Feb Half Term Fun: Indoors & Active
Want to get the kids off their devices but stay indoors to keep out of the cold? As trampolining looks like becoming Britain’s new fitness craze more than 120 Trampoline Parks have sprung up across the UK. Here’s 5 of the best from across Warwickshire and the surrounding areas.
Young adrenaline seekers can also let off steam trying to master a new adventure sport at nearby climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, Tamworth’s Snowdome and indoor skate-parks. We’ve got them covered here:
5 TRAMPOLINE PARKS:
1. Jump In, Warwick
This has become a very popular venue for children’s birthdays and half-term fun.
Facilities include: 120 trampolines, battle beam, a foam pit, tumble track, basketball, giant Airbag, twist ladder, party rooms and cafe. Events include Toddler Time every weekday, 10am-12pm (£10 for parent & toddler) Freestyle and Gymnastics coaching, Wed 6.30-8pm. Fridays is Teen Night (for 13 – 19-year-olds) with a DJ, 7-10pm (£15 for unlimited jumping) and there’s a family-friendly autism and SEN evening on the last Tue of every month, 6.30pm-8pm.
Prices: 1 hour jump for £10 (ages 6+). Opening Times: Mon – Thurs, 10am-9pm; Fri 10am-10pm; Sat & Sun 9am-9pm.
Hermes Close Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6NW,gojumpin.com/warwick
2. Jump Xtreme, Tamworth
Facilities: 100 interconnecting trampolines, volleyball court, dodgeball court, Xtreme stunt air bag, Slam Dunk lanes, tumble tracks and coffee shop. Xtreme Teen Nights, club night with guest DJ on Fridays, 8-10pm (ages 13 – 17), £15 for 2 hours.
Prices: 1 hour jump for £10 per (ages 6+). Opening times: every day, 9am-8pm; Fri, 9am -10pm.
Brent House, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5DF, jumpxtreme.co.uk/content/jump-xtreme-trampoline-park-tamworth
3. Jump Nation, Walsall, Birmingham
Facilities: 218 trampolines, Dunk Nation Basketball, 3D Dodgeball court, Jump Pipe, Giant Airbag, 3 party rooms, under 6’s soft play area and on-site restaurant Cafe Nation.
Opening times: Mon-Fri, 12pm-8pm; weekends, 10am-8pm. Price: 1 hour for £8.95 (ages 6-15).
Olron House, Bentley Mill Way, Walsall, WS2 0BX, www.jumpnation.com/locations/birmingham
4. Rush Trampoline Park, Kings Norton, Birmingham
Facilities: 100 trampolines, 2 tumble lanes, flat dodgeball court, large foam pit, Slam Dunk Basketball, trapeze, adrenaline Rush assault course, battle beam and coffee shop.
Price: 1 hour for £10 (6+). Half Term opening hours: Mon-Fri ,9am-10pm; Sat 9am-11pm & Sun 9am-9pm.
Unit 6 Avery Dell Industrial Estate, 3DZ, Lifford Lane, Kings Norton Birmingham B30 3DZ, rushuk.com/birmingham/rush-birmingham
5. Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park, Milton Keynes
Facilities: 100 interconnected trampolines, dodgeball court, kids court, Slam Dunk area, foam pit, Airbag jump, Gladiator pits and tumble tracks. Events include Beatz Teen Fridays, Reboot Fitness and annual Dodgeball tournaments.
Price: 1hr for £9.99 (online) for (ages 5+). Save 30% on admission by booking online during half term (use the FABFEB discount code at checkout until Feb 28). Half Term opening: Mon – Thurs, 9am- 7pm & later; Fri 9am -11pm; Sun – 10am-8pm
Bounce, 1 Peverel Dr, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1, bouncegb.com
SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, TUBING & SLEDGING:
Whether your lucky kids need training for a school or family trip to the snow, these two indoor snow slopes are the closest they’ll get to the real thing…
A fab venue, just outside the Warwickshire border in neighbouring Staffordshire, offering half-term ski & snowboarding lessons ranging from a 2-hour group lesson to a 3 hour fast-track or recreational sessions. There’s also Snowplay, 30 mins of Toboganning for 5+ or Tiny Sledging (for ages 3-7); Tubing (Tiny ages 3-7 ; Junior ages 7-13), as well as 90min Flume & Inflatable swimming sessions and ice-skating.
A half-term day ticket tobogganing, flume and inflatable swimming and ice-skating is £18.95 for Juniors.
Snozone, Xscape, Milton Keynes
Kids aged 7-15 can keep fit, improve their skiing/snowboarding, scoff refreshments on Snowzone and do an outdoor activity from £59.99 for one day to £269.99 for the full week.
Snozone Xscape 602 Marlborough Gate Central Milton Keynes MK9 3XS, snozoneuk.com
Planet Ice, Coventry (until Feb 27)
Intensive Learn to skate in 3-day courses are running during half-term (Discounts are now available). Check out the holiday timetable, with a £10.50 skating with skates package; there’s also an all-day Skating and Papa John’s meal deal for £14.99. Junior Disco Session for ages 8 – 12 on Fridays, 4pm-6pm; Sub-Zero Disco for ages 13+, on Fridays, 7.30pm – 10pm.
Half-term ice-skating for all the family from multi-hour open ice sessions, family evenings to teen club nights and beginner lessons.
Holiday Camp, Bear Rock Indoor Climbing Centre, Warwick University Sports Centre, Coventry
One of the best indoor climbing facilities in the West Midlands, the Bear Rock Climbing Centre has 11m and 14m high walls and 60 climbing routes. A Half Term Holiday Camp is running from Mon Feb 20-Fri Feb 24 for ages 8+, £20 per session 9am – 12pm.
A 2-hour children’s club for Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced runs on weekends and costs £44 a month. And from spring 2017, outdoor climbing family days out for Bear Cubs are starting up from April – September. Dates will be announced soon (£49 for Bear Cub members).
Warwick University Climbing Wall, http: warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/climbing
Climbing Holiday Courses (9- 16-year-olds), Better Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Rugby, daily until Fri Feb 24
There’s a 9m high wall featuring 11 protected lines for lead climbing with instructors running great term-time climbing sessions for Little Rockers (4-5 years), Rock Hoppers (6-8 years) and Rock Stars (9-16 years). Taster sessions for ages 9 – 16-year-olds are available daily during Feb half-term between 2 – 3.30pm for £9.75. Book online.
Bruce Williams Way, Rugby, CV22 5LJ. better.org.uk/leisure-centre/rugby/the-queens-diamond-jubilee-centre
An indoor climbing centre with 26 multi-coloured climbing walls, a café and an indoor soft play area for under 6’s. The climbing tower is 25ft and has more than 700 challenges.
Broadway Plaza, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 8LP rock-up.co.uk/birmingham
Creation Climbing Centre & Skate Park, Birmingham
One of the largest indoor climbing centres in the UK. It’s the Midlands primary centre for NICAS (The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) and Indoor Caving courses. Cheeky Monkeys is a new weekend club for 4 – 6-year-olds, alongside Crag Rats for 7 – 17-year-olds who wish to take up climbing seriously. Children and teens can follow the NICAS syllabus. This enables each climber the chance to learn every aspect of climbing, from tying a simple knot, to abseiling, and technique.
Creation Sk8 Park is home to 23000sqft of newly refitted ramps, suitable for BMX, Stunt Scooter, Inline blading and Skateboarding. Lessons are available in each as well as taster sessions from £20 per person for 1 hour.
582 Moseley Road, Birmingham, B12 9AA, creationwall.co.uk