New soft play centre Tiny Town set to open at former Wahl warehouse in Herne Bay
A new soft play centre is set to open on the former base of an international male hair grooming firm, it has been revealed.
Called Tiny Town, the new business will start welcoming children through its doors in Sea Street, Herne Bay, before the end of this month.
Bosses say they are kitting out the site with equipment ready for its grand opening in a couple of weeks’ time, as it becomes the latest firm to move into the old Wahl buildings.
A Tiny Town spokesman said: “We’re busy building our Tiny Town and have received a huge number of messages regarding booking parties and sessions.
“We hope to be open at the end of August, works permitting.”
Children aged between one and 11 will be able to play at the centre for £6, with each ticket allowing on adult to accompany them inside for free.
Open between 9.30am and 5pm every day, Tiny Town will run four 90-minute sessions, during which youngsters will be able to use the facilities.
Following each of these periods, the centre will be closed for half-an-hour to allow staff to clean the area in readiness for the next batch of revellers.
“Tickets are non-refundable,” the spokesman added.
“Each play session is restricted to 90 minutes, so once a play session has ended, visitors should leave the role play area in order for it to be cleaned and set up for the next session.”
Tiny Town will be just the second soft-play centre in Herne Bay, joining the Hippodrome in King’s Road.
This comes after Playzone in Eddington Lane, which employed eight members of staff, was shut down during the pandemic.
Developer Prash Patel later revealed plans to split the site in two, with part of it operating as a warehouse and the other as a private health clinic offering walk-in services and cosmetic procedures, like Botox and fillers.
Tiny Town will be joined on the Sea Street industrial park by a new gym Leading Results Fitness at the end of September.
The 930 sq m sports facility, named Leading Results Fitness, will also be equipped with a barber shop and physiotherapy and massage rooms.
Formerly home to Wahl, the site was put on the market by the firm for £4.5 million two years ago, as it eyed up a move to larger offices in Manston.