With school holidays looming large over the next couple of weeks, if you’re already pulling your hair out thinking about where to take your kids to burn off excess energy so that they don’t burn the house – or you – down, we’ve got some great news for you, mamas!
Singapore’s newest and largest indoor trampoline park, Zoom Park Asia, officially opened last weekend and it certainly has more than enough space to keep the kids jumping about for hours on end. Built specifically for anyone 3 years old and above (yes, toddlers too!), Zoom Park Singapore is located just a bus ride away from Jurong East MRT Station.
With an area slightly larger than the size of four basketball courts, there are several “jumping sections” in addition to the main central jumping hall. Indoor activities include a trampoline dodgeball court, a swinging fidget ladder, high-performance trampoline mats, parkour walls, slam dunk courts, tumble tracks for more seasoned gymnasts and a 17-metre lateral rock wall. Cool stuff!
I especially liked the foam pit area and the rock climbing wall. Anytime you feel like falling off the wall, you dive straight back into the soft foam pit and start again. Be warned though, crossing over the foam cube pit is much harder than it seems!
The highlight for my 7-year-old twins was the “trampolined” basketball area. Imagine doing lay-ups and dribbling off a trampoline base – scoring baskets was a hoot! And they’ve even separated the dodgeball area into two sections – one just for little ones, and the other reserved specifically for older kids and adults, just in case things get a little rough.
I loved that this is one place where mamas don’t have to sit bored senseless while the kids are having a great time. Get your socks on and join them! Apart from the fun, trampolining is a great workout for both kids and adults: good for the heart and metabolism, low-impact on joints, improved blood circulation, and improved motor skills. I could go on and on about the benefits of jumping on a trampoline.
With admission starting from as low as $7 per child (different rates apply for different times and jumping durations), each “jumper” is required to buy a pair of special Zoom socks at an additional $2 to grip the trampoline better and lower their risk of slipping.
Check out the different classes and sessions available. On Friday and Saturday Zoom Nights the trampoline courts are transformed into a disco complete with glow-in-the-dark Zoom socks and glow stick bracelets. New classes coming up next year include Zoom Robics – think aerobics-meets-trampolines – the ideal programme to build core muscles and shed kilos.
Have a hopping, jumping Christmas mamas!