Parents 'shocked' at sudden closure of Leeds trampoline park just days before it was to host children's birthday parties

Parents in Leeds were "shocked" at the sudden closure of a Leeds trampoline park just days before the venue was to host their children's birthday parties.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 9:19 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 7:05 am
Jump Arena Leeds

Amy Boyle, 32, from Moortown, was left "heartbroken" after finding out about the unexpected closure of Jump Arena Leeds.

Mum-of-two Amy had booked the trampoline park for her son Noah's fifth birthday party on Saturday, January 25 and had not had any warning that the venue was going to close.

She only found out that the company had ceased trading when a fellow mum tagged her in a story about the closure on social media.

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Amy said: "I didn't know anything about it until I was tagged in a Facebook post. No one from the park contacted us.

"I rang my husband and told him and tried to ring the company but there was no answer.

"It's come as a massive shock.

"I only rung them about a week ago to confirm some details and was told to come 30 minutes earlier to set up. Everything seemed completely normal.

"If we hadn't seen it online, we would have rocked up with 20 children on Saturday as planned and had nowhere to go.

"Noah would have been devastated."

Receptionist Amy and her husband Michael, who are also parents to Ella, aged 7, were left with just four days to try make sure Noah's party could go ahead.

They had paid £180 back in November as part of a deal the company were offering but the couple have now had to fork out an extra £200 to host the party elsewhere - driving the total costs of Noah's birthday up to a mouth-watering £500.

Amy said: "It's a massive shock that the park has closed as it was always really busy - but it incredibly frustrating that we had no warning.

"We have no idea if we will ever get our money back. They've just just taken people's money and gone.

"It's a shame it has ended up like this."

Rushtons Insolvency has been contacted for comment.