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Time for a rhythmic birthday celebration

Early-years musical activity provider Rhythm Time has celebrated its 21st anniversary with 800 birthday parties nationwide.

Kathy Doolan, the musical entrepreneur who founded the brand, said she was thrilled to be marking 21 years of success with her 40 franchises in October. “I am absolutely delighted with the success of Rhythm Time,” she said. “I am so proud of our franchise family and have been overwhelmed by their support, enthusiasm and on-going success.

“To nurture young children’s musical development is an honour, and I hope that families in the UK continue to enjoy attending our classes for another 21 years to come.”

To commemorate reaching the milestone and engaging more than 11,000 under-5s in Rhythm Time’s fun music sessions every week, Doolan and each of her franchisees in the UK and Ireland was due to run a special timetable during half-term week.

“The birthday classes party plan features dress-up-in-yellow, party bags, yellow balloons and other fun activities right across the board,” said Doolan, who even wrote a fun 21st birthday number which she and some of her franchisees sang and posted on social media.

Doolan is quick to recognise the role of indoor-play operators in her success too. “Many of our franchisees use indoor-play centres for their classes and these venues work brilliantly for us,” she said. “They are obviously geared up for child safety and for the comfort of the parents and carers with café facilities that are great for socialising in after classes.

“It’s a reciprocal relationship as both Rhythm Time and the play centres are continuously attracting new customers that we can both benefit from."

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