It has welcomed 2.5 million visitors through its doors and hosted 25,000 parties, and now Kidspace has celebrated reaching its 10th anniversary!

The company opened its first of two centres in Romford in 2005 at a cost of £1.7m and has taken the industry to new heights.

Despite a recession Kidspace has continued to invest in the centre throughout the decade (around £1m), continuously updating the main play frame, go-kart track, toddler zone, new kitchen and laser tag.

The concept was created by Richard Farley and Nick de Candole who, upon becoming fathers, realised there was a major shortage of top quality venues to take their children that were both fun for the children but just as importantly well designed for the adults.

Nick and Richard toured Europe and America researching a variety of different operators, both good and bad, for two years before finalising on a concept from which Kidspace Adventures was born.

Richard said: “We’re proud that a number of our employees used to frequent Kidspace when they were young, and now work for us having come full circle!

“It’s been a fantastic 10 years in Romford and we thank all of our customers for their support. We certainly look forward to serving the community for another 10!”

In 2016 there will be more modernisation including a new climbing wall and changes to the Toddler Zone and main play frame.

 

bday cake

Our fantastic birthday cake

cupcake

10 years in business celebratory cupcake tower

Nick and Rafik

F&B manager Rafik (Kidspace Adventures longest serving team member) with owner Nick de Candole

Paige

Party supervisor Nikki Calver and guest Paige, one of our longest serving annual passholders

Rafik and Nikki

F&B Manager Rafik and Party Supervisor Nikki who are our longest serving employees, having been with us since Kidspace opened

lorraine and Nikki

General manager Lorraine Walsh with party supervisor Nikki Calver

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Party guests

Nick, Charlie and Kobi

Owners Nick and Richard with Kobi and Peter Robertson from Twizzle Parties and Events