Kiddie Ride and Amusement Machines FAQ

Kiddie Ride and Amusement Machines FAQ

If you’re considering getting a kiddie ride or amusement machine for your site, you’ll probably have quite a few questions. Here are some that we get regularly at Leisurematic.

How will a kiddie ride or amusement machine benefit my site?

A kiddie ride or amusement machine from Leisurematic can provide a steady stream of extra income. On our income share scheme you pay nothing for the machine or ride, no rental fee and even repair and maintenance is free. All we ask is for a pre-agreed share of the money entered into the machine for operation. They also help make your site more child-friendly, offering a distraction and something to keep kids occupied.

How much power does a coin-operated kiddie ride, crane grabber or coin-operated amusement machine use?

The electricity consumption of one of these machines is very low. A kiddie ride uses approximately 5-7 amps when in operation. On average, a claw grabber uses 2-3 amps.   

Do I need a permit or licence to have a coin-operated kiddie ride, crane grabber or amusement machine on my site?

No, not for these types of machines. But if an arcade crane grabbing machine is set to “random win” and not “win every time”, it is classed as a gaming machine, not a vending machine. So, it will require a special gaming permit prior to installation.

What is the serviceable lifespan of a Leisurematic kiddie ride or amusement machine?

Leisurematic machines typically last between 7-10 years. But this is dependent on the amount of usage, the operating environment and regular servicing.

What safety checks/certificates are required for Leisurematic machines, including kiddie rides, ride ons, amusement machines and crane grabbers?

Depending on the operating site, we would advise across all machines an annual Portable Appliance Test (PAT test). In the case of a coin-operated children's ride, an annual Amusement Device Inspection Procedure Certificate (ADIPS).

These certificates, regular servicing and visual safety checks between intervals will normally be sufficient to avoid safety issues. It’s essential to always use qualified service engineers to carry out these procedures.

Leisurematic can carry out any necessary repairs to kiddie rides and coin-operated amusement machines and are registered to issue ADIPS certificates upon completion.

Can Leisurematic machines be used outside?

Most Leisurematic kiddie rides can be used outside in normal weather conditions. Some modifications need to be made for excessively wet/damp conditions, such as insulation of electrics and fitting of a mechanical coin mechanism. Only a limited number of coin-operated amusement machines can be operated outdoors. This depends on the vulnerability of the electrics within the machine. We’ll advise you on the suitability of the machine for outdoor use, so you can use our products safely.

Can you change the amount you charge for a Leisurematic kiddie ride or amusement machine?

The cost of play is completely up to you, and each ride or machine can easily be programmed to require the amount you specify. Typically, the cost in the UK is £1 for 1ride or £2 for 3 rides. We advise using these amounts for best results.

How much maintenance do Leisurematic machines require?

Our income share rental  kiddie rides and amusement machines only require an annual safety check by one of our qualified service engineers. This certificate is called an Amusement Device Inspection Procedure Certificate (ADIPS), this is the kiddie ride equivalent to a car MOT. Any necessary repairs and maintenance are carried out at the same time. There is absolutely no cost to our operating sites for this.

Leisurematic service engineers can also issue certificates and carry out repairs and maintenance for non-rental customers at a competitive price. There is the option to have these carried out on site or have them taken to a workshop and be done off-site then returned.

Are Leisurematic machines available with company logos/branding?

All Leisurematic kiddie rides and coin-operated amusement machines can be supplied branded or themed to suit your requirements.

Hopefully that should have answered most of your questions. But if there’s anything you’d like to ask that we’ve not answered here, get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to make things clear.

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