A family fun center is defined as a recreational place designed to bring families together and engage in a variety of activities. Family fun centers usually include an area for personal fitness and team sports, while also setting aside conference rooms for other hobbies. If you would like to bring a family fun center to your local town, here is what you need to do.
Things You'll Need
- Land or Building Space (preferably 'warehouse' size)
Purchase land or find an empty building big enough to house a family fun center. Your average business space for lease will not due. You need something the size of a warehouse. If you can find an empty building of ideal size, you'll save hundreds of thousands of dollars on the general construction of the infrastructure.
Design the layout of the inside of the building. If the space you purchased already has walls, you'll probably want to knock all these out and start from stratch. Most family fun centers include a basketball court or two, a running track, weightroom/physical fitness area, and maybe a racquetball court or two. If you have additional land outside the building you may want to construct a few tennis courts. The rest of the space inside should be reserved for individual conference rooms (for other hobbies) and office space or storage.
Begin the construction phase and get the "word of mouth" out. You can never begin advertising too early. You want to find as many contacts as possible and build up hype for the family fun center early. Generally, only one family fun center is built per town, and yours should be no different. Remember that the family fun center is designed for the whole family and the community as a whole. Reach out to that community and they will in turn give back to you.
Hire employees, set the hours of operation, and decide on membership packages and/or price of admission. Make the daily pass cheap and affordable. Offer yearly memberships for dedicated and loyal customers. Hire employees that are both friendly and knowledgable. Cater the hours of operation for families. Set aside special days every week or month special for families or other demographics.