Popular trampoline park Oxygen Freejumping at Cardigan Fields has been forced to suddenly close its doors today, writes Keely Bannister.
Announcing the decision via Facebook, a company statement revealed that the site has been struggling for several months:
“For the past several months the site has been operating under a license following the administration of the business.
“During this time, we have sought to agree to a new lease with the landlord and improve the performance of the site.
“However, despite the best efforts of everyone involved we have not been able to secure a sustainable future for the site and so have no choice but to close.”
The statement went on to say the decision had been “very difficult” to make and the company wished the “excellent team of leisure professionals” who were previously in the employ of the company success.
Full refunds will be issued to anyone who has a booking of any type from 18th onwards, and staff will be contacting all bookers directly.
The Facebook announcement was greeted with shock and disappointment by customers.
Bronagh O’Neill commented:
“So disappointing – been coming for years with my own children and bring a group of young people here regularly – my favourite trampoline park!”
Lisa James, who works for an autism support group, added her thoughts:
However, there was some better news with Bradford-based Funzy Theme Park reaching out to staff:
“Really sorry to hear about this, If any staff are looking for work we are recruiting staff with a specific skill set relating to this type of environment. We are located directly across from Bradford Interchange. Hopefully we can help some of you out!”
Anyone with questions regarding refunding of bookings should call 0333 2000 349.