A family-friendly footballing activity attraction is set to close unless things drastically improve in the next two weeks. 

Football Fiesta Swindon opened in the town centre on December 22 as a pop-up, before officially opening in the new year after a full refurbishment was carried out. 

Located inside The Crossing section of the Brunel Shopping Centre, it featured a myriad of football-themed indoor games and challenges including a Skills Academy, Panna Cages, and more, all for families with football-mad kids to enjoy. 

However, a post on social media has led to dismay for many families whose children love visiting, as it has been suggested that Football Fiesta will be closing in the next two weeks, with a closing date set for July 21. 

This was confirmed by centre manager Andy Ealy, who said they were keeping an eye on the next two weekends. But as things stand, the level of custom meant that there was no other choice but to close. 

Staff were told of the closure on Monday morning, with one of them then making a post on the Swindon Community Notice Board to warn locals it was coming, and to get their children booked in before it happens. 

They said: "Hello guys, I work at Football Fiesta in the Brunel and just a quick message to say unfortunately we will be closing for good on July 21 so if you have children or grandchildren that are interested in football, get down there on the weekend and have a brilliant time before we close!

"If we can get enough love for the place in the comments or post your experiences there, I can show my boss and hopefully, he sees how loved the place is."

Venue manager Andy later confirmed plans for the closure to the Swindon Advertiser citing the town centre, and the Brunel Shopping Centre, as being 'quiet' but did say there was still a chance it might stay. 

He said: "We’re Football Fiesta. We've been open since the new year, but the numbers aren’t going as well as we expected so we made the decision to close and give it two weekends.

"I'm aware a post has been made on social media that is gathering a bit of pace, and at the minute I think we just need a little more exposure. 

"We're going to give it two weekends to get numbers through the door and if we do then we may be able to keep it open."

He added: "But if not, we'll have no choice but to close, and that would be a real shame."