Traders vying for a spot on Europe's largest seven-day market are being offered the opportunity to run one of its stalls for 99p a day. Those wishing to receive the heavily discounted rates to trade at Fantasy Island theme park's market would be allowed to sell their goods for 20 weeks at 99p a day. On top of this being offered to 20 traders, another lucky trader is also being offered the opportunity to trade a market stall at the Ingoldmells theme park for free this season.
Ground rent over this period is usually around GBP2,500. All proceeds from the initiative will go towards local NHS causes, including rewarding NHS Heroes who have worked tirelessly during the pandemic. Andy McKeever, market manager for Fantasy Island said: "We want to encourage anyone to apply whether they're a small business who has found times tough, or people who just need some help in getting an idea off the ground, but simply don't know where to start.
"You may have a great product but feel the step of getting out of the garage or spare room is just financially out of reach."Three new rides are set to open at Fantasy Island this year. (Image: supplied)
Those who wish to apply for the initiative will need to explain why they feel they deserve the opportunity by filing out a giveaway application found on www.fantasyislandmarket.co.uk. The competition closes on Monday 3rd May 2021 and terms and conditions apply - as explained on the website. Fantasy Island aims to ensure the 20 people will be fully supported throughout the season to ensure they get a much-needed foot up the ladder in getting their business off the ground.
The theme park is home to Europe's largest seven-day market. Consisting of over 320 stores, it's a shopper's paradise and offers so much more than your average market. The theme park and its market reopened on Monday, April 12 at 2021.
The park debuted the first of its three new rides set to open this summer season - The Spinning Racer - with two indoor rides opening in May.
Claire Draper, director of finance for Fantasy Island, said the park had enjoyed a fantastic reopening day and that their new Platinum accommodation had already been booked up for the summer holidays with visitors keen to get back to the coast.