The free-jumping revolution has arrived! Trampolining hot spots have popped up throughout the suburbs, and they’re better than your standard backyard trampoline.
These padded professional ‘tramps’ provide a safe environment for children and parents alike to bounce into a better mood. We’ve bounced our way across town to find the hottest trampolining spots across Greater Melbourne!
BOUNCEinc [22 Joseph Street, Blackburn North] is a major player within Melbourne’s trampolining community, and Blackburn North is one of three situated throughout our suburbs. Here you will find a number of activities to feed your jumping bug. From bounce dodgeball, basketball and free jumping, there are activities for all age groups, whether you are looking to have a good night’s rest and keep the kids jumping or fancy a leap yourself, this is the perfect place to spend a few hours. What’s more, the BOUNCEinc warehouses are covered with colourful padding to make sure your children are kept safe while having the time of their lives.
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Fear not those north of the CBD, there is ample jumping space at Airborn Indoor Trampoline Park [Roxburgh Plaza, 2/195 Somerton Rd, Roxburgh Park]. Sprawling over 1500 square meters this massive jumping arena is sure to leave you (and more importantly, your kids!) all bounced out.
Airborne offers the opportunity to try tricks that you couldn’t on a normal trampoline. Bounce off one of the many trampolines into the gigantic foam pit and give yourself the courage to fly higher! Airborn also offers birthday packages to cater to all needs, perfect if you want to treat your child and their friends to the ultimate bouncing experience.
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Take off at Xtreme Air Trampoline Park [1 Fiveways Blvd, Keysborough]! Hailed as Melbourne’s most extreme jumping palace, this place lives up to its name. You can try your hand at the slam dunk lane, though don’t worry about waiting in line as this centre is Melbourne’s biggest.
With more than 60 interconnected trampolines, six foam pit lanes, three dodgeball courts and four slam dunk lanes there is something for the whole family to do (as long as they don’t mind a bounce!). Xtreme Air also offers great value birthday party packs.
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The weather outside not doing it for you? There is an answer, not only to escape the elements but also to entertain the children and improve your fitness. Airodrome Trampoline Park [Leisure Centre, Dohertys Rd & Grieve Parade, Altona Nth] allows children and parents alike to defy gravity, climb walls and go crazy! With blow-up castles, a velcro wall and all the trampolines you could ask for, even those who don’t enjoy a serious jump will be entertained.
Airodrome also offers fantastic deals throughout the week. ‘Parents and bubs’ sessions run Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm and see the first child jump for $10 and each subsequent child jumping for $5, the best part? Parents jump for FREE! So no excuses, grab the kids and head down to Airodrome Altona for a day full of fun.
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Latitude [590 Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg West] has all the key elements for those who love their jumping. It has 100 interconnected trampolines, along with dodgeball courts, giant airbags and performance trampolines.
If you get sick of bouncing, don’t worry, Latitude has plenty of other options to keep you entertained. There’s rock-climbing walls, a sky-high obstacle course and a dedicated kids zone for kids aged 18 months to 5 years. Our tip? The after-school happy hour, which is just $14 for 3 hours of bouncing Monday through Thursdays. With so much on offer, Latitude will keep the whole family entertained for hours.
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Rush HQ [39 S Corporate Ave, Rowville] was previously known as Jump Factory, a trampoline centric warehouse. If you haven’t visited since then, it’s time to pay Rush HQ another visit, because now it’s so much more.
It has different zones, each dedicated to a different style of trampoline fun. The name Jump Factory lives on in an area which challenges you to try a vertical wall run. Sports fans will be right at home at Rush HQ. The Jump ‘n’ Slam area is all about seeing if you can jump high enough to make a slam dunk. Or if you’d rather gather your mates, try the Dodge It area and take on a game of dodgeball. For the littlies, there’s the Junior Jumpers section, with trampolines, inflatables and a foam pit.
After jumping, scale the climbing wall known as Mt Madness, or take on The Gauntlet —an obstacle course that’s sure to keep the kids entertained.
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You’ll be bouncing off the walls (literally) at ThreeSixty Trampoline Park [1103 Western Hwy, Ravenhall]. A family run business, ThreeSixty was the first trampoline park to open in Melbourne’s west.
You’ll find all the areas you know and love in a trampoline park – dodgeball, wall running, slam dunking and a high-performance zone. There’s also an area for younger kids called Mini Jump where parents can jump along with them for a special rate. Ever wanted to try virtual reality? ThreeSixty also offers a complimentary introduction to virtual reality where you can try out the Vive or Occulus Rift headsets. There’s also longer packages on offer, so you can fully immerse yourself in the world of virtual gaming.
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Dream of being the next Ninja Warrior? Give it a go in the safety of Gravity Zone [25 Oliphant Way, Seaford]. In the ninja zone you can climb, roll, balance and fly. You don’t have to worry about falling, because there’s an air-bag for safety.
You can also practice your flips and tricks in the bungy zone where you’ll be secured in a harness and have a team member on side, so you’ll feel secure while trying out something new. Plus, you’ll get the best view in the house!
For those after something a little tamer, Gravity Zone still has plenty on offer. There’s a free-jumping zone, slam zone and dodgeball zone. Beyond the tramps, there’s also a multi-levelled laser tag arena, complete with a smoke machine and targets.
Have it all with Gravity Zone’s super session, which allows you to move between all zones and the laser tag areas for two hours. Or make it a party at the disco super session, with up to three hours of all activities in the evening, complete with disco vibe!
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Owned by former Olympic athletes, Jump Central [2/117 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin] promises to get you moving while having heaps of fun at the same time.
Expend your energy at the foam pit, test your endurance in the halfpipe or jump to your heart’s content in the freestyle zone. There’s also a dodgeball zone and a slam dunk zone. Unleash your inner gymnast on the Air Track — a shock absorbing tumble mat where you can practice your handstands, walk-overs and round offs.
This boutique trampoline park is located within Moorabbin Indoor Sports, meaning there’s plenty of other options for visiting sport lovers, including casual court hire for tennis, soccer and basketball. So why not escape the cold and enjoy an active day out!
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