Having an energetic toddler means we are always looking for ways to wear her out. When we were invited to check out our local trampoline park – Rush – we jumped at the chance (pun intended!). Checking out their website we noted the closet site to us was less than 10 minutes away. With a rainy weekend forecast we booked ourselves on to the toddler open jump session that started at 10am.
Trampoline parks seem to have been springing up over the last few years around Birmingham but we never had the opportunity to visit one. Then along came pregnancy, Annabelle and having a small baby and it didn’t make sense to check out what the parks had to offer. In all honesty this was probably a mistake.
For a start as we found out today trampoline parks offer so much more than just bouncing on a spring base.
Rush has so much packed into it’s warehouse space. In fact in the toddler session that lasted an hour we didn’t have enough time to explore everything on offer. A quick look on their website highlights:
On arrival we picked up our Rush socks, a requirement and essential, put our stuff in a locker and attended a safety briefing. From there it was up to us how and where we went in the park.
As well as different areas and types of trampolines there was an inflatable course that Annabelle loved as it had a slide.
Other highlights for Annabelle included the balance beam. She terrified us by following me along, surprising because we never thought she’d get on it – let alone go across it! Twice.
The diving board. A platform that you fall into a foam pit from. To get there you have to climb up a ladder, which Annabelle did happily. Then at the edge you fall into the pit. Or in Annabelle’s case you get throw in by Mama. The initial landings seemed fine, then she’d worry where Mama was. Then Mama would fall in and it was all smiles.
At the start Annabelle was hesitant about the bouncing, by the end she was running around the trampolines with confidence. Amazing what watching other kids can do. I think that the fact that Laura and I got stuck in encouraged her too. It really was a family experience.
Bouncing is hard 😀
On our visit we found out that the other things going on at rush include:
- Keep fit sessions
- Kids Parties
- Autism & Sen sessions
- Rush After Dark – details here – but it is a trampoline disco, think DJ, lights and bouncing!
Here was Annabelle’s feedback on her visit to a trampoline park:
So if you are looking for an activity that wears out kids, keeps you fit and allows everyone to have fun check out Rush!
(We were gifted the trip but under no obligation to share our feedback)