About Us

Background 

Grow through Play was formed in 2004, when Stuart Beare bought Chapel Leisure a company distributing childrens Coin Operated vehicles and Driving School attractions within the UK. The ethos behind the company is to help clients maximise their potential by developing attractions where children will GROW in confidence and learn through PLAY.

Innovative Ideas

The Barrel train is a US innovation and was first introduced at Tulleys Farm in 2001, this prototype paved the way and the Barrel Train (Barrel Bug) ride was developed and went into production in 2005.

Stuart Beare

Stuart is a partner in Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill, Sussex which is a traditional farm shop business that has now embraced seasonal entertainment, and includes the giant Maize Maze in the summer and the UK's largest Halloween Event in October.

Stuart has a wealth of experience in the farm retail and seasonal attractions sector and has travelled widely, speaking at conferences in the US, Canada and here in the UK.

He is chairman of FARMA, which represents farm businesses in the UK selling direct, has been secretary of the american direct marketing association NAFDMA and is heavily envolved in the recently formed Maize Maze Association and the newly established British Assocation of Scare and Haunt attractions BASHA.  

 

Highlights