Have the kids beaten your couch (or bed) into submission with the constant jumping? Get thee to an indoor trampoline park, stat! From gymnasium-sized trampoline parks on Long Island, to specialized trampoline classes closer to home, and even a spot for really little ones, you’ll find all kinds of ways to catch some air around NYC. (Reminder: Do yourself a favor and buy tickets and fill out waivers ahead of time online. And don’t forget socks!) Read on to see NYC’s top trampoline spots!
For Lots of Space and Options: Air Trampoline Sports
Air Trampoline Sports boasts two locations in the NYC area. The first is a 16,000-square- foot facility on Long Island with foam pits, three dodgeball courts, two basketball slam dunk lanes and a huge 7,000-square-foot main court. Now, you can also jump for joy in its newest location in Cliffwood, Nj, which opened last spring. You'll find similar activities throughout the Jersey spot's 18,000-square-feet — plus the added bonus of ninja course! Small kid tip: Some courts are reserved for kids who weigh less than 60 pounds. Both facilities host Toddler Air Time for kids age 5 and under Fridays from Noon to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. 1850 Lakeland Ave. Ronkonkoma Ny Phone: 631-619-6000 Online: airtrampolinesports.com/locations/long-island/ 111 State Route 35 Cliffwood, Nj phone: 732-583-3000 Online:airtrampolinesports.com/locations/new-jersey/ Cost: $16 for first hour, $5 for each additional half hour. Ages: All ages photo: Tsz-Cheong C. via Yelp
To Jump, Climb, Tumble and More: Chelsea Piers
If your kids want to do more than just jump, head over to Chelsea Piers Manhattan, home to a gymnastics center, hardwood basketball courts, two playing fields, a 25-foot rock climbing wall, and, of course, trampolines. Get your kids rocking and rolling with the Rock-n-Roll drop-in class, which consists of 45 minutes of rock climbing and 45 minutes of gymnastics and trampoline mania. Kids can jump on the trampolines and dive into a foam pit and then take a bounding, bouncing run down the tumble track.
Small kid tip: For little ones, try CP Champs, which is geared toward kids ages 2 1/2 to 5. The three-hour session’s activities include trampoline, foam pit, and rock climbing, as well as story time and arts and crafts. Pre-registration is required, and must be done at least 24 hours in advance.
Cost: Rock-n-Roll: $30 per session. CP Champs: $355 for five-sessions.
Ages: Rock-n-Roll: 5-17; CP Champs: 2.5-5
23rd St. & Hudson River Park
Online: Chelsea Piers Manhattan
To Bounce With Elmo: Bounce Trampoline Sports
Roughly 45 minutes outside the city on Long Island, tucked behind a nondescript office park and just beyond a bottling warehouse, you'll find a gigantic building hopping mad with activity. Inside hundreds of kids are literally jumping for joy. Bounce! Trampoline Sports is a trampoline park of Olympic-sized proportions. The enormous gymnasium is cordoned off into different areas: one section contains more than 20 trampolines attached to each other - some even sloping up the walls - where kids can leap, bounce and laugh, while another area allows basketball fans to make slam-dunks on a trampoline court. The facility also boasts eight foam pits where kids can jump and somersault off a trampoline and land into a moat of soft red cubes.
Small kid tip: Bounce believes “if you can walk, you can bounce.” There are special “Bounce Junior Zones” for kids under age 6 and a bungee-style swing that is reserved only for the younger kiddos. They also hold Toddler Time from 10 a.m. - noon Tuesdays and Thursdays for parents and kids ages two to five, when you have use of the entire facility! (Special characters like princesses and superheroes often make appearances.)
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 3-8 p.m.; Fri., 3-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: Ages seven and up: starting at $18 for 60 minutes; ages six and under: starting at $20 for 60 minutes. Toddler time: $15/kid and one adult, $10 per additional adult
310 Michael Dr.
For Tiny Jumpers: Billy Beez
From bouncing on Grandpa’s knee to swinging high in Daddy’s arms, the under-five set can’t get enough of going vertical. But sometimes all that jumping around can be dangerous for tots. And that’s why Billy Beez’s is an ideal destination for the leapin' young’uns. The huge rainforest-themed indoor play park (25,000 feet!) features two trampolines (which have safety netting surrounding the sides), twisty slides, hide-and-seek tunnels and climbing walls - all found about 45 minutes north of the city. Small kid tip: For kids under age 3, check out the Toddler Play Zone, which has special padded play structures. 1000 Palisades Center Dr. West Nyack, Ny Phone 845-535-9277 Cost: $19.95/age 5-17; $11.95/ages 1 - 4; $6.95/adults. Weekend rate: $20.95/ages 5 - 17; $11.95/ages 1 - 4 Ages: All ages photo: via Billy Beez Palisades Center Facebook Page
To Bounce With Artistic Flair: STREB
Sometimes simply jumping up and down can become monotonous — even for the most rambunctious kids. And that’s where Williamsburg's Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) comes in. Founded by choreographer Elizabeth Streb, who’s been called the Evel Knievel of dance, Streb Lab’s trampoline class channels kids’ energy and refocuses it on performance and overcoming fears. All of the classes are taught by Streb troupe dancers and take place where the dancers train and perform themselves. Students will not only learn acrobatic skills on a huge trampoline but will also be inspired as they watch dancers rehearse on the trapeze swings and aerial silks. 51 North 1st St. Williamsburg Phone: 718-384-6491 Cost: $475 for 16 sessions Ages: 5 and up Online: streb.org/kid-popaction photo: via Streb Facebook page
To Soar on Staten Island: Fly High
Fly High is Staten Island's HQ for bouncing it out. (They also bill themselves as NYC's first indoor trampoline park. Fair enough.) This spot has not only an expanse of trampolines for jumping, you'll also find the Bungee Slingshot, foam pits to dive into and the Dunk Zone, where a satisfying slam dunk is possible thanks to a trampoline assist. Fly High has no age restrictions, but of course you'll need to keep an eye on the kids at all times. Note: wearing Fly High's Jump Socks is a must; they're $2 and you can bring them back and use them again. Also note: they have massage chairs on site if you need a rub down after some major bouncing. 501 Industry Rd. Staten Island 718-524-6561 Online: flyhighny.com photo: Fly High via Yelp
To Jump in Jersey: Sky Zone
Sky Zone in South Plainfield is the newest trampoline park in the area. Jumpers can bounce and play dodgeball on the open main court of trampolines, sail into pits of foam blocks in the "Foam Zone", or do a fantasy slam dunk in the SkySlam area. Sky Zone hosts special Toddler Time jumps for kids up to five years of age on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon, and Saturdays from 9 - 10 a.m. (Kids are $10/hour, parents $15/hour and socks are included.) They also hold birthday parties and Sky Camp.
Cost: $15/30 minutes and up
Ages: All ages
600 Hadley Rd.
South Plainfield, Nj
For Bouncing and Climbing: Chelsea Piers CT
What is it about jumping up and down that makes a kid instantly smile? Well, that’s exactly what will happen when your kids visit the Jump/Climb Zone at Chelsea Piers’ Adventure Center in Stamford, Conn, an easy train ride from Grand Central. From the same team that designed Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, CP Stamford offers the same state-of-the-art facilities, including its wall-to-wall trampoline room. Besides leaping, soaring, and bouncing their ya-yas out, kids can also use the indoor climbing wall to boost their upper body strength. Small kid tip: If you're heading there with a big kid and a little one, the facility also has a Little Athletes Zone, equipped with tunnels, slides, climbing structures and more, for kids 6 months to five years old. Chelsea Piers CT One Blachley Rd. Stamford, Ct Phone: 203-989-1000 Cost: $8/member; $16/non-member Ages: 5 and up Online: chelseapiersct.com/adventure Photo courtesy of Chelsea Piers CT
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