Fun Fest Holiday Club

Expanding Member
– Joined 2017

Giving children the freedom to choose and the power to play

At Fun Fest we empower children, enabling them to choose what engages them and then supporting them to explore their passions further through play. We understand the needs of modern parents and work in partnership with them to make their busy lives more harmonious.

About Fun Fest for Children

Fun Fest is best known for its network of over 30 Fun Fest Holiday Clubs.  Additional services such as Fun Fest Before & After School Clubs, Fun Fest Saturday Clubs and Fun Fest Children’s Parties have developed as extensions of the successful Fun Fest Holiday Club concept, giving franchisees flexibility and choice in terms of the type of business and the level of investment that they wish to commit to.

Since its national launch in 2017, the network of Fun Fest Holiday Clubs has grown rapidly,building an excellent reputation with Ofsted, schools, parents and children. They offer children a choice from a menu of exciting and unique activity sessions every morning and afternoon, allowing them to design their own individual holiday programme. The activity sessions, such as Great Outdoors, Harry Potter Experience, Cupcake Heaven, Lego Creation,Jewellery Making, Mad about Science, Beauty School, I’m a Kid Get Me Out of Here and many more, are designed to provide children with exciting opportunities that they are less likely to experience either at school or at home.

Fun Fest Before & After School Clubs and Children’s Parties have developed as natural extensions of the successful Fun Fest concept.

Parents desire high-quality service providers to care for, teach and entertain their children. Children are becoming increasingly sophisticated customers; they know what they want and what they like and are not afraid to tell you! The Fun Fest team listens carefully to what children and parents tell them to ensure that their services are child-centred and parent-orientated.

Franchise Overview

A Fun Fest for Children franchise gives you a brand and a business which is:

  • Child-centred: Making sure that children’s choices are central to their Fun Fest experiences
  • High quality: Having built an excellent reputation with Ofsted, schools, parents and children
  • In demand: Providing childcare solutions to working parents for which there is a growing demand coupled with a lack of adequate provision across the UK
  • Profitable: Earning a fantastic return for seasonal, part time or full-time operating hours
  • Flexible: Fitting around your life, commitments and aspirations in a way which suits you
  • Supported: Providing the tools, training, advice and support you need to succeed
  • Rewarding: Giving children exciting experiences they will never forget


Fun Fest for Children is ranked as one of the UK’s Top 100 franchisor’s and since it launched its national franchise programme in 2017, it has achieved:

  • A UK-wide network: Over 30 operating units in the UK, spread from Chorley in the North to Orpington in the South
  • A unique USP of choice: All services are designed to be child-led, supporting children in their choices
  • Customer Satisfaction: Net Promoter Score of 61
  • Franchisee Satisfaction: 72 per cent franchisee satisfaction rating
  • Ofsted Approval: All clubs meeting Ofsted requirements in their inspections
  • Awards: Best Newcomer to franchising award in 2018 from Working Mums


If you want to run your own business and are looking for an exciting and quality brand in a growth market which will earn fantastic returns for a flexible working life then consider a Fun Fest Franchise.

The Funfest Franchise System

A franchisee is granted ownership of a geographical territory within the UK, as defined by the postcodes in that region, where they are the sole Fun Fest operator.

The franchise agreement specifies the rights and obligations of the franchisor and the franchisee.

The Fun Fest franchise package includes:

  • Training
  • Operations Manual
  • Tool Kits of resources
  • Mentoring & Support
  • School/Premises finding service
  • Ofsted Licence
  • Digital Marketing Package
  • Initial accounting set up and services
  • Website page, booking system and management app


Initial training is adapted to each franchisee according to their background and experience but typically consists of:

  • Ofsted Nominated Individual Training via a series of online webinars
  • A week in a Fun Fest club to understand the operational and practical aspects of running your business
  • Marketing, Recruitment, Accounting and Website training
  • Online Training system allows smaller modules to be accessed flexibly on demand

This is accompanied by regular mentoring and support from your Regional Director who will monitor your progress towards opening.

Training, support and collaboration across the network is ongoing, building skills and confidence.


What will I do as a Franchisee

For a Holiday Club, most administration can be done on a flexible part-time basis from home, although there will be some meetings, site visits and promotional work to attend to. This is a seasonal business and so you will work more hours in the build up to and during the school holidays.  You may wish to work at the club yourself but by employing a good team of staff this is not necessary.

Fun Fest Franchisees

Our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds. We have pharmacists, sales professionals, horticulturalists and business analysts as well as teachers, teaching assistants and nursery practitioners. They have a wide variety of knowledge and skills but share the following qualities:

  • A knowledge of the local area in terms of families, schools and childcare
  • A desire for quality and excellence in what they do
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • The ability to plan ahead, project manage and complete tasks to a deadline
  • Attention to detail
  • A good communicator

Please note that it is not necessary to have experience in childcare or hold specific childcare qualifications.

The Fun Fest franchises can be run on a part-time basis, fitting around other work, family or other commitments.

Ryan Turner, Franchisee for Sutton Coldfield

“The flexibility that my franchise offers is second to none. Originally, I put a few months’ hard work into setting up but was then able to run it alongside a full-time job while my Fun Fest grew. For relatively low start-up costs, the financial returns are now great enough to allow me to step away from full-time work and focus on maximising the potential of my Fun Fest territory. I don’t have childcare qualifications myself but with the support on offer from the Fun Fest team and by employing strong staff members, this has never been a problem. Fun Fest is a great opportunity for anyone looking for greater personal and financial independence”

Key Information

Start-Up Cost:


Franchise Type:

Home based

Sector Type:

Childcare & Childrens Activities

Investment Type:

Management Franchise



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