New Welwyn Garden City Trampoline Park – Better Extreme
We were recently invited to the opening day of the new Welwyn Garden City trampoline park – Better Extreme at the Gosling sports centre. By far the favourite part of my job for the boys is when invites like this come into the inbox.
This is brand new trampoline park that opens on 4th December. It has been funded by the not-for-profit organisation Greenwich Leisure Limited. The boys really do love a trampoline park and I love that it’s a fun hour of fitness for the boys that tired them out!
I have been to all the local parks that have opened and I was really excited to see that this park had a few things that were a bit different. As were the boys!
A fun but serious safety briefing then they were released!
We firstly had the safety briefing, which the boys found hilarious, still quoting the cartoon character antics one week on! They were then let loose into the park. It’s all on one level and feels smaller than the usual huge warehouse parks.
It has the traditional grid of squares trampolines where you can jump from one to another. But it had SO much more! There was an amazing foam pit area that the boys spend around 50% of the time in. A great addition was a trapeze to swing into a pit. There was a high board platform where you could jump onto a trampoline and bounce off into the foam pit. And there was a lower platform for jumping into the foam pit. Once Jack got a bit braver he loved this part of the park.
Something I have never seen before was a gladiator dual foam pit which the boys loved. And a tight rope to attempt to walk across.
Every trampoline park has to have a dodge ball arena, Better Extreme did not fail and had a great one. Another favourite with the boys, although there wasn’t that many children their age to play with at this launch event. There was also a basketball run of a high net and a lower net.
A separate area for the under fives
They have a separate netted off area for under-fives only. I thought this is was a nice addition to the park meaning that you can bring children of all ages (over 18 months) into the park at the same time. Often other parks have an age restriction of 4 or 5.
I took this short video tour of the park, take a look for yourself.
There is a seating area at the back of the park where parents can sit and chill with a coffee and cake from the Gosling centre café. It’s got full view of the entire park so you can always see where your children are. I like the fact that its smaller park, it feels more comfortable and almost safer as you can always see where your children are.
Overall a great addition to the Gosling centre which I know will be super popular. Here are the facts about opening times and pricing. Initial weekday opening times will be 10am until 5pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am until 9pm Wednesdays to Fridays, and 10am until 7pm on weekends.
Until December 31, entry will be offered at a reduced rate of £7.95 per person. From January 1st, it rises to £9.95. To book tickets go this website.
Disclaimer – We received free of charge tickets to review the trampoline park.