I was driving along Wellington Road on my way to Knox City when I spotted a new business to my left at the corner of my eye. I knew it was new because I drive on this road often enough to notice when something different pops up. The colours green just jumped out from behind the bushes and even at a quick glance, I could read the word 'Jump'. It looked fresh and new. It had to be significantly impressive to catch ones eye, and that it was, (well done to the owners who had considered this aspect) because the building is not just on the side of the road as you drive past. It is on a service road a street and a few bushes behind the main road.
A view of the cafe area upstairs from both ends of the room
It was as I thought. The business has only been at 39 South Corporate Avenue, Rowville for 9 weeks. You can almost smell the freshness in the air.
Jump Factory is the brainchild of the owners who are parents just like us, taking their children to other trampolining places. Waiting around for hours while ones children participated in sporting activities can obviously reap some rewards. Looking at what was around, they decided they could do it bigger and better. They wanted to create a complete experience for children and adults alike to enjoy. Something with a real WOW factor.
Love the 'no guts no glory' signage. A massive warehouse space for massive fun and while you are there, why not jump into a pool of foam in the foam pit.
I believe they have achieved this as it certainly impressed me! The place is massive and amazing. They are open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm, the last session starting at 8pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 11pm, with the last session starting at 10pm and on Sunday from 9am to 8pm, last session starting.......yep, you get the pattern.
Birds eye view of the floor and a dedicated area for the pre-schoolers
There is a dedicated kids area for pre-school ages as well as other areas like 'Airider' with 6 performance trampolines to practice all those flips and jumps and stay fit. The 'Free Jump' area is exactly that, purely for jumping with a massive football on one end and a tennis ball on the other end to increase the fun factor. Get two teams, eight players and you have yourself a game in the 'Dodge Ball' area. If you're an extreme jumper with high levels of skill, check out the 'Jump Wall' where you can spring yourself from vertical trampoline walls then perhaps do an 'Airdrop' into the foam pit.
Disability friendly with dedicated toilets and ramp access to the floor.
This place is multi-faceted. While the children are having fun, parents can watch while enjoying a coffee and something to eat at the cafe which also houses a yoghurt bar and a merchandise area. There is no need to worry too much though as Jump Factory has thought of everything. They have experienced well trained instructors and first aid officers patrolling the floor and children are supervised at all times. Fifty percent of the crew are gymnasts.
Sounds like a good 'go to' place for the school holidays.
There are at least 5 private meeting rooms downstairs where you can have corporate meetings or training sessions in a relaxed fun place, though there is nothing relaxed in the service that is delivered. Jump Factory can cater and host your birthday parties for young and old, so why not have a party with a difference and invite the young at heart or just let the child in you come out and play if you're an adult. Currently they are taking bookings for end of year functions so get in quick because the venue is awesome. Your friends will be talking about memories laced with a lot of fun for a long time.
Special care and attention is paid to all functions by the dynamic crew at Jump Factory
The owners are serious about the service they deliver and they are hands on. They have a real passion to grow, to make it a one stop shop and to make it the most exciting place to be. They are conscious parents who want to get children away from technology in play and be a kid again while staying fit.
Adults can certainly enjoy the same benefits. Take a break from being an adult, have some fun, and the fitness benefits are phenomenal. Speaking of which, one of the crew has lost 13 kgs in the 9 weeks hes been there just from jumping. From my observation, the crew on the floor seemed really happy and why not. It must feel like working for 'Google' being in such a playful environment.
With his mothers permission, I literally got 2 seconds to take a picture of this young boy with personality plus before he was off to have more fun
A general admission one hour session will cost you $15 and jumpers under 110cm (pre-school age/Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) are $12 for the hour. You do need to get yourself a Jump Factory Grip socks for $2 to enjoy the sessions safely. Go to their extensive website filled with information by clicking here.
They also have a Facebook page, so 'like' them on there and keep up to date with upcoming events and parties.
We went to an 11.00am session and was advised to arrive 15 min early. There was no parking available and we had to park on street far away from Jump. After entering establishment there seemed to be no order for checking-in. Queues were long. Was advised to wait in viewing area and listen for whistle when it is time to go jump. We saw several kids head downstairs b4 the 11.00am whistle so we followed. When whistle did blow there were kids bashing into each other whilst some kids were heading upstairs and the 11.00 session kids were heading downstairs. Very disorganised and we feared for our kids safety.
Have you seen the new Jump Factory. Amazing transformation into rock climbing, trampolines, inflatables & a high ropes course!
We had a ball, the littlies were safe in one area and the big kids wanted double the time there!