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Safari MK soft play and party venue wins national award

Date Posted:05/12/2017

Safari MK AwardSafari MK, based in Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes has won a UK national award for excellence in food and beverage.  The awards were run by BALPPA, (The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers & Attractions)*  

The judges were looking for well-presented innovative menus supported by exceptional food and service. They wanted to see consideration for special dietary needs, leisure industry trends, healthy eating options along with the organisation’s approach to training and development of the food and beverage team.  They were also looking for venues with consistently high standards of health and safety, hygiene and cleanliness.

“The vision from when we started designing Safari MK 4 years ago was to create something unique both in Milton Keynes and within the indoor play industry.  We wanted families to want to come and eat together as well as play.  The whole team work so hard every day to keep this dream alive and they fully deserve this recognition” Gordon Forster, Managing Director and Owner.

*BALPPA have been supporting the UK Leisure Industry for over 80 years, this leisure association is recognised by the leisure industry worldwide and recognised by the British Government, prides itself on being a driving force for safety and overall practices of excellence within the leisure industry.

The Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) or Indoor Soft Play Centre awards known as the BALPPA FEC EXCELLENCE AWARDS were judged by an independent panel of experts from across the leisure industry including a mystery shopper analysis.

Safari MK opened in October 2014 and is a family owned and run venue.  They have a large 3 tier play frame including separate sections for babies, under 4s and 4 - 12 year olds, a football pitch, didicar track, 4 role play rooms and an interactive floor room.  They also specialise in themed parties including Princess, Pirate, Football, Glow in the Dark, Superhero and ‘Make your own Buddy Bear’ parties.  You can also have an after-hours party to play laser tag in the play frame with exclusive use.