Touch the skies at this trampoline arena, trick park and ninja skills centre in Brent Cross
The last time I went trampolining was in my neighbour’s back garden; before that, in an old gymnasium hall, which smelt of feet and reminded me of the terror of school PE lessons. Neither experience prepared me for the massive, neon-coloured explosion that is the new Flip Out centre on the edge of a retail park near Brent Cross. Sprawling springboards, stunt box zones, a ‘Total Wipeout’-style assault course, complete with funky graffiti backdrop, a DJ booth and even a cascading LED waterfall-covered wall await would-be bouncers. Kids have it seriously good these days.
But there’s plenty here for big kids too: Monkey bars requiring the upper body strength of a gorilla on steroids, for example, and an impossibly high ramp you’ll need first-rate parkour skills to master. Here it’s just as fun watching as trying – though try I did. After getting a quarter of the way across the ‘Ninja Warrior Course’ I went tumbling into a sea of spongy cubes like a fresh-from-the-nest bird who has just failed its first flying test. True thrill-seekers can have their attempts timed – best not to if, like me, you can’t remember the last time you worked up a sweat. The laser maze room promising to test ‘stealth skills’ is a better test of agility for anyone over four feet tall. A nail bar for patient mums is forthcoming.
At the opening launch, the jungle of springy pathways were awash with jumping jacks of all ages – from the barely-learnt-to-walk to the newly desk-bound. I watched Olympic trampolining silver-medallist Bryony Page put my timid seat drops to shame and at one stage caught sight of a boy propelling himself through at least six somersaults in a row. Though I was more pissed kangaroo than graceful gazelle, weightlessly leaping through the air is flippin’ fantastic endorphin-raising fun – and it didn’t even smell of feet.
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Staples Corner Retail Park
Geron Way, Flip Out Trampoline Park
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I went to Flip out Brent Cross for the 2nd time on Sunday 25th June @ 7pm as the 1st try was brilliant!
However, our 2nd time was HORRIBLE! Such a poor management!
1- Even though we had booking and were waiting in the queue at the till about 20 mins before our session start time, they did even care to bring another person on the counter to deal with other people waiting in the queue which cost us about 5-10 mins loss of our time!
2- They didn't ask the people from previous session to leave until at least another 10-15 mins after the start of our session which make no room to any of us to go the trampolines.
3- All arenas were literally out of control! No staff were there to make sure that health and safety rules are applied,
e.g. kids were jumping into same trampolines with other kids, Kids lying down in the way of a jumping trampolines without anyone to ask them to move to avoid accidents from happening, kids and ADULTS were everywhere in the combat arena and the obstacle arena too. Instead, some staff were just walking by the arenas and doing nothing!
4- The most frustrating thing is when I approached two staff members asking them to have the arenas under control, they simply replied: this arena is not our responsibility and we don't know who is in charge so have done nothing!
One staff member replied: she can't tell people to move out of the jumping arenas so they have to move themselves!
To sum up: Worst management have ever seen, and will not go back there again.