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Fun Fest For Children

Fun Fest For Children offers a range of different childcare and children’s activity services across the UK; holiday clubs, before and after school clubs and children’s parties

Investment Amount: from £3k

Investment Amount:
£10,001 - £20,000
Industry Sector(s):
Children Franchises, Creative Franchises, Education Franchises, Home Based Franchises, Latest Franchises, Low Cost Franchises, Management Franchises, Part-Time Franchises, Women In Franchising
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Fun Fest Franchisees

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Fun Fest For Children offers a range of different childcare and children’s activity services across the UK:

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These are available as franchise opportunities, enabling you to set up and run your own Fun Fest business.

Fun Fest for Children is ranked as one of the UK’s Top 100 franchisors and since it launched its national franchise programme in 2017, it has achieved:

- A UK-wide network: Over 25 operating units in the UK, spread from Chorley in the North to Orpington in the South

- A unique USP of choice: All Fun Fest services are designed to be child-led, supporting children in their choices

  • Growth: 123% growth in revenue year on year
  • Customer Satisfaction: Net Promoter Score of 63
  • Franchisee Satisfaction: 82% franchisee satisfaction rating
  • Ofsted Approval: All services receiving ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ in their Ofsted inspections
  • Awards: Best Newcomer to franchising award in 2018 from WorkingMums

If you want to run your own business and are looking for an exciting and quality brand in a growth market which will earn fantastic returns for a flexible working life then consider a Fun Fest franchise.

The Fun Fest franchise package includes:

  • Training
  • Operations Manual
  • Tool Kits of resources
  • Mentoring & Support
  • School/Setting finding service
  • Ofsted Licence
  • Digital Marketing Package
  • Website page, booking and information system

The prices and potential returns for the franchise systems are as follows:

Fun Fest Children’s Parties
Price: £2,999 + vat
Potential return for hosting 80 parties per year: £30k per annum/£600 per week

Fun Fest Before & After School Club
Price: £9,999 + vat
Potential return for 1 club with 50 children per day: £55k per annum/£1.4k per week

Fun Fest Holiday Club
Price: £14,999 + vat
Potential return for 1 club with 70 children per day: £30k per annum/£2.5k per week

Price for the above: £19,999 + VAT

The full financial models for each of the business will be made available to you at a later stage of the process. Please enquire now for more information.

There is no guarantee that you will achieve the same results, nor is it intended that you should rely on them as a warranty or guarantee of what you will achieve.


1. ENQUIRE: Get in touch with us by completing & submitting the enquiry form
2. CALL: We will call you for a quick chat to find out more about you and what you are looking for
3. INFO: We will then send you an information pack and relevant territory maps
4. VISIT: We meet up and take you to see our clubs, nurseries or parties in action
5. APPLY: If you are keen to join us then you apply to become a franchisee


Fun Fest For Children aims to provide working parents across the UK with the ideal solution to their childcare dilemmas. All Fun Fest services are designed to be child-led, which means letting the children themselves choose what they wish to play, learn or explore and supporting them in their choices.

Every child is different and Fun Fest Holiday Club embraces this by offering them a choice from a menu of exciting activities every morning and afternoon.  This means that children design their own individual holiday programme, choosing activities they love or trying something new.  In one week a Fun Fest Holiday Club can give children a chance to play Quidditch (Harry Potter Experience), hold a snake (Animaltastic), bake a cake (Cupcake Heaven), build a den (Great Outdoors), juggle (Circus Skills), score a goal (Football Camp), design a bag (BLING), solve clues (Treasure Hunt), paint a canvas (Picturesque Painting) and drive like Lewis Hamilton (Go-Karting).

Knowing that their children are having fun and benefitting from these opportunities is a key factor in parents’ choice of holiday childcare but Fun Fest Holiday Clubs deliver on other important aspects too.

The clubs are:

  • Ofsted registered and managed by qualified childcare professionals
  • Based in local primary school premises and take children from 3 years old
  • Open from 8am to 6pm for all the school holidays
  • Eligible for childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare

‘High quality holiday childcare is essential for both families and the economy: as well as enabling parents to work, it gives children the opportunity to take part in positive activities that they might not otherwise access’ Coram Family & Childcare: Holiday Childcare Survey

Having built strong relationships with schools where the holiday clubs are based, Fun Fest were increasingly being asked to run their before and after school clubs so this is what they now offer as another service to schools and as an additional income stream for franchisees. By providing a different Fun Fest activity session every afternoon, such as Pottery, Dodgeball, Barmy Origami, Tag Rugby and Fun Day Friday, children can enjoy a variety of different after school activities.

Parents are constantly looking for inspiration for their children’s birthday parties.  The most popular Fun Fest activity sessions are ideally suited to this and so children can now enjoy a range of unique party themes on their special day such as the Beauty School Party, Nerf Challenge Party, Mission Impossible Party, I’m a Kid Get Me Out of Here Party and many more.

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Sarah Beattie

Sarah Beattie - Fun Fest

Managing Director and Founder – her story

In 2009 I was working full time 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.

It was important for me that my club would:

  • Have the relaxed and fun atmosphere associated with holidays.
  • Be Ofsted registered and run by experienced, qualified and well-trained staff so that parents would feel reassured that their children were safe.
  • Be open for full working days for the duration of the holidays.
  • Be affordable for working parents.

This club has been running successfully for 9 years, we regularly run at our capacity of 120 children per day as so many families have become loyal customers.

My daughter and my niece are now part of the team, working as Play Workers at the club in their holidays.

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!

Since then, we have opened a network of Fun Fest Holiday Clubs across the country and have expanded our services to include Before & After School Clubs and Children’s Parties.

This team are now using their experience of running Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ nurseries to also run the Canopy Children's Nursery franchise.

I have a built a fantastic team of childcare and business professionals to support the network.


Our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds. We have pharmacists, sales professionals, horticulturalists and business analysts as well as teachers, teaching assistants and nursery practitioners. They have a wide variety of knowledge and skills but share the following qualities:

· A knowledge of the local area in terms of families, schools and childcare

· A desire for quality and excellence in what they do

· A positive and proactive attitude

· The ability to plan ahead, project manage and complete tasks to a deadline

· Attention to detail

· A good communicator

Please note that it is not necessary to have experience in childcare or hold specific childcare qualifications.

Here is feedback from some of our franchisees...

‘The flexibility that my franchise offers is second to none. Originally, I put a few months’ hard work into setting up but was then able to run it alongside a full-time job while my Fun Fest grew. For relatively low start-up costs, the financial returns are now great enough to allow me to step away from full time work and focus on maximising the potential of my Fun Fest territory. I don’t have childcare qualifications myself but with the support on offer from the Fun Fest team and by employing strong staff members, this has never been a problem. Fun Fest is a great opportunity for anyone looking for greater personal and financial independence’

Ryan Turner, franchisee for Sutton Coldfield

“I knew it was time to ‘scratch the itch’ I had to run my own business, but not having done anything like this before I also knew I would need help and

support from the start. I could see that a franchise would give me a business-in-a-box but to start with, I had no idea what sort of business would be right for me.

I was impressed with the Fun Fest brand, team and offering. The investment level was appealing, and I could see that I would not have to give up my existing work entirely to run a franchise with them. Having young children myself, I knew there was a need in my area for a holiday childcare service.”

A franchise with Fun Fest has given us the flexible and supported business we need, and our recent target-breaking launch just goes to confirm we made the right choice!”

Avni Dhiman, franchisee with her sister Anjli for Harrow & Stanmore

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