Blow as play complex folds
Children and parents in east Belfast have been left disappointed after an indoor play facility went into liquidation.
Mookie World at Eastpoint entertainment park on the Old Dundonald Road offered a number of age-appropriate rooms for babies, toddlers and older children boasting slides, ball pools, obstacles, sports equipment, puzzles, touch screen computers and textured play areas.
For parents, the complex included Sky TV, internet terminals, free Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines and its own restaurant, the YumYum cafe.
The venue also had a dedicated themed party room where scores of children from the east of the city celebrated birthdays. However, those who had booked their event and paid deposits have now been left in limbo after Mookie World closed down.
The premises also hosted regular evening sessions for children with autistic spectrum disorders.
A statement posted on the company's website said that those people who are owed money would be contacted soon.
"Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have taken the difficult decision to close Mookie World as of June 11, 2014, and to place the business into liquidation," it said.