When I was a child it was the best day ever if you go to go the soft play, which was a hall with some brightly coloured foam shapes. Goodness knows how we children of yore would have coped with the excitement of a place like Air Hop. We would probably have spontaneously combusted the moment we walked in. Move over soft play, you are old news. Trampoline Parks are the new kid on the block. They are surfing the zeitgeist that actually quite a lot of adults like a bounce as well as kids.
AirHop Bristol opened in 2016 in a modern warehouse by the Mall, Cribbs Causeway and, unlike many soft plays, it’s spotlessly clean! It doesn’t smell! You can get a decent coffee and the carpet isn’t stained! It’s time to welcome indoor kids entertainment to the next Millennium. The key to it’s success is that it appeals to all ages. Toddlers, primary school trampolining fans, hard to please teens, adults who fancy trying something new and haven’t been on a trampoline for 20 years, hen nights, birthdays, works evenings out – AirHop has it covered. AirHop Bristol claims to be the world’s biggest trampoline park and whilst I haven’t got my measuring tape out, it’s easy to believe.
Airhop Bristol has:
-135 interconnected trampolines that go wall to wall for jumping, leaping, traversing and general all round bouncing.
-Basketball slam dunk – bouncy basketball!
-Foam Pit – spring and tumble into this awesome foam pit.
-Battle Beam – remember the old style Gladiators on TV? Now’s your chance to battle your opponent on the beam and knock them off with your soft pugil stick into the foam pit below.
-Wipeout – take your place in the Wipeout zone as you try to duck or jump to avoid 2 spinning arms. I find this hilarious to watch, it’s a lot harder than it looks.
-Dodgeball – 2 dodgeball courts manned by a referee.
AirHop as described by my 9 year old, ‘Awesome, it was brilliant, I loved it’. There you have it. What my kids would make of the hall with the foam shapes I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure trampoline parks are the future of jumping!
Safety is key. You must watch the safety briefing and must abide by the safe jumping rules.
Book in advance – this place is popular.
Waivers – need to be completed online if possible or on the day.
Lockers are provided for putting your stuff in whilst you bounce.
Socks – AirHop socks are obligatory and included in the price.
AirHop is also open in Guildford and is coming soon to Croydon and Solihull.
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This looks like tremendous fun. I wish they had had something like this when my boys were young. I am not sure I would want to try it myself but it would be great to watch them.
Yes it is really fun to watch, so many bouncy smiles!
We have trampoline park near our home but definitely not world’s biggest. This looks HUGE! My boys would go craaazzzyyyy! I’m sure my husband would challenge the wipe-out zone. While the kids and I watch from the side and have a good laugh. #CityTripping
You’ve got it right because I laughed my socks off watching my husband on the wipe out!
I wasn’t aware this even exist. Thanks for enlightening me. 🙂 Looks like a fun place to visit. #CityTripping
I think they are popping up everywhere!
This place looks amazing. I’m yet to take my nearly 4 year old to one. I should do really before he gets too big for the younger sessions. Can it get pretty full on? #citytripping
I haven’t found it full on as they are very safety conscious so for example, you can’t bounce on to a trampoline that someone else is already on. They also have lots of staff. The younger sessions would be better though. It’s lots of fun!
Things really have moved on for kids! The battle beam looks particularly fun. I know I’d rather enjoy that! Thanks for linking #citytripping
We have had two of these places open up in/around Nottingham in the last year and I recognise some of the features although this one looks much better, ours need to merge to become a stellar attraction! They’d have to sell tena lights in the loo’s for me to give it a go 😉 #citytripping
Alex that’s really made me laugh! 🙂
My childhood was wasted! How cool is this place?!?
Although we had a trampoline, a swing and some seesaws for a bit so I guess I can’t complain. A whole room full of trampoline though? EPIC! #CityTripping
My girls would absolutely freak out over a place like this – they live for this kind of stuff! It’s also great for the parents – let them go at while we rest, and then they conk out afterward ;). #citytripping
Exactly! You’re a woman after my own heart!
This looks amaaaazing! Forget the kids, I’d like to have a leap around here.There are a few similar places here in London, but they don’t look as good (or as clean). #citytripping
Oh wow this looks so fantastic! I would absolutely love to visit somewhere like that! #MarvMondays