REVIEW: Jump to BOUNCE Tingalpa
BOUNCE Tingalpa is a massive indoor adventure playground in Brisbane that provides an adrenaline rush for all ages. Imagine more than 50 interconnected trampolines with the Big Bag, Slam Dunk and Dodgeball courts rolled in. It’s also home to the famous BOUNCE X-Park obstacle course so you can get your ninja on! Whether you’re practising your aerial tricks or just getting a killer workout while you warp the laws of gravity, it’ll be pure awesomeness every time.
The Tingalpa facility offers an incredible array of fun, physical activities for a large variety of ages and abilities. This huge, air-conditioned venue in Brisbane’s south-eastern corridor must to be seen to be believed. You won’t believe the things you’ll be able to do!
Experience the awesomeness of BOUNCE and unleash your free spirit!
How do we get to BOUNCE Inc?
Bounce Inc Tingalpa is on Enterprise Place, which is off Wynnum Road quite near where the Gateway Motorway passes overhead. Easy to get to if you’re coming from the west but if this is the opposite direction for you prepare for some u-turns. Parking is plentiful and there is easy access for wheelchairs and prams. The facility is probably about a 20-25 minute drive out of the CBD. If you’re looking to catch a bus it’s route numbers 227 or 215.
What is BOUNCE like?
BOUNCE is a place that creates and celebrates joy, fun and self-powered adrenaline. With a unique blend of freestyle, progression and development, BOUNCE is the ultimate in fun for everyone, whether you’re a walking age toddler, freestyle athlete or anything in between. This is an indoor activity-centred destination like no other!
If you’re planning a trip to BOUNCE you need to make sure you book ahead for your session. To ensure that there are a safe number of people bouncing and that staff can adequately and appropriately cater for the needs of everyone, sessions are capped at a certain number. We thought this was a particularly excellent element of the venue – it means every person gets their own space, there’s no ‘hogging’ as there’s a time limit on your stay and staff aren’t overloaded and stressed. Staff have first-aid qualifications, radios to communicate in case of issues and act as guards and coaches instead of passive supervisors. Supervision and safety are paramount.
Activities you will find at BOUNCE
When you get to BOUNCE you’ll find out there’s a lot more than just a trampoline! We saw…
The Free-Jumping Arena
Over fifty interconnected trampolines incorporating a series of longer tumble tracks and angled banked walls. Work on your own routine or just jump around the oversized playground.
Slam Dunk BOUNCE basketball
The Slam Dunk features full-height rings sitting above runway trampolines, surrounded by padded walls and floor mats.
The Big Bag
The Big Bag provides a giant soft landing so you can get massively airborne just for fun, or practising your aerial moves in safety – watch the video below to see what we mean!
The ultimate trampoline Colosseum where primal battle instincts rise to the fore in seriously fun and often seriously funny ways.
This 5×5 metre monster is the ultimate aerials platform offering extra height & bounce and a massive surface area for mastering off-axis tricks.
The Wall combines high-performance trampolines with vertical walls of various heights for freestyle tricks and Wall Running.
This an adventure challenge course is an awesome free-style playground, requiring agility, strength & coordination to be a real-life ninja.
High-performance trampolines enable greater bounce and height. It’s perfect for skills development and more advanced manoeuvres.
We were shown around by some incredible, passionate, friendly staff who took their time to make sure that our little one was having the time of his life! Staff coordinate games with the children, lead them through different activity zones and even act as dedicated party hosts if you’d like to book a 60 minute party with very own party room!
Special sessions at Bounce Tingalpa
If you can walk, you can bounce! Junior Jumpers are ‘walking age’ kids developing early stage movement skills in balance, coordination and agility. Junior Jumpers are preschoolers who are learning the fundamentals of physical, social and emotional skills, on the way to becoming the freestylers of tomorrow.
Play Dates Ticket
Play Dates is a 3 hour ticket designed especially for Junior Jumpers and parents. In these sessions, kids are given unlimited jump time to progress while parents can join in or watch from nearby. Our unique facilities encourage childhood development through the lens of fun, fostering the next generation of freestylers. Play Dates costs $10 and this ticket is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm during school term.
It’s all about mid-week BOUNCE sessions with your mates. Get up and dominate the bouncing arena with discount student prices.
Friday Super Sessions
Bring on the Friday Super Sessions and finish off your week with some Free-Jumping mayhem. Grab your mates or bring a date with unlimited jump time every Friday night.
You can book online for any of these events at https://www.bounceinc.com.au or call our Contact Centre on 1300 000 540.
Does BOUNCE cater for younger kids or people with different levels of ability?
While not all areas are suited to very young children, BOUNCE offers programs that are a perfect introduction to the fundamentals of movement for pre-schoolers and children from “walking age”.
All levels of Bounce, apart from X-Park, can be reached via pram and wheelchair. Our wonderful host told us that if patrons who had disabilities booked into a session that areas could be cordoned off so that they may also participate in the Bounce experience. Similarly, Bounce receives a lot of visits from school groups in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is a very positive, very inclusive environment for all.
BOUNCE Freestyle Academy skill development programs
The BOUNCE Freestyle Academy is a skill development coaching program. The Academy harnesses balance, coordination, strength and agility in a way that focuses on fun, creativity and self expression.
BOUNCE Freestyle Academy is made up of 4 specialised programs that develop skills from walking age toddlers through to Freestyle athletes. Progression milestones are rewarded and celebrated along the way.
All programs within the Academy offer the same platform of movement and development skills. Each program then focuses on the specific areas of ninja, trampoline and fundamental movement skills.
By joining the BOUNCE Freestyle Tribe, participants develop friendships and social skills while keeping healthy and active. Participants learn how to navigate physical and mental challenges in a safe and supportive environment.
BOUNCE staff hosts are selected and trained around a philosophy of inspiring physical activity, self-expression and human connection.
Find out more on their website at https://www.bounceinc.com.au/bounce-freestyle-academy/
Mini BOUNCE Squad
Mini BOUNCE Squad is a program designed specifically for preschoolers learning the fundamentals of physical, social and emotional skills, on the way to becoming the freestylers of tomorrow.
The program teaches self-expression, confidence and fundamental movement skills, incorporating the unique fun and physical health benefits of trampolining. BOUNCE is a safe and multi sensory environment for participants to harness balance, coordination, strength and agility in a way that focuses on fun, creativity and self-expression. It is the perfect freestyle playground for children to progress, inspiring self-expression and human connection in physical activity.
The aim of Mini BOUNCE Squad is to create positive movement experiences that shape children’s outlook on physical activity for life. Classes encourage creative exploration and safely practising skills.
In structured one-hour classes, Mini BOUNCE Squad participants will be taken on a developmental journey – building social, physical, emotional and cognitive skills.
Book now at https://www.bounceinc.com.au/mini-bounce/
BOUNCE Squad provides participants with a great head start in developing social, emotional and fundamental skills – the perfect program for kids in the early years of school.
This all new program teaches fundamental movement skills, establishing a key foundation that will be built on in the early years of school. Participants learn important physical skills with an equal emphasis on socialising, working with others and relevant aspects of physical literacy.
The program will build on these achievements by introducing progression, challenges, taking safe risks and celebrating success to build confidence. Classes provide consistency and stability for children who are starting school.
In structured one-hour classes, BOUNCE Squad participants will be guided through fundamental movement skills, balanced with the fun of learning through play. Coaches take participants through challenges such as springing, landing, rotation, balancing, holds, swinging and object management.
Flight Squad is a trampoline based development program designed for all levels to learn freestyle trampoline skills and tricks. It combines dedicated coaching time and gymnastic technique into a fun and challenging program.
The aim of Flight Squad is to build correct technique, whether participants are beginners or experienced gymnasts. Classes provide a solid basis to progress onto more advanced dynamic movement skills relevant to any sport or physical activity.
Flight Squad balances fun, skills progression and development, in a social and inclusive environment. The program develops and harnesses balance, strength, coordination and agility through the lens of freestyle sport.
In structured one-hour classes, Flight Squad participants will learn how to master the fundamentals of trampoline skills, progressing onto more advanced freestyle skills safely.
Book now at https://www.bounceinc.com.au/flight-squad/
Ninja Squad combines core elements of Ninja, Parkour and Freerunning into an exciting and challenging program.
The program teaches athletic movement fundamentals in a way that opens up the world of adventure sport, and also provides a great base for any other physical activity.
The aim of Ninja Squad is to balance fun, and skills progression and development, in a social and inclusive environment. The program develops and harnesses balance, strength, coordination and agility through the lens of freestyle sport.
In structured one-hour classes, Ninja Squad participants will be taken on a developmental journey – progressing from ground skills through to aerial techniques.
Book now at https://www.bounceinc.com.au/ninja-squad/
Where do we put our things while we’re bouncing?
Limited entry certainly cuts down on the risk for belongings being taken but for extra security you will find a series of lockers (both open and padlocked) on the bottom floor underneath the viewing platform.
The best parties in the world are at BOUNCE!
BOUNCE has run more than 100,000 parties across BOUNCE venues in 13 countries around the world. Every BOUNCE party is uniquely different and totally awesome. Their job as your host is to make sure you and your friends have the best party ever.
BOUNCE hosts are trained around a philosophy of inspiring movement, self-expression and human connections. BOUNCE parties are fun and inclusive for kids, and hassle free for parents – it’s the ultimate kids party venue!
Choose one of three awesome party options
Junior BOUNCE party
They’ve taken their world-famous party formula and specially modified it for Junior Jumpers. Junior BOUNCE Parties focus on active play, including games that have been adapted from the Mini BOUNCE Squad coaching program. It’s the perfect party for kids aged 2 – 5.
Classic BOUNCE Party
Classic BOUNCE Parties focus on fun games where everyone can get involved. Classic BOUNCE Parties deliver the ultimate 2 hours of fun. It’s BOUNCE’s world famous party formula, showcasing all the best areas of BOUNCE for kids aged 5 – 8.
Freestyle BOUNCE Party
Freestyle BOUNCE Parties take it next level with adventure challenge games and team activities. Their role as your Freestyle host is to make sure you and your friends get a VIP experience and enjoy the most awesome parts of BOUNCE for your crew aged 8 – 12.
- A dedicated party host to guide you through all the action
- Customisable food options to fuel your crew
- Official BOUNCE grip socks for everyone
- 2 FREE coffees – your choice of regular tea or coffee, 600ml Cool Ridge still water or 500ml Cool Ridge sparkling water
- FREE Pass for the birthday child (redeemable on a later visit)
Book now: https://www.bounceinc.com.au/parties-2
What other facilities are on offer at BOUNCE Inc Tingalpa?
You’ve got food and drink options here from the healthy to the cheeky treat. Icecreams, slushies, sandwiches and cold drinks can be found near the main desk. If you’re looking for something a little more adult there’s a small café set up serving hot beverages and dessert items. Plentiful seating near the dodgeball court and the viewing mezzanine mean you can relax to devour your hard-earned snacks.
Toilets are located bot upstairs off the viewing platform and downstairs off the main floor. There is a baby change facility in the disabled toilet upstairs and another in the main bathrooms’ downstairs.
How much does it cost to go to BOUNCE Inc, Tingalpa?
Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am – 9pm. Saturday is 9am-9pm and Sunday is 9am-7pm. Remember – you MUST book your session in advance via the online portal.
You’ll be given BOUNCE grip socks at you enter (yours to keep as a souvenir) but must wear flat soled shoes if you’re going into X-Park.
Prices at BOUNCE:
- Junior Jumpers (3 years and under 110cm) $11.70
- Students (Valid ID required, not available during school or public holidays) $11.70
- General Admission (Over 110cm) $16.90
- Family Session (4 jumpers with a maximum of 2 adults) $59.50
- Awesome Foursome (jump as a group of 4 and save) $59.90
- Super Session (Unlimited bounce time but subject to availability) $19.90
- Parties (Minimum of 10 people) from $30.50 per person
So get off your seat and jump around!
Your session will be over at BOUNCE before you know it. This is the perfect activity for those jumping-bean children who seem to have boundless energy. Great, positive, social time out for the family that will leave your kids wanting more (after they have a BIG nap!). Jump over to BOUNCE Inc, Tingalpa, today!