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Last week I had my boys and we faced the conundrum that many parents face during the holidays…what to do? It is a job to try and find something innovative that stimulates your children and is cost effective.

When a day out to a theme park can costs over £50.00 per person, these events become a highlight of the summer. You  are only able to do so many free trips to a library or museum, if you can still find a free one …so what can you do that is a reasonable price but also memorable?  There is a group of activities that equate to about £10.00 a person in cost, lasting from one to three hours, good hey? These would range from bowling, to a trip to soft paly, the local water dome, ice skating or even the cinema. These are also items that are regular activities and not special.

I was quite pleased with myself when I discovered Gravity Force in Camberely, a new indoor activity centre full of trampolines, from dodgeball courts and basketball dunk courts, tumble tracks and a foam pit. As a parent, I choose to bounce with my boys, after a safety briefing explaining how we might die or break a bone if we don’t follow the rules, we had a 55 min session that was fun, enjoyable and enlightening. Interestingly, my eldest said felt a lot encouraged to test his capabilities further with my being there. I realised I hadn’t stopped him trying anything because it was too dangerous, in fact I was supporting and encouraging him to push and try things like big jumps, acrobatics and somersaults into the foam pit.

Not only had I encouraged him, I realised that both my boys and I had been trying something new and being engaged in physical activity, and trampolines are fun!

I recalled a few weeks earlier, my girlfriend attended her niece’s 3rd birthday party. They spent time bouncing on the garden trampoline and her mum sent a Facebook message of her 3 year old doing an impression of how her auntie bounced ….. I recalled the times I would spend bouncing on our garden trampoline with my boys when they were younger and then it hit me…. I had enjoyed myself because I had found a place that recreated our garden experience, on this 8 feet trampoline. Happy memories and remembered experiences for my now older children and their dad.

If there is a gravity force near you I recommend it – a great bounding experiences for any parent and child!

‘Til next time, happy bouncing!

 

 

 

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