25 November 2022

New adventure park bounces into Belconnen in time for school holidays

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Bounce in Belconnen has a heap of activities available for children of all ages. Photo: Evelyn Karatzas.

One of Australia’s favourite adventure parks has officially opened its first venue in Canberra.

You’ll find BOUNCE – a global freestyle movement inspiring self-expression and human connection through physical activity – in Westfield Belconnen.

It is known for its variety of activities that are centred around trampolining, combining sport, entertainment, adventures and leisure, for children of all ages and abilities.

BOUNCE in Belconnen spans more than 1800 square metres. There are free-jump trampolines, a dedicated dodgeball area, a slam dunk area, wall climbing spaces, an ‘X-Park ninja course’ and a dedicated ‘miniBOUNCE Zone’ for junior jumpers.

With more than 15 venues across Australia, BOUNCE might just be the perfect place to take the kids to for the upcoming school holidays.

BOUNCE Canberra venue manager Ash Perman said he was very excited to open the adventure park.

“It’s quite unique to bring something like this to Canberra,” Ash said.

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“The programs that we offer here are fantastic. We offer so many different things, including climbing walls, dodgeball, the slam dunk, a ninja warrior course, an X-Park and more.

“There’s really something new for everyone in the community, of all ages to come and experience.”

Opening just in time for the school holidays, Ash said he hoped BOUNCE would be the go-to spot over the summer.

“I’m excited to see all the parents bring their kids through over the holiday period,” he said.

“We already expect it to be packed over the upcoming school holidays and it’s just so exciting to be able to launch BOUNCE for the first time in Canberra.”

BOUNCE co-founder Ant Morell said he was thrilled to finally open BOUNCE in Canberra, after finding the perfect spot to open it.

“Our vision is to be the most loved and respected brand in Australia in our category, and you can’t achieve that unless you’re in the capital city, and now we’re finally here,” Ant said.

“We’ve made observations that the world’s facing some big challenges at the moment around young people not moving and having a screen time obsession and there’s lots of social disconnection.

“As our aim is to make a big impact on communities, we have brought BOUNCE to Canberra to inspire young people to move their bodies and express themselves in a unique and authentic way.”

Ant said the more places that BOUNCE venues operated in, the more they could achieve that impact.

“It’s made a really positive impact where they’re making new relationships and really establishing that human connection,” he said.

“They’re comfortable, they can express themselves and they’re immersed into an environment where they are interacting with people of all ages, and all skill levels in an all-inclusive space.”

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BOUNCE is located across 17 venues around Australia, and in some other countries.

“I think one of the things that makes us different is we build everything at the highest level of quality that’s available,” Ant said.

“We build it so it’s able to be used as a training facility by the world’s elite freestyle athletes, but we also build it at the same time such that it can be experienced and enjoyed and safe for a walking age toddler or their parents – so that requires a particular design skill and approach and a significant investment.

“Most of our customers also return. We’re not just a place where you come in once, jump around and say, ‘That was fun’, we cater to a diverse crowd and offer coaching and support, and want to be a place that always creates a positive impact and makes people feel comfortable and welcome.”

BOUNCE is open seven days a week from Monday to Thursday, from 9 am to 7 pm, Fridays, 9 am to 9 pm, Saturdays, 9 am to 7 pm and Sundays, 9 am to 6 pm.

It is located at MM3 Westfield Belconnen, 18 Benjamin Way, Belconnen.

To find out more and book tickets, visit BOUNCE Belconnen.

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Wasnt there a trampoline place in Belconnen a couple of years ago?

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