When the natives are restless and jumping off the couches like a superhero in flight, it’s time to visit a trampoline park and save your furniture from doom. Indoor jump parks are perfect to get the wiggles out (and hey, jumping is also a good workout for you!). Unlike outdoor trampolines, the trampoline centers feature specially designed frames and springs covered by thick safety padding and considered much safer. Read on to find out three great places to jump in.
Photo credit: Get Air Poway Facebook page
Get Air Poway
What makes Get Air Poway unique is a gated “Small Air” area with trampoline and foam pit which is totally separate from the main jump area. Here, kids under 46-inches have the freedom to safely jump without any parent’s worry of their kiddo colliding midair with a much taller jumper or adult. There are super, comfy couches that outline one side of the Small Air Area, where parents can sit back and relax while watching their little one bounce and play. The Small Air area is located on the same floor as the main court, which makes it easier to keep track of older kids playing in the dodgeball court or main court.
Insider’s Tip: There are cubby holes to store shoes. Since there are no lockers, be sure to leave valuables at home.
12160 Community Rd.
Poway, Ca 92064
Photo credit: Sky High Sports Facebook page
Sky High Sports
You’ll find three different areas at Sky High Sports located in Miramar, including one main trampoline area where you can literally bounce off the wall. Another area is dedicated for dodgeball. Kids love the foam pit area where they can either swing from a rope or trampoline bounce into a sea of soft foam blocks. The lower level includes the Kids Court for little jumpers ages 8 and under. Luckily for parents, there are lots of benches around the trampoline perimeters so you can chat with friends while the kiddos jump to their hearts’ content. And if anyone needs a break from jumping, head into the arcade.
Insider’s Tip: “Munchkin Mondays” admission for kids 6 and younger is $8 for 2 hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 to 5 p.m., Sky High welcomes kids and young adults with special needs and their families and friends so they can enjoy bouncing without the loud music and other distractions.
8190 Miralani Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126
Photo credit: Sky Zone San Diego Facebook page
Sky Zone San Diego Indoor Trampoline Park
Located in Chula Vista, Sky Zone San Diego is inside the Eastlake Design Center. Like the other trampoline parks, Sky Zone San Diego has times for open jump, a foam zone and ultimate dodgeball. What makes this center unique is their offering of SkyRobics for parents. These classes are low-impact, healthy fun that combines calisthenics, core exercises and strength-building aerobics. Hey, just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you can’t have fun (and burn calories) too! Jumpers are fitted for and required to wear Sky Zone shoes while jumping. If you forget to bring or wear socks, Sky Socks are for sale.
Insider’s Tip: Bring the little ones in for jumping at a discount. Sky Zone offers kiddos 42-inches and under the chance to jump for only $12 until 4 p.m. on Monday – Friday.
851 Showroom Place #100
Chula Vista, Ca 91914
Which San Diego trampoline park is your favorite and why?
— Christina Q. Cross and Leah R. Singer