AN award-winning soft play company has unveiled plans for a brand new adventure in Taunton - and revealed when it plans to open.

The creators of Ocean Adventurers, in Cheddar, are expanding and are bringing a new indoor play space to premises in Frobisher Way, Taunton, the former site of AJ’z Activity Centre and Lazer Space.

Space Adventurers Indoor Play, which will also take over the former lazer tag business next door to AJ'z, is still under construction but once complete, it will offer children aged 0-12 lots of features, including a dedicated baby sensory area and role play village.

And owner, Tom Filer, promised visitors a special experience once the doors open.

"The roleplay area is going to be a little bit different (to the Cheddar premises)," he said.

"It's going to be a multilevel roleplay village; I think that's the first in the country. It's going to be a far more immersive experience.

"We're making it more comfortable for the adults as well."

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Tom, who set up the Cheddar adventure in 2019, said the facility would be Covid compliant and feature areas for children aged five to 12, two to four and a baby sensory area.

"We were covid secure even before Covid arrived," said Tom, who has seen his company win a number of awards, including being named start-up of the year at the FSB South West Awards.

"Cleanliness should be a focus.

"It's not just about the keeping it clean but it's about things like, we don't have carpets because you can't keep them clean."

Once open, there are plans to open a day nursery on site, as they do in Cheddar.

"We are trying to get Space Adventures open as soon as possible," Tom added.

"You will be able to book online from July 1, opening on July 24 - and pre-booking is essential."

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