Family travel: Bouncing off the walls

Beat the winter blues and release some pent-up energy at one of the many new indoor trampoline parks opening up around the country

By Maria Pieri
Published 14 Jan 2016, 08:00 GMT

Oxygen FreeJumping, London or Southampton
Try freejumping on the 150 trampolines and explore the obstacle courses, foam pit, slam-dunk basketball hoops and airbag. Ages: 5+ (plus dedicated sections for younger ones). From £12.50, West Acton; £11, Southampton.

Gravity Force, Surrey
This converted warehouse has foam pits, fitness courses, tots classes, tumble tracks and over 50 interconnected trampolines. New venues are due to be opened in Basildon, Sunderland and St Albans. From £10.

Jump Nation, Manchester
Family-run Jump Nation has 139 trampolines in one huge bounce area. Available for school or corporate hire and offers toddler time and autism-friendly classes. New venues are set to open across the country. From £6.95 for kids and £8.95 for adults.

Bounce, Milton Keynes
Over 22,000 sq ft of trampolines are spread across five zones, including a dodgeball court, kids' play, slam-dunk area and foam pit. Tournaments, fitness classes and Teen Fridays are held regularly. Ages: 3+. From £9.99 (£4.99 for under-4s).

Need to know
• Make sure you book ahead
• Most sessions run for an hour
• Waivers will need to be signed
• You will need to buy training socks on-site or bring your own, depending on park policy

Published in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)


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