London’s Best Trampoline Parks for Children
Trampoline parks are a great way to entertain the children.
They increase aerobic and cardio vascular activity but if you’re anything like us, you’re mainly looking for an activity to wear them out and help them sleep well that night.
We had a great time trying out a few trampoline parks across London – our favourites are listed below:
We tried the new venue in Brent Cross (they’re also in Wandsworth and have a new branch planned for Barking), and the trampoline park has a range of facilities suitable for all ages – we saw toddlers, teenagers and adults on the trampolines.
Under-fives have a special area to jump, twist and flip in and the floors are less bouncy so there’s little chance of them hurting themselves.
In at attempt to keep the kids under control, you all watch a safety video before you enter, and the rules are generally followed although we confess, we did break them a couple of times when we bounced from trampoline to trampoline.
There’s a two level Ninja Warrior course (as seen on TV), a trick park to try out new stunts and bounce of walls and floors as well as a laser maze to test your stealth skills.
An hours jump starts at £10.50 per person and although it doesn’t sound like a lot of time, trampolining – for adults at least – takes up a lot of energy! If your kids need more wearing out, a two-hour jump is £15.75.
Flip Out Brent Cross has Olympic-standard trampolines, foam pits, a zen zone with meditation space and Earth, Wind, Fire and Water themed rooms for hire if you’d like a jumping based private party.
BETTER EXTREME PARK WALTHAM FOREST
Extreme Park is a new trampoline park inside the Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre. Facilities include:
- Mini Trampoline Park - Number of Trampolines: 23 floor and 11 wall
- Ninja Warrior Run - 9 challenging elements, with foam pits
- 4 Storey Mega Soft Play – with a drop slide
- Clip & Climb - 11 structures to scale – all 9.9m in height
Our favourite activity was Clip + Climb - while the whole area is targeted toward children (they'll absolutely love it) Clip + Climb is suitable for all members of the family aged 6 and over. After a short safety video, the centre staff is great at encouraging even the most timid or height-phobic to climb up one the eleven 9.9 metre high structures.
The Mega Soft Play area really is mega - kids can get lost in there for hours! There's slides, football, swingy things - so much to keep the kids entertained. Trampoline parks can get a little monotonous (for adults at least) but we particularly like that Better Extreme has four activities to enjoy. We stayed for an hour (two would have been better) so only had 20 minutes on each activity and the kids were hot, sweaty and tired at the end. Score!
Prices start at a pocket friendly £4.95 for a child's off-peak ticket and rise to £9.95 for an adult non-member (per hour).
As Better Extreme is inside a leisure centre, you can also enjoy swimming, use the gym or visit the in-house spa. We saw lots of local families making use of the facilities - the majority of which were members - which tells us it's good value for money and a place that families really do use.
The trampoline park also offers a variety of party bookings from a full on just turn up and they'll provide everything while you make use of the trampoline park to you bring everything and only pay for the use of the park. Prices go up to £18.00 per child for an hour use of the park, food and drink, trampoline socks (usually £2 per pair) and other extras.
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