LET’S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING, A VERY GOOD PLACE TO START!
The Bugz’ story is filled with a touch of magic + mystery + mountains of love!
Lise and Jadrick, our founders, have always had a GINORMOUS passion for that one little word – PLAY!
Did you know? Lise started out as a teacher many moons ago, way, way back in the day and Jadrick had a thing for marketing! Whilst working in corporate for many years, they visited playparks ALL OVER THE GLOBE and fell in love with play principles that made these simply the best - a step above the rest. Their earliest influence when playing with the concept of Bugz Playpark was the magical “Sprokieswêreld” in Efteling, Holland, as the craftsmanship was truly out of this world.
Oh look at us now, look at us then! Bugz Playpark started with a set of tyres demarcating a track for a little tractor with a coach, one horse (which just walked around another little track) and a couple of jumping castles. On weekends we would put on music, sell traditional braai bread, prepared on the grill, while the tractor and horse made their way around the tracks. And people came. The more customers that arrived, the more additions were added to the park.
Building a business as BIG as Bugz was not without its OH DEARS.
“Many people underestimate the cost of starting an initiative such as Bugz – we did. We misjudged the reality of the required infrastructure in terms of groundsworks, energy supply, IT and HR systems. We had many months of only having 8 days of income generation which was over weekends!” says Lise.
BUT STOP RIGHT THERE! When you want to do something you feel passionate about, you will research, budget and fight for it as long as it takes. This is the Bugz’ way, still today!
MOUNTAINS OF LOVE
The couple’s vision has always been for Bugz to be the place where we preserve the magic of being a child for all children, including those with special needs. They work SUPER DUPER hard to make sure this is a reality. The ultimate reward at Bugz is seeing children learn the fun way, through play. There is bucket loads of joy in every HIP HIP HOORAY, WOO HOO and YIPPEE!
HOORAY FOR TODAY!
Today, they spend most of their time developing clever and unique ways to communicate to moms and dads, uncles and aunties, grannies and grandpas, what the benefits of play are whilst being responsible for ensuring that the playpark incorporates a wide range of types of play. This ensures that little bugz have a special play space where they are not only challenged physically but also socially and creatively.
We use professional party planners and host almost 1000 specialised kid’s parties every year! WOW! What sets us apart from other playparks? We offer the most diverse play experiences for bugz between the ages of 2 and 10, as well as an enormous shaded outdoor playpark and huge indoor section.
BUGZ’ 10TH BIRTHDAY BASH IN DECEMBER!
It’s our turn to blow the candles out and WE WANT YOU there without a doubt!
Our special day will be filled with a world of wonderful delights! A mime artist, magic shows, drummer boys, character parade, games, a bubble corner, candyfloss, popcorn and FUN-TASTIC competitions!
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE ! NO TICKETS SOLD ON THE DAY, OK!?
CHOO-CHOO! We’re going full-steam ahead to the future! We hope you’ll come along for the exciting ride.