A FERNDOWN attraction which closed suddenly last week has gone into liquidation.

As reported in the Daily Echo, Activate Indoor Trampoline Park, which is based on the Ferndown Industrial Estate, shut without warning on Tuesday, September 11.

It has since been confirmed that McAlister & Co Insolvency Practitioners was instructed to assist in placing the company into liquidation that day.

A series of meetings regarding the action will take place in the coming weeks.

A spokesperson from McAlister & Co told the Echo: “In accordance with the provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986 notices will be issued to creditors next week.

“However, using information provided by the directors, our staff have already engaged with the vast majority of customers who have been disappointed by cancellation of their pre-booked events.

“In particular, they have been advised that if they paid by credit card or debit card the Consumer Credit Act provisions may enable them to reclaim their money from either their card provider or bank.

“We are also exploring the possibility of selling the business assets of Activate with the hope that new owners might be able to resurrect the venue.”

Any customer or supplier who wishes to make contact with the company should email enquiries@mcalisterco.co.uk providing details of their booking or claim.

A number of people who made bookings at the venue last week said they had been left disappointed and out of pocket by the venue’s closure.

One man said a “very upset” 12-year-old who had a party booked for Tuesday arrived at the park to find the doors closed.

“It’s sad for the staff but it’s very wrong [customers weren’t] contacted,” he said.

A mum who paid £200 to book her daughter’s eighth birthday party said on Thursday she had not been able to contact Activate for a refund.

Activate’s directors are husband and wife team Pam and Martin deWavrin, as well as their daughter Sarah-Louise.

The three live in Weymouth, according to Companies House.