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 parks!
To Soar in Howard Beach, Queens: Launch Trampoline Park
One of the newest trampoline parks in NYC, Launch offers so much more than just jumping on trampolines. Play basketball, dodgeball, take off from the Launch Pad, face off in the Battle Pit, play some games in the arcade and more! Launch hosts a glow party on Fridays, Sensory Bounce on the last Tuesday of the month (4-8 p.m.), and Toddler Time is coming soon. Click here to see all programs.
Cost: Starting cost is $27/hour; family rate is $99/family of four
163-50 Crossbay Blvd.
To See Your Kid Stuck to a Wall: Xtreme Energy
Xtreme Energy in Englewood, New Jersey is full of fun stuff to do, including a ropes course, a rock-climbing wall, a playscape to climb up around and through, a ninja course and virtual reality. But we personally love the idea of our child putting on a velcro suit, jumping and sticking to the wall. Hi-larious. Xtreme Energy also hosts Toddler Time and special events (click here for the latest), and serves real, nutritious food like salads and wraps at the cafe. (Sweet stuff, too.)
Cost: two-hour pass weekday/$19, weekend/$25; weekend day all-day pass, $35
250 S. Van Brunt St.
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: $365 for five sessions.; $660 for 10
Ages: Rock-n-Roll: 5-17; CP Champs: 2.5-5
23rd St. & Hudson River Park
Online: Chelsea Piers Manhattan
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 special "Bounce Jr." area just for kids age six and under, and 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, and 9 a.m. to noon on weekends for $20. Note: they do not host Toddler Time during school vacations. It also holds sensory-friendly sessions on Mondays from 6 - 8 p.m., and Jump N Glow blocks (must be at least 48 inches tall).
Cost: Starting at $24.99 for 60 minutes at Open Bounce and Jump N Glow; $12 for 60 minutes Sensory Bounce
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. 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: $21.95/age 4-17; $16.95/ages 1 - 3; $7.95/adults; seniors 65 and older/free with paid child or toddler
1000 Palisades Center Dr.
West Nyack, NY
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.
Cost: For kids ages five and up. $500 for a 16-week semester.
51 North 1st St.
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.) 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. Ages: Fly High is all ages but they advise that 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.
Cost: $15/30 minutes; $22/60 minutes; $27/90 minutes, $30/120 minutes.
501 Industry Rd.
To Jump in Jersey: Sky Zone
At Sky Zone in South Plainfield, 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. (The trampoline park's most recent addition: axe-throwing!) 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 during Toddler Time on Tuesdays.
Cost: Varies by time and duration of jump; starts at $22 for 60 minutes. Memberships for unlimited bouncing are also available. Head to Family Night and pay $100 for a family of four.
600 Hadley Rd.
South Plainfield, NJ
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: $18/hour, youth Jump and Climb; $16/hour, Toddler Jump; $20/hour, Ninja Adventure (ages 7 to 14)
Chelsea Piers CT
One Blachley Rd.
Featured image: Sky Zone