Chipmunks Celebrates 20 years!

A milestone worth shouting about!chipmunks-fun-fact

This month Chipmunks Playland & Café celebrates 20 years of family fun!

Always looking for new ideas, Chipmunks was born after founders Lance and Kerri Spence paid a visit to an Auckland-based indoor playground with their then, young son.

“We loved the concept, and decided to open our own unique indoor playground after noticing there was a gap in the market.”

18-months later in 1996, they opened their first store in Christchurch. Soon Dunedin, Invercargill and several other South Island centres followed.

Chipmunks eventually expanded into the North Island market, and based on the success there, decided to take the company to the Australian market where Chipmunks is now synonymous with fun and value for money.

Chipmunks was formally franchised in Australia in 2008, with the first Indonesian franchise came later that same year.

With over 49 stores in three countries (and plans for many more), Chipmunks has grown into a true New Zealand success story thanks to Lance and Kerri’s drive and vision.


Stay tuned for special offers, merchandise and more in our celebratory year!

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