SoCal Families | Big Air Trampoline Park

By: Jamie Durante

I’m always up for visiting family-friendly attractions throughout the Inland Empire, and lately I have been quite impressed by the new types of activities and fun available to the younger generation.

 

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With the kids now home from school, I decided that taking a day trip to Big Air Trampoline Park in Redlands was more than necessary. After all, physical activity is the only real way to get the wiggles out of high-energy children. It was a busy Sunday around noon, and our group was stacked with a handful of kids ranging from ages one to six. Everyone was very eager and excited to experience the extensive variety of trampoline fun this park had to offer.

 

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Walking into Big Air Trampoline Park, our group was instantly distracted by the children of all ages participating in the indoor park’s courageous attractions. It would be an understatement to say I was blown away with how much bouncing fun and more that was happening all under one roof. I also noticed how many adults were participating in the madness, which meant it was only a matter of time before I could jump alongside the little ones. Our group quickly signed our waivers and checked in, as the excitement continued to build with every passing moment.

Each person in our group was handed a sticker that determined the hours of unlimited jumping and fun had been purchased. Finally, we were all set and ready to run wild. One of the first things my six-year-old niece spotted when we walked in was the Battle Beam—a giant jousting beam hovering high above a huge foam pit, and that’s where we headed first.

 

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Although referees were present to partner up those who didn’t have a fair challenger for the jousting, I was happy to step up to compete against my niece, only after her three-year-old sister changed her mind after walking up the stairs to the beam. Taking the soft jousting pole from the referee, and slowly easing my way out onto the narrow ledge well above the foam pit below, I began to see why my younger niece had declined the battle—this was adventurous! And although I took it extremely easy on my niece (only defending her blows and not throwing any), she still fell first, and therefore I’ll never hear the end of how hard I was on her. How fun is that?

 

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Another action-packed attraction that immediately caught the attention of our littlest thrill seekers was the Mechanical Bull. Only available for children over five and under 250 pounds, this bull surrounded by an inflatable pen was a great challenge for competitors of all ages. Riders who lasted the full 30 seconds might have gotten some bragging points, however the referees were setting the bull at the desired skill level, depending upon what they thought riders could handle.


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Our group decided to jump around in the Main Court next, which consisted of at least 20 different trampolines in every direction, as well as trampoline walls that children were jumping off of in a frenzy. For those in it for a little more competition, at the opposite side of the giant indoor park there was another massive trampoline spread dedicated to Dodgeball! Children tall enough to play were competing hard, but rest assured the referee was blowing his whistle if anything got out of hand.

 

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Something that was really great for the younger ones in our group was The Pit. Kids had the opportunity to jump on trampolines that were lining the floor and walls and leading into a foam pit. The bouncy Dunk Courts were popular with the sports lovers, with trampoline tracks lining up to basketball hoops at two different heights.


 

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Before the time our group paid for expired, the kids were sure to get in line to try their athleticism out on The Wall, a climbing wall that had a safety assured foam pit, which allowed each child to climb free of harnesses. The line was a little long, making the anticipation build for the youngsters as they watched youth of all ages gain different traction on each wall. Although my nieces didn’t get across the giant rock wall, this activity still ranked as one of the highlights of the day’s adventure.

Big Air Trampoline Park in Redlands proved to be an adrenaline-pumping, great time for families of all ages. If you’re in the area, don’t forget to check out another great spot we recently visited in Redlands called the San Bernardino County Museum. It’s a great place to go with kids, and I assure you that it’s always a good time in the Inland Empire.

 

Big Air Trampoline Park is located at 1101 California Street in Redlands. For more information and hours call (909) 335-7275, or on the web at www.bigairusa.com.

 

Full Disclosure: Tickets were provided by Big Air Trampoline Park, but all opinions are 100% our own.

 

Dolce is located at 8821 Central Avenue in Montclair. Closed Mondays. For more information on hours call 909 399-3426, on the web at www.dolcebistroandbakery.com.

 

Full disclosure: Meals were provided by Dolce Bistro & Bakery but all opinions are 100% our own.  

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Dolce is located at 8821 Central Avenue in Montclair. Closed Mondays. For more information on hours call 909 399-3426, on the web at www.dolcebistroandbakery.com.

 

Full disclosure: Meals were provided by Dolce Bistro & Bakery but all opinions are 100% our own.  

- See more at: http://www.ieshineon.com/article/taste-|-dolce-caf%C3%A9--bakery/#sthash.IjdyoqgL.dpuf

e is located at 8821 Central Avenue in Montclair. Closed Mondays. For more information on hours call 909 399-3426, on the web at www.dolcebistroandbakery.com.

 

Full disclosure: Meals were provided by Dolce Bistro & Bakery but all opinions are 100% our own.  

 
- See more at: http://www.ieshineon.com/article/taste-|-dolce-caf%C3%A9--bakery/#sthash.HEXzdWcu.dpuf

e is located at 8821 Central Avenue in Montclair. Closed Mondays. For more information on hours call 909 399-3426, on the web at www.dolcebistroandbakery.com.

 

Full disclosure: Meals were provided by Dolce Bistro & Bakery but all opinions are 100% our own.  

 
- See more at: http://www.ieshineon.com/article/taste-|-dolce-caf%C3%A9--bakery/#sthash.HEXzdWcu.dpuf