Trampolines & Toddlers: Flying Circus

A few weeks ago we had a “June gloom” Saturday morning that made it less exciting to head outside, so I took Julia to the Flying Circus trampoline park in Tukwila. I’d wanted to visit for a long time since they do an “Under 6” special from 9-10 a.m. on Monday through Saturday. During that time slot,┬áthere are only smaller kids and the pricing is less expensive (you get one free adult per paying child and just have to pay for the special grippy socks the first time you go).

It took us forever to get out the door and traffic wasn’t ideal, but the extremely nice front desk said not to worry about it and let us come in at 9:30 and still stay for an hour at the less expensive price. Check-in was really easy with waiver completion stations at the entrance. You just hand your little “receipt” showing you’ve signed a waiver to the front desk and they get you all set to go in a few moments. There are lots of lockers to leave personal items in, although they’re pretty small, so a lot of people took up several.

Julia is the perfect age for a trampoline park – she spends a lot of time jumping around at home, so having a giant facility with lots of surfaces to bounce on safely was great. The building is divided up into a few sections: some long trampolines and foam pits at the front, followed by a grid of smaller trampolines, an obstacle course, a climbing wall and a trampoline dodge ball area. There were also some other areas we didn’t venture to because Julia was too busy, but there was a zip line and some more foam pit areas. I appreciated that there was at least one employee overseeing each major area to make sure everyone was generally acting safely, but they weren’t overbearing.

We jumped for literally every minute of our time slot. Most of our energy was spent on the grid of trampolines, but when the area opened up to bigger kids at 10, we moved to the long trampolines and foam pits towards the front that seemed to be less busy for some reason.

A friend of mine took her kids for a birthday party recently and said it was pretty busy in the late afternoon, so I highly recommend the earlier morning time slots if you can get there.

Julia loved it so much that she’s been asking to “go jumping” regularly ever since. I’m almost looking forward to a rainy weekend day when we’re in town so I can take her again.

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