Soft play area and café opening at West Park Leisure Centre as part of £1.3 million investment

As part of the £1.3 million investment to improve facilities and activities for customers, Parkwood Leisure – in partnership with Erewash Borough Council – has completed another milestone with the launch of the soft play area and café at West Park Leisure Centre.

Aimed at children up to the age of six years old, the new soft play area will provide a fun, interactive learning environment and will include a rope bridge, climbing areas, spider’s web maze and other areas; parents will be able to keep a watchful eye whilst relaxing and having refreshments in the new coffee pod café area, which will be available to all customers and visitors to West Park Leisure Centre.

This latest revamp is part of a major investment into the Council’s leisure facilities, which has included new gym facilities at West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton, Rutland Sports Park and Sandiacre Friesland Sports Centre. The three sites are now home to state-of-the-art fitness equipment, bespoke group exercise studios, new free weights & functional training areas plus additional equipment to meet a wide variety of user needs.

Glen Hall, managing director for Parkwood Leisure, said: “We are really excited to be working in partnership with Erewash Borough Council and to have delivered further investment to West Park Leisure Centre with the introduction of the new soft play area and café. The build of the Skytrail has also started at the site, which is due to open in early 2020.”

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, said: “When we joined forces with Legacy Leisure earlier this year, we both made it absolutely clear that providing a better deal for residents and leisure users was at the heart of this proactive partnership. Here again we see evidence of that, with a significant investment to enhance the facilities available at West Park Leisure Centre to ensure that the centre continues to thrive.”