Wednesday 13 March 2019


Gifted Trip

Trampolining parks are quickly growing in popularity and are a great place for kids to burn off some energy! Having never had a trip to a trampoline park, we were excited when RedKangaroo invited us for a bounce at their Nottingham branch.

Outside of a warehouse type building with the signage 'red kangaroo'

With the sessions broken down into different ages, RedKangaroo offers times for all the family. Even the grown-ups can join in! We chose the Kanga Family session, which is aimed at children aged between 2 to 12 and their adults.

On arriving we were warmly greeted by the staff, where we were given our special socks and coloured wristbands, and our pre-filled waivers were checked. It was then time for a safety video! I'll be quite honest and say when we entered the room to watch the video I did wonder how it would keep the attention of all the kids! But it was short and to the point, and a brief follow up by a staff member showed it had sunk in with everyone in the room.

Above shot of a family's socked feet

It was then time to enter the trampolining area and enjoy our hour long session. As it was our first time there, we were amazed by how big it was! There were lots of different areas to try, including dodgeball, foam pits, gladiator beams, as well as the standard trampolines.

Back view of a little boy bouncing on a large trampoline

Daddy and little boy on a balance beam with gladiator style poles

There were only a couple of parts JJ couldn't go on due to his age and his wristband meant staff could easily tell us what he could and couldn't do.

Little boy bouncing from a trampoline into a foam pit as he Daddy watches in the background

Little boy landing in a foam pit

There was so much to try and it was great to enjoy something as family. The hour session was definitely long enough to enjoy all that RedKangaroo has to offer and we will definitely be going back soon!

Daddy bouncing on a trampoline

Mummy jumping on a trampoline

Little boy bouncing on a trampoline with lots of other trampolines surrounding him

As always with the days out I cover I like to share my top tips, so here we go.............
  • Pre-book your session! With a limited number of guests allowed in on each session it's best to prebook to avoid disappointment!
  • Pre-fill your waiver form! The form can be easily found online and saves time if you fill in before you arrive, but don't worry if you don't. There's touchscreens around the reception area that you can use instead.
  • Standard socks won't do the job! I thought that as long as you had socks on you were good to go but you have to wear the special gripper socks to avoid slipping!
  • Lock your things away safely! There are tonnes of lockers around the arena so you can lock away your shoes, coats and valuables. 
  • Don't bounce with your phone! We all want to grab that special picture of our little ones having a great time or showing off their skills, but for safety you'll need to stand to the side to take a picture. Don't try and bounce and take pictures as it's against the rules!
  • Take a drink! Bouncing is tiring and you'll work up a thirst. Take a drink or use the vending machines or cafe to re-hydrate at the end of your session.
  • Wear comfortable and flexible clothes that will cover and keep everything in! I went for a practical jumpsuit to ensure I didn't have to keep readjusting myself. JJ wore a long sleeve top and jogging bottoms and was also fine. Daddy on the other hand wore some cotton combat style trousers and split them jumping into the foam pit!!!!
We really enjoyed our time at RedKangaroo and plan to return when JJ is 5 so he can enjoy the large pieces of equipment, including the huge slide! We thoroughly recommend having a visit if there's a RedKangaroo near you!

Mummy Snowy Owl

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