I absolutely love my Friday fun days with the tiddler and I appreciate them so much more these days knowing that we only have 5 more months before he starts school and our then time together will be limited, as dictated by the education system. During our Fridays we try and have as much fun as possible, we visit the zoo, go swimming, treat ourselves to cakes and milkshakes and have recently found joy in trampolining. A few weeks ago we heard about a toddle session at FlipOut near where we live so went along and had a wonderful morning which you can read all about here. A week later my mum wanted to join us so I rang FlipOut and asked how it would work if there was two adults and one toddler at the session and unfortunately was told the second adult would have to pay for a full bounce session, double that of the toddler session. So we decided to try another trampoline park that also runs toddler sessions, Freedome.
After experiencing both, and having lots of fun at both, I thought I would write a little comparison about them to help any parents that are thinking about visiting ether of them. I hope its helpful…
Flip out Freedome
Price £5 for 1 adult and 1 child £10 for additional adults £4 per toddler £2 for additional adults
Activities The use of all trampolines The use of one section of trampolines
Extra fun None Inflatables, balls, tents, space hoppers
Others Open to the public Only open to toddlers
Safety Disclaimer, staffed areas, video to watch Disclaimer, staffed area
Despite having lots of fun at both I think that FlipOut could learn a thing or two from Freedome in regards to the toddler sessions. Freedome accommodate for more than one parent which is great when grandparents want to tag a long too, they have extra toys to enhance the experience for the little ones and most importantly it is not open to the public which means you do not have to worry about all the teenagers or adults bumping into your tiddler. For me toddler time is better at Freedome.
That being said FlipOut does look pretty amazing for the teenage generation with a Ninja warrior assault course (similar to freedome) as well as a wall jump area that I have not seen anywhere else before, a foam pit to practice flips in and a total wipe out section that resembles a fight using giant ear buds. So although freedome wins on the toddler time front I think FlipOut may have the edge for teenagers.
Which is your favourite trampoline park and why?