JR ZONE is under new ownership.

The popular indoor play centre, on the Newport industrial estate, provides soft play activities and has the Isle of Wight's only multi-level indoor laser arena.

New owner and managing director Jon Carter, also the managing director of Isle of Wight company Betapak, said: "I’m elated. JR Zone is a first-rate business with a first-rate team.

"I’m looking forward to developing what are already exceptional experiences alongside Steve Parker, the general manager, and our amazing colleagues.

“We will continue to offer all the great activities for babies and children of all ages – including adults.

“In addition, even more exciting times lie ahead. We have already launched our new overnight sleepovers — and we have more announcements to come."

Opened in 2005, JR Zone is a popular venue for children's parties. It also offers after-hours laser tournaments and the venue is available for private hire.