A New York gal living in Sydney. An ICU nurse by profession and urban hippie. A pescatarian, runner/yoga lover, scuba diver & green-living enthusiast. Admits to being a coffee snob & is owned by a sweet French Bulldog.
FX Zone is the largest trampoline park in Australia and there truly is something for everyone there. With three different trampoline areas, you can bounce, flip off the walls and dance under disco balls.
FX Zone is also a sports centre with a multi-sport arena. This facility is for sport fanatics of all ages. You can play baseball, cricket, indoor soccer/futsal, a game of golf in the simulator or take a fun trampoline fitness class. They offer team building activities as well as corporate events and functions. For littlies, it's a great place for birthday parties.
My partner, his daughters and I went on a Saturday afternoon to bounce off the trampoline walls, test our reflexes and flip into the foam pit. We booked online a few days before, and it was a good thing we did because Saturdays are very busy. Besides booking online, we also had to sign a waiver and pick an hour-long time slot. It cost $54 for the four of us, which we thought was well priced and included gripper socks. Compulsory to purchase and wear for each trampoliner are new gripper socks, we found them quite comfy.
FX Zone is easy to get to within Sydney Olympic Park and there's plenty of free parking to boot. We checked in at the front desk, were each given a purple wrist band and our gripper socks. First stop before going crazy on the trampolines was to stash our belongings at one of the many tables alongside the FX Fuel Cafe, use the bathroom, change into the gripper socks and then wait for the bell to signal the start of our 2pm time slot.
Once given the go ahead we ran out onto the 26 meter long Open Air Trampolines. This area consists of 33 interconnected trampolines to test our skill, endurance and speed. Some of the older kids looked like professionals running full speed and leaping over the rubber bumpers. I tried to emulate, but not as fast nor as graceful.
After a brief stint pegging each other with very soft balls in the Dodge Ball Trampoline Area, we headed over and spent most of our time in the Foam Pit. This section was by far all four of our favourite. Long trampolines allow you to run or jump your way into the foam pit. The foam is super soft and it doesn't matter what wacky way you land in it. Now I must admit that it's hard work climbing out of the foam. It's very squishy and you just sink down further like quicksand. The foam blocks pull off your gripper socks and it's hard to find them when that happens
Jumping on trampolines and climbing out of the foam is great exercise and we treated ourselves afterwards to snacks at the FX Fuel Cafe. Here they have ice cream, donuts, drinks, coffee, hotdogs, etc. There are many tables for families to sit at. After our treats, the girls and I played some arcade games and we actually won a few trinkets...key chain and candies. Around the cafe were private party rooms for kids birthday parties. FX Zone offers three different party options (Standard $29 per person, Premium $35pp or Sports $40).
Moms and dads can come and relax while the kids join a Play Group. For two hours, the kids can play in the large indoor playground. Included in the $10 price is a coffee for parents.
Teenagers and adults alike will enjoy other sports activities at FX Zone. Every Wednesday night at 7pm, you can challenge your friends to a Dodge Ball Competition. Maybe Futsal is more your thing? On the multi-purpose indoor field made of synthetic grass, you can play cricket, baseball or soccer. You can request a referee if you want one. You can perfect your footwork, defence and game plan so you can get your skills up like Ronaldo.
Take me out to the ballgame and get yourself into a Sport Simulator. FX Zone has sport simulators to play realistic baseball, cricket and golf. The baseball simulator allows you to play alongside the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Dodgers with state of the art equipment. Real-life cricket batters can experience game-like conditions resulting in improved timing, rhythm and match.
The Golf Simulator is a luxe private room with comfy couches, wooden floors and beverage packages. On the realistic feel 18-hole golf course, you can expand your skill set and shave strokes off your handicap. There is also a driving range option allowing participants to select world-wide courses.
FX Zone also now offers trampoline fitness classes. Trampfit is the newest craze to take the Australian fitness industry by storm. Trampfit and FX Boxing/Cardio are 45 heart-pumping minutes long. Bookings are essential for a casual visit ($15) or three-month membership ($60.)
There is so much to do at FX Zone and its for both kids and kidults alike. Keep your gripper socks for next time. It's best to book online to avoid disappointment and trampoline sessions run on the hour for the hour. I'm looking forward to taking a Trampfit class at my next outing there.