Huge new Witchford play centre almost ready to open its doors

PUBLISHED: 15:54 11 September 2012

(l to r) Carlene Bunten and Adam Pickup, the playcenrte operators, and Harvey Bibby, of Grovemere.

(l to r) Carlene Bunten and Adam Pickup, the playcenrte operators, and Harvey Bibby, of Grovemere.

A HUGE new children’s soft play centre is due to open on Lancaster Way Business Park in Witchford at the end of the month.

Known mainly for its wide range of industrial and commercial businesses, Lancaster Way is hoping to broaden its appeal by welcoming the new 4,500sq ft play centre, which will be named Treetops.

Treetops play centre is being launched by Adam Pickup and Carlene Bunten, owners of the renowned Anchor restaurant at Sutton Gault.

According to the duo, the centre will house soft-play facilities, party areas and sensory facilities for disabled children and will create about 20 new jobs for the area.

Adam said: “Research shows that there is strong demand for a high quality soft play centre in the Ely area. It is a fast growing city with a high proportion of young families, some of whom travel quite considerable distances for such a facility.

“Apart from the fun for children we will have a relaxing area for mums and dads to meet and enjoy coffee and top quality snacks, including gluten-free and for food intolerances.”

Harvey Bibby, a director of the business park’s developers Grovemere, said: “We are delighted to welcome Treetops and hope that this fantastic facility will be embraced by the local community.

“A soft play facility will bring a new cross section of people onto the estate and spread the message that we are open for all sorts of new business opportunities.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard