A NEW £800,000 trampoline park is hoping to put a spring in people’s step when it opens in Leeds.
The 20,000sq ft indoor trampoline arena launches in Kirkstall in December and will have more than 80 inter-connected trampolines on the floor and walls.
Games will include dodgeball, a foam pit, basketball, an obstacle course and a separate parkour area.
The new Jump Arena site on Redcote Lane, just off Kirkstall Road, will create 40 jobs and is a new company backed by London-based investors.
The Leeds site will be the company’s first, followed by a venue in Luton, which is due to open next year.
Two other sites are also in the pipeline.
The company then plans to roll out the concept across the country.
Speaking about the launch, general manager Corrie Garbutt said: “This will be the first of its kind in Leeds.
“We found that this location was a great leisure destination with Goals and a golf centre nearby, and it matched our offering.
“There is free parking with around 120 spaces and we will have basketball courts and dodgeball league nights.
“We will also host parkour training sessions – without trampolines. People will be able to get training from qualified gymnasts and parkour instructors.
“We will also have a Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course.
“Jump Arena is open to all ages from five years old and above.
“You can bounce from one trampoline to the other but you also have angled trampolines so you can literally bounce off the walls.”
He added: “We are also looking to open another at a different location on the other side of the city.”
Jump Arena is due to open on Monday, December 28. Visit www.jumparena.co.uk
PLANS have been submitted to Leeds City Council for a trampoline park at nearby Cardigan Fields.
The plans propose to change the use of the site from a nightclub and restaurant to a trampoline centre and restaurant.
At a neighbouring unit at Cardigan Fields, plans have also been submitted in relation to a new Laser Zone site.
The company, which also has venues in Bradford and Castleford, is expected to open the 3,500sq ft Leeds site before Christmas.