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Published August 19th 2014
For when the kids are bouncing off the walls
Skyzone, an indoor trampoline park has recently opened up at Macgregor near Mt Gravatt and after spending an hour bouncing around the place it is clear that this is the perfect location for entertaining the kids. Not only will they be thrilled by the flying sensation created by the tramps but it is an amazing way to encourage children to involve themselves in active play, something that with today's video games, social media and 100 plus T.V. channels is sometimes hard to do. And for $25 you get an hour of jumping PLUS a 10 minute game of laser tag. Now how can you go wrong with that?
A Mini-Jumper enjoying a bounce. Image Credit: Skyzone AU
The trampoline park itself is split up into mini sections, the first of which is the Stratosphere. This is where your little boys and girls grow their wings and learn to fly. This is where they fall over and learn to get back up. This is where they take their first leap. Parents are more than welcome to watch from the sidelines and encourage their mini-jumpers to jump high and higher still. On a busy day the staff also split the jumpers up into age and size groups to ensure no littlie is finding their feet next to a backward flipping 20 year old.
There is also a number of Dodge Ball Zones where the staff closely referee games throughout the day. The Skyzone managers have also cleverly set up a Dodge Ball Zone specifically for younger jumpers, which don't come with any competitive adult jumpers.
Your little dancers and gymnasts are going to love The Pit too. Here they take a jumping-start and practice flipping into the squishy, foam filled pit bellow. It may be scary as a parent watching your little darling disappear beneath the blocks of foam but the staff closely watching have set up ropes for the jumpers to pull themselves back to the surface, and they always reappear with a big grin on their faces.
The next section is called Sky Slam and allows even the shortest of jumpers to practice their free-throw-line dunk to significantly lowered basketball hoops. With the extra bounce and the lower target everyone is going to come out of here a winner.
The mini-jumpers can then swap their socks for a vest and head over to Skyland Laser Tag Arena. The arena is three stories high and is stacked with a multitude of oversized chess pieces, wonky mirrors and holey walls to duck, weave and hide behind.
Whilst most laser zones are pitch black, with maybe a hint of black light, Skyland flickers between darkness and light to help younger players find their way. This brightly lit room reduces the need for hand holding and parent guidance, allowing the kids to truly immerse themselves in the fun.
You don't even need to be jumping to access the laser tag arena. Simply pre-book online or purchase tickets at the door.
So next time your littlies are bouncing off the walls, bring them into Skyzone. I promise you they will have so much fun, and burn off so much energy, that you will be taking an exhausted little darling home.