Trampoline Park FAQ
If you are heading to your local Trampoline Park with your friends/family to bounce and jump around, then you will want to read our Trampoline Park FAQ below, which also includes our Top Tips, Did You Know Information to show off with your friends, and some frequently asked questions
We have included for you below;
- Our Top Tips for Trampoline Parks
- Did you know information about Trampoline Parks
- Trampoline Parks Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Our Top Tips for Trampoline Parks
What to wear to a Trampoline Park?
This is a common question, and it's worth keeping in mind what you are going to be doing at a trampoline park when choosing what to wear, and that is jumping and bouncing around as well as falling over and maybe even doing some flips if you can. It's also important that you wear comfortable loose clothing, so tracksuit or jogging bottoms, and a t-shirt is best, but it is not recommended that you wear shorts as you can get plastic or trampoline burns if you fall over, also for ladies it is not recommended that you wear skirts or dresses, that is if you are planning to go on the trampolines, as you may show of more then you want, it is the same with loose fit tops for ladies, as once again you may show of more then you want when jumping and bouncing around.
Can I wear Jewellery?
It is not recommended that you wear any form of jewellery, that is if you are planning to visit your local trampoline park. The reason for this is as you jump and bounce around, then you may loose your jewellery, which is then dangerous to other people in the trampoline park, and also yourself as the spike on your ear rings may end up in someones foot at best, so please leave your jewellery at home or in the car, some venues may be able to offer you lockers, but this is not guaranteed and is worth checking with the venue first.
Fill out the Waver before you arrive?
All trampoline parks now ask you to sign a safety waver before you can enter the trampoline park, this is for the safety of you, and others using the trampoline park. The waver will also give you tips on how to stay safe, and have a great time. Most venues will have a copy of the waver online that you can either print off and take with you, or complete online before you arrive. This is something that we highly recommend doing before you arrive, as if you leave it until you arrive then this will eat into your time at the trampoline park, and even more so if it's busy, or you have a few to fill out, as you need to complete one per person.
Did you know information about Trampoline Parks
Who invented the Trampoline?
The trampoline was invented by both George Nissen, and his coach Larry Griswold in Lowa, USA in the 1930's. The trampoline was first invented to help George train with his coach to improve his Tumbling after watching trapeze artists use their safety nets as an elastic bed to rebound and perform additional tricks. The very first trampoline was made out of scrap steel, and old tyre inner tubes.
After George Nissen graduated from the University of Lowa in 1937, he went travelling around the United states and Mexico with 2 friends performing at fairs and carnivals. When in Mexico he heard the word trampolin or springboard in Spanish. which he later trade marked the name, and so we now know of this as the trampoline.
During in the 2nd World War from 1939-1945 the trampoline was used to train pilots by getting them used to orienting themselves. After the war George Nissen continued to promote the trampoline and started to travel around Europe. George later set up his first manufacturing plant in 1956, which at first was in Hainault, northeast London, and then later in Brentwood, Essex until the 1980's when the company ceased trading.
George Nissen had always wanted to see trampolining included within the Olympic Games, which he achieved in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney with his daughter Dian Nissen. They also travelled to the Beljing Summer Olympics in 2008 together, and his grandson, where George was given the honor of testing the Olympic trampoline before the events started.
Sadly George Nisssen passed away on the 7th of April 2010, at the age of 96, but without him we would never have had the enjoyment of the trampoline parks, we all love today.
What is the biggest trampoline park in the world?
The biggest trampoline park in the world goes to Flip Out in Glasgow, with an impressive 63,000 square feet, and situated in an iconic building near the heart of Glasgow, as well as offering a massive area of trampolines, Flip Out Glasgow also offers Soft Play Areas, kids and adults Trampoline areas, as well as kids and adults Flip Street Arenas. Flip Out Glasgow was also one of the first to offer a Ninja Obstacle Course, Battle Beam over a foam pit, Basketball Court, Bungee Run, as well as a 5m Helter Skellter into a ball pit. Flip Out Glasgow also offers 10 party rooms, a cafe serving hot and cold food, and a Sports Bar with 5 massive screens.
As you can see at Flip Out Glasgow they really do have it all for any occasion, as well as having the largest trampoline park in the world.
What is the World Record for the Highest Bounce on a Trampoline?
The last world record for the highest bounce was set back in 2014, by brothers Sean, Eric and T.J Kennedy on the 8th of April in New York, USA with a height of 22 feet and 1 inch, which is about as tall as a 3 storey house. The Kennedy brothers also set the world record in 2012 with a height of 22 feet, and 0.52 inch
There are loads of different world records on trampolines, from the most number of people, to the number of back flips and somersaults, which you can read on the Guinness World Records website - Here
Trampoline Park Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Are Trampoline Parks safe?
Trampoline parks are no different to any other activity, with more and more indoor trampoline parks opening all over the UK, and even more people getting trampoline parks at home, then accidents will happen. But they are mainly caused from how you land, or trying to do a jump that you can not do, so you can up either over or under jumping it, so instead of landing back on the trampoline, or the foam pit, then you end up hitting the side or the floor.
The great thing about indoor trampoline parks is that you are always given a safety talk, and asked to sign a waver before you can start, which is very important that you, your kids, or your friends read or listen to, as this will give you some important information, that is there to protect you, and the other people inside the trampoline park. As well as this they have trained staff to make sure that everyone is staying safe and having fun.
Is there Food & Drinks available
At most of the indoor trampoline park venues around the UK, they will have a cafe area where you can buy hot or cold food and drinks, as well as sit and watch your children or friends, or even just have a rest. As well as this some venues even have a sports bar where you can sit and watch the sports as your kids are having fun. It is always worth checking with the venue before you go to ask what facilities they have.
Is there a Minimum or Maximum Age for Trampoline Parks
At most trampoline parks within the UK, there is no minimum or maximum age for trampoline parks, but this is always worth checking with the venue. Once you have got the ok from the venue, then you can jump and bounce around and let your big or little kid out to have a great time. Trampoline parks are also a great place to exercise, and a lot of them even do exercise, or yoga classes which you can find out about on the venue website. You can find your local trampoline parks on our website - Here
We hope that you have enjoyed reading our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Trampoline Parks, you can find even more frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about different activities - Here. If you think we have missed something off from the above, please let us know - Here
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