As soon as Winter hits most people get excited about Christmas but very few people are overly thrilled about defrosting the car in the morning and regardless of layers still being cold. As you head into March and the chill begins to subside, a little, you would be forgiven for thinking it was only going to get better.

This is where outdoor events can begin to thrive and we’ve got some great inflatable ideas to make your spring events even better.

Rodeo Bull Hire

The rodeo bull is a staple for all events and over the years we have hired out our bull hundreds of times. Rodeo bulls are available throughout the UK and are always one of the first pieces of equipment we recommend for outdoor events. They generate a lot of interest and when someone is on it, everyone knows the outcome, but they still stand by and watch as they get flung around and drop off.

If you’re looking to plan a more seasonal event, there are now themed rodeos you can look at. Some of the most popular ones are the pumpkin, giant football, sheep, Christmas pudding and more.

Bouncy Castles For Hire

You’ll have seen umpteen people on Facebook trying to sell their bouncy castles cheaper than the rest and you’ll be half tempted, but beware! Bouncy castles require a lot of upkeep and testing so be sure to ask for all the paperwork to ensure that what you hire is up to the right standards.

Away from the paperwork side of things hiring a bouncy castle is a fantastic addition to any event. The range and creativity on the market nowadays are unreal and far surpasses the traditional yellow and red colourful square ones traditionally made.

We’ve toured the UK for small and large clients who love the bouncy castles due to them having a decent capacity at any one time and the quality is mega important, especially when you want to make an impression.

 

Ball Pit Hire

After overseeing the install of a permanent ball pool in a nightclub in Preston we know how popular these are in popular evening venues as well as the typical event.

With over 10,000 balls in one pool, we find a huge demand for ball pit hire and the range of uses are amazing. We’ve hired out ball pools for competitions to pull out the most valuable prizes as well as a nostalgic centrepiece in bars and venues.

 

Laser Tag Hire

Now, this is something very different and works perfectly indoor or outdoor, providing you have enough space!

Laser tag hasn’t been as prominent since the days of Megabowl and Wimpy Burger teaming up but the thought of laser tag still excites everyone.

The full set up is 1000 square feet and you can have two teams of up to five players. It’s a straightforward game with the aim being to shoot before being shot! There are different games within the laser arena so you can go solo or handicap as well as the team options.

These are just four of our favourite suggestions and we’ve got hundreds more regardless of the event type, date, indoor or outdoor and budget.

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When it comes to any party entertainment hire for an event of any size you want to give your guests the most unforgettable experience you can but in most cases, you’ve a few restraints. Some of the most common we experience when working alongside our clients are space, budget and not fully knowing the potential of Fun Leisure!

We’re always interested in getting as involved in an event as our clients would like us to be and our experience usually allows us to contribute to make events extra special. With over 30 years’ experience between our small office team, we’re perfectly placed to give great advice.

We’ve got some favourite products of ours you may not have considered for your next event and some you may already be thinking about but you’re unsure of the benefits of them!

Gunge Tank Hire

The entire team LOVE the concept of the gunge tank and the events that gunge tanks have been hired for have always been the most fun!

You could select a few people to take part in the gunging as part of a forfeit during a three-hour gunge tank hire. Our operators assist people in and out of the tank, conduct the countdown then away they go, covered in thick gunge from head to toe!

Another great use of the gunge tank is to raise funds for charity and have volunteers collecting donations in the run-up to the big day to make the chosen charities plenty of donations as well as giving the crowd something to look forward to.

Large corporations such as N Power have recently used the gunge tank as part of a promotional campaign as it raised morale, creating content for their social media channels and also gave their campaign more coverage.

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Interactive Games

As part of a package, the classic interactive games create a hub of excitement as guests gather around the likes of air hockey, double shot basketball, strike a light and table football.

Arcade style games are an inexpensive way to generate a lot of nostalgic affection and talking points. People love nothing better than getting together with their friends and playing games that are simple, competitive and that reminds them of their youth or the arcades.

Strike a light is a favourite among clients as it allows two people to pit their speed and coordination against each other. Imagine whack-a-mole, minus the moles and insert flashing lights that change furiously to gain bragging rights over their opponent.

Classics such as table football and air hockey are very straightforward and the benefit of these are the appeal to all kinds of guests at any kind of event.

Whether an event is formal or casual and invitees are young or old, anyone can get involved with these games. Skill is required but mistakes are frequent and that creates a lottery kind of affect on these games as anyone can beat anyone!

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Dance Machine Hire

From the small screen in your bedroom in the days of PlayStation One and Two onto a big screen and into your event. We mentioned nostalgia earlier but this really is a blast from the not so distant past.

The dance machine has no real negatives and as far as attractiveness is certainly one of the best to get instant attention.

The dance machine hire is perfect for events where there are competitive and fun people in the room. Unlike the other games, you do have the potential to draw attention to yourself so you would expect self-conscious people to be a little put-off. This is where the dance machines old school vibe and the competitive side shines through and makes everyone feel comfortable.

These are just a few of the ideas we pass onto our clients to add a little more sparkle to their events. For all these products and more inspiration, you can speak to our team on 01772 471 477.

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We’re used to taking exciting deliveries here at Fun Leisure and this one was certainly one of the best!

We’ve grown our products and services massively over the last few years through visiting American and European shows to get ahead of the competition with the latest equipment.

To continue the trend we’ve invested heavily in a very rare and eye-catching attraction that we’re proud to start offering to our clients.

Imagine hosting an event and surprising everyone with a giant T Rex complete with a huge roar, a dominating walk and intimidating blinking eyes that roam your event as guests gasp with excitement.

A giant dinosaur hire ticks all the boxes for creating an unforgettable event and that’s what we’re all about at Fun Leisure. ‘Tee’ is our resident Rex and we’ve loved having him so far as we’ve tried and tested all his neat features and paraded him around Fun HQ, much to our neighbour’s confusion!

Our dinosaur is one of the very best and most lifelike models available for hire in not only the North West but the entire UK. He isn’t picky about what kind of event he’s invited to either and he say’s he’s happy at birthdays, corporate events, public appearances, student and school events and anything in between

All giant dinosaurs come with their very caring and informative keepers to make sure Tee is behaving himself and to get him back into the van to make his way safely home.

If you’re looking to add the wow factor to your next event anywhere in the UK then you can enquire with us about Tee, or any of our other products and services, on 01772 923990.

Happy New Year! We’ve been incredibly busy at our HQ preparing for a huge range of events from small gatherings to enormous office parties and even supplying entertainment for Christmas Light Switch On events throughout the UK.

Now we’re into 2018 it’s about time we did our first offer of the year and what a saving it is! We’re giving all our customers who book events in January 2018 a massive 20% off their entire order. As we’re doing this until the end of Jan we thought we’d give you some inspiration for some of our most popular products!

Gunge Tank

Remember ‘Get Your Own Back’ the 90’s, early 00’s, TV programme presented by Dave Benson Phillips? Two teams used to play for points in order to get the privilege of revenge on their selected adult (Usually a school teacher) and drop them into the gunge tank at the end of the show. The kids who appeared on here were the envy of the playground as every kid would love to gunge an adult or two.

Anyway, you might have grown up but the thought of gunging someone may well still be appealing and this is why our gunge tank is very popular. We’ve been taking the tank to large corporate fundraising events, local community events and fun events for brands such as Npower.

The gunge tank doesn’t take up much space, but it does require a little more room as a potential ‘splash zone’, and comes with over 50 litres of green gunge ready to cover the unfortunate contestants from head to toe in seconds.

Cash Grabber

As we follow along with the theme of wanting to be on an old school TV programme, another one of our most popular products is the cash grabber. The difference between this and the Crystal Maze is that you’re unlikely to have to endure numerous challenges and lose all your mates before you can step inside and try to catch as many flying notes as you can.

The cash grabber is one of the most popular corporate entertainment products we have in the showroom and it creates a serious amount of engagement when people walk by. As a show stopper, we always recommend cash grabber hire for clients who want to utilise data capture and have a fun activity that is likely to be unique to the rest as well as giving away branded prizes in return for the best cash grabber who steps foot inside.

Similarly to the gunge tank the cash grabber doesn’t take up much space and with a massive 20% off the cash grabber is even more affordable for your event, corporate or otherwise.

Selfie Mirror

Photo booths have been around for quite some time in the entertainment world and many variations of them are available. Whilst we also do photo booth hire we are now specialists, and developers, of the selfie mirror.

Based on the same concept of a photo booth the selfie mirror is a piece of equipment perfect for capturing group pictures at events. Whether it be a birthday party, christening or large function a selfie mirror allows for up to many 100’s of people to enjoy the props, the cheeky personality of the talking mirror and receive a print out to remember the night by.

Each selfie mirror hire package comes with an operator to ensure the hire runs smoothly but also to assist with the printing of the photos. The selfie mirror is a fantastic idea for events that have a multitude of age ranges as it caters for young right through to old with ease with simple to more silly props!

These are just three of our entertainment ideas perfect for your January or beyond event. Don’t worry if you’re not planning your event until later in the year, we will quote as competitively as possible as well as a guarantee, we’re the best in the business!

Fridays are probably not the best day to look back when you’re looking forward to the weekend. But what about a weekend where you can look back on the best memories from gaming?

Handheld gaming devices are being released all the time with some of the best old school games on, but there’s nothing like playing them on a proper arcade machine hire! We’ve been delivering fun throughout the UK since 2008 and there has been a big surge in popularity of the interactive arcade games.

Who needs full HD realistic graphics on the likes of Grand Theft Auto when a pixelated but seriously addictive game of Street Fighter awaits? We’re in no way against modern gaming but there is something just so beautiful about revisiting the past and dining out on Super Mario, Pokemon and Donkey Kong.

One of our favourite flashbacks is air hockey. Speed, agility and usually aggression all come into play with this 80’s classic. Invented by three employees of Brunswick Billiards in the late 1970’s, air hockey has been a staple of UK arcades for years.

The competitive side of air hockey leads to some great games and in the last nine years, similar to the arcade machines, we’ve noticed requests for air hockey tables as corporate entertainment are increasing.

Our final flashback in the gaming world is definitely one of our client’s favourites. The stalls look like they do at the fun fairs and are even better when you’re in the thick of it.

We’ve got a pretty wide range of fun fair stalls that our clients love, including:

Reindeer hoopla
Coconut Shy
Splat the Rat
Darts
Play your cards right
Tin can alley
Ball in bucket
Hook a duck

Despite the general idea of these games being so simple they are one of the most addictive forms of entertainment we send out weekly. We watch guests attempt to better their friends, colleagues or own scores over and over again, especially when the prizes on offer are very tempting!

Interactive games are the perfect addition to any team building activities and we’ve seen a combination of games added to all kinds of events of all sizes. For pricing or more information give us a call on 01772 923990.

It has been an enjoyable and prosperous nine years since our formation in 2008. We have supplied thousands of events with the perfect entertainment from rodeo bulls to jelly wrestling and everything in between.

With the demand for fun from the experts only increasing, and our constant buying of the latest and greatest event equipment, we knew we needed to upgrade our storage and office facilities.

In late 2016 the Fun Leisure team were in full swing to move into a new purpose-built unit which was a huge increase in size. Previously we were used to 4,000 sq ft and we are now in the final stages of moving into 15,000sq ft of wall to wall fun.

With our team always on the road, online and flying abroad to exhibitions sourcing the latest entertainment ideas we were finding packing everything into our previous home very difficult. Whilst we had emotional ties to the former Fun Leisure HQ we knew our growth needed something more suitable, and here we are!

The masses of entertainment and space hasn’t just increased but so has our workforce. With a pretty small office, new faces were needed to keep us on top of all of our bookings and to ensure the equipment is in the best possible condition, ready to go to our wonderful clients. This led to the increase from just two full-time members of staff to six in the space of two months. With a bigger team involved in the entire process, we aim to improve what is already a very good service supplied alongside the UK’s finest corporate entertainment, nightlife and Christmas products.

With plenty of events upcoming for the biggest party season of the year we’re going out of 2017 with a bang, looking forward to an even bigger and better 2018.

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas has been on our minds for much longer than the average person and we’ve been waiting for an acceptable date before we can openly talk about the BEST time of the year! Since we formed in 2008 Christmas has been a very busy and special time of year for us and our customers

Also known as Wedding Entertainment NI, Wedding Entertainment Products & Wedding Entertainment UK.

Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Congratulations on your engagement. You have landed on this page because of either yourself or someone that you dearly love said yes to marriage! That’s wonderful to hear. Now, of course, all we would like to know is which gorgeously hot honeymoon destination are you flying off to? (Jealous). Before you start flicking through glossy holiday magazines, you’ve got a celebration to organise. Let’s get started.

Here at Fun Leisure UK, we understand that your wedding is the most special day of your life, and we want to aid you through it with a stress-free planning experience. Start your wedding planning with tea, biscuits and a chat at our Showroom in Lancashire, from there our friendly coordinators can introduce you to the latest unique wedding products – Take a look to see how they can benefit you and your guests. Couples are always seeking exceptional fun wedding products to make their day stand right out from the rest; we have a variety of choice to fit everyone’s wedding theme.

To start the 2017 wedding season, the tech bods at Fun Leisure HQ have put together a showcase video. To make it easier and to explore more, below we have included a small selection of the wedding entertainment products featured:

Are you looking for Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas in the North West and beyond? Fun Leisure UK own over 300 products, perfect for your wedding and we cover nationwide. If you have questions we will be happy to help. Call our friendly experienced events team today to discuss your enquiries. 01772 923990 • info@funleisureuk.com

Confetti Cannon Hire
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The best in special effects and pyrotechnics. Think the first dance at a wedding or the entrance of an act or band. Very versatile confetti cannon units for creating magical moments. We have a large range of different types of confetti; from plain white to multicoloured even metallic looking and glitter, which can often be combined to provide a jaw-dropping effect.
Selfie Mirror Hire
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Gather your friends and family together and let them experience something like no other. A perfect ice-breaker for all ages to enjoy at your wedding. Imagine a fun product that can bring miserable Uncle Bob and quiet Cousin Smithy together. Keep your guests entertained for hours.
Igloo Disco Hire
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Igloo Discos are perfect alternatives to an event marquee hire; inflatable venues are unique pop-up structures for your upcoming wedding. Jaw dropping, exclusive and eye-catching are a few common descriptive words used to describe our Igloo Discos. Available in 12 and 16.5M configurations it had endless possibilities to cater for your guests.

 

 

CO2 T-Shirt Gun Hire Lincolnshire

Quick question, How are your New Years resolutions going? Oh I see, you’ve used your mighty gym membership twice, gave up on a diet, and Dry January is non-existent. We understand that January drags and it seems like an eternity until the first pay day. This is why at Fun Leisure our resolutions are straightforward, and we have one aim to start the New Year with a bang. A CO2 T-Shirt Gun is, without a doubt, one of the coolest looking entertainment products available and is perfect for any college or universities theme nights. We took the trip to The Engine Room in Lincoln to supply event support by firing out promotional t-shirts into the crowd of hundreds of students…did we mention how cool it looks? Feel free to watch the CO2 T-Shirt Gun Hire in action:

The T-Shirt Launcher was hired in by Michael Redpath who heads up Lincoln’s Students’ Union. We were first introduced to Michael this time 12 months ago; he explained to us his ambitions for the University’s Engine Room venue and how he wanted to bring monthly theme nights to the campus. We took his goals and delivered 10+ events including the ever so popular prop theme nightsChristmas Grottos and Inflatable Games. Working with Michael over past year has been truly fantastic, and we have built up an excellent relationship. The Students’ Union wanted to start off their “Refreshers” differently and came to us looking to hire CO2 T-Shirt Gun to kick off 2017. Like all of our special effect units, we supplied an operative who set up and primed the CO2 and then it was over to the DJ who fired it into the crowd. Fun Leisure provides an operator for peace of mind with all products, building trust with our clients.

Using a T-Shirt Gun is the only way to capture all of your audience’s attention and create brand recognition at its best. C02 T-shirt guns are hugely popular in the states and are slowly becoming more and more popular in the UK. Use your cannon to fire your sponsors or brands t-shirts directly into the public via the T-shirt launcher. Plus its great fun, and you look cool doing it. Our T-Shirt launchers are ideal for exhibitions, nightlife experiences and product launches. Fun Leisure stocks a selection of the UK’s largest effects apparatus including Foam/Snow Cannons and Super Paint Parties (view more here).

Team Fun is available to assist on 01772 923990 or info@funleisureuk.com.

 

Over the past four days, Team Fun has had a tidal wave of festive fun, the most we have ever experienced. Fun Leisure is truly honoured to be part of your Winter Weddings, Corporate Christmas Parties and Night Life events this weekend. We have featured the UK’s largest snow and foam cannons to the finest DJs injecting their fun personalities into each and every event. In this blog; we are going to recap the best Christmas moments, which in return can shed light if you’re seeking new and unique Christmas Entertainment ideas for your next occasion.

Cash Grabber Hire

We began the Christmas weekend with a perfect ice breaker for any festive corporate gathering, exhibition stall or nightlife event, the famous Cash Money Grabber. Our operators made the trip down to Central London to challenge these guests with an opportunity of winning a selection of top prizes set out by their company bosses. Oh very daring! To keep score of who collected the most gold tokens, Fun Leisure built a custom leaderboard showcasing their logo, and the employees score tally. The words, “You’ve got to have a go.” made it’s way round to room fairly quickly, it is fun as it looks. Use the Cash Cube Hire to set challenges this Christmas.

 

Narnia Theme Night

Imagine yourself stepping inside a magical wardrobe, brushing past thick winter fur coats leading you to the enchanted land of Narnia. We established the winter scene for the guests of the National Grid’s Christmas Party to experience something like no other. Aimee approached us looking for a theme night package with a difference, at this time of year, Narnia was the straightforward choice. Alongside the grand Narnia Wardrobe, our design operator completely transformed the room with silky white draping, LED venue up lighters and extra movie props. If you’re looking for an 8ft polar bear to stand guard at your next event, look no further.

 

Rudolph Rodeo Reindeer

Say hello to Rudolph the Red Nose Rodeo Reindeer, the latest fun addition to our inflatable rodeo range this Christmas. Fun Leisure operator Terry took the trip to Kirkby Shopping Centre to challenge the public to jump on Rudolph’s back and hold off on tight as he spins and drops. Plenty of people stood up the challenge, but only a few succeeded. Suitable for all ages, this is an ideal hire if you are putting on a feel good festive event. We stock multi rodeo attachments to suit your occasion. Browse our range of inflatable games here.

 

Fun Leisure is on standby and ready to inject magic into your Christmas gathering this December. Our friendly event team are on hand to plan your next festive event. Call today to discuss your requirements on 01772 923990 or email info@funleisureuk.com.