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Create Paradise for Children and an Oasis for Adults With a Funky Monkeys Soft Play Cafe


Why choose Funky Monkeys?

Funky Monkeys is the brilliantly conceived childrenʼs indoor activity centre and cafe.

The brand has experienced great success since opening its first centre in 2008 in Northern Ireland.  Funky Monkeys now have eight centres open in Northern Ireland trading very successfully with imminent openings planned for ROI and UK mainland.

Funky Monkeys is all about good practice, sound reputation and satisfied customers who keep coming back. Focusing on these core values our franchise programme comprises a substantial package, which includes:

The Franchise Package
  • Advice and assistance on site selection Proven operating procedures
  • All inclusive setting up inventory Comprehensive Operations Manual
  • Project Management of premises preparation Strong public awareness from distinctive brand
  • Multi-media marketing Thorough training
  • Guidance on staff recruitment Wholesale stock purchase
  • Distinctive website Excellent support network
Brand Benefits

So what’s so different about the Funky Monkey’s brand?

363019313f99efbcc4f883e15c558752Funky Monkey’s strong branding is trademark protected. the specifically designed play structure is ideal for children aged 8 years and under and who are below the height of 4 foot 3 inches.

Our Toddler Zone features a smaller area for younger kids  to explore at their own pace. Delicious eats and treats are key to the Funky Monkey brand – the cafe serves quality food and beverages.

Our tempting food appeals to children and wins the approval of increasingly discriminating parents who value healthy-eating.
4fdaa8749a3a8be2391476a23679ba58It’s a parent friendly venue with comfortable settees, todayʼs newspapers and the finest cappuccino. Funky Monkey’s is an absolute haven and a regular meeting place for those with children to look after.

We offer a range of childrenʼs parties, with special activity options.

We even run a pre-school activity programme – with play programmes that help  learning and development. Seasonal promotions are an important part of our business model.

About You

What qualities are we looking for in you?


  • Reliability Energy
  • Professionalism Strong work ethic
  • Ambition Responsibility
  • Leadership qualities Communication skills
  • Focus on customer service Team player

What Costs Are Involved?The Funky Monkeys franchise can be structured to suit all levels of involvement; whether you are looking to operate purely as an investor with a fully-staffed model, or whether you’d prefer to roll your sleeves up and get involved in the day-to-day operations, we can tailor the business around you. Our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds and all have their own plans and goals for the business. Even before you join us we will be working with you to identify the best route to suit your longer term aims and aspirations.

3d7d3c5c7f1c935c13a1055500a22bceTypically the set up costs of a Funky Monkeys can cost up to £235,000. You will need to provide at least 30% – 50% of this as unencumbered funds. The remaining 50% – 70% can be financed through a bank loan subject to status. Return on investment would typically be between 2-3 years.

The total initial investment will depend on many factors such as location and size. The Franchise Agreement is for a period of 10 years (subject to terms and conditions).

The franchise licence fee of £20,000 includes comprehensive initial and on-going training (included in initial setup costs). There are ongoing monthly fees based on net sales which are:

  • 7% Management Service Fee for Continuing Support Services
  • 3% Contribution to the National Marketing Levy (All costs are plus VAT at the standard rate)



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