I was recently invited by Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park to come and check it out with my kids. We had never been to Sky Zone before – I guess I never really thought about it as I kind of figured it was more for older kids and teens. Boy was I wrong!
So I checked it out and learned that Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is “the original trampoline park,” and the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court in the Minneapolis metro area. They have two independent franchises in the Twin Cities: Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Then I took my kids to both the Minneapolis (Plymouth) and St. Paul (Oakdale) Sky Zone locations to try them out, and oh my gosh, I’m SO glad we went! We had SO much fun, and now I want to share what a great place it is for all ages including little kids!
First, on a Tuesday morning when Heidi was in school, I took Thor to the Sky Zone Plymouth location where they had Toddler Time from 9:30 – 11:00. Toddler Time, offered both Tuesdays and Fridays, is a time when kids ages 5 and under get to jump without big people around! (Well, except parents and grandparents!) And each jumper gets to jump for only $4!
The park was full of kids and parents jumping around and having a great time. We got our “SkySocks” which are required for jumping in the park. They cost $2 a pair but you get to keep them for future use.
Thor was hesitant at first, as it was big and new, and he wasn’t into wearing the SkySocks right away. But once he saw me go in and jump, he tried it out and then he got right down to business. He jumped, and he jumped, and he jumped all over the place!!!
After showing Heidi the pictures from our fun jumping experience that day, she got excited about going so a few days later we headed to the Oakdale location.
ST. PAUL/OAKDALE LOCATION
The Oakdale location was arranged a big differently but had pretty much all the same things as the Plymouth location: dodgeball, a foam pit, lockers, concessions.
This time we went during open jump time for all ages. We could jump anywhere, but they have an area blocked off just for toddlers and young kids if we wanted to use it. That’s really nice, especially for busy times.
We bounced around together for about an hour and a half. Wow, what a workout! I definitely got in my exercise for the day, and it was fun exercise! Speaking of fitness, I learned about SkyFitness, aerobics classes you can take for $12 a class (punch cards also available for $10 per class).
If you’ve never been to Sky Zone before, try it! It’s great for the whole family. The staff are super friendly, the atmosphere is full of energy, and the music played is great, too! (Lots of popular hits from today and yesterday, including, of course, “Jump!” by Van Halen!).
Here are some things to know before you go:
- No outside food or beverages are allowed. They do have drinking fountains, and concessions with snacks and beverages, and tables where you can sit and eat.
- Lockers are available. Small ones are $.25 and larger ones are $.50. They’re one time use lockers (so if you open it you have to pay to lock it again).
- It’s recommended that you purchase your tickets online prior to arriving to guarantee your jump time.
- It can get pretty busy any time of year so arrive early to start on time.
- All jumpers are required to fill out a waiver form.
- Deals and discounts are offered for multiple visits. Prices start at $8 for 30 minutes of jump time, $12 for 60 minutes, etc.
There’s so much more to Sky Zone. For example, you can do birthday parties, too! For more information, visit the Sky Zone Minneapolis website at http://www.skyzone.com/minneapolis and the Sky Zone St. Paul website at http://www.skyzone.com/stpaul.
(Disclosure: We were provided with free passes and sky socks to try out at both Sky Zone Twin Cities locations [thanks, Miles!]. However, our opinions are 100% ours, and we’ll definitely we going back!)
Seems like such a great idea and great way to burn off some energy! Did they have attendants watching the kids to make sure everybody was ‘playing nice’? I know that’s the parent’s job, but I never quite feel comfortable with some people’s decisions!
TC Frugal Mom says
Yes! Thank you so much for asking about this and reminding me! Sky Zone had several staff attendants at ALL of the activity areas…and they supervised everyone for safety and following the rules. Rules are clearly posted on the walls and are explained before you start. The whole place is very safe and I felt very comfortable letting my kids bounce throughout the park. I did notice that people overall did obey the rules and were all able to enjoy jumping together.