Mess Around UK The UK’s leading messy play provider!

Our parties and events, run by our wonderful, dedicated franchise leaders throughout the UK, are multi-sensory, larger-than-life, messy play experiences for under 5’s and older siblings.

Join Our Awesome Team!

Run your own messy play business!

If you’re ready for a life-changing opportunity, you’ve come to the right place!
And we’re here to support you every step of the way…

What Are The Benefits?

Joining the Mess Around Franchisee programme is a real no-brainer!

Potential to earn £500 in a day

Start earning straight away

Equipment & Kit Package worth over £1500!

Full access to business support

Training on the Mess Around E-learning Platform

Tried & tested business model and brand

A career that’s fun and flexible

Exciting add-on opportunities

Your own online shop selling messy play products

So come on board with the UK’s leading Messy Play Team

Franchisee FAQ’s

“What is a franchise?”

Essentially it’s your own business using the Mess Around brand and trademarks, with rights to use our proven systems and operations in our successful business model, with training in how to use them. You’ll receive exclusive access to our day-to-day running of a messy play business, as well as support from the head of Mess Around, and shared knowledge from experienced Mess Around franchise owners. Owning a franchise reduces the uncertainty associated with starting your own business, and enables you to set up and start earning straight away.

“What is it like to be a franchisee?”

Meet Steph Massey, our previous owner of Mess Around Central Cheshire and now franchisee for Slime Lab East Cheshire. Find out about Steph’s journey from being a full-time nursery supervisor to running her own Mess Around franchise, whilst also being Mum to 3 young children.

“Is a franchise suitable for me?”

This is Tamara Holland, previous owner of Mess Around Northamptonshire and Marketing Consultant Tamara worked full-time in a corporate marketing job when she decided to quit and run her own Mess Around franchise after having her daughter. She’s never looked back.

“What will I be doing?”

You’ll be running your very own Mess Around business. Using our nationally-recognised brand, with countless resources available at your fingertips and access to support services, you’ll launch and run messy play sessions, parties and events in your area. You’ll join our network of friendly and dedicated franchise owners who run their businesses to support their family, alongside paid employment or whilst being a parent. You can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss, whilst you’ll receive all the help and support you would lack if you were to go it alone. As many of our franchisees say, it’s the best of both worlds.

“How does it work?”

The Mess Around franchise package offers the flexibility of running your own business with the security of a tried and tested model within your own exclusive territory, all backed up with the support of an experienced, friendly and dedicated network. Our Director, Rachelle, has run her own and successful franchise area for over 4 years and so has wealth of experience to share with you to get you up and running as quickly as possible. Your investment secures everything you need to get started, including training, equipment, support and resources.

corporate family entertainment from mess around messy play

“What’s the investment?”

START UP COSTS: from £3,000 (ex VAT)
This covers everything you need to get started* and includes up to £1,500 worth of kit, equipment, training and support access. We can give you advice on where to secure funding for the franchise.

We give you 1 month FREE of charge while we get you established so the first payment is due in month 2.

*Full details can be found in the prospectus.

Tamara, Mess Around franchisee

“How much can I earn?”

On average a franchisee can turn over between £300 – £500 PER SESSION depending on the size of session delivered. The number of sessions you can deliver will be up to you and your stamina! £500 can be generated by delivering 2 sessions in one day. There are also opportunities to earn from private sessions, parties, workshops, merchandise and our messy play kits.

We operate in a positive cash flow; your initial investment can be earned back in less than 6 months.

Please note, we do not make any income guarantees.

These are typical benefits enjoyed by our franchisees and will wholly depend on your individual circumstances and level of input.

For full terms please download the prospectus or speak to us in more detail.

Do you have what it takes?

Although our franchisees come from a range of different backgrounds and/or careers, in order to be successful you need to share a few essential qualities:

Self confidence with bags of enthusiasm

Confident using social media and IT software

Good general fitness

Access to a large family car

Awesome organisation, marketing & / or sales skills

Read our franchisee stories here

Request a Prospectus

If you’re as excited as us to get your Mess Around business off the ground, get the wheels in motion and request your prospectus today: