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  • Around Town: Jump Yard

    There's finally a trampoline park in the metro!
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    Hold on to your socks ‘cause the kids might jump for joy when they hear this. There’s a new attraction at the Ortigas business center and it’s jump-packed with fun! Yes “jump-packed” because it’s a trampoline park! 

    The Jump Yard opened last Saturday, January 30, and it’s the first ever indoor trampoline park in the country. A trampoline park is basically a play place whose floor tiles are replaced with trampoline squares. So you got a kid who likes jumping on the bed? Take him here where he can jump to his heart’s content! 

    There is no age or height requirement meaning the whole family can go; children 11 years old and below need to have an adult to supervise them. 

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    To fully enjoy Jump Yard, you can simply jump aimlessly, enjoying the thrill of seeing how high you can go with Jump Yard’s over 2,000 square meters of jumping space, or you can enjoy all the activities they’ve set up for jumpers.

    They have a Dodge Ball court to enjoy with family and friends. There’s the Slam Dunk Basketball which Dad and Kuya might want to try. They also have four Olympic trampolines for high flyers (which kids below 48 inches aren’t allowed on for their own safety).

    Kids will enjoy jumping into the two massive foam pits and scaling up the wall climb. Aside from that, they can also try their hand at acrobatics by balancing on the balance beams (and toppling into the foam pit), crossing the monkey bars and swinging on foam bags. 

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    If the family gets hungry, Jump Yard has a snack bar which offers light meals and drinks. Don’t worry about your stuff because they have rentable lockers and shoe racks. Socks you can purchase from them: either manufacturer-approved Jump Yard grip socks for jumpers or regular socks for non-jumpers. You can also bring your own. Those wanting to go on the trampolines must be wearing grip socks.

    They offer party packages in case your kid decides he wants to celebrate his birthday at a trampoline park. And, they're announcing summer classes soon so look out for that.

    Sounds interesting so far? If you’re thinking of going, Jump Yard opens at 10 a.m. on weekdays and 12 nn. on weekends. Each ticket buys you an hour of jumping time. 

    They have a jumping schedule with the first time slot at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 11:30 a.m. This goes on every hour until 9:30 p.m. Punctuality is key here; come in the middle of time slots and you lose valuable jumping time. 

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    Jump Yard encourages you to call them in advance to ask if the time slot you want can accommodate you. Kids below 6 years old are advised to get the earliest slot available since there’s usually less people then. 

    Also, arrive 30 minutes before your chosen time (arrive at 10 a.m. if you want to make the 10:30 a.m. slot) because there’s quite a lot of prep work to do before you can jump. There’s paying for tickets, signing waivers, watching the safety video, doing warm-up stretches and putting on socks. Minors below 18 years old need to have their waivers signed by a parent or guardian. 

    Now, let’s talk rates. Jump Yard’s jump rate is P350 per time slot, that’s an hour of jumping. If you want to come just to supervise your child (a.k.a. non-jumpers), there’s an adult platform rate of P100. Here’s the good news though! Since they’ve just opened, they’re having a special soft-opening jump rate of P250. Are the kids jumping for joy yet? 

    Jump Yard is located at Road E, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue cor. E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C-5), Pasig City. Call them at (02) 544-0704. Check out their website at JumpYard.ph. They can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat at @jumpyardPH. 

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