We weren’t rushed out of the room or pressured to be moved along quicker – in fact, it was Millie’s 3rd birthday and we were able to sing happy birthday to her with a cake that we had brought along, which they were more than happy to let us do and that was a really nice touch!
Do Flip Out do any other ‘special days’?
This was a Valentines ‘special’, but every day during term time Flip Out hold the Under 5’s ‘Stay and Play’ sessions which means you can stay as long as you like between 10am-3pm, they don’t do pizza as part of the package but they do kids cold lunch boxes for £2.50…or you can just buy a woodfired pizza from the standard menu (I think they start at about £6, but you would need to check this!). The kids get the run of the park, as well as the designated under 5’s area where they bring out all of the soft play style toys and the kids can launch themselves into the foam pit – definitely Arlo’s favourite activity there! Being on from 10am-3pm means you don’t feel rushed to get there for a certain time, and if you go in the morning there’s still time to get them home after a good bounce session for their afternoon nap!
After looking on to the site ready to visit again, I notice that they also hold SEN sessions every Monday at 4pm, which is a really nice idea. You can view their other activities here.
For the purposes of an honest review, some of the not-so-great things are;
- The phone is never answered
- The people working there do all look like they should be in school – however, everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful
- It is quite dark and dingy in the main hall, but that does add to the ‘cool’ effect with the graffitti’d walls
- By the locker area, there is an arcade section, so try not to loiter there or the bright lights lure the little eyes and a tantrum could ensue
I wasn’t sure about advertising this pizza making special for them as it was so good and we all said that we would definitely go back and I don’t want it getting too busy, LOLS. Whether it would be as much fun if we didn’t have the time slot to ourselves and had to share the room, may be a different story! Blade (yes, it’s his real name) was amazing – he was super friendly, great with the kids and an all round lovely guy. He knew what was going on, was really informative and the kids absolutely loved him…there were some pouty lips pointed in his direction (no, they weren’t mine!) when we all said goodbye, though he opted for the safety of a high five.
Have you ever visited Flip Out or any other trampoline parks near where you live?