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17th Oct, 2021

Artrix removes its soft play area from its foyer over safety concerns

ARTRIX has removed its indoor soft play area because it did not comply with the British Standards guidelines.

Bosses told The Standard the decision to remove the equipment because it failed to meet the BS EN 1176-10:2008 and BS 8409:2009 standards.

In a statement they added: “Artrix aims to provide a welcoming foyer for customers and participants to socialise in, enjoy the cafe and use as a creative space, including our youngest of visitors and their families.

“Unfortunately the indoor soft play area has been removed and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

“We feel that the safety and welfare of our visitors is paramount.”

The equipment, since it was installed two years ago, has been well-used and enjoyed by many families visiting the School Drive venue.

“We are really pleased that so many young people enjoyed the soft play area and it is not our intention to disappoint anyone.

“However, the inevitable wear and tear of the play equipment caused us to review the area and we must now act upon the advised changes for the safety of our young visitors,” added the statement.

Alternative family-friendly activities in the foyer and bar area are now being considered by bosses who say thay are always looking for ways to improve and enhance Artrix for all ages.

For any further information or to leave feedback for the team at Artrix about the foyer please email

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