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Broadway shopping centre introduces epic indoor theme park

Exciting news for thrill seekers.

A leisure company billed as having ‘the UK’s best indoor adventure park’ has announced it will be opening a branch in the Broadway shopping centre.

Flip Out has just signed a lease for a two level unit in the shopping centre – which will be its first West Yorkshire location when it opens this Autumn.

It is expected to create 40 jobs.

Earlier this yea, a planning application to convert an empty ground floor unit – and a large first floor area, at the Petergate mall side of the shopping centre was approved by Bradford Council.

The plans were for unit SU16 – a vacant space between jewellery store Pandora and the newly opened outdoor clothing store Trespass.

However, most of the activity space would be on the first floor – stretching to space above the mall’s HMV store.

The plans showed the centre would include an inflatables area, ice rink, bumper cars space, indoor golf area, laser quest zone, indoor football area and adult soft play area.

Broadway General Manager, Ian Ward. Image: Facebook

Ian Ward, General Manager at The Broadway, said: “The Broadway is committed to ensuring that we bring the people of Bradford and the surrounding region the very best experiences. I’m immensely proud that The Broadway will be home to Flip Out’s very first West Yorkshire location.

“The Broadway has always had community at its heart; we’re a key destination for families and young people. That is not to say Flip Out is just for children and families – it’s hugely popular and I’m confident it will attract visitors from the immediate West Yorkshire region and much further afield.

“As the city anticipates Bradford 2025 and Bradford Live, coupled with the increase in visitors to the city this will bring, it is important that the Centre supports and enhances the city’s night time economy with exciting leisure venues.”

Announcing the new operators, the centre said the Bradford Flip Out will include slides, free running, inflatables, and assault course with the latest technology.

Danielle Veitch, Regional Manager at Flip Out, said: “We’re delighted to be opening West Yorkshire’s very first Flip Out in Bradford particularly in The Broadway as it is the ideal location for a leisure facility.

“We’re also really proud to be driving a number of new job opportunities in the region – we urge anyone interested in a career at Flip Out to get in touch.”

Bradford will be Flip Out’s 30th venue in the UK. Other venue locations include Doncaster, Manchester and Chatham.

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