I’m finding the cold, dark evenings really hard at the moment. In the Summer we spent hours in the garden but it’s not particularly inviting when it is blowing a freezing gale! In my search for warm, dry, indoor activities where the boys can let off some steam, I discovered the new Better Extreme indoor trampoline park in Welwyn Garden City, which opens on Saturday 9th December 2017. I went along for a special preview before the official opening, so you can be the first to see what it’s like inside!
Better Extreme Main Arena
Children over 5 years old can explore the main arena’s different zones: there’s a Dodge Ball area, a Battle Beam for dualling with an opponent, a Trapeze so you can swing into the foam pit below, a Slack Line for budding tightrope walkers and there’s even a Basketball area… as well as all the trampolines in the main arena. There’s plenty to keep everyone occupied and enough variety to make sessions fun and interesting.
Better Extreme Under 5’s Area
Better Extreme will be running toddler sessions where young children can explore the main arena but they also have a fantastic Under 5’s Area with small trampolines and a mini-foam pit for little legs. An Under 5’s Area is really important if you have children with a range of ages, as you can still attend sessions together – older children can explore the main arena whilst you supervise children under 5 years old in their own special zone.
The mini-foam pit was lots of fun to wade through and the foam cubes also make great building blocks!
There is a viewing gallery for parents or carers that have just come to watch. You can purchase drinks and snacks in the Gosling Sports Centre Café and take them into the viewing gallery. At the moment the trampoline park isn’t heated, so if you’re just going to sit and watch then make sure you layer-up in the Winter.
Food and Drink
Better Extreme Trampoline Park is part of the Gosling Sports Park in Welwyn Garden City and there is a café inside the sports centre that sells drinks and snacks. Make sure you take a bank card as the sports park is a cashless facility and doesn’t accept any cash!
We’re looking forward to going back after the official opening on 9th December 2017, once the new Better Extreme Trampoline Park is fully open to the public. Not long to wait now!
TOP TIPS FOR VISITING BETTER EXTREME INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
- Arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your session as you need to complete waivers and registration, pick up your socks and watch a safety video before your jump time.
- The lockers weren’t available when I visited for the preview but I understand that they will need a £1 coin, so make sure you take one or two £1 coins with you.
- Keep hold of your special jump socks so you can use them to jump again. If you don’t look after them then you have to buy new socks next time you visit Better Extreme.
- Car parking was free when we visited but I noticed machines being installed, so check whether you need to display a ticket.
- Take a bank card as the whole sports park is a cashless facility.
- The trampoline park is open to children from 18 months old upwards, see the Better Extreme terms and conditions for details.
- Remember that you jump at your own risk, listen to the safety instructions and the staff.
- Visit the Better Extreme website for more information.
Better Extreme, Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6XE
This is a collaborative post with Better Extreme Welwyn Garden City