Jumping Around At Airhop


Number three turns nine this week so at the weekend we celebrated by visiting Airhop in Guilford.  We had not been before, but number two had been a couple of times with friends and had come back raving about it; so much so he was very disappointed that it was only a girly visit with two of her friends.

Being a large family everything is done together and I always let them have a treat on their birthday by having some one on one time to do what they like with their friends.

We had a very early start as the only session I could get booked onto was nine am!  So with this in mind if you are planning on going then make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get your slot of choice.

Once inside we were greeted by a team of young, enthusiastic staff that guided us through what we needed to do before we started and handed out the all important Airhop socks that have not left her feet since we visited!



The session lasts an hour and in that time they get to somersault into a huge foam pit, bounce around on the many adjoined trampolines, play a game of dodgeball or shoot some hoops into the basketball nets.  Once they are all tired out there is a selection of drinks and snacks in their cafe which is on the upper level where the parents can grab a coffee and get a great view of all the action.


They all had a fantastic time and we will be back to visit, although next time I won’t be left out and will be booking my place to join in with the action!

How do your little one like to celebrate their special days?

Bounce, Bounce, Bounce

Getting children into sport at a young age is of great importance.  Not only will they benefit on a physical level but it will help to build good social skills, discipline and learn how that practicing and sticking at something can reap great rewards.

Our Tuesday afternoon activity is Mini Bounce at out local sports centre.  Number four has taken a while to get used to the concept of bouncing rather than running along the trampoline like a mad man.  But now he has got the hang of it he loves it.

Trampolining is fantastic for balance, agility, timing and coordination.  It is also a great base sport to lead you into other things.  Number two is a keen scooter and is looking into it as practice for his flips before trying it out on the ramps.

We use the Phoenix Centre in Wallington which is part of the Everyone Active group that are nationwide.  They are well priced classes with a super friendly instructor who makes the sessions safe and fun.  We add on softplay to the end of our session so that number five can have some fun too.

What is your chosen sport for your toddler?