Riparo Lounge, Jump Inc and Hollywood Bowl 2024 openings confirmed for Westwood Cross

Westwood Cross Photo Frank Leppard

Westwood Cross has confirmed three new additions to the centre for 2024.

The centre is transforming the site previously held by Debenhams with a new Hollywood Bowl, Jump Inc and Lounge café/bar. The revitalised area will offer customers of all ages a place to shop, eat, socialise and be entertained.

The UK’S biggest indoor trampoline, inflatable and ninja park, Jump Inc, will offer activities, events, parties and hours of fun. The 35,000 sq. ft site will feature interconnecting trampolines, an inflatable park, Freedom Gaming, Laser Tag, an interactive footy cage, drop slides and a Jump Kitchen with seating for 200 guests and much more.

Hollywood Bowl 

Hollywood Bowl will span more than 24,000 sq. ft, boasting 22 ten-pin bowling lanes including 4 VIP lanes, a new Hollywood bar and diner serving a selection of food and drinks, including American classics such as hot dogs, burgers, shakes and signature cocktails, plus an amusement area.

Photo Loungers

Loungers, which operates more than 200 sites in England and Wales, will be opening ‘Riparo Lounge’ which will cater for all tastes with a varied and innovative all-day menu including full kids’, gluten-free and vegan menus.

Riparo Lounge will welcome locals looking for a space for regular catch ups, meetings and events – everything from business networking, book or knitting clubs to parent and baby meets and life drawing classes.

Francesca Donovan, Centre Manager at Westwood Cross, said: “We are so excited to be bringing a unique family entertainment leisure space to our centre, giving shoppers the perfect opportunity to create unforgettable moments.

“With the centre ever-evolving, locals and visitors can rest assured that Westwood Cross will always offer the most community-centric retail and leisure space that will keep people coming back for more.”

Work is due to begin on site early 2024.

Photo JUMP Inc

Lee Shipley, Managing Director of JUMP Inc, said: “We are thrilled to be making this next move and extending the brand by bringing something new to the town. The Westwood Cross site is different to anything you’ve ever seen before, Jump Inc will be the next generation of indoor entertainment and this new concept ties in with our company strategy of innovation and leading from the front.

“This is a multi-person playground for adults, teenagers and children alike and our exciting new activities will accommodate families, corporate events, hen parties and toddler sessions. We look forward to welcoming a diverse group of socials and party bookings when we open our doors very soon.”

Dave Williams, Operations Director at Hollywood Bowl, said: “Hollywood Bowl has built a strong reputation for delivering affordable family experiences across the UK and we can’t wait to welcome new customers to come play at Westwood Cross and make memories together in our new state of the art bowling and entertainment centre.

Gemma Irwin, Community Manager at Loungers, added: “We’re so looking forward to opening the doors of Riparo Lounge next year.  We hope our family friendly environment and top-notch food and drink offering will prove popular with local residents.

“We’re passionate about integrating genuinely into the communities we serve so we’re looking forward to meeting everyone and to playing our part at the heart of Westwood Cross’ food and drink scene.  Anyone looking for a space to host events or groups should pop in once we’re open, we’d love to hear from them and see what we can do to help.”

12 Comments

  1. Or better still -Turn the whole shopping complex in to PLEASURAMA. Put all the shops back in to the Towns where there belong.

    • No. It’s not cost effective for a store to trade from high streets anymore. One grand store that can service the needs of several towns is way more economical. One location rather than a branch in every town. The days of the superstores having thousands of branches are long gone. Plus, Westwood cross doesn’t attract as many feral wannabe gangsters and drugged up and pissed up wasters as our high streets.

      • That’s because WC has private security, and any beggars and vagrants are moved on. I remember when the police used to do that in High Streets!

  2. It will kill off the seafront amusements and then more empty buildings.
    Dreamland has gone so why not loss the rest. Sad to sad this happening

  3. Great now we need an outdoor sports park for multi purpose use . Hockey, athletics, tennis etc, that would give people a healthy venue, with food and drinks and seating for the less athletic but like to look. Is there any free of new build space for this to happen.

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