When I was a kid I remember that the only way you could get your bounce on was to hope your parents didn’t catch you jumping on their bed. Luckily kids these days don’t need to do that and they can do their best Tigger impressions in dedicated trampoline parks like the one I visited in Sheffield recently. Here’s what Eban thought about Jump Inc.
Jump. Bounce. Up. Down: Jump Inc
Eban loves to bounce. When he goes to his Nan’s he’s straight out on to her trampoline for a good jumping session. I knew a session at Jump Inc would be right up his street so when they asked if he’d like an open session at their Sheffield park we both jumped (haha) at the chance to go and have a look.
Jump Inc Sheffield is located on Vulcan Way (S9 1EW) right next to Meadowhall. It took us five minutes to walk from Meadowhall to the venue and it has plenty of parking. It is well sign posted on the walk in and you can’t miss the signage, it’s spread across two warehouses so a very big site. Reception is easy to see.
Jump Inc offers a range of different activities and sessions, including birthday parties. The Open Session is the one we went to and that gave Eban access to all of the activities for an hour. Pre-booking gives you a discount off the walk-in price and is advisable, especially during busy periods such as weekends and holidays. We arrived at 11pm on a Thursday (in the summer holidays) and by 12 it was very full.
As well as trampolines, Jump Inc has a range of activities to keep even the most experienced jumper occupied. These include: a 3-Sided Walk the Wall, Big Air Bags, Slam Dunk lanes, Jump Tower and Tumble Tracks. Plus Ninja obstacle course, Half Pipe, Bouldering Wall and Freestyle Zone so experienced jumpers can show off their skills.
A thing to note about the Sheffield park is that children must be 6 years old or older and they recommend that all jumpers are over 1.25m in height, a lot of their activities have this height restriction and the staff are on hand to enforce it – especially on the jump tower.
Eban loved the jump tower, I didn’t.
I’m such a worrier when it comes to Eban hurting himself but luckily the guys at Jump Inc are on the ball with safety. At the start of each session all new jumpers must watch a safety video, so make sure you arrive around 15 minutes before your scheduled jump time. All jumpers must wear jump socks, which can be purchased for £1.50 at reception and then kept for future jump sessions.
There are plenty of staff on hand to ensure the jumpers are doing so safely and aren’t using the equipment in a way they shouldn’t. The Jump Tower is always manned by a member of staff who checks the height of the jumper and gives them instructions about how to jump safely.
There are also lockers to store shoes, bags and other valuables. These require a £1 coin so make sure you have change.
There is a cafe which sells a range of hot food and drinks. Eban decided to have a refillable “Jump Inc” sports bottle which kept him in juice for the whole time we were there, I just had a coffee as we were heading off to lunch afterwards.
No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get any good photos. The one on the “Pin It” image below is the best one out of probably 50 photos. Eban loved it though, he had such a great time and completely wore himself out. The session resulted in Nan buying him an early birthday present so he now has a new trampoline of his own.
We’ll definitely be going again, maybe even have a trip to try out their park in Rotherham.