The Play Providers Association

Start Up Guide

Written in 2007 the Play Providers Association “Complete Guide to setting up an FEC” is a free resource for operators looking to start an indoor play centre. The 30 page full color booklet is full of industry insight and case studies from our members on a whole range of different start up topics...


  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Writing your Marketing Strategy
  • Planning Permission
  • Industry Standards
  • Finance, Insurance, Staff Training & Recruitment
  • Health & Safety
  • Risk Assessments

And many more…


“Thank you again for the guide -it has been so helpful, and I now feel like we are really making progress.We'll be signing up for associate membership soon !!!”Gina Parle (The Play Pen Indoor Adventure)

“The PPA Start up guide is an invaluable document and very resourceful. It is a great publication and one that will be very useful should we take the plunge”-Leanne Palmer (Melbourne, Australia)

"The PPA Start up Guide is a must for all prospective play centre operators. With a blend of practical and professional advise, together with valuable case studies from many of the industries leading operators, the guide will be an invaluable starting point to yourbusiness aspirations"       Neil Scott (PPA Chairman 2006-08)

 Ordering A Copy

If you would like to obtain a copy or require impartial advice in setting up your centre, please contact us on 02476 414999 (205)

Play Providers Association, Rural Innovation Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG
Tel +44 (0)24 7641 4999 ::