A children’s play area is set to open in Briercliffe later this month, with a rodeo bull, bungee run and indoor football pitch promised.

Paul Earnshaw and Nadia Alam are set to open Kiddy Kids on February 17.

It will take over the site of the former Kiddy Chaos play area, which opened in 2014, at King’s Mill on Queen Street.

Paul, from Burnley, says the venue will be ideal for children from birth to age 14.

Slides, soft play, inflatables, a bungee run and rodeo bull are some of the facilities children can look forward to.

An indoor football pitch is set to open later in the year, which may be ideal for older children.

The site has also been marketed as an events space, ideal for birthdays, as there are party rooms.

Paul, 51, said: “I knew Kiddy Chaos was very popular. After it closed, I felt like a lot of people missed it in the community.

“We have gone into the building and modernised it as the previous site was dated.”

Paul hopes it will be an area where children can put down their mobile devices and burn off some energy.

He said: “I think parents would rather their kids spend time burning energy off rather than playing on computer consoles. I know my son is always on his Xbox.

“It’s indoors too so you know it is going to be warm and also fun.

“There are soft play venues like this in the town but I believe this site will be a unique addition to the area. There are more activities, beyond just slides, and a lot of things to do.

“You’ll definitely get parents who want to have a go on the rodeo bull and the bungee run.

“We want to make a child’s birthday a day they will remember for years to come. We have a stage where acts could perform.

“I hope this will broaden children’s imaginations and make them more active.”

Paul said they will also be serving nutritious and homemade food at the centre. 

He said: “We will also be serving real, home-cooked food and a lot of time and effort has gone into creating a menu that is full of nourishing meals.”

Paul said he is looking forward to getting started.

He said: “I am looking forward to finishing the build and have spent months and  a lot of money working on the big project.”

Before opening as Kiddy Chaos, the historic mill site, which started producing cotton in 1912, was formerly used for storage, and as a gym, until May 2013.