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!

photo: Chelsea Piers Manhattan

To Jump, Climb, Tumble and More: Chelsea Piers

For jumping (and a whole lot more), check out the massive Field House at Chelsea Piers Manhattan, home to a gymnastics center, hardwood basketball courts, two playing fields, a 25-foot rock climbing wall, and, of course, trampolines. Kids 3-5 can get moving and bouncing with CP Champs. 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: $355 for five sessions.; $635 for 10

Ages: Rock-n-Roll: 5-17; CP Champs: 2.5-5

Pier 62
23rd St. & Hudson River Park
Online: Chelsea Piers Manhattan



photo: photo: Tsz-Cheong C. via Yelp

For Lots of Space and Options: Air Trampoline Sports

Air Trampoline Sports boasts two locations in the NYC area (although it appears they are reworking things, as both websites are dark now with the promise of "something cool" on the way.)

Here's what each space had to offer previously: 

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.

The other, in Cliffwood, New Jersey, is home to similar activities throughout its 18,000-square-feet — plus an added bonus of ninja course!

Both locations hold $10 Tuesdays starting in the late afternoon, when you can enjoy jumping for just $10 an hour. Also check out Kids Flight (various times throughout the week), when kids 5 and under jump for $10 and their adult jumps for free!)

Cost: $20 for first hour, $25 for 1.5 hours, $29 for two hour

Ages: All ages

1850 Lakeland Ave.
Ronkonkoma NY
Phone: 631-619-6000
Online: airtrampolinesports.com/locations/long-island/

111 State Route 35
Cliffwood, NY
phone: 732-583-3000
Online: airtrampolinesports.com/locations/new-jersey/

For Toddler Time, Sensory Bounce, Ziplining, and More! : 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.

Bonus: There's also a ninja course and Adventure Zone, complete with elevated ropes course and zipline (with options for little and big kids). 

Small kid tip: Check the calendar for the latest schedule, but Bounce! pretty consistently holds Toddler Time (ages six and under) from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. every weekday for $15. It also holds sensory-friendly sessions, and Jump N Glow blocks (must be  at least 48 inches tall). 

Cost: Starting at $17 for 30 minutes at Open Bounce and Jump N Glow; $12 for 60 minutes Sensory Bounce

310 Michael Dr.
Syosset, NY
Online: bouncesyosset.com

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. Prices are for all-day re-entry; socks are required. 

Small kid tip: For kids under age 3, check out the "Mini Beez" area, which has special padded play structures.

Cost: $19.95/age 4-17; $14.95/ages 1 - 3; $6.95/adults; seniors 65 and older/free with paid child or toddler

1000 Palisades Center Dr.
West Nyack, NY
Phone 845-535-9277

Online: billybeezus.com

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 Kid 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. For kids ages five and up. 

51 North 1st St.
Phone: 718-384-6491

Cost: $475 for 16 sessions

Online: streb.org/kid-popaction

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.

Cost: $15/30 minutes; $20/60 minutes; $25/90 minutes, $30/120 minutes

Ages: All ages, but Fly High advises kids five and under not jump on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays due to high volume. If you do choose to visit with a little one, an adult must purchase a ticket and jump with them. 

501 Industry Rd.
Staten Island
Online: flyhighny.com

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 themed Toddler Time jumps (Fairy Tale Jump, Sports Jump) for kids up to six years of age on Tuesdays from 4 - 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 - 11 a.m.. (Kids are $12/hour, parents $12/hour, although adults don't have to jump, and socks are included.) Sky Zone also hosts sensory-friendly bounce on select Mondays ($15 for 60 minutes).

Cost: Varies by time and duration of jump; starts at $22 for 60 minutes. Memberships for unlimited bouncing are also available. 

600 Hadley Rd.
South Plainfield, NJ
Online: skyzone.com

photo: Chelsea Piers CT

For Bouncing and Climbing and a Ninja Course: 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, or test their skills on a Ninja Adventure course. 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, as well as separate Toddler Jump Times for kids ages two to four. 

Cost: $16/hour; youth Jump and Climb and Toddler Jump; $20/hour, Ninja Adventure

Chelsea Piers CT
One Blachley Rd.
Stamford, CT
Phone: 203-989-1000

Online: chelseapiersct.com/adventure

.—Alice Perry

Featured image: Sky Zone


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