“Ultimate gamers playground” opens to public in Redditch

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A host of popular old machines used by a youth and community project in Redditch has opened its impressive gaming floor up to the public to help raise funds for the charity.


A local non-profit group in the town of Redditch has opened its game room to the public for the very first time. YOUR Ideas Youth & Community Project works with around 300 children with learning difficulties and other social issues, but has run into financing difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus lockdowns.

As a means of generating more revenue for the organisation, YOUR Ideas is now allowing the public to reserve their video game lounge and pool area, which it describes as “the ultimate gamers playground.”

Touting a library of over 3,000 individual game titles, including traditional arcade machines alongside modern console and PC releases, the project is allowing punters to book the gaming suite over the weekends for private hire. From September 14 onwards, a group of up to 15 guests will be able to nab the entire space for two-and-a-half hours for the price of £185.

“We have overcome many obstacles over the last few months so I’m really looking forward to properly re-opening under looser restrictions,” remarked the project’s manager Jordan Cooke. “Rest assured we are still doing deep cleans twice a week, have hand sanitiser in every room and are working closely with the County Council to keep everyone safe.”

“We are welcoming the public to support us by hiring out our spaces,” he added. “Money generated will continue to part fund our work with our young people, many of whom are on the autistic spectrum.”

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