AR Technology Brings Tabatha To Life
Until now Ranger Tabatha has just been a character on paper, now she takes on a whole new form thanks to AR technology. AR stands for Augmented Reality and means adding graphics to your existing environment as opposed to VR – Virtual Reality which takes you to an entirely different environment (ie the moon). To make this happen Tabatinga has teamed up with the Zappar platform. Guests will be able to download the free Zappar app onto their device and scan the codes in and around Tabatinga to reveal a 3D character who will talk to you. Codes will be on activity place mats, sticker-sheets, posters, table talkers and even on the play equipment. The content will regularly change creating a different experience on each visit.
June 2018 – Dapto Leagues Club Comes on Board
Tabatinga is proud to announce a new partnership for a full pay-for-play fun centre within the Dapto Leagues Club. The Club is renovating under utilized function space turning it into Tabatinga’s 5th Fun & Social Centre.
The centre will include the usual Toddler Play Area, Multi-Level Climbing Structure, Themed Party Rooms, Café Area and lots of seating in air-conditioned comfort.
Other features include a Bumper Car arena and a first in Climbing Structure designs, a fun Tinga Ninja course. Based on the popular TV show, the ninja course will test young children with a series of obstacles in a safe manner.
Tabatinga Dapto is due to open in December 2018.
May 2018 – Tabatinga Introduces Dine & Play
The normal Tabatinga business model is a fully blown pay-for-play fun centre located inside a licensed Club with a gated entry/exit controlled by staff.
However there are many Clubs that cannot commit such space and would prefer to have a free-to-use play area off the side of their dining space. To accommodate this the Tabatinga founders have introduced the Dine & Play concept.
The Dine & Play business model allows Clubs to make use of all the Tabatinga brand IP and knowledge base whilst offering a free-to-use play area instead of the full pay-for-play fun centre.
The first Club to take advantage of this new model is the Goulburn Soldiers Club. Currently under renovation the Goulburn Soldiers will proudly present their new free-to-use play area in September 2018.
July 2017 – Tabatinga Ingleburn Opens!
Everything was fresh and ready to go when the doors swung open on July 1st at Tabatinga Ingleburn. The newest venue in the Tabatinga family is located in the Ingleburn RSL Club in Chester Road, Ingleburn.
The venue has used some of the function space on the 1st floor of the building. RSL CEO Glenn Cushion said that the Tabatinga centre has been built in such a way as to minimize the impact of the Club’s ability to still host functions with two function rooms remaining on the 1st floor.
‘We are very excited to have a first class venue especially designed for children in the 0-12 year age bracket and their parents’, Mr Cushion said.
‘Clubs need to diversify their offering so they are welcoming all age demographics of their local communities and Ingleburn has a large population of families with young children – Tabatinga fits the bill perfectly and we couldn’t be happier with the result’.
December 2016 – Tabatinga Ingleburn Plans Nearing Completion
Everyone is buzzing at the Ingleburn RSL Club as their plans for their next renovation have been announced. The Club will be opening a Tabatinga fun centre towards the end of the second quarter of 2017. The venues facilities and services will take the Tabatinga model to a whole new level of fun, interaction and experience for all our guests – young and old.
Attractions will include a large toddler play area, a multi-level climbing structure with a cannon zone and a bumper car arena, three fully themed birthday party rooms and a disco/games room. There will also be loads of seating and a café serving modern, healthy options as well as the family favourites. Plus an Australian first innovation will be introduced which will turn the ‘wow’ into a ‘WOW’ – stay tuned!
December 2016 – Tabatinga Tweed Heads to start Child Care Service in 2017
Tabatinga Tweed Heads is excited to be commencing a Before School, After School and Vacation Care service for primary school aged children. The new service will start from Term 1 of 2017 (January 30th).
Local families interested in participating in the service are invited to submit an expression of interest form which can be completed here.
September 2016 – Tabatinga Kempsey Win Regional Business Chamber Award
The Kempsey Macleay RSL chairman and manager travelled to Port Macquarie last Saturday to represent the Club as Finalists in the Excellence in Innovation category for the Mid North Coast Regional Business Chamber Awards.
The Club became finalists after winning the Macleay Valley local awards earlier in the month.
And the winner is…. ‘Tabatinga Kempsey !!’
The win is recognition of the Club’s successful introduction of the Tabatinga Fun Centre business into their Club business model.
The win at the Regionals now makes them finalists in the NSW State Awards.
September 2016 – Tabatinga Kempsey’s good showing at the Macleay Valley Business Awards
Staff and management at Tabatinga Kempsey have good reason to be glowing at present after collecting not one, but two awards at the Macleay Valley Business Awards recently. Tabatinga collected the hotly contested Best New Business from a quality group of new businesses in the region. Tabatinga also won the Excellence in Innovation Award for the positive injection the business has made to the Kempsey Macleay RSL Club’s operation.
The Kempsey Macleay RSL are the licensors and owners of the Tabatinga Kempsey business and CEO Daniel Abela couldn’t be happier with the results after nearly 12 months of trade. Congratulations to all the staff at Tabatinga Kempsey and a huge thanks to all the local families who support the business helping it achieve such impressive results in a short time.
August 2016 – Tabatinga Tweed Heads Win Yet Another Business Excellence Award
Tabatinga Tweed Heads was again successful at the 2016 annual BEATS (Business Excellence Awards Tweed Shire) gala evening. The Tweed crew not only took out the Excellence in Small Business Award, but they were finalists in the Excellence in Customer Experience award as well.
A huge congratulations go to the Tweed team on this excellent achievement and it is just recognition of the attitude and attention to detail shown by all the staff and management team.
September 2015 – Tabatinga Kempsey Opens The Doors For Business
September 9th was an exciting day for Kempsey with the opening of the Tabatinga Kempsey venue inside the Kempsey Macleay RSL Club. The venue is the perfect size to service the regional community with a dedicated toddler area, multi-level play structure, two fully themed party rooms and a 70 seat café area.
But the most exciting attraction is the ‘Bumper Safari’, a four car orbiter hit-n-spin car arena. The Bumper Safari is not only the first of its kind in NSW it is the first of its kind in any club facility in Australia. Early community feedback is that the Club ‘nailed it’ in providing a great recreation space for young children and families in the region.
August 2015 – The Kempsey Jig-Saw Puzzle Begins
Lets hope the play structure installers have a great instruction manual to work this out! It’s hard to believe but in just 2 weeks this will be a fully operational multi-level play structure complete with slides and lots of nooks to discover for children of all ages.
With work now well under way and new deliveries of products and tradespeople happening every day, Tabatinga Kempsey is starting to look the goods. So far so good for a September opening in time for the school holidays.
August 2015 – Tabatinga Tweed Heads Wins Business Excellence Award
Tabatinga Tweed Heads has won the Best Customer Service Award at the 2015 BEATS (Business Excellence Awards – Tweed Shire). This is the second year running following a win in the same category in 2014.
The win is recognition of the efforts made in establishing, documenting and training a staff culture and expected level of service within all Tabatinga venues. A standard can only work if it is embraced and practiced by the staff its intended for, so a big congratulations go to all staff for making Customer Service a major feature of the Tabatinga business.