Flip Out opens at Aylesbury's Friars Square
Six lucky local families were given a VIP treat at a preview event on Friday.
Flip Out has spent more than £1 million converting 45,000 square feet at the Aylesbury shopping centre into its family fun format which includes an interactive assault course, laser quest, mini golf and ninja tag.
Friars Square’s Flip Out is its first location worldwide with laser tag, bumper cars and a glow in the dark ice rink. Created in the former BHS and Café Zest space, Flip Out will also feature party rooms, for birthdays and other celebrations, and a cafe.
Flip Out, pioneered in Australia, is in nine countries and has opened more than 85 adventure centres.
The Friars Square Flip Out has created 75 new jobs for the town and follows fashion retailer JD’s summer opening of its new premium store format.
Friars Square centre manager Andy Margieson said: “Flip Out is a fantastic entertainment concept for the whole family. It’s exciting, colourful, energetic fun and we’re very excited that it is open in time for Christmas.
“It’s great for Aylesbury that we attracted such an innovator which is constantly evolving the indoor adventure park experience.”
Shaun Hose, asset manager at PATRIZIA, said: “We’re excited about Flip Out opening at Friars Square. Family entertainment is at the heart of every town centre and we’re fortunate enough to now add Flip Out to the mix of great retailers, leisure and food offering of Friars Square.
“We’re delighted that Flip Out chose Friars Square and their customer base will benefit from on-site car parking and the many shops and restaurants available in Aylesbury already.
“Coming hot on the heels of JD Sport choosing Friars Square for its premium store concept, there’s such positive momentum building at our shopping centre.”
Flip Out’s opening hours are: 10am to 8pm Monday to Thursday; 10am to 9pm Friday and Saturday; and 10am to 7pm on Sundays.