Hotel aims for fun with new play zone

Play time: Rocky the Rooster at The Cliffs, below, Tom Nelder
Play time: Rocky the Rooster at The Cliffs, below, Tom Nelder
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Playtime has had a revamp at one of Blackpool’s hotel groups.

This Christmas, the kids club at The Cliffs Hotel will reveal a new look after benefitting from a £20,000 investment to bring it up to date with the wants and needs of the 21st century child.

Tom Nelder, trainee hotel manager, Choice Hotels

Tom Nelder, trainee hotel manager, Choice Hotels

Officially to be unveiled on Christmas Eve, the new activities area will be named ‘Rocky Gardens’ after the hotel’s mascot Rocky the Rooster and will cater for children up to 14 years of age.

The new zone includes a dedicated soft-play space for babies, an arts and crafts section, all the latest video games and an opportunity to take part in a full activities programme.

Older children will now be able to take part in thrilling Nerf Gun Wars, challenge each other on interactive games on a state of the art X Box Kinnect and play on traditional arcade games that are synonymous with the resort.

Tom Nelder, trainee manager at The Cliffs said: “We really wanted the new kids club to be as much fun as possible.

“The majority of the guests who visit us at The Cliffs are families and we are committed to making continuous improvements to suit modern tastes and demands.”

To create Rocky Gardens The Cliffs canvassed young visitors to ensure it captured their imagination and catered for everyone’s needs from babies to teens.

“The new kids’ club offers everyone a place to have fun, be creative and interact in a bright and safe environment.

Choice Hotels is an independent family owned business which had humble beginnings when it opened its first guest house almost 70 years ago.

With five hotels, three in Blackpool and two in the Lake District, its management team now boasts more than 360 years’ experience in the industry.

Tom added: “The staff at Choice have all worked really hard and as a result we’re able to launch Rocky Gardens a month before we’d planned to.

“We are very proud to have transformed the former kids’ club into a more modern and interactive play area and we hope that it brings hours of fun to all the children who spend time at The Cliffs Hotel.”