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Leisure sector

A leisure business can be defined as a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events and days and nights out.  This includes:

  • Businesses that may provide in-person intangible experiences in addition to goods.
  • Businesses that may rely on seasonal labour.
  • Businesses that may assume particular public safety responsibilities.
  • Businesses that may operate with irregular hours through day, night and weekends.

For the purpose of this scheme, the definition of a leisure business excludes:

  • all retail businesses
  • coach tour operators
  • tour operators
  • gyms
  • sports businesses where The definition physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual basis or group basis

Examples of businesses that fall within the definition of leisure, include:

  • amusement arcades
  • amusement parks
  • arenas
  • casinos and gambling clubs
  • cinemas
  • clubs & institutions
  • concert halls
  • events venues
  • indoor riding centres
  • museums and art galleries
  • night clubs & discotheques
  • soft play centres or areas
  • stately homes & historic houses
  • theatres
  • theme parks
  • tourist attractions
  • village halls & scout huts, cadet huts
  • wedding venues
  • zoos & safari parks