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Tumble Tots Franchise
If you are looking for an established and highly reputable children's franchise business, as one of UK's leading children’s physical learning programmes, Tumble Tots should be your number one choice.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established40 years
  • Current UK Coverage75%
  • Franchisee Support Staff11
  • Personal Investment Req.£15,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£15,000 approx
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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With the Tumble Tots Business Opportunity you can join one of the UK's leading Children's Soft Play Franchises.

Established in 1979, the Tumble Tots franchise network has expanded into over 400 UK-based centres operated by around 80 franchisees. They are currently seeking like-minded individuals to join their close-knit family and to become part of their success story.

Previous experience working with children is not essential as full training and support is given.

Primarily Tumble Tots are looking for individuals who aren't afraid of managing a team, and interacting with parents and children.

The Tumble Tots Business Opportunity:

Tumble Tots is an exciting business opportunity for the right person. You will be fully trained and supported to provide fun and progressive physical play programmes, which have been specially designed for children during their most formative years.

Tumble Tots BusinessStarting at 6 months old and continuing until their 7th birthday, franchisees will be giving children the opportunity to develop their physical skills, encouraging a sense of self confidence and significantly enhancing their brain development, all whilst having fun.

Franchisees are provided with a specific territory in which you are able to run classes. Classes can be run in venues that have the minimum area space of a badminton court.Tumble TOts Business

The Technical Team of Tumble Tots can offer support and guidance when it comes to choosing a suitable venue.

Each of the classes have been designed to suit the average skill level of the children attending. It is the job of the team working in the classes to continually challenge children on an individual basis.

In order to run successful classes having 4 members of staff, including you as the franchisee, means that not only does the child attending get a wonderful experience, but the parent receives great customer service.

The Equipment:

Tumble Tots BusinessTumble Tots is a mobile franchise and so a sign written van is crucial in order to transport the equipment from one centre to another each day. 

The classes incorporate brightly coloured wooden and foam equipment along with specially selected co-ordination equipment.

Due to the nature of the equipment it all is extremely versatile which enables children to build their physical confidence in a safe environment.

The benefits of becoming a Tumble Tots Business Owner:

  • Proven Idea – The business has already proven successful
  • Market Share – Established market share – no need for market testing
  • Recognised Brand – Benefit from national recognition
  • Support – Excellent support from successful business
  • No Prior Experience – Full training provided
  • Flexibility Choose the hours you work around your family commitments
  • Exclusive Territory – No other operators in your area

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Training and Support:

From day one, you will receive all the support you need to launch, build and grow your Tumble Tots business.

You will receive extensive training on the fundamentals and delivery of the Tumble Tots Programme for yourself and your team.


You will also receive business management training to ensure you have the tools to get your business up and running.

The team at Head Office have a wealth of knowledge to support you through your journey with Tumble Tots and they tailor this to your individual needs.

Tumble Tots hold regional meetings, workshops and seminars to enable you to keep in touch with the franchise network sharing new ideas and best practice.

The Investment:

The initial investment of a Tumble Tots franchise is approximately £15,000 plus working capital and a vehicle. However, bear in mind that most major banks may fund up to 50-70% depending upon your financial history.

As a Tumble Tots Business Owner you will receive:

  • A 3-year License to operate the Tumble Tots Programme
  • A designated territory
  • A National and local area website
  • The backing and security of a well-established organisation and a registered trademark
  • Specially designed Tumble Tots equipment. The equipment can be purchased outright, or provided on a lease purchase arrangement over a 4-year period
  • A Business Operations Manual, covering all aspects of running Tumble Tots, including guidelines on advertising, promotions and public relations structure
  • National advertising, promotions and public relations activities
  • Supplementary income through Tumble Tots merchandise

Find out more about becoming a Tumble Tots Business Owner and running your own Children's Soft Play Franchise.
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What Our Franchisees Say

I joined Tumble Tots in 1998 when my daughter had just started school and my son was 2. I had always wanted to run my own business, although I never knew what area I wanted to cover.Monique, Huddersfield Franchisee


When the opportunity to buy the business came up, I had no hesitation in going for it as I knew that this was a reputable Franchise with a proven record of training & support.Catherine, Gloucester Franchise


Lee and I bought Tumble Tots because we wanted a new venture and as I’d previously worked with children at a Health Club, I wanted to do more. The challenge is great but very rewarding!Lee and Lucy, York Franchisees


Why Choose Us

Personalised Territory - No other Tumble Tots operators in your area

Recognised Brand - Benefit from national recognition

Flexibility - Choose the hours you work around your family commitments

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