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Santa’s Grotto Blown Up for Christmas 2011


October 18, 2011, Press Dispensary. Pineapple Leisure, the company that introduced the Jump Gym inflatable concept to the UK, and also supplies the popular Tumble Tracks for gymnasts and cheerleaders, is pumping up its product range in time for Christmas 2011. The company is reintroducing its "speedy Santa service", whereby an attractive display featuring Santa and his helpers can be blown up in just two minutes, thanks to Pineapple’s inflatable Santa's grottos ( ) that proved so popular last year.

This year, as well as selling the grottos directly to customers, Pineapple Leisure is launching a 'hire a Santa's grotto' service, where individuals and businesses can obtain a full grotto scene that can be operational in a mere 15 minutes, complete with Santa, snow and statues. Ideal for Christmas fairs, children’s parties, schools, community centres, sports centres, hotels, retail centres, corporate functions and more, the grottos range from basic models to a full hire package including awe-inspiring decorations, Christmas trees, inflatable presents, white picket fencing, reindeers, snowmen, artificial snow, Santa's post box and a beautiful throne on which Santa can repose.

Pineapple Leisure can also furnish the client with outfits for Santa and his helpers, Christmas-themed inflatable bouncy castles and soft play equipment, and the company can even supply smiling Santa himself, with an elf, thanks to its professional Santa hire service.

As Pineapple Leisure is the manufacturer and supplier of the grottos, the products arrive straight from the workshop, without any 'middlemen' being involved. Perfect for Christmases future, as well as Christmas present, the Santa’s Grotto rolls up into a small package that is easy to store.

a grotto can be rolled out and inflated, ready to go, in about two minutes. Yet when rolled up, they’re small enough to fit on the back seat of most cars
Andy Ford

Andy Ford of Pineapple Leisure comments: "Our inflatable grottos are wonderfully flexible and quick to set up: a grotto can be rolled out and inflated, ready to go, in about two minutes. Yet when rolled up, they’re small enough to fit on the back seat of most cars, which makes them great for mobile use and for temporary venues where space and storage are an issue."

Pineapple Leisure also offers a sign-writing service and an option to modify designs so that grottos can be fully branded and tailored to suit a customer’s needs. Existing customers include The British Army, Pontins Holiday Park and Asda.

Andy continues: "We have already supplied several businesses, schools and charities looking to attract Christmas customers and generate income. We have created a range of grottos to suit different budgets, with hire starting at just £99, and we offer a nationwide delivery service, directly from our workshop."

Sharon Hadley-Ford, director of Pineapple Leisure, adds: "The festive season should always be fun, and inflatables are perfect in this respect. Our inflatable grottos create a memorable space so that children can visit Santa and tell them what they want for Christmas. If little fingers get too curious, it’s a real advantage that the inflatable grotto doesn’t have any breakable elements and surfaces can easily be wiped clean. With convenience in mind, the grottos are simple to transport, set up, take down and pack away, and buyers or hirers will have something pretty unusual to offer their customers or visitors."

The grottos are available in 10'x10', 11'x11', 13'x13' and 12'x15' sizes and can also be made to measure. Hire costs start from £99 per day and delivery is available throughout the UK. Discounts are available for charities. Pineapple Leisure also offers a bespoke manufacturing service whereby it can make Christmas grottos and festive buildings to order. Products include Christmas workshops, giant Santas, bouncy castles ( ), etc., of any size ranging from small 8'x8' to giant 30'x30'. Prices start from £499 and international delivery is available. Some stocks are held in the Pineapple warehouse and, if out of stock, the turnaround time is seven days.

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Notes for editors
Pineapple Leisure Ltd is based in Telford, Shropshire, and was established by husband-and-wife team, Sharon Hadley-Ford and Andy Ford, in 2004. The company manufactures, in its own UK workshops, a wide range of high quality inflatable play products, such as bouncy castles and bouncy slides, and in 2010 was responsible for introducing the successful Jump Gym ( children’s inflatable exercise concept, followed by the sale of the Tumble Tracks ( ) exercise concept directly to customers in summer 2011. For Christmas it has launched its collection of inflatable grottos for sale or hire.

Pineapple Leisure is a specialist local authority supplier and has supplied its inflatable products to many established clubs, including members of the Welsh Gymnastics Association.

For further information, please contact:
Sharon Hadley-Ford, director
Pineapple Leisure Ltd
Tel: 01952 585859

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Sharon Hadley-Ford, director
Tel: 01952 585859

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