A MOTHER said she was ‘very annoyed’ after she turned up at a trampoline park for her son’s birthday party to find it had shut down.

Shelley Haworth was left waiting outside Pegasus Drop Zone in Craven Street, Burnley, on Sunday for almost an hour with her son, Shayne, and 15 of his friends before she found out the centre had closed.

The carer, from Stacksteads, said she had booked her son’s 11th birthday party at the end of August and had paid a £75 deposit, which has not been refunded.

The centre posted on Facebook two weeks ago announcing it had closed, and was ‘working to resolve this’.

Mrs Haworth, 38, said she frustrated at the lack of communication between her and the trampoline park.

She said: “I had 16 hyperactive children desperate to get in and the gates were shut.

“I was very annoyed because I called the number repeatedly and was only told by a member of staff at one of the other units it had been shut.

“I did not receive a phone call, I didn’t get an email, there wasn’t a sign on the shutters or anything.

“I had paid £75 deposit, they wanted the full £224 up front but we agreed to pay it on the day.

“My son thought I was joking at first. He was upset because he had been before and loved it.”

The trampoline park was a £200,000 development, which featured a soft play area, a trampoline zone, a cafe, party rooms and a special toddlers area.

Mrs Haworth said she ended up taking the children to Tenpin Bowling in Rochdale which could accommodate them at short notice.

On the Drop Zone’s’ Facebook page, a spokesman said: “Apologies to anyone wishing to attend the dropzone but we are currently closed and are working to resolve this. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.”

The business was unavailable comment.