Jump 360 is an indoor trampoline park at Stockton in the North East. If you are looking for a fun and unusual activity it is a great place to visit.
Recently we took my son and his friend along to Jump 360, Stockton. Jump 360 is an indoor trampoline park where you can bounce around and have fun. As well as trampolines there are plenty of other activities and the boys were looking forward to the visit. The trampoline park is easy enough to find, it is just off the A19 in a trading estate.
Entering Jump 360 the reception desk is on one side and entry into the park on the other. A set of stairs leads upstairs to the cafe and viewing area. You book in at the reception area. Before using the facilities we had to sign a liability waiver. This is done on a computer around the corner which took a little while. It can also be done on-line before you arrive which would save some time. You can also book the sessions on-line.
After signing the waiver the boys were given special grip socks to wear whilst bouncing. While putting these on they watched a safety video which told them how to use the equipment safely. They could then go into the trampoline park. Shoes and valuables can be left in lockers which are just around the side.
Jump 360 is divided into different zones for different activities. On entering the park you find yourself in the main court. This is made up of an area of interconnected trampolines. Some of these are at angles which allow you to bounce off the walls. There are also trampoline tumble tracks which allow you to do all sorts of acrobatics, if you are able to.
The interactive cardio wall is at the far end of the court. You bounce up to reach the coloured lights which can be pressed on or off. These can be set up for different games like speed tests or height challenges. The boys really enjoyed this area and spent quite a while here before exploring further.
The net crawl is a section of cargo nets suspended from beams which you can climb up and crawl over. This took a far amount of agility. Just behind the net crawl is the battle beam. It is a long straight platform that two people can climb onto. They then try and knock each other off the platform using foam beams. Luckily there is a soft landing into the foam below. This was very popular and one of the few areas where there was a queue.
There are also areas for practising your ball skills. The basketball lanes allow you to try and score a basket. Trampolines provide you with a boost to help you reach the net. There are three nets at different heights which cater for different skill levels. If you love football there is an area where you can try a penalty shoot out. The goal keeper can bounce on a trampoline to help them save the goals. Finally the dodge ball area adds a twist to the game with horizontal trampolines to throw the ball off which make it harder to dodge the ball.
Have you ever wanted to launch yourself off a trampoline and have a nice soft landing? The air bag and foam pits are great for this. The air bag is like a big bouncy castle to land on. The foam pits are filled with soft foam pieces to land in. Both these areas allow you to practice tricks safely as well as being great fun.
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There are a number of different sessions on offer at Jump 360 which cater for all needs.
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If you take your kids to Jump 360 you are able to sit upstairs and watch them from the viewing area. The balcony gives a good view of the trampoline park and there is plenty of seating. The cafe area is also situated upstairs allowing you to have a snack while you wait. The cafe sells a selection of hot and cold drinks as well as cakes and biscuits. There is also a range of hot sandwiches, toasties and paninis which are between £2.50 and £5.00.
The boys really enjoyed Jump 360 and had a great time hurling themselves around like lunatics. They tried all the activities and were worn out at the end of the hour. They did say they would love to come back on a Friday night when the teen session was on.
If you are waiting the selection of food is great. The viewing platform gives you a good view of the whole area so you can easily see what your kids are doing. Jump 360 is a unique idea and a great place to take your kids. Do make sure you book in advance and sign the waiver forms before you go to save yourself some time. The waiver forms last a year so you only need to sign one the first time you go.
Have you ever been to an indoor trampoline park? What did you think?
If you are looking for other ideas for days out with kids why not try the Centre for Life in Newcastle? The Animals Inside Out exhibition is on until January and is fascinating.