on offer, introducing 360 outdoors in summer 2020, their interactive water play in 2022 and a new baby sensory garden last year.
360 Play has given and continues to give families within the community the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild with their role play facilities, ride rides and climb soft play, while incorporating active and messy play too throughout the day.
To help 360 Play celebrate and as a thank you to all the local families that have become regular visitors, they are inviting local children to play for free on their birthday during their celebration year.
For anyone under 10 who lives in the local area, you can get free entry on the day of your birthday.
360 Play Rushden Lakes centre manager Lauren said: “These past five years have been such an amazing time for me and the team here at 360, it has been so lovely to provide the local community a safe and inviting space to enjoy as a family.
"Having moved to the area to open up 360 Play, recruit the amazing local staff we have and become a go to place for local families has been truly rewarding.
"That’s why we are so excited to be able to do this amazing give back to local families to join us for free on their birthday in our celebration year.”
Founder and managing director Duncan Phillips said: “Having to close due to Covid had a deep and wide impact on local young families as well as many of the local businesses that serve them.
"Some of the most impacted and yet least talked about were our children.
"As a father of two boys I saw some of the negative impacts that lockdown had on them which is why I was so pleased to open our attraction back open for local families in late 2022.
"Getting back open after the pandemic, allowing local families to come back and enjoy some active play time reminded us all how important in person play together without screens really is.
"Throughout those challenging times and since then we have enjoyed the overwhelming support of our customers, our communities and our local authorities.
"To be able to welcome every child under-10 in our area for a free play on their birthday is a great way to say thank you and share our passion for play.”
From February 14, 2024 to February 13, 2025 they will give free entry for any child in the local area, under the age of 10 if they visit on the day of their birthday.
The offer applies to customers within the local catchment area of NN10, NN9, NN8, NN7, NN6, NN3 and NN15.
Customers will need to bring proof of their home address along with proof of birth date to claim their free entry ticket.