Child's play for couple after new business launch

Child's play for couple after new business launch

Husband and wife team Shahed and Asma Deen have launched a new indoor children’s play facility in Swinton after securing funding from The Royal Bank of Scotland.

The Funhouse, which has opened on Little Moss Lane, provides soft play and party facilities for children aged up to twelve years old. The project is the couple’s first business venture and has led to the creation of 15 new jobs.

The centre’s attractions include a large climbing frame for juniors, a four-lane astra slide, a corkscrew slide, a soft play area, a disco party area, electric go carts, air hockey and a separate area for toddlers. RBS provided the couple with an undisclosed loan to help cover the costs of launching the new business.

Asma and Shahed will both be involved in the day to day running of the business. Asma has more than 10 years experience of working with children, having previously worked in a school as a high level teaching assistant.

Asma Deen, owner of The Funhouse, said: ""The Funhouse aims to create a friendly, fun filled environment where children can play and exercise safely. The facility has been designed to provide mental and physical stimulation for children through uninhibited play. We chose Swinton for the location because the area lacked a facility of this kind that can bring children and parents together."

Michele Fynan, Relationship Manager at RBS, said: "Asma and Shahed have put a great deal of time and effort in this venture and the thoroughness of their business plan impressed us. They have a clear vision for the future of the business and we are happy to help support their plans."

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