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Trampoline Parks: The Newest Craze in Indoor Fun

It’s cold. It’s rainy. And the kiddos are literally bouncing off the walls, the furniture, and anything else they can make into a nifty launch pad. Long gone are the days of cuddling up next to a warm fire and reading a good book on a cold winter’s day. It’s time to get the kiddos out of the house and burn off some serious energy–stat! Lucky for us, there are several indoor play spaces where kiddos can go crazy. But if you’re looking for a space where your high-flyin’ daredevil can jump, bounce, and even flip, we’ve put together a list of six places (both in the city and beyond) where kiddos can get some serious air!

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Seattle

The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA)
In addition to juggling, tumbling, and intro circus classes, this fab school offers beginning trampoline classes for kids (ages seven and older) as well as family circus classes for kids over the age of six. During a family class, you and your kids will receive trampoline lessons from an experienced instructor as well lessons in acrobatics, aerial (trapeze and rope), juggling, tightwire, and rolling globe. All classes meet once a week for 12-weeks and include 55-minutes of high-energy fun under a real big top!

SANCA
674 South Orcas Street
Seattle, Wa 98108
206-652-4433
Online: sancaseattle.org

SANCA

Cost:
Beginning Trampoline Classes: 55-minute classes are $192; 85-minute classes are $270; 2-hour classes are $348, plus a $40 annual registration fee.

Family Circus Classes: $192 for the first student and $96 for each additional student. 55-minute classes are $192; 85-minute classes are $270; 2-hour classes are $348, plus a $40 annual registration fee.

Hours:
Check the class schedule online. SANCA will be enrolling students for winter classes through February 2.

Seattle Gymnastics Academy
The indoor playground at SGA is the perfect place for lil’ jumpers (ages 12 months to 5 years) to catch some air! With two BIG trampolines (one into a foam pit!) and a TumblTrak, your superhero wannabe will be flying through the air in no time! Bonus: If little ones get tired of bouncing and jumping, they can use other gymnastics equipment available during this special session.

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SGA – Ballard
1415 NW 52nd Street
Seattle, Wa 98107
206-782-1496
Online: seattlegymnastics.com

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Saturday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

SGA – Columbia City
5034 37th Ave South
Seattle, Wa 98118
206-708-7497
Online: seattlegymnastics.com

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm & 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Saturday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

SGA – Lake City
Shiveley Gym
12535 26th Avenue NE
Seattle, Wa 98125
206-362-7447
Onlineseattlegymnastics.com

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Glade Gym
12739 28th Avenue NE
Seattle, Wa 98125
Onlineseattlegymnastics.com

Hours:
Saturday: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost:
$6 per child ($4 for children enrolled in SGA classes)
Parents and kids under 1 are free
Discount punch cards are available

Good to know:

  • Children MUST be 5 and under to use the trampolines during indoor playground time.
  • No more than 3 kids per adult.
  • Every child must have a parent-signed waiver.
  • Health insurance coverage is required for each child–make sure to bring this information to your first visit.

Eastside

SkyMania Trampolines
Filled with wall-to-wall trampolines, SkyMania offers kiddos of all ages and fitness abilities a soaring good time! In addition to an open jumping court, SkyMania has a 3-D dodgeball court, basketball court, volleyball court and SkyFit court. Plus, a super-fun foam pit your kiddos will flip over!

SkyMania

SkyMania Trampolines
11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B
Kirkland, Wa 98034
425-825-7599
Online: skymaniatrampolines.com
Facebook: facebook.com/SkyManiaTrampolines

Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Prices
30-minute jump: $8
60-minute jump: $11
90-minute jump: $16
120-minute jump: $20

Toddler Time (ages 5 and under)
Tuesday -Thursday: 10:00 am -11:30 am
$5/child (parents are free)

Mid-winter break camps (February 14-22)
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
$30/day or $9/hour with a 2-hour minimum (drop-ins welcome)

Good to know:

  • All jumpers must complete a liability waiver; jumpers under the age of 18 must have a parent-signed waiver.
  • No outside food or drink is allowed in the park.
  • Kids with special needs can jump for free. Call ahead to confirm dates and times.
  • Jump times start on the half-hour and hour.
  • Bring a clean pair of sneakers to jump in. Unlike other trampoline parks in the area, SkyMania requires all jumpers to wear clean athletic shoes or go barefoot.

Insider Tips:

  • Complete the liability waiver online and purchase tickets online to guarantee your jump time and speed up your entry process.
  • To avoid a toddler meltdown in the lobby (especially is you arrive a few minutes after the hour or half-hour), brief your little one prior to your arrival and bring something to keep him occupied in the lobby.
  • Eat before you go and pack plenty of snacks and drinks for the car ride home!

North of Seattle

Elevated Sportz
This new trampoline park (which opened its doors in December) is your one-stop spot for high-flying fun! Kiddos (ages three and up) can experience 10,000 square feet of wall-to-wall rebounding fun including a huge foam pit, a basketball court, a 3-D dodgeball court, and a main jumping court. Bonus: Elevated Sportz is home to the largest soft indoor play space in Washington so when the kiddos get tired of bouncing, flipping, and jumping, they can hit the over-the-top play structure!

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Elevated Sportz
18311 Bothell-Everett Highway, Suite 140
Bothell, Wa 98012
425-949-4488
Online: elevatedsportz.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ElevatedSportz

Times: 
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 p m
Sunday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Admission:
Trampoline Open Jump Time
Ages: 3 and up

Weekdays:
$11 for 60-minutes
Add-on: $7 for 60-minutes
Add-on: $5 for 30-minutes

Weekends:
$11 for 60 minutes
Add-on: $11 for 60-minutes
Add-on: $6 for 30-minutes

Good to know:

  • Jumpers MUST be at least 3 years old and must complete a liability waiver before jumping.
  • No outside food or drink is allowed inside the park.

Insider Tips:

  • Avoid the long lines at the door by arriving at least 30-minutes after the park opens.
  • Complete the liability waiver online prior to your arrival. This will speed up your entry time significantly!
  • Purchase the $2 no-slip grip socks at check in. The grip socks work better on the trampoline courts than bare piggies do and kids think they’re fun to wear at home!
  • Since kids love to eat what everyone else is eating, be prepared to spend some extra moula on made-to-order food items and beverages in the u Jump i Jump Café.
  • Bring plenty of snacks and beverages for the car ride home!

South of Seattle

Trampoline Nation
If you’re looking for a trampoline park where your kiddo can throw down some serious moves, Trampoline Nation is worth the drive south! With court names like launch zone, trick nation, half-pipe, and dunk nation, it’s easy to tell why this 12,000 square foot park appeals to both big kids and little kids. Trampoline Nation also has a special zone designed for their littlest jumpers (under 70 pounds and 44 inches) to try out a few tricks of their own.

Trampoline Nation

Trampoline Nation
35025 Enchanted Parkway South
Federal Way, Wa 98112
253-661-8466
Online: trampolinenation.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TrampNatFedWay

Times:
Monday – Thursday: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm – midnight
Saturday: 10:00 am – midnight
Sunday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Admission:
Monday – Friday:
$11 for 60-minutes
Add-on: $7 per additional hour

Saturday – Sunday:
$11 for 60-minutes
Add-on: $11 per additional hour

Good to know:

  • All jumpers need to be able to jump on their own (aka not the best place for your just-walker).
  • Parents and caregivers are not allowed to assist children on the trampoline courts.
  • All jumpers must complete a liability waiver; kids under 18 must have a parent-signed waiver by their parent (this means you can’t sign for your nieces, nephews, or friends’ kids).
  • Little jumpers (under 70 pounds and 44 inches) will be given a special tag to wear to alert court monitors of their smaller stature.
  • Jumpers must jump barefoot or wear special slip-resistant jump socks available for $2 a pair. Yes, you can bring them back every time you visit the park!
  • Trampoline Nation holds special kids-only dodgeball games. Call ahead for dates and times.
  • No outside food or drink is allowed in the park. However, kids under the age of 5 can bring their own water bottle and a small (non-messy) snack.

Insider Tips:

  • Complete the liability waiver online before you go to speed up your entry time.
  • Wear t-shirts and sweatpants or shorts to jump in. Belt buckles and sharp clothing are not allowed on the trampolines.
  • Bring plenty of snacks and beverages for the car ride home!

Does your kiddo love to bounce? Where is your fave place to get some air? Let us know in a comment below.

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: SANCA website, Seattle Gymnastics Academy website, Sky High Sports facebook page, SkyMania facebook page, Trampoline Nation facebook page

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