What do you do for your 7 year old daughters birthday party when she wants to invite lots of friends (many of different ages) but you can’t face another two hours of party games and crusty cheese sandwiches at the local village hall? After uttering those immortal words “never again” after last years every kid in the class, up all night making sarnies, booking an expensive entertainer we decided on an indoor trampoline party. And I am so very glad we did.
Our closest centre is Boing Zone in Cannock, a huge indoor trampoline centre in an industrial park with plenty of parking (essential for parties) and a lovely café upstairs for parents to relax and watch their kids jump around.
We booked about a month in advance and all communication with the venue was prompt and clear, you can book online and they follow up with an email or call to answer any questions and finalise your numbers and food preferences. As always we were confirming numbers right till the day before and Boing Zone were happy to accommodate, we even had one drop out and didn’t get charged for their bounce – what unusually excellent customer service!
We turned up about half an hour before the start of the party and were met by the friendliest of staff who helped us set up some decorations and talked us through all the party plans. This was a theme throughout the party, nothing was too much effort for them, all staff were great with the kids and our allocated party host ensured it all ran smoothly and had great banter with the energetic children.
All jumpers need to have completed a waiver before they can jump – better to do before your party but parents were still able to do this at Boing Zone when they arrived. When we were ready to start, we all watched a safety video and were given special socks with grips on the bottom and sent through to the bouncing area.
This is where the real fun begins, everyone was allowed to free jump around the various trampolines, try out the battle beam and high jump onto an air cushion.
They also arranged a dodge ball game which proved incredibly popular. The kids were gutted when it came to an end but after all great things…… it was time for food.
We had a private party room which we had decorated ourselves ready to go and once the kids were seated the host bought out the food (it was OK, the usual nuggets and burgers and chips) which could have been arranged better - she bought one bowl at a time and served each child – it took a bit too long!
To finish we had a visit from Freddi the Frog to help sing happy birthday – amidst screams of “you're just a man in a suit” we still managed to get a good pic with him and this part doesn’t need to be booked although it didn’t cost anymore!
All in all this party was a breath of fresh air compared to what we are used to and most importantly the birthday girl and all her friends had a wonderful time. So much so that a few of her school friends have decided to have their birthday parties at Boing Zone – I’d consider that a win all round!
The party package at Boing Zone includes:
We had around 25 guests and the whole party cost about £300, probably cheaper than hiring a hall, entertainer and all the food and sooooo much less stressful.
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