As school holidays kick off this week, there’s plenty for parents and children to love about Hume indoor trampoline arena Flip Out.
With giant trampolines, foam pits and no age restrictions, Flip Out Hume’s Meredith Hetherington says the bright green, 1800 square metre facility is the perfect way to keep kids entertained, healthy and active over the holiday break.
“When kids come here for the first time, they’re totally overwhelmed. There are so many things to do that just getting them to sit still is a challenge,” she says.
Meredith says that Flip Out caters to people of all ages and ability, not just school-aged children. And if you’re looking to beat the crowds, the busiest periods are between 10am and 4pm on weekends, with weekdays generally less busy.
“There are no age limits. We have an area that’s restricted to children under seven, and my one-year-old happily plays in there,” Meredith, who brought the Flip Out franchise to Canberra with Husband Adam, says.
“The oldest visitor that we know of was 73, and he had a great time. In the evenings we see more teenagers and people in their early twenties, and it has a bit of a nightclub feel some nights. There’s something for everyone here.”
Flip Out owner and CEO Brent Grundy was inspired to open the first centre in Penrith (the business also has franchises in New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland and has begun expanding internationally) after realising that play centre parties rarely catered to all children and were boring for parents. You can be confident that when you visit a Flip Out centre during school holidays or for a birthday party, kids, mums, dads and even grandparents will be entertained.
Kids and adults can bounce, jump and soar as much as they’d like for around the same price as a movie ticket, making Flip Out good value too. The standard Flip Out rate is $14 per person for the first hour and $12 for the second, with discounts available for group bookings and mums with bubs.
Flip Out also offers Little Ninja classes for children aged between four and 14, teaching trampolining skills such as back flips and jump twists. As students develop and prove their skills they are rewarded with a different colour belt shirt, starting with white and finishing at black.
A north side Flip Out centre is also due to open in November 2014. Watch this space!
To find out more about Flip Out, visit flipout.net.au or drop into 30 Sawmill Circuit Hume between 9am and 9pm every day (except Friday & Saturday, which are open from 9am until 12pm). Call 02 620 1991 for more information.