Trampoline parks are surging in popularity, and despite previously being a US craze, it has now become a firm family favourite in the UK. Since 2014, the UK has seen the number of Trampoline Parks increase by 3000%, with 140 parks now open across Britain. The increase reflects consumer demand for experiential days out, which all the family can get involved in!
One company which kicked off this trend in the UK was Flip Out, who are the fastest growing trampoline park company in the world, and now the largest trampoline park operator in the UK. With their idea beginning back in 2012, they have now welcomed more than 2 million visitors to their parks, and promote “healthy, awesome fun”.
Trampolining is a way for children to burn off bundles of energy, but also a great activity for adults to keep fit with a full body exercise. In fact, scientists at NASA have found that bouncing on a trampoline is almost 70% more effective than jogging, as well as requiring less effort! The Guardian reported that last year that visitors collectively bounced at trampoline parks for 250,000 hours per week.
With clear visitor benefits, it is no surprise that an increasing number of family parks are expanding to incorporate trampoline parks into their facilities! Hardy's Farm Mega Caravan Site for example, set to open in July, has recently unveiled their 13,000 square foot space, which is set to become a hub for various activities. It will feature a multi-use trampoline park and activity centre including climbing walls, trampolines, jump towers, and a café.
So if you thought these parks are just leisure centres with a few trampolines, you would be very wrong! As creativity has evolved since the UK’s first park in 2014, parks now offer tumble tracks, foam pits, ninja warrior courses, dodgeball courts and more. And with Britain’s weather remaining as unreliable as ever, businesses should always be considering indoor activities to attract visitors with family-friendly fun throughout the year!