Children’s gym franchise comes to Essex as Mini Monkey Gym opens a Brentwood branch


Feb 10, 2017

The Original Soft Play gym Programme for 0-5 year olds, Mini Monkey Gym, welcomes David Hann, to the growing MMG team as their Brentwood franchise owner.

As the UK’s premium children’s gym activity franchise, Mini Monkey Gym, was established in East Anglia in 2009 by mum of two, Penny Holbrook. The Mini Monkey Gym playgym programme offers structured soft play gym classes, soft play parties, nursery sessions and workshops. Mini Monkey Gym places great emphasis on fun structured physical play, within an educational and developmentally progressive environment, which gets babies and toddlers moving and learning. 

For the second year running Mini Monkey Gym UK exhibited at The Franchise Show at Excel, London which is where they met Brentwood franchise owner, David Hann, and invited him to join the MMG UK franchise network. David will be managing his MMG business along with his team of class leaders and the MMG Brentwood team will be launching classes in July 2015, with an open day on Saturday 18 July in Brentwood.  

David says “We know how little ones love to move, explore and learn through physical play so we’re delighted to be bringing this great new activity to Brentwood, Billericay, Basildon and Wickford. My professional background is in teaching and lecturing and I've taught at all levels from Year 7 to postgraduate. I've also been involved with some postgraduate research of my own and there's no doubt that any child's developmental potential is greatly influenced by the experiences they have when they're young. I'm very excited to be joining the Mini Monkey family and look forward to helping some local Mini Monkeys get an active start in life."

The Founder and Managing Director of Mini Monkey Gym UK, Penny Holbrook says “I am extremely proud to see Mini Monkey Gym continuing to expand across the country. With David’s experience and background he is great asset to the Mini Monkey Gym network and we look forward to helping him establish and grow his MMG business in the Brentwood area.  To ensure babies and young children have enough daily physical activity we need to offer opportunities for safe and fun physical play which promote movement from an early age. With the launch of Mini Monkey Gym Brentwood we continue to reach many more families and spread the Mini Monkey Gym ethos across the UK!