Two popular family venues in Swindon are set to close by the end of this month. 

Kidz About and The Golfing Hole have been entertaining locals for years at their home inside the iconic listed Spectrum Building in West Swindon. 

But the owner of both businesses has recently been told that the landlord will not be renewing the lease on the building, meaning both will be closing their doors on September 24. 

It is believed that the property's owners have decided to take back the whole building after the exit of Cooper Tyres, a large neighbouring tenant to the two entertainment destinations. 

The building's landlords, AEW, also announced in August their plans to carry out a £4.7m refurbishment of the iconic building, once used in a James Bond film. 

The indoor play and party centre based in West Swindon has been trading for over 18 years, and it has grown to be a strong brand and source of employment in the local area.

The addition of the adventure golf business in 2015 was welcomed by the community, and quickly became a destination enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Alistair Burnett, Managing Director said: “We are deeply saddened to deliver this news to our employees and customers. We have worked hard over the years to establish the businesses into what they are today, and whilst we understand the reasons, to have to close the doors through no fault of our own is very frustrating.

"This news will undoubtedly impact the community, but we hope to bring you news about new premises in the not-so-distant future.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers who have been with us through thick and thin, and also to our fantastic team who work exceptionally hard to deliver the best experiences possible to the children of Swindon.”  

Mr Burnett is now looking for a potential new venue to reopen these two businesses, or something like them, and a number of options are being explored. 

But as things stand, neither Kidz About or The Golfing Hole will be open to the public for some time after they close. 

Both companies shared the news on their Facebook pages, leading to an outpouring of dismay from Swindon locals who are already facing reduced leisure options in the town, following the closure of the Oasis and the Health Hydro.