A NEW children’s activity play centre in Bradford city centre will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Zafar Ali on Saturday.

The new business, Airobounce, which has received support from Bradford Council, will offer a range of activities including a large trampolining and inflatable facility, a soft play area, Laser Tag room and an arcade games area, as well as an on site deli and dessert lounge.

The council has supported the enterprise through its City Centre Growth Zone rate rebate scheme, as well as providing business advice, a property search for premises and support through the planning process.

The business also received recruitment advice and support from the Council’s Skills House team.

The owners will be bringing back into use over 35,000 square feet of vacant leisure space, which was the location for the Mecca Bingo Hall. The location is in the same complex as the Bradford Ice Skating Rink and is adjacent to the National Science and Media Museum and opposite the Alhambra Theatre. It, which will create nine jobs, aims to add to and complement the existing leisure offer in this part of the city centre, by increasing footfall and delivering a new range of activities for a fun day out for the entire family.

Coun Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “Increasing the leisure offer in the city centre is key to increasing footfall and attracting more people to visit. With the National Science and Media Museum, City Park and the Alhambra Theatre nearby it’s a great addition to the attractions in that area.”

A Director of Airobounce Ltd, said: “Bradford Council’s support is a fantastic incentive for businesses like ours to invest in Bradford and open our new business. It also provides much needed support in terms of regeneration for the area and is working closely with the community driving the local Bradford economy in a positive direction. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Council moving forward.”