Meet the team
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 45 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.
“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. 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 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. We charge an additional surcharge for Central London events.
Events within 20 miles will not have a delivery charge but may be charged ULEZ, Dart-charge or congestion 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 incur an additional £50 +VAT administration fee. Cancelled bookings are subject to the following charges:
• Deposits are non-refundable
• 100% of price if within the last 14 days from date of event
• 66% of price if between 2 and 4 weeks from date of the event
• 33% of price if between 4 and 6 weeks from date of event
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 documents are available on request. All electrical items are fully PAT tested. All inflatables are PIPA or RPII tested.
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 need power, take a look at the fact sheet for that particular item. If you need power but can’t provide it, for instance, your event is in a field, you can hire our generator.
Yes, we charge the full price for the first day and then a reduced cost for any additional days.
All food items MUST be brought inside or kept dry under a marquee. Inflatable equipment MUST be turned off and dried off before use. We may be able to postpone your hire if we can accommodate your new event date. This will have to be arranged at least 7 days in advance, otherwise our cancellation policy applies. If you are expecting rain and have no cover, get in touch as we also have gazebos for hire. If you can, try and arrange an alternative venue, just in case.
That’s OK. So long as your venue is expecting us and you have told them or 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 20%.
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. You can also check out all allergens and dietary requirements here. Please let us know if there is a particular allergen that we need to be aware of.
We only pass on parking charges we have to pay. We try and include these on your invoice so you know what to pay in advance. Where possible we will use free parking.
If we are not staying to operate equipment we have a final collection time of 11pm, otherwise we can collect the following day but a small fee will apply. We prefer to collect inflatables at dusk if not in a well-lit area.
We only set-up inflatables on grass as it’s not safe to set-up on concrete, this is because the amount of ballast required is prohibitive (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 your inflatable
Normally we ask for balances 14 days before the event, but for branded/customised items we require payment with the order 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 order is the following, before any parking or delivery charges. This means if you want to hire items that are under the minimum amount you will need to add another item or pay an surcharge.
- Local – Gravesend £125
- Rest of UK, 4 bands from £225 for London to £1000 in Scotland. Get in touch to see what your minimum charge would be.
- In addition, we charge a minimum hire charge of £500 for weekend events in the peak season and extra special event dates such as Royal Jubilees.
Please note the following products will not count towards the minimum charge amount – mobile disco and DJ, walkabout dinosaurs, face painters and light up letters or numbers.
Yes, we offer trading accounts with business, get in touch to discuss your account.
Yes, we sign then 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.