Soft play centre's frustration at Rushden Lakes half term closure

The leisure terrace has closed over half term

Rushden Lakes' Leisure Terrace will be closed at least until the end of the week
Rushden Lakes' Leisure Terrace will be closed at least until the end of the week

360 Play has voiced its frustration at the continued closure of Rushden Lake's Leisure Terrace, which has forced 15 businesses to close.

The shopping centre's Leisure Terrace was forced to shut until further notice after the external cladding was damaged by Storm Ciara.

360 Play wrote on its Facebook page last night: "Unfortunately we are still unable to reopen."

The building is home to 15 businesses and attractions at Rushden Lakes, including 360 Play, a soft play centre.

360 Play continued: "Our Rushden Lakes landlords have updated the closure up to and including Friday, February 21 when they will release more information.

"As you can imagine we are not happy about being closed over the half term holidays but safety comes first and our hands are tied.

"Our Milton Keynes, Stevenage and Leicester sites are all open and not too far away, membership and passes work at all our sites."

Other businesses closed in the Leisure Centre include Cineworld, Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Flip Out, Rock Up, Hopmaster, Blue Mountain Yard, Starbucks, Heavenly Desserts, TGI Fridays, Nando's, Zizzi, Five Guys, and Greggs.

The rest of Rushden Lakes' shopping and eating attractions are open as normal.

Announcing the closure, Rushden Lakes said: "We apologise for the impact this may have on your visit to Rushden Lakes, but the safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance.

"We will keep you updated on when the leisure area is likely to re-open."

360 Play said there would be more information on Friday, February 21.