My little man and I were lucky to be invited along to a brand new class today at Jump Nation Trampoline Park, Manchester. I have a 2.5 year old who loves mini trampolines, music and dancing so we were excited to give it a try.
When we arrived
There was no problem to park and it was a short walk to the entrance. We were greeted and then I needed to complete a waiver form, available just on the side by reception. You can also download from the website http://www.jumpnation.com/ which could save time if you were part of a group. Non-slip socks are required and you can buy these in your size from the reception. Here’s our socks :
Keeping your things safe
There are plenty of lockers (and they are free) to put your personal belongings whilst you are having your bounce – if you’re like me, you may need to read through the instructions a couple of times to be able to lock it! No phones are allowed on the trampolines, so pop them in the locker too.
Lucas was given a name sticker badge at the entrance then we could go in. Hooray – lots of space and trampolines! The session began with 15 minutes of free play. This was great to give us both time to just have a jump and play around and have a chat to the other parents and little ones.
Our Toddler Time class was run in partnership with Jabberjacks www.jabberjacks.co.uk. The instructor welcomed us all and we started with a song and some gentle dance moves to warm us all up. Then during the class different characters and toys including a huge parachute came out of the box to entertain us and encourage the little people to sing, bounce, wiggle and do the actions. Our favourites were the swishy pom-poms, the parachute and the bouncy Tigger. A lot of the children, including mine were trying to climb up to the instructor to nosy in the box of toys. They loved sliding back down onto the trampolines.
The Jump Nation staff were friendly, joined in with the class and made us smile. There were lots of grown-ups and toddlers in the class, but there was still plenty of space for all. At the end of the class I felt like I had given myself a little workout (a bonus!). Grown-ups are encouraged to accompany their children. I needed no encouragement!
After class, there was juice and biscuits for the little ones (Jammie Dodgers yum!). There were tasty, well-filled sandwiches, hot drinks, cakes and hot snacks available to purchase in Cafe Nation for after your class. We were hungry after burning off a few calories. Lucas was asleep in the car just after leaving Jump Nation, all tired out after a fun morning.
Times and prices
The Toddler Time class is on Wednesday’s from 10am – 11.am. It is £5 per toddler, parents are free but children and parents need to wear the socks which are £1.50 each and can be used again.
If you would like to book for the next class, please visit http://www.jumpnation.com/Special-Events/5/Toddler-Time