Join our awesome team

Run your own messy play business!

If you’re ready for a life-changing opportunity, you’ve come to the right place!
And we’re here to support you every step of the way…

Join our awesome team

Run your own messy play business!

If you’re ready for a life-changing opportunity, you’ve come to the right place!
And we’re here to support you every step of the way…

Joining the Mess Around franchise programme
is a real no-brainer!

Potential to earn

£500 in 1 day!

Start earning

straight away!

Equipment & Kit Package

worth over £1500!

Full access

to business support!


Mess Around E-Learning Platform

Tried & tested

business model & brand!

A career that's

fun & flexible!


add-on opportunities!

Your own Online Shop

Sell Messy Play Products

Please note, we do not make any income guarantees. 

These are typical benefits enjoyed by our franchisees and will wholly depend on your individual circumstances and level of input.

For full terms please download the prospectus or speak to us in more detail.

Join our awesome team

So come on board with the UK’s leading messy play team.

"What is a franchise?"

Essentially it’s your own business using the Mess Around brand and trademarks, with rights to use our proven systems and operations in our successful business model, with training in how to use them. You’ll receive exclusive access to our day-to-day running of a messy play business, as well as support from the head of Mess Around, and shared knowledge from experienced Mess Around franchise owners. Owning a franchise reduces the uncertainty associated with starting your own business, and enables you to set up and start earning straight away.

"Is a franchise suitable for me?"

This is Tamara Holland, previous owner of Mess Around Northamptonshire and now Marketing Consultant Tamara worked full-time in a corporate marketing job when she decided to quit and run her own Mess Around franchise after having her daughter. She’s never looked back.

"What is it like to be a franchisee?"

Meet Steph Massey, our franchisee for Mess Around Central Cheshire & Slime Lab East Cheshire. Find out about Steph’s journey from being a full-time nursery supervisor to running her own Mess Around franchise, whilst also being Mum to 3 young children.

"How does it work?"

The Mess Around franchise package offers the flexibility of running your own business with the security of a tried and tested model within your own exclusive territory, all backed up with the support of an experienced, friendly and dedicated network. Our Director, Krissy, has mentored franchisees over the last 8 years and has a wealth of experience to share with you to get you up and running as quickly as possible. Your investment secures everything you need to get started, including training, equipment, support and resources.

Mess Around Nottingham

"What will I be doing?"

You’ll be running your very own Mess Around business. Using our nationally-recognised brand, with countless resources available at your fingertips and access to support services, you’ll launch and run messy play sessions, parties and events in your area. You’ll join our network of friendly and dedicated franchise owners who run their businesses to support their family, alongside paid employment or whilst being a parent. You can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss, whilst you’ll receive all the help and support you would lack if you were to go it alone. As many of our franchisees say, it’s the best of both worlds.

"How much can I earn?"

On average a franchisee can turn over between £300 – £500 PER SESSION depending on the size of session delivered. The number of sessions you can deliver will be up to you and your stamina! £500 can be generated by delivering 2 sessions in one day. There are also opportunities to earn from private sessions, parties, workshops, merchandise and our messy play kits.

We operate in a positive cash flow; your initial investment can be earned back in less than 6 months.

Tamara, Mess Around franchisee

"What's the investment?"

START UP COSTS: £5,999 excluding VAT 
This covers everything you need to get started* and includes £1,500 worth of kit, equipment, training and support access. We can give you advice on where to secure funding for the franchise.

Check out our special offer below!

We give you 1 month FREE of charge while we get you established so the first payment is due in month 2.

*Full details can be found in the prospectus.

If you're looking to join a franchise,
choose the best (that's us!)

Alanna Lonigro

Franchise owner of Mess Around South Yorkshire

Why did you join Mess Around? Becoming a Mum at almost 40 changed me! I previously travelled a lot, partied a lot and was then very career focussed. So had always said I wasn’t going to have children!  But when Elliott came along I loved being a Mum SO much that my whole focus has changed – meaning I wanted to do something where I could be at home more, that would fit around family life, would be less stressful and more fun!

I had previously taken Elliott to Mess Around sessions and loved the whole concept, party atmosphere (as none of the Lonigro clan are quiet!) and enjoyed the fact it was something we could do as a whole family.

So when I saw that the franchise opportunity had become available for South Yorkshire I just knew that it was the right thing for me.

Rachelle Hutt

Franchisor and Owner of Mess Around West Suffolk

My name is Rachelle and I am a mum to three wonderful girls along with a step mum to two boys! We have a busy house and I love it!

After being a primary teacher for twenty years (5 of those as a Deputy Head teacher) I decided I needed to get my work life balance back and spend more time with my children. Mess Around popped up on my Facebook page and I was immediately drawn to it. Teaching early years I see the huge benefits of messy play, being a mum I understand the pain of tidying up afterwards, Mess around is a perfect solution!

I attended a session to see what it was like and loved every minute. It was great to see the children having a wonderful time their families being involved too.

I now host Tuff Tray Clubs, Slime Lab Workshops, deliver Mess Kits and Takeaway services across the West Suffolk area and absolutely love it!

Read more Franchisee stories here:

Do you have what it takes...?

Some of our Mess Around franchisees include:

Childcare workers
Stay-at-home mums/dads
Marketing professionals
Personal trainers
Existing business owners

Although our franchisees come from a range of different backgrounds and/or careers, in order to be successful you need to share a few essential qualities:

Self-confidence with bags of enthusiasm
Confident using social media & IT software
Good general fitness
Access to large family car
Awesome organisation, marketing and/or sales skills

There’s never been a better time to join Mess Around!

If you’re as excited as us to get your Mess Around business off the ground, get the wheels in motion and request your prospectus today: