New leisure venue opens its doors in Bury St Edmunds

John Cross with John Sones and Sophie Chaplin at PlanetLaser
John Cross with John Sones and Sophie Chaplin at PlanetLaser

A new, much-anticipated leisure facility opened its doors to the Bury St Edmunds public on Monday.

The former Bury Spectrum Gymnastics Club, at the back of Desira, in Western Way, has now been transformed into a leisure space offering mini-bowling, an amusement arcade and a cafe.

John Cross with John Sones and Sophie Chaplin with laser guns

John Cross with John Sones and Sophie Chaplin with laser guns

It is the first of two PlanetLaser venues to open.

The adjacent building, which will be home to one of East Anglia’s biggest laser gaming arenas, is now expected to open in May.

John Cross, the brains behind the operation, said he was relieved to finally get the complex up-and-running.

Initially, it will open from 12-6pm each day, but Mr Cross said he would ‘play it by ear’ and would be happy to open later if people showed an interest in him doing so.

Arcade area at PlanetLaser

Arcade area at PlanetLaser

The facilities include four lanes of mini-bowling, two pence pushers, air hockey and some of the latest video games.

Items available at its cafe include thick shakes, Slush and freshly-ground coffee as well as freshly-made pizzas, jacket potatoes, paninis, burgers, hot dogs and mains like scampi and piri-piri chicken.

For more details, visit www.planetlaser.co.uk

Mini-bowling at PlanetLaser

Mini-bowling at PlanetLaser

PlanetLaser's Cafe Lunar

PlanetLaser's Cafe Lunar

Emma Cross at the reception of PlanetLaser

Emma Cross at the reception of PlanetLaser