All three of my boys have bounced at Rebound Revolution in Bicester on numerous occasions so I’m long overdue writing up a review. I’ve taken them to jump off some energy and it’s also been a popular choice for birthday parties and cub scout trips.
The only trampoline park in Oxfordshire, Rebound Revolution packs in plenty to keep kids going for a whole session and makes a great alternative to soft play appealing to a wider range of ages.
If you’ve never been to a trampoline park before, it’s basically a large room with lots of trampolines all at the same level with padded walk ways between them. This means that there is no need for big nets like you have on a garden trampoline and kids can bounce from one trampoline to another.
The trampolines come in a variety of sizes from little squares to long strips that are great for somersaults (my boys not me or course). There are also angled trampoline walls to run up or perhaps bounce off but I’ve never quite worked them out and don’t dare throw my body at them!
If you want to mix it up a little, you can feel like a basketball pro with some extra bounce to reach the hoops with your ball, play a game of dodge ball with friends or compete against yourself to bounce high enough to reach buttons on a panel and light it up.
Fancy trying out your gladiator skills? There’s a giant pit of foam squares with a suspended battle beams and jousting clubs to try and knock your opponent off. If you just want some all out flinging then there is a super sized giant inflatable pillow with trampoline run up. During the full open bounce session there’s also a rodeo bull (extra charge) and twirling jump to avoid being knocked over challenge.
Little ones are catered for too. While my youngest is quite happy to bounce and charge around, there is the bonus of a small soft play area, little pop up tent and tunnel.
Rebound Revolution Sessions
Right, let’s talk sessions ..you definitely need to check the Rebound Revolution website for the most appropriate session time and I’d say it’s best to book in advance too during school holidays or wet weekends.
Hoppers sessions are for under 5s only which is ideal if you only have little ones as it means they can bounce freely without you having to worry about stumbling into the bath of a big kid bouncer. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings they have creative play sessions which are great value for money. Plenty of time for bouncing with extra activities, the last time I took my youngest we also joined in story time and some kids were having their faces painted too. It’s also great value compared to a regular soft play visit.
Hoppers & Bouncers takes children right up to the age 9 which is the session I’ve been to the most with my boys having a spread of ages.
Open Bound is the whole trampoline park on full access and any ages can attend although it might be more relaxed if you have younger ones to go to the Hoppers or Bouncers sessions.
Children with Additional Needs
Rebound Revolution run a late Monday afternoon sensory session to anyone with a disability or a special need. They turn the lights to a minimum and the music off and friends and family can attend too.