The new inflatable soft play in Gillingham is now open! Space Inflaters Gillingham is on the site of the old Legends nightclub on the Brickfields Industrial Estate.
Opening times are 9.30am to 6pm (6.30pm at weekends), and prices start at £5 off-peak (£3 for under-3s)
Book tickets here www.spaceinflaters.org
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT Huge congratulations goes to Marie Amos who wins a family prize worth up to £800 for naming the new inflatable soft play world at the old Legends Nightclub in Gillingham.The new name is SPACE INFLATERS!
Well done Marie, someone will be in touch very soon to arrange your prize
***** COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED *****
Can you find the right name for the new inflatable soft play world at the old Legends Nightclub in Gillingham? If so, you could win a year’s family membership, plus a family party – including food – together worth up to £800!
Like so many businesses, the team from the Gillingham Community and Leisure Trust (GCLT), who run Riversmeet, were devastated by the effects of the lockdowns. These were already troubling times for the Three Rivers Partnership (the charity which oversees GCLT), and it was hard to see a path forwards for the business – but here we are in 2022, not just surviving but thriving again.
Covid quickly showed the team the weaknesses in their business model, and in the services being provided to the community. A new way needed to be found to enable the business to expand and survive over the next 20 years, and last summer a new Community Interest Company was formed. Called Thrive Services CIC, its only purpose is to deliver valuable services to the community that it serves. With the survival of Riversmeet forming the cornerstone of its business plan, the team have now started to undertake several exciting new local projects, highest of which is the redevelopment of the Legends building on Brickfields Industrial Estate. The site, which has been empty for a few years now, was generously offered to the team by its owners, and with their full support Thrive has been able to start work on what will be a new community facility.
Complimenting the services already in place at Riversmeet, the new facility – which hasn’t been named yet (your chance to name it is below!) – will initially focus its activities on the children of the town and their parents. Phase 1 of the project will offer a huge new indoor soft play area, party rooms and a café for parents.
Phase 2, which will be completed after an extension has been built to the original building, will offer a new health and fitness space which will compliment the existing gym at Riversmeet.
Over the coming months we’ll be happy talk to the community and answer any questions you may have… but right now we’re asking the community to name our new facility – much like we did when Riversmeet was built back in 2008.
To be in with a chance to win, just answer the first three questions in the widget box below. There are more chances to win by completing the other entry options if you so wish – they’re entirely up to you! The closing date for this competition is 15th April 2022 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. Good luck!