Huge inflatable park, Pixel floor game and football cage among additions at expanded Elev8 centre

A double-size Elev8 reopens tomorrow

Bounce park and soft play centre Elev8 fully reopens this weekend with new activities added to its Broadstairs Retail Park site following the acquisition of the lease on neighbouring former Laura Ashley store.

Elev8 has expanded into a neighbouring building to more than double in size and it now has some 28,000sqft of space for visitors to run around and try lots of different activities.

In addition to the expansion of existing facilities there are new features including:

  • Huge inflatable park featuring a 9m tall slide, obstacle course, wipe-out zone, bungee runs and impossible ladder climbs.
  • Interactive climbing wall
  • Wall-to-wall interconnecting trampolines
  • Tumble tracks
  • Basketball lanes
  • Interactive footie cage
  • Ninja Obstacle course
  • Pixel interactive floor game – The floor is lava.
  • Level Up – An arcade with a twist – play as much as you’d like during your slot!

Elev8 co-founder Hadley Colton said: “We would like to thank our customers for their support over the last couple of years which has enabled us to expand and invest in the business further, creating new employment opportunities for local people, including multiple staff from Clip and Climb Thanet who have recently been made redundant.

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“We believe we now have the biggest and best range of indoor activities under one roof anywhere in Kent for kids and their families to enjoy all year round. I’ve personally been able to test all the activities out and I can honestly say they are brilliant fun, and we can’t wait to see people using them all from this weekend.

“We have had a really wet winter and it’s been hard for parents with energetic kids to find something fun and affordable to do and we hope our new facilities will bring them lots of enjoyment and will tire them out.

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“As part of our expansion, we have announced we will be now offering tickets for 1- and 2-hour sessions, group saver deals and further weekday offers.”

Elev8 is a family funded business which opened in October 2022. The first expansion of the business opened in April 2023 with a three-tier soft play, mini bounce park and disability friendly sensory room.

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The second phase opened in December 2023 with a Ninja course and interactive games area.

This third phase opens fully tomorrow (16 March) and is creating local jobs as well as providing work for isle trades as part of the fit out.

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  1. sad? No what’s sad is there is absolutely nothing around here in thanet for children and teens. All anyone talks about is the youth hanging around and causing a nuisance, it’s hardly surprising when they have no where to go.

    • Nowhere to go???

      When I was a kid growing up in London, I’d be out and about in all weathers playing in parks, etc, then when I moved to Sheppey aged 12 I explored beaches and cycled everywhere (even in the rain). A great childhood, all without play centres or youth clubs… which I would’ve turned down if offered them.

      No wonder kids today are so fat.

  2. Your very rude. Not all kids are fat or larger children over weight for ant exercise reason . But I think this centre gives them better exercise than a walk . Reign it in

  3. This all sounds woke and I don’t like how people can have fun and.wnjoy themselves. It should remain closed so everyone is as miserable and friendless as I am

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