Baloo’s is one of the new family businesses opening around Trowbridge in recent months. Owners Barry and Lucy Coombs wanted to spend more time together, as Barry was working long days and playing rugby for Trowbridge RFC’s First XV. Four years ago they decided that this business was a way for them and their two children to spend time together: the children have also helped put ideas forward about what they love about soft play and together, the whole family came up with the ideas. In 2018 they found a property that suited their needs and worked with the landlord to make the space work for the play equipment. Once planning was approved, they got the keys and set to work. Barry and Lucy, with the help of one labourer, worked non-stop renovating the old shop, getting it ready to rebuild from the ground up. All the contractors involved are local businesses that have helped get the operation up together. There are multiple play zones ranging for babies 0-2 years, toddlers from 2 to 4, and juniors from 5 to 12 years. You can also find a mini sports court for all ages, a sensory room for everyone to enjoy, and lots of learning areas.They now have 13 staff including themselves and a couple of other family members.

Baloo’s opens on Saturday 16th February 2019 at 10am.