Better than Ever! Introducing the new and improved Chipmunks Tauranga!
When our Franchise Partner Monique re-opened Chipmunks Tauranga door’s in April 2022, there was nothing holding her and the Chipmunks team back from going all out. In the first fortnight alone, Chipmunks Tauranga hosted several birthday parties and averaged more than 1000 visitors per week.
Chipmunks Tauranga opened roughly 20 years ago. Since then, it’s been the Number 1 Play Centre in the community. Monique took over the store with a single goal – to provide a clean, safe, fun environment for the kids. Determined to achieve this Monique – with the support of Chipmunk’s Head Office – conducted a complete store revamp in just 4 weeks.
Monique has over a decade of experience in the IT industry as a project manager; overseeing small to large projects and supervising teams worldwide. But for her, life was about more than just sitting behind a desk. She wanted to work and interact with people and children. Having two young kids of her own motivated her to buy her own Chipmunks Franchise, and the fun family adventure began!
Chipmunks Tauranga is equipped with state-of-the-art play equipment, setting a gold standard for Chipmunks play centres. The well-being of our guests has always been our top priority. When families come to Chipmunks, we want them to leave their worries at the door. Chipmunks Tauranga has been designed to ensure the safety of our little guests with our brand new designated age groups (the Baby Zone, Mini Zone and Main Zone).
And that’s not all! Each Play Zone has been upgraded with fun new equipment to ensure safety. There’s something special about Chipmunks Tauranga (and don’t let the massive shark fool you, the kids are welcome to jump right in!)
Our New Zones
Little doesn’t mean less fun! The Baby Zone is designed for 0-2 years olds. This Zone allows tots to play at a tot level, away from older children who may play a little more intensely . The Baby Zone is conveniently fenced in to ensure the young’uns have an insulated experience.
This Zone is for the under five’s, and allows pre-schoolers to play at a preschool level. A brand new Interactive-lay slide has been integrated into the Mini Zone to stimulate engagement and imagination. Play equipment in this Zone helps young children to develop their physical, social, thinking and emotional abilities.
The Main Attraction! This Zone has been specifically designed for older, more energetic kids. Chipmunks Tauranga boasts fresh, new climbing structures and slides. 5 to 11 year old’s can spend hours running through this towering, multi-storey playground; digging through the mega ball pit and zipping up-and-down the too-fun wave slides.
In addition to all the awesome play our new Zone’s have to offer, Chipmunks Tauranga also features every adult’s favourite zone – The Café. The Café is conveniently located right on-site so that Parents and Caregivers can keep an eye on the kids while they sit back, relax and catch up with friends and family over some tasty treats.
Did we mention that families can now find their family favourites – such as burgers and pizzas – on our innovative interactive displays? Our new Digital Signage goes beyond aesthetic appeal: it now informs customers of new promotions, private venue hire, birthday party packages and exclusive offers! It’s also certain to entertain kids of all ages because Charlie’s involved, and can be found popping-up and interacting across all of our digital signage. Keep an eye out!
Franchise Partners need never worry about the logistics of playground installation, as our Chipmunks Head Office team offers full technical support! They centrally manage the digital content so that Franchise Partners don’t have to worry about manually maintaining updates, and can and can fully dedicate themselves to in-store operations.
The centre upgrade extended to the party rooms, which now feature massive birthday murals! Chipmunks Tauranga boasts two party studios certain to stimulate the imagination! They’ve been averaging twelve birthday parties a week! And that’s only the beginning. In addition to these amazing birthday studio upgrades, Chipmunks are giving our birthday themes a major overhaul, with redesigned partyware and all new characters. Keep an eye on our social’s, as we plan to roll out our new, enhanced birthday themes across Australia and New Zealand very soon!
The Chipmunks team is excited to welcome Franchise Partner Monique to the Chipmunks Family. We’ve enjoyed supporting Monique and helping her along the path to success. We’re so proud of her incredible achievement, which has allowed her to experience an independent lifestyle through a financially rewarding career!
Special mention goes out to Chipmunks Co-Founder Kerri, Franchise Training Executive Daisy, and our Director Aidan, who flew across the island to be on-site and provide support. They ensured Monique had all the necessary tools to start welcoming children, parents, and caregivers into the revamped Chipmunks Tauranga on opening day.
With training, on-going support and advice offered by our friendly, experienced and passionate Head Office team, the time has never been better to join the Chipmunks family. If you’d like to learn more about Monique’s continued success – or would like to inquire about opening your own Chipmunk’s franchise – feel free to get in touch via the link below.