I always get asked what to do in Newcastle, not just in summer but all year round. This week I’ve explored both jump360 and Funshack to see what they have to offer.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect from Jump360. Well, I thought it was just trampolines. It’s so much more, which I got to know after reading people Reviewing uk’s best 10 ft trampolines!
We had VIP access which granted us free food and drinks which is upstairs from the park. Before we started we were given a thorough safety check and it felt very professional. Upon arrival the place is huge! So it can look a bit overwhelming. It’s definitely for teenagers to adults. There were small kids however on an evening the lights are turned down and the music louder. It has a great clubbing atmosphere! You still sweat like your in a nightclub at least, just sober!
The park has so many areas! It’s hard to know where to start but from the minute you start bouncing you realise you’re going to hurt the next day.
We had a try at dodgeball in the dodgeball area. Trust me it’s so much harder bouncing than not bouncing. Safe to say I lost! Then we went on the interactive cardio wall which tests your reactions to hitting the lights. Again great in teams but it gets tiring!
Jump 360 Ninja assault course
Well, where do I start. or where do I end? By that, it means on a foam pit. I couldn’t get out of! It was so hard! Being plus size, I was a little bit embarrassed, especially as the staff are all fit and young but they were so so nice and we laughed about it once I finally got out!
After that, we headed onto the bucking broncho and Battle Beam which was my favourite! I have such a competitive streak!
We went in a group of 5 adults all roughly the age of 30, most over haha. And we had such an amazing laugh! I want to go back for my birthday I loved it so much! It’s fun exercise hat you don’t even realise how much you have done until after. Or the day after!
For standard Jump360 tickets, the Jump late sessions last 1 hour for £10 per adult with sock hire for £2. Ages 16+ Only.
Funshack vs Jump360
If you’re looking for something to distract the kids this summer, get a minute to yourself for once or just some company with other adults going crazy in the summer. Then head to funshack!
The funshack in one of the biggest indoor playparks in the North East and open from 10am till 6.30pm during the summer holidays.
The park is a great way for the kids to burn off their energy and interact with other kids. They have different play areas offering a mix of activities from climbing frames to go-karts and slides. My favourite is the pirate boat area where you get to shoot people with foam balls. Adults can occupy kids if they want to! Of course I wanted to!
It’s a fab place for small toddlers with a cinema area and toddlers area too so fun for all. They offer food and drink so you can get everything under one roof without worrying about the stress of feeding the children after.
The cafe on-site offers children’s meals and the kids seemed to love them. There is plenty of choice for food for adults and drinks and sweets for the kids at a very good price.
I interviewed the kids on the day, Penny, 6 years old and Tyler 5 gave it 10 out of 10. They said their favourite part is the trampolines and the cars!
Adults get in for just £1 whereas the kid’s tickets range from £6.49 to £9.49. They also have an amazing summer ticket offer if you check the website.