Jump Warehouse returns with Spring to the delight of parents and children
Children and their parents streamed through the doors of a new venture in Diss on Monday, as Jump Warehouse opened for the first time.
The trampoline specialist, which has another branch in Great Yarmouth, took over the unit in Hopper Way, which had previously housed children’s soft play area Monster’s, before it was closed during lockdown.
John Wilson, 55, who has owned Jump Warehouse for five years, has had 34 trampoline beds installed and hopes to have a sensory room and imagination village open on June 21.
This will be a play area for under-fives, with toys and model shops, including a farmyard with animals.
Trampolining centres are among the indoor play areas which have been able to open due to the Government’s easing of restrictions, with soft play businesses also now open again.
Much of the equipment from Monsters has been retained by Jump Warehouse to provide an area dedicated to soft play.
Mr Wilson said: “We thought it was a promising location here in Diss, as there was a successful business in this location before.
“There was enough space here to build a rounded product that appeals to a wide range of children and the response has been really positive. We’ve had great reviews on Facebook and lots of customers coming in.”
The new business has put safety at the forefront of its operations, sanitising all trampolines and frequently touched surfaces every hour, along with ensuring the numbers of children in the building at any time is in accordance with government guidance.
“It’s been good to start off with less children, in a sense,” said Mr Wilson.
“All staff members are new so it’s given them a chance to iron out any creases before we have some half-term bedlam.”
Open from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week, Jump Warehouse also runs sessions on Tuesdays from, 3pm until 6pm, for children with special educational needs.
To find out more, go online to www.jumpwarehouse.co.uk.