Dear Mummy, we’re so lucky in Hampshire to have some wonderful attractions available to us. From outdoor adventures in the New Forest to beach days and loads of soft play and museums we are truly spoilt for choice. Just when we thought we couldn’t find another place that would surprise us in lands Flip Out trampolining park….but this is no ordinary trampoline park it really has revolutionised the concept of indoor activity and exercise for kids.
Flip Out is a leading trampoline park operator in the UK and their aim is to deliver massive amounts of healthy and awesome fun. They have some of the biggest trampolines, parkour zones, climbing, games and loads of special events. Not to mention parties, fitness sessions and classes for all ages and abilities. With over 65 outlets in 7 countries, with many more on the horizon, it’s potentially a great way to get kids up and moving in a safe environment.
Check out our video to see how much fun we had!
Some of the health benefits of trampolining include:
- Lower-Impact Cardiovascular Fitness
- Improved Balance and Coordination
- Fun Form of Exercise
- Lots of Laughter
It has a real youth club feel to it, with a lot of teenagers and older children being dropped off by parents, while younger children are free to roam while adults take a well deserved break in the cafe. Children of 13 years and under must have a parent or guardian on site at all times. If you’re between 14-18 years old your parent or guardian must fill the waiver out for you but does not have to be present when you visit the trampoline park. All under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times when in the arena, but the adults don’t have to bounce. Even though my folks came in with the intention of relaxing and watching me play they couldn’t resist joining in.
Booking was straight forward and we were given wristbands on entrance. Each Flip Out session is 1 hour-long and costs from £10. Before we started we were taken to a separate video room where we watched a safety video which explains all the rules. Then we were allowed in to the arena to jump and play. We did notice some older kids slip the net and walk straight through without the briefing, so this would need to be monitored. More staff at the doors would help this.
There were plenty of marshals located inside to watch over visitors and lots of safety signage too but adults do need to watch over young ones as some of the teenagers can get a bit pushy. We were each provided with a pair of green non-slip Flip Out socks, which had to be worn to increase grip on the trampolines. Flip Out socks cost £2.00 and are yours to keep for future visits reducing the risk of injury, especially on their wall trampolines. £1 coin lockers were available for the storage of belongings.
We enjoyed the huge foam pits with battle beams and it reminded us of a throwback to 1990’s TV programme ‘Gladiators’. The park also includes a super slide, a Ninja Warrior course, arcade games area, climbing wall and diner. The park was huge with 60 end-to-end inter-connected trampolines and angled trampolines to suit all abilities, a slam dunk trampoline and long track trampoline.
There was also stunt boxes for practicing parkour skills, and a full-sized padded Lamborghini to jump around on. Smaller trampolines for under-fives were also available and a soft play near the cafe. The 25,000 square foot attraction also boasts a wipeout zone, a laser maze and loads of foam props.
The venue was decorated in graffiti and was nice and clean when we visited. We were impressed with the lighting effects throughout the park and the loud music was perfect for jumping around to. The Ninja Warrior area was the bit we weren’t expecting which set this trampoline park above the rest. With an impressive ball pit inside, chamber of mirrors it was like a funhouse for adults and teens! My folks had so much fun on it!
We’re so glad Flip Out has come to our town and can’t wait to return with our friends.
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were granted free entrance to the park for one occasion for the purpose of this review. All onsite purchases were our own.
26 thoughts on “Flipping Brilliant at Flip Out Basingstoke!”
You can’t beat trampoline for some serious family
fun looks like an amazing time was had!
Wow! This looks amazing! Even at 36 I love a good trampoline park!
T spent her sixth birthday in a trampoline park here in Cornwall. She had as much fun as you did judging by the photos here. Love your top too! 🙂
aww thank you! The top is from the SS18 Mini Boden collection 🙂
I could spend hours in there! Looks liek so much fun. Really enjoyed watching your vlog and reading this post x
This looks like a lot of fun to visit and much better than our local one. Might have to venture up the M3
Ahh how much fun! We’ve been to Flip Out round here and the kids love it!
Love the photos. Looks like good fun.
That looks such fun! I will look to see if they’ve got anything nearer us
Ah my kids both love a trampoline park – this one looks so funky, I love the design!
yeah we were really impressed with the interior – the wall art was cool!
My girls love the trampoline park but we don’t have any of these extra bits at the ones near us. They sound fab! And we don’t have a safety video either – that seems like a good idea to me because you hear all these horror stories about kids breaking bones on trampolines. Eek! #dreamteam
It’s the running around that drives me potty at trampolining places but this one was really good, sensible marshalling!
Oooh this looks like awesome fun! Love the green vibes and the flip out socks!!
Oh I’ve heard of flip out near us too so nice to see inside of them. sounds really fun and full of things to enjoy
They are popping up everywhere, great for families especially for exercising without realising! We were having so much fun jumping around it was like a workout.
This looks awesome! Who wouldn’t love to visit a place as cool and fun as Flip Out? I’m sure the kids will be thrilled.
Oh my, this sounds like so much fun! I’d love to visit there as an adult, let alone a child haha
That looks like SO much fun!
Oh it looks like so much fun! I love things like this, I went to a trampoline park recently and loved it! I love this one has little climbing tunnels in too! I’d be nudging the kids out of the way for a turn hehe x
My folks were exactly the same – big kids!
This place looks INSANE! We have a trampoline park in Belfast – but is it bad that I cannot justify paying £40 for my kids to jump on a trampoline for an hour? LOL!
I LOVE trampoline parks! I’ve never heard of Flip Out but I’ve been to Rush UK in Birmingham and it was so much fun!
Oh my gosh his would be a lot of fun for me! I love trampoline parks and could spend my day here!
We have a trampoline park near us and I also intended to stand by and hand hold, but I think I actually had more fun bouncing about than the littles! We loved it! This place looks fantastically designed to appeal to older kids too! Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam lovely x
This looks like so much fun! For small kids and big kids like me lol. We have one near us actually so might have to go check it out one weekend. Looks like Bella had a blast!