Mystery surrounds youngsters’ play centre

Rumble Tumble, Great George Street
Rumble Tumble, Great George Street

CONFUSION surrounds the possible demise of a Wigan children’s play centre, with customers and staff left in the dark over deposits and pay.

Rumble Tumble, based on Great George Street, closed its doors before Christmas and has not re-opened in the new year.

Parents with pre-booked parties for their children at the venue have not been able to contact management to recover their deposit cash.

And the Wigan Evening Post understands that staff have been informed that the company has ceased trading but have not received any further details.

Carl Wright’s family had booked a party at the soft play centre for his grand-daughter.

He said: “It was for her fifth birthday, it was booked before Christmas and we had given a deposit.

“My daughter heard on the grapevine that the venue had closed down. We have tried to contact them but haven’t been able to.

“It is not about the money really, there just might be other families in a similar position.”

A source told the Evening Post that staff have also tried to contact the owners since receiving letters on December 30 stating that the business would not re-open as scheduled on January 2.

Inquiries made about owed wages, redundancy money, holiday pay and obtaining p45s have as yet not been answered.

Mr Wright, 53, who lives in Skelmersdale, added: “You would have thought they would have the decency to contact those who had parties already booked.

“We left them with a contact number. I feel it is unfair because I feel like we have been ripped off.”

Attempts were made to contact Rumble Tumble management with no success.