Doors Opening Soon at Space Inflaters!


The old Legends Nightclub in Gillingham is completing its makeover, ready to open this month as Dorset’s newest inflatable play centre
he old Legends Nightclub looks very different inside
Image: Courtenay Hitchcock

With the summer holidays rapidly approaching it’s always great to have something new and exciting to do with the kids – especially when that something new is right on your doorstep here in the Blackmore Vale. In April we created quite a stir when we announced a new indoor inflatable world would be opening right here in Gillingham.
We had hundreds of entries into our competition to name our space-themed inflatable zone. The old Legends nightclub site will be known as Space Inflaters from now on!
As you would expect we’ve cleaned the site from top to bottom, filled more than 15 skips with rubbish and totally transformed the interior. Older clubbers won’t recognise the modern, fun play area and café bar. A new sound system has been installed alongside a revolutionary LED lighting system from Dextra Lighting.
The new inflatable brings outer space adventures to kids of all ages, with light reaction games, planet leaps, an interstellar jump into the black hole, the cosmic slide, alien mountain and much more. And it doesn’t stop there – alongside the inflatables for the older kids we’ve created a sensory and play zone for younger members of the community too, where they can explore friendship, lights and sounds.
So when does all this come to the Blackmore Vale?
We’re pleased to announce that the site will open its doors to the public on Saturday 23rd July – just in time for the traditional UK summer holiday!
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing some more updates on where we are as this brand new community venture nears its opening date, along with some of the fantastic events that are happening during the opening weekend.
We can’t wait to welcome you through the doors of Space Inflaters!

Get involved
This has been a community project from the offset and is part of The Gillingham and Community Leisure Trust Limited, the same organisation that runs RiversMeet Leisure Centre.
The Gillingham Community and Leisure Trust is currently looking for additional trustees; if you are interested in becoming part of this exciting local charity please get in contact with Paul Barber on


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