Leisure

The leisure industry covers a huge range of businesses, from amusement arcades to pony trekking. Our in-depth guides give you all the essentials for starting up and running your own business, including putting together a business plan.

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Amusement arcade

Amusement arcades may be for all the family or for adults-only and are quite heavily regulated to control problem gambling. Get the essentials for starting up and running your own amusement arcade in our practical guide.

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Caravan site

Caravan sites located in popular areas have benefited from more people taking some or all of their holidays in the UK rather than going abroad. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own site.

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Cycling event organiser

The popularity and profile of cycling events has been boosted by the success of British competitors in a variety of cycling disciplines on the global stage. Check out our guide for starting and running your own cycling events business.

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Entertainer

Entertainers may perform in pubs and clubs, at weddings, private parties or business functions. Get the essentials for starting up and running your own business as an entertainer in our practical guide.

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Event hire

Event hire businesses supply a wide range of equipment used for corporate events, weddings, parties, festivals, sports events and other functions. Our guide gives you the essentials for starting up and running your own event hire business.

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Fitness centre

Health and fitness is now seen as an essential by many people and the fitness sector continues to evolve and grow to meet this need. Read our practical guide to starting up and running your own fitness centre.

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Go kart track

Go kart tracks may be indoor or outdoor and usually have a variety of different customers including corporate groups, stag and hen parties and individuals. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own go kart track.

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Golf driving range

Driving ranges attract a wide range of customers, from families wanting a fun leisure activity to serious golfers refining their technique. Read our in-depth practical guide to starting up and running your own driving range.

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Golf pro

Golf pros are highly skilled golfers who are trained in teaching and services like club repair. Most take on the responsibility of running a golf club's pro shop. Our guide will help you start up and run your own golf pro business.

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Holiday lettings

Holiday lettings have been boosted by the resurgence in popularity of the British holiday and by the UK's popularity as a destination with foreign tourists. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own lettings business.

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Ice cream van

Although numbers are not as high as they used to be ice cream vans are still very popular with children and families, especially when the sun shines. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own mobile catering business.

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Mobile DJ

If you love music and dance and want a flexible working pattern, becoming a mobile DJ might be a good choice. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own business.

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Night club

There's a lot of legislation you'll need to comply with if you're thinking of running a late night leisure outlet. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own night club business in our practical guide.

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Outdoor activity centre

Outdoor activities are particularly popular with corporate groups and young adults and many centres target stag and hen parties. Our guide gives you all the essentials for starting up and running your own outdoor activity centre business.

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Paintball centre

Activities like paintballing are particularly popular with young adults and many paintball centres target stag and hen parties. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own paintball centre.

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Pony trekking

Thinking of offering pony trekking services? You'll need horses and ponies suitable for all standards of rider. Read our in-depth practical guide to starting up and running your own pony trekking business.

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Pool hall

Many pool halls offer pool, snooker and a range of other games, as well as sales of food and drink. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own pool hall business in our practical guide.

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Video rental

The internet has changed the way people access films and many rental outlets have branched out into selling games. Some specialise in foreign language videos. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your video rental business.