Friday, July 18, 2014

Jumping at Sky Zone + Giveaway!

Harry's very favorite thing in the world is jumping. Not even exaggerating. Jumping on the floor, in puddles, off couches, down stairs, on beds; there's nary a surface our boy hasn't jumped on. So when the nice people at the Elmhurst Sky Zone asked if we'd like to come and try out their trampolines for an afternoon, I knew we couldn't say no!

With Ant's wonky work schedule this month all three of us were able to head down early Tuesday afternoon. We got there and were immediately impressed with the facility. It's huge! As soon as we checked in, we were given special socks and told to wait in the locker area until an employee came over and gave us the Sky Zone rules.

After hearing the rules, which are pretty much what you'd expect (only one person per trampoline at a time, nothing in your pockets, etc.), we were off to the trampolines. As I said, Sky Zone is huge, and is sectioned off in to a bunch of different jump zones. Here's part of the main court.

Yes, those are trampoline walls you can jump on! Just off the main jump area is a smaller section just for toddlers. That's where we spent most of our time, as it was way less crowded than the main area (halfway through our visit a large day camp group arrived).

I don't think Harry had ever been on a trampoline before, but he took to it right away. And I can't tell you the last time I was on one, probably at least 10 years ago. We had a blast jumping around. Ant said it made him feel like a kid again and at one point Harry came up to me with the biggest smile and told me that he was having, "so much fun!"

After a while we wandered to the other zones. First stop was the trampoline basketball hoops.

Harry didn't quite make it in the basket, but had fun not getting in trouble for throwing a ball inside ;). After 5-10 minutes another group of kids came over so we made our way to the attraction Ant was most excited to try- the foam zone. Otherwise known as the big foam pit you can jump in.

I didn't try it, but the boys both said they loved it. And both got stuck on the way out of the pit. Ant lost a Sky Zone sock in the pit and the front desk was kind enough to replace it for him.

Our hour went by quickly and before we knew it, it was time to go. We had such a fun time! We're always looking for fun, family friendly activities to try and Sky Zone definitely fit the bill. The facility was extremely well maintained and the staff was very attentive and were on top of anyone who broke the rules. At one point I tripped over the floor mats and kind of did this weird roll thing on to a trampoline and landed with my legs up in the air (now there's an image for you... LOL!). I was fine, albeit embarrassed, and one of the floor supervisors ran right over to make sure I wasn't hurt.

One thing we didn't try was the Ultimate Dodgeball. There were a bunch of games going on while we were there and had we not run out of time I'm sure Ant would have tried it out.

The Elmhurst Sky Zone also offers fitness classes, birthday party packages, and starting this fall, special sessions just for home schooled kids, people with special needs, and toddlers.

And now for the fun part, a giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win 2 jump passes- good for one hour each. The passes are only good at the Elmhurst, Illinois location. So if you know someone in the Chicago area that would enjoy an afternoon of trampoline jumping, send them here! And for those not in the area, Sky Zone has locations all over the world, so there's a good chance there's one near you.

Sky Zone doesn't have any age restrictions, they say "if you can walk, you can jump!" And even if you don't have kids, I'm sure you'd have fun- and get in a good workout.

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Good luck! I'll pick a winner next week.

Disclaimer: Sky Zone Elmhurst provided me with passes in exchange for this review and hosting a giveaway. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.

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