Disclaimer: I received a complimentary jump for me and my family in return for a honest review.
DO you like fun, lots and lots of fun? Who doesn’t! At Jump 360 that is exactly what you will be having.
I was recently invited along to Jump 360 to try out what they have on offer for young families. In all honesty its not somewhere that we would usually visit – probably of fear of the excessive crowds or unruly children! But after asking Zach if he would like to give it a try, he was all for it, decided to give it a whirl! We chose Newcastle for our visit, out of the possible 3 locations in the North East; the others being Stockton and Hartlepool. We were also given the option to choose our own session, which had me intrigued as to what was actually on offer here.
At Jump 360 they offer a variety of different sessions. Heres a quick glimpse;
Jump around is your general admission and costs £10 for a hours jump, plus an extra £2 for your reusable socks. This is for ages 4 years and up. The bonus of this is that the whole place is open to you with no restriction on what equipment you are allowed to use.
Jump Junior is for ages 1-5years and costs £5 per session per child or child. During term time these sessions are on Wednesdays at 4pm, Fridays at 12pm and Sundays at 10am. During School holidays they are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 10am. Due to the ages of the children there are some restrictions when using the certain equipment in the trampoline park, you can read those here
You can have your little ones birthday parties here, now how cool would that be, you can read more about the parties and whats included here,. But one thing I will add is that all jumpers need to be at least 4 years old – so we have a little while to wait with Eli before we could make use of this! Zach would definitely love a party here though.
Jump Late is Jump 360 adults only jump session, aimed exclusively for the older bouncers! (16+) If you want to try something different with your friends you can experience a bounce session without the kids, with music and a lighting system to rival any club!
Jump late sessions also have a range of dodgeball and battle beam competitions on during the night, so you can be sure to have a great night out!
This is for any jumper who may have additional needs or disabilities, This costs £6 and any carer jumps free. Sessions for these vary so you would need to visit here and choose your location to see what days and times this is on in your area.
This is the session we chose to do as our kids are 18 months and 4 years and we got to go in with them. This session costs £5 per jumper. This session is great if you do have little ones as it is more relaxed with no hyper teens jumping around. There is restrictions for this session though, the ninja course and bull are closed as well as the jumping pillow. However there is still plenty to do here and it really wasn’t a miss. The boys really enjoyed the Disney music played in the background.
The Family Jump session started at 10am on Saturday at the Jump 360 Newcastle and we arrived just before. Greeted at the counter we were given our socks and made our way to the locker room which was £1 for a locker (dont worry you get this back).
There was plenty of space for all of our belongings in one of the small lockers.
At 10am we were called into a room for a briefing where we were all spoken to about the restrictions and the safety rules when jumping. This took around 5 minutes then we were let loose into the main trampoline park.
First we headed over to the foam pit, the kids thought it was great, the big kid in me, thought it was great too. My eldest son was straight in, no fear!
But his jump was far too simple so Dad had to show him how it was done. I think I may be a little too old for doing flips now but this place just brings out the child in you. I wish we had places like this when I was younger, I would have never been away from the place. It did take me a while to actually get back out of the pit though, obviously too heavy and kept sinking in the foam.
In the far corner of the arena was 2 trampoline lanes. Now Ive seen plenty of posts on Instagram of people doing backflips along them…something I definitely wasn’t going to try. I would put decent money on me having an accident and needing serious medical attention. But we enjoyed running and bouncing up and down the lanes to the half pipe at either end.
Have you ever tried running on a trampoline? Its harder than you think. I was sinking more than getting anywhere. The kids seemed to manage fine, showing us elders how it should be done.
There really is endless opportunity here for none stop fun, and not only does Jump 360 offer trampolines but it also has a inflatable section right in the heart of the venue, with slides, climbing wall and jumping pillow.
My favourite section to Jump 360 was the dodge ball area and basket ball hoops. This is really more for the older kids and adults as you have to bounce pretty high to reach the hoops. But we had a great time trying. Word of warning though…you have to bounce over the padding, which i found out the hard way when I caught my foot on it and went flying, much to the missus amusement.
Jump 360 really is a great family activity, and I am so glad we chose to do the family jump as it meant we were all together doing something fun. I just wish we could have stayed longer as an hour really does fly by. We pretty much had to drag the kids off once our time was up.
But that wasn’t the end of our stay…as upstairs has a cafe selling hot/cold food and beverages. HotDogs, Pizzas, Sandwiches and more are of offer. So you could easily spend a good couple of hours here. Plus if your not going for the family jump, its a great place to sit back with a cuppa and watch your children play in the park. It is all open plan so your able to see the whole area from the comfort of the cafe.