July 9, 2020
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Popular county Waterford play centre will not re-open when pandemic ends

A hugely popular children’s play centre has made the announcement that it is not to re-open once the Covid-19 crisis has abated.

Run Amuck, in the Riverstown business park in Tramore, announced on social media last night that the business, open since 2005, will not be returning.

The business career for all ages with their laser blast, pottery place, and clip and climb features.

The owners made the decision as they said they could not see “how we could continue to operate a sustainable and viable business,” because of the Covid-19 restrictions on social distancing.

Many play centres around the country had already closed down going into 2020 due to insurance reasons. Some venues could not get insurers to underwrite, while others said the cost of insurance was spiraling out of control.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the owners of Run Amuck said: “It is with a heavy heart that we have to share the news that Run Amuck will not reopen.

“This has been a very difficult and sad decision to make but due to the implications and restrictions of Covid-19 we cannot see how we could continue to operate a sustainable and viable business.

“We have loved every minute of serving the kids and families of Tramore, Waterford and beyond for the past 14 and a 1/2 years. Run Amuck has been the source of fun, play and many happy memories over the years.

“We are full of gratitude for the wonderful staff, friends and family from day 1 in December 2005 right up to March 2020,” they concluded.

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