After being firmly shut for seven years, the doors to Kirkcaldy’s old Rio bingo hall are set to open to the public once more next month.
Glasgow-based company ‘Wonder World’ is busy creating a new indoor adventure centre in the St Clair Street building and has announced over 30 local jobs.
Monica Thomson, operations director, said: “We’re really excited. This town has a great community feel and we can’t wait to be a part of it.
“We’ve had a lot of really positive support from local parents and the surrounding area and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone through our doors as soon as we open”.
Themed on the wonders of the world, Wonder World will boast a “huge” inflatable volcano with built in slide, a go-kart track, an astro turf football pitch and a daring drop slide.
There is also a separate baby and toddler zone and three party rooms situated on the first floor for celebrations, as well as a cafe with free wifi.
The news comes just a fortnight after the surprise closure of Jumpin’ Jacks, a long-established Kirkcaldy soft play venue situated at Mitchelston Industrial Estate.
The Press understands 17 shocked members of staff were told of its closure on the day it actually shut down.
Meanwhile, Wonder World is set to open at the beginning of October, although the company is reluctant to specify an exact date yet.
A spokesman said: “Our Facebook page has received almost 2000 likes in just one week which demonstrates the enthusiasm and building excitement for this new adventure centre.
“People can follow our progress on Facebook and keep up to date with our launch plans.”