Leisure King - the event management specialsist
Leisure King is an Events Services Company based in Northfleet, Kent. We specialise in fun foods, fun activities and fun entertainment services. We are here for all your event hire needs.
Leisure King has been run by husband and wife team, Steve and Sarah, since 2010. With their team of dedicated event crew and years of experience in the industry, they attend events up and down the country delivering excellent service and operating all types of equipment from Candy Floss machines to Rodeo Bulls! Leisure King is dedicated to helping you produce memorable events, whatever the purpose, whatever the location, whatever the budget. if you would like to know more about our team, check out our ‘Meet The Team‘ page.
“We try our best to make life easy for you. You can ask questions and book by phone or email, whichever you prefer. You can be sure that Leisure King will look after your every need”
We're award-winning too!
We’re proud to have received rewards from the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards, we were finalists in 2015 and came second in 2016! Our director Sarah has also won the Kent Women in Business Award in Tourism and Leisure.
Supporting our local community
At Leisure King, we pride ourselves on being able to give something back to our local community. Each year we select a local charity to support through fundraising events, sponsorship and staff volunteer days. Our favourite way to support our chosen charities is to take part in the annual Colour Dash event.
Our service to you
Planning an event can be a stressful experience, especially if it is not something you have done before. You have no need to worry though as we have the experience and know how to make it a breeze from start to finish. We steer and guide you through your event planning activities, offering advice and suggestions to ensure your event meets all its expectations and more. Whether your event is a milestone birthday, a wedding, a large corporate fun day or product launch, we know just what will work best and help take the hassle out of the planning. We can suggest menus, create tailor made activities, organise branding or simply liaise with your venue to ensure the event runs smoothly.
Our Booking Process
- Add your items to your ‘Favourite’ basket and send to our friendly team
- We’ll send you a quote via email within 4 hours
- Any amendments can be made before securing your booking
- Confirm your booking with your deposit
- We do the rest!
Why you should choose us
- Exclusive activities and event experiences not available elsewhere
- Wide variety of new and innovative products and services
- Almost any item can be branded or themed – just ask!
- Custom build, bespoke projects undertaken
- Well established industry experts so you know you’re in good hands
Safety & Security
- Public Liability and Employers liability
- Top 5/5 rating from Environmental Health
- Non-disclosure agreements for events with VIPs and celebrities
- Fully trained staff to ensure the highest of standards at your event
All items have size details on their page, plus you can download the factsheet which also shows sizes. If you’re unsure, do have a measure up and if it’s tight, get in touch and we will advise you. Do be sure before we arrive as refunds will not be given if the item does not fit in your venue.
Firstly, get in touch with your event date and details. We’ll check availability and give you a quote, either over the phone or via email. Once you are happy to proceed, get in touch again to confirm your booking, ideally via email at email@example.com
We accept BACS, Electronic Payments, Debit and Credit cards. Sorry, we do not accept American Express, cash or cheques.
Yes, we ask for 25% at the time of booking. This is to secure your item on the date you require. Once we receive the deposit, your booking becomes confirmed.
The balance is due 14 days (2 working weeks) before the event.
We cover the whole of the UK! However, we do have minimum hire charge bands the further away we get from our base.
Yes, a delivery charge will be added unless your event is local to us, in which case it will not incur a delivery charge. Events further afield will incur a delivery charge which will depend on the number of staff and vehicles we need to attend your event. This will be outlined in your quote so no unexpected charges will appear once you book.
All cancellations are subject to cancellation fees depending on how much notice we have between the date of cancellation and your event date. Deposits are non-refundable and administration fees may also be charged at our discretion. Our full cancellation policy will be sent at the time of booking.
Yes, Public Liability cover to £5M and Employers Liability cover to £10M.
No, you will need to check with your own home or business insurance for this. We are only insured during the use of the equipment if we stay to operate the equipment.
Yes, they gave us their top rating of 5 out of 5.
Yes, all our equipment has an annual test or service depending on the rules around that particular type of equipment. All electrical items are fully PAT tested and all inflatables are PIPA / RPII tested. All documents are available on request.
We don’t leave the equipment with you until we have run through the safety requirements first, which you will then sign to say you have been shown. These safety tips are also sent to you with your booking form so you can read them at your leisure. You are responsible for the health and safety of your guests or clients when we leave equipment with you. If you hire equipment with a server or operator, we ensure the equipment is run safely for you.
Some items will require power – you can check if a certain item requires power on their page or factsheet. If you need power but can’t provide it, for instance, your event is in a field, you can hire one of our Generators.
Yes, we charge the full price for the first day and then a reduced cost for any additional days.
All food items require outdoor cover in case the weather takes a turn for the worst on your event date. If cover is not available at your venue, you can hire one of our Gazebos at an additional cost. Inflatable equipment MUST be turned off and dried off before use. If the forecast isn’t looking promising, we may be able to postpone your hire if we can accommodate your new event date. This MUST be arranged at least 7 days in advance, otherwise our cancellation policy applies. If you can, try and arrange a backup set-up location at your venue, just in case.
That’s OK! So long as your venue is expecting us and you have told them/us where you would like us to set-up. We also ask you to provide a contact name and mobile number for the day so we can communicate if issues arise. You will need to ensure your venue is happy for us to run through how the equipment works on your behalf.
No. We do not anticipate being left with children or vulnerable adults and so, do not require one.
Yes, all prices on the site show EX VAT prices so VAT needs to be added at the current rate.
We have a personal licence holder who becomes the designated supervisor at your event and is allowed to sell alcohol. We also apply for a Temporary Event Notice for the event location via the local authority if it is required.
All food items have a list of allergens which is displayed to your guests. Please let us know if there is a particular allergen that we need to be aware of at the time of booking and we will handle the rest.
If your venue is able to provide free of charge on-site parking or if we are able to find this locally, then there is no need to charge. Please try to let us know if this is available in advance. Otherwise, a parking charge will be added to your quote, in line with the parking availability local to your venue. We may pass on parking charges after your event, on the rare occasion that we are unable to source free of charge parking on the day and that no parking charge has been previously discussed and paid for.
If we are not staying to operate equipment, we have a final collection time of 11pm given that there is suitable lighting available in order to make a safe and successful collection. If our Inflatables are not set up in a well-lit area, they must be packed down and collected at dusk. If your event runs further into the night, we can collect the following morning which will incur a small additional fee.
We only set-up our Inflatables on grass as it’s not safe to set-up on concrete, this is because the amount of ballast required is prohibitive. Please be aware of company’s that are happy to set-up inflatables on hard standing as it is very unlikely they will use enough weight to hold it down safely. Your safety is important to us!
If your event is expecting strong winds, do get in touch so we can check the wind speed and discuss your booking. We have gadgets called anemometers that check weather speed and can leave these with you if there is any possibility that wind speeds could reach a level that would require you to turn off the Inflatable on the day.
Normally we ask for balances 14 days before the event. For branded/customised items, we require full payment at the time of booking as we would not be able to re-sell branded items if you cancel your event. Branded items can be invoiced separately to equipment if required.
Yes! We offer multi-item hire discounts plus we have a range of special offers and packages. Get in touch to find out how we can create you a special package price.
Our prices are calculated with delivery and collection included. If you need us to make an extra journey to drop off and set-up a few hours prior to us coming back to run equipment, we need to charge for this. If you want us just an hour or two early, we charge for idle time instead.
Yes, our minimum hire charge varies by location and any parking or delivery charges are charged separately to this. If your quote does not meet the Minimum Hire Charge for your delivery zone band, a surcharge will automatically be added in order for your quote to meet our minimum hire. Alternatively, you can add more items to your quote to make up the minimum hire.
Our Minimum Hire Charges vary from £225 for Delivery Zone 1 (including London) to £1000 for Delivery Zone 4 (including Manchester) and £2000 for Scotland. Local events (Gravesend only) incur a Minimum Hire Charge of £125. During our peak season and special dates (e.g. the Queen’s Jubilee), our Minimum Hire Charge for Delivery Zone 1 and local events increases to £500.
Yes, we offer trading accounts with business – get in touch to discuss your account.
Yes, we sign them all the time – we’ve worked only many movie sets and in celebrity homes and so this is a common occurrence. Staff are well aware of the need for secrecy, discretion and privacy.