The founders of the UK’s first inflatable theme parks have targeted ten new site openings for 2019, as they unveil ambitious expansion plans.
Inflata Nation run popular indoor inflatable arenas, filled with gigantic ball pools, tall slides, climbing walls and obstacle courses.
Founders Michelle and Matt Ball opened their first park in Manchester’s Trafford Park in October 2017.
Other centres soon followed in Cheshire, Glasgow and Beverley, as well as their first franchise operation in Birmingham.
And now Michelle and Matt say they’ve set their sights on ten new launches in the coming 12 months, including their first in international territory.
Michelle, headquartered in Southport, Merseyside, says: “Our first franchise site opened in Birmingham earlier this year – and three more franchise locations are already in development, with several others in the early stages.
“We think ten new locations for 2019 is a very realistic prospect as the market continues to expand – which is great news for anyone who’s been waiting for Inflata Nation to arrive at a venue near them, as we’re hoping to spread across the UK.
“And we’re also busy formalising what will be our first international franchise, with plans to expand into further international markets next year.
“The precise details of that venture is strictly under wraps for the moment, but it’s extremely exciting for Matt and I.”
Matt said: “Our model has proved successful so far and we are aiming to roll it out even further over the next 12 months.
“We believe that Inflata Nation offers not only a unique experience for our customers but is also perfectly suited to an ambitious expansion strategy and is an attractive franchise opportunity.”
Inflata Nation is currently in discussions over a handful of other ‘interesting’ sites that will offer new attractions.
Michelle said: “We are delighted with the progress we have made this year, with the new sites in Runcorn, Birmingham and Beverley all up and running.
“We are determined to push on with our plans and retain our position as an industry leader.
“There are exciting times ahead for Inflata Nation and we can’t wait to give more and more people the chance to bounce in our arenas.”