Brand new diesel generator has arrived and ready to hire!

SJ Leisure have taken delivery of their brand new Gibbons 5.5kva diesel generator which is now available to hire out to customers looking to hire inflatable and rodeo simulator equipment where electricity is in short supply.

The generator is brand new, diesel, gives out low emissions and runs upto 10 hours on one full tank.

The generator can run upto an INCREDIBLE four inflatables at once, yes you read that correct, FOUR (4).

SJ Leisure are hiring out this fantastic generator for an additional charge of just £50 when hiring any of our inflatable equipment, this comes set up with a full tank of diesel.

Freshers week 2012

Every year, universities around the country host events aimed at ‘blending’ new students into their new surroundings. These events at the start of the academic year have been named as ‘Fresher’s Week’ and are fantastic bonding opportunities. Many universities will hold fun filled days/nights that can be as simple as pub crawls or more structured as inflatable fun days etc.

In Merseyside and Manchester, we, SJ Leisure, have been involved in many different ‘Fresher’s’ events ranging from bouncy castle and inflatable fun days to supplying simulator rides such as the rodeo bull or surfboard to university grounds, local pubs/clubs etc.

 In Liverpool there are many top universities including The University of Liverpool, Hope University, Liverpool John Moores, Edge Hill University etc.

In Manchester there are superb universities such as University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester.

Check out SJ Leisure to see our vast and outstanding range of adult inflatables and rodeo simulators.

Help for Heroes 2012

Help for Heroes is an amazing charity set up by Bryn and Emma Parry and a group of friends in 2007. The charity provides valuable finances for those injured whilst on duty protecting our great nation. Through hard work and fundraising events, Help for Heroes earns the money needed to pay for medical treatment etc and to care for those injured and their family. All employee’s from the Royal Air Force, Army and Navy are eligible for help from the charity which is fantastic!

At SJ Leisure, we are committed to helping charities and raising as much money as possible for worthy causes. We help out continuously with charities such as Help for Heroes, The Steve Prescott Foundation and Willowbrook Hospice amongst others!

SJ Leisure stock all the best inflatables and fundraising equipment that you could wish for and are always willing to help out with worthwhile charities when possible. From rodeo simulators to big bouncy castles and from happy hopperz to sumo wrestling suits, we have it ALL.

Not to mention our fantastic Army themed assault course that has already been used for countless Help for Heroes events which have always gone down an immense success.

Fixtures for Great Britain’s Olympic football team

This summer is set to be sport crazy with the Euro 2012 tournament and the London 2012 Olympics set to take centre stage.

The Euro 2012 group’s and fixtures have already been announced but earlier on this week, the London 2012 Olympic football group fixtures were also announced. One of the teams competing for Gold in this summer’s Olympic football games are the Great Britain side which could feature such stars as Gareth Bale and David Beckham against many others!

In this blog, we will only outline Great Britain’s fixtures.

First up for team GB is Senegal in Manchester on July 26th.

Next up for the Great Britain team is UAE (United Arab Emirates) in London on July 29th.

The third and final group challenge that faces our Gold medal hopefuls is Uruguay in Cardiff.

The whole of Great Britain will be cheering our boys on towards that famous gold medal and we at SJ Leisure wish them all the success and luck that they deserve and hope that they can progress from the group stages and maybe even reach the final or even win the whole tournament!

Don’t forget our ladies team though who will be sure to provide the same level of commitment and desire as our men’s team and will be desperate to take Gold in their tournament.

The Great Britain ladies team will face the following teams in group E;

Brazil

Cameroon

New Zealand

Remember, SJ Leisure have a vast range of inflatables and entertainment equipment to provide all the fun you could wish for to keep yourselves, children and party guests entertained during the summer sporting festivals!

Check out our football style bouncy castles and our Rodeo simulators which will ‘spark’ up any party!

Also our fancy dress shop, Dress To Party in St Helens will stock all you will need to decorate your party’s from bunting to party hats etc.

Aintree Grand National 2012

Well Easter Over Soon Be The grand National looking for some entertainment for your pub,club or community event why not hire our space hopper grand national or even our gold cup horse racing game

Our Gold Cup horse racing game is an exciting and energetic game for 4 players that is an essential part of any race night event!

Features Include:
Authentic grass-textured race course
Four hobby-horses linked to the horses on the racecourse.
Realistic horse racing commentary
Compact & easily transportable
Quick & easy one person set-up

How to play the horse racing game
On the fibreglass grass-textured racecourse there are four different coloured horses; blue, yellow, red and green. These horses are matched to a hobby horse of the same colour. The four players have to position their hobby horse in-between their legs and hold onto the handles positioned on either side of the horse’s head. At the start of the game each player or rider has to simulate a galloping motion very similar to a jockey riding a horse. The faster they gallop, the faster their horse will travel along the course to the finishing post.

Horse racing game commentary
To add to the fun and excitement during each race, players and spectators will be able to hear the very realistic horse racing commentary, which simply encourages the players to go faster. Our game is equipped with a powerful 30-watt amplifier and two high quality speakers for clarity. It also has the facility to regulate the volume to your requirements.

The aim of the horse racing game
The faster the players/riders perform the galloping movement the faster their horse travels up the racecourse towards the finishing post – the first horse to reach the finishing post is the winner! At the end of the race the winning lane will light up, and the commentary will announce the colour and the name of the winning horse. At the end of each game the horses return to their starting posts ready for the next game.

Easily transportable
The complete horse racing game is totally self-contained in a purpose built industrial flight case and is supplied complete with folding legs. As the game measures just 1.7m long x 0.8m wide and 0.35m deep  and weighs 80kgs it is easily transportable.
The Grand National (also known simply as the National) is a world-famous National Hunt horse race which is held annually at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, England. It is a handicap steeplechase run over a distance of 4 miles and 856 yards (7,242 m), with horses jumping thirty fences over two circuits of Aintree’s National Course. The race has been held at Aintree each year since 1839, with the exception of 1916-1918 during the First World War when it was held at Gatwick Racecourse, 1941-1945 during the Second World War when it was called off, and in 1993 when the race was declared void owing to a false start. The next Grand National will be held on 14 April 2012.

The steeplechase is the centrepiece of a three-day meeting, one of only four run at Aintree in the racing season.It is the most valuable National Hunt event in Britain, offering a total prize fund of £975,000 in 2012. The race is popular amongst many people who do not normally watch or bet on horse racing at other times of the year.

The racecourse is triangular in shape and contains sixteen fences, all except The Chair and the Water Jump are jumped twice. The course has a reputation as the ultimate test of horse and jockey, most starters failing to complete the two circuits. Certain fences are famous for their severity, notably Becher’s Brook, The Chair, and the Canal Turn.

The National is listed on the Ofcom Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events, ensuring it is broadcast live on free-to-air terrestrial television in the United Kingdom. The first radio commentary of the race was broadcast by Meyrick Good and George Allison on the Bbc in 1927;the first televised coverage was in 1960 with commentary led by Peter O’Sullevan. The BBC retained the broadcasting rights until 2012, when it was announced that Channel 4 had won a four-year deal to broadcast the race from 2013, bringing to an end the BBC’s rights to the National after 52 years.An estimated 500 to 600 million viewers watch the Grand National in over 140 countries.

Warrington Walking Day 29th June 2012

A century or so ago, it was common across the country for churches to organise a walking day when groups such as Scouts, Guides and bands would march with their banners around the locality. Few of these events survive today, and the walk at Warrington is the best-known of the survivors. Around 4000 people take part in the perambulation with pipe bands,marching bands, banners and representatives from the local churches of all denominations.After the event they either go go back to a local pub,club or comunity event were there is entertainent on including bouncy castles,inflatable slides,rodeo bulls etc