Flexibility, Freedom & FUN!

Are the main reasons why franchisees love running their Fun Fest business

But don’t just take our word for it – meet Tina, franchisee for Fun Fest Lichfield & Hagley, who explains why she finds her business mentally, physically and financially rewarding:

Franchise Resales:

We currently have the following 2 well-established clubs available as franchise resales:
– Altrincham
– Redditch
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    Training For Success

    Whilst Tina does have childcare qualifications and experience, this is not required as you receive full Ofsted Nominated Individual training as part of your Fun Fest franchise package.

    Meet Mandy, franchisee for Fun Fest Ruislip and Northwood, who has completed this journey without a background in childcare.

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    Managing Director and Founder Sarah Charles – her story

    In 2009 I was working full time managing my nursery and had 3 children who were 10, 8 and 5 years old. Whilst I could manage to juggle everything in term time, I found that the school holidays were more difficult. The clubs that existed either did not suit all my children or they did not cover the full working day or the full holiday period. Trying to organise my childcare for the 6 week summer holidays in particular was a stressful, logistical exercise that involved a complicated mixture of different clubs for different children, family, friends and taking odd days off to cover the gaps and repay the favours!

    I could see that I was not alone in this annual challenge and decided that I was in a good position to do something about it. My day nursery business is based at a private school in the centre of Solihull. This school has fantastic facilities and beautiful grounds but was empty for the duration of the holidays – what a waste!

    I approached the school with a business plan to rent their facilities for the school holidays to run my own holiday club. I am very grateful that they listened to me, could see the potential and agreed to work with me and so Fun Fest Holiday Club was born.

    I employed Ryan as one of our play workers when he was 18 and he came back to work with us every holiday for the duration of his time at university. When he graduated he was keen to work with me to set up and run his own Fun Fest Holiday Club – and so Fun Fest Franchising was born!

    Flexible Fun

    A Fun Fest franchise offers a highly flexible opportunity as it enables you to open multiple services in multiple locations.  

    Whilst holiday clubs are the main services that we offer, franchisees can also operate Before & After School Clubs and Children’s Parties under the Fun Fest brand.


    Opening her 8th club in Cheshire and South Manchester later this year, Helen has become our ‘Queen of the North’ and this is how she describes the Fun Fest network:  

    Canopy Children’s Nurseries

    With decades of experience of running Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ nurseries, the Fun Fest team are delighted to be able to bring this expertise to the market with the launch of the Canopy Children’s Nursery franchise in 2021.

    Canopy Children’s Nurseries provides high quality nursery provision for professional working families. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is offered based on aspects of the Emilio Reggio approach to learning using open ended resources to stimulate children’s creativity and critical thinking. Fun Fest have been working with experienced design partners to create a model nursery environment based on child-centred, calm and inviting spaces that inspire awe and wonder in the children.

    Find out more here.

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    Please complete this enquiry form for more information and to receive a prospectus