“ Address: Parc Ty Glas / Llanishen / Cardiff / CF14 5DU / Wales „
I've been taking my 11 month old daughter to Jump since she was 4 months old and we have a fantastic time everytime.
There is a sensory room my daughter is still fascinated with, I've never heard of any other play centres offering this facility to toddlers (not to say they don't). They do close it on the weekends and during holidays however it will be opened by appointment during these times if requested. As my daughter is at the toddling age the walkers are ideal for her and keep her amuse for some time.
The toddler area is large and adults are encouraged to join in the fun, including using the bouncy castle and trampoline-I don't know who has more fun on these-the children or adults?
Comfy sofas are provided if you just want to sit and relax and watch you little ones tire themselves out.
The play area is clean, not always tidy (I'm sure you all know what your living room looks when your toddler has emptied their entire play box) and staff are always on hand to answer any questions I have.
I eat at the cafe on most visits. The paninis and warm baguettes are delicious, and when I'm being naughty, the chicken is a very good choice. On one occassion the chips weren't as hot as I like them, however the staff were more than happy to replace them for me. Drinks are reasonably priced, and are not only available in the cafe but from vending machines (cold drinks) by the toddler area which is ideal if you can't drag your toddler away long enough to make it to the cafe.
I would recommend it to anyone looking for hours of entertainment for their babies and toddlers.
We took our 14 month old son there. Not too impressed for this age group. The play area was dirty, with skittles and old crisps lying around, and skittles are a choking hazard. The toys requiring batteries were all dead, no member of staff was present to replace ball pool balls which were mainly not in the ball pool, but thrown out by the children (which is fun, but someone needs to be there replacing them and maintaining the play areas). I went on the older section carrying my son. This looked great for children over 5, but the casings were ripped and foam was coming out of some of the steps etc. At £8 for me, my wife and child, it isn't cheap, and unfortunately, for little ones, it is not worth it.
Jump indoor play centre in Cardiff is an ideal day out with kids, even during cold or rainy days.
There are three play centres in Wales- Cardiff, Bristol and Plymouth. Cardiff centre is the largest indoor play area in UK.
Everyday: 10am to 6.30pm
School Holidays: 9.30 - 6pm
1 to 2 Years: £4.50
3+ Years: £6.50
On school days if you go after 4pm then the entry ticket is just half price.
You can book 10 sessions in advance and reduce your entry fee by almost a pound on 1-2 years age group. I used to take my son here so often that I decided to buy the bulk tickets. They don't have an expiry date or our child's name on it- so if you have a friend's child, you can take them for the reduced price too.
From outside it looks like a huge warehouse/ shed but inside it is very well presented. There are two huge play frames with slides and ball pools. There are even bouncy castles, climbing wall, tenpin bowling, baby play area- just for under 2s, a small football/ basketball area, trampolines and sensation room. My kid always loves to be in the ball pool and play in the slide. But the bowling and climbing costs extra- a pound for each round. They do insist the adults to play too which is good because my child won't go alone in any slides. And it is good exercise for me too! I know some play areas don't allow adults to join- so my son just wastes his time just playing around me wherever i sit. The staff here are very friendly, all very young and active- they do check every now and then if the children are playing safely, especially near trampolines.
They have a café but I wouldn't recommend eating there unless you are really desperate. I ate chicken strips and they were so dry and tasteless. Even their lasagne tastes bad. I have mentioned twice to them about their food quality but they don't seem to be bothered! But if you walk down the road, just outside jump, there is a retail park and you might just find something tastier to eat there. Otherwise it's a great playing area.
It is a popular venue f0r birthday parties. They have various themes- dinosaur, space, enchanted castle, pirate, disco and shark. They even do laser parties which are I know is very good too but meant for slightly older kids. If you want some other theme and they can arrange it for you. I went for my friend's daughter's birthday party and the theme was enchanted castle. The room setting was beautiful and children got unlimited play. Their food wasn't too great- I didn't like it much but might be the kids did. The cake was arranged by jump itself and every child got a hat and a balloon. The party prices start from £ 11 per child and if you book 6 months in advance, you get 20% discount.
They have events on special days like Easter and Halloween. I took my son for Halloween and they did free face painting, and the older kids also played some games.
Every morning at 11am they run jumping beans- which is a rhymes time for kids. One of the staff hosts this club and there are surprisingly a big crowd for this. All the kids enjoy and play with the props.
It is a great day out for the kids and kids of all ages will love it.
Jump is the largest indoor play centre in the United Kingdom as it is 26,000 sq feet. There are 3 Jump centres which are located in Plymouth, Cardiff and Bristol. Jump is mainly suitable for children aged 0-12 years.
We go to the Jump that is located in Cardiff. My daughters love it there as there is so much for them to do. The centre charges different entrance prices for different ages the prices are:
1 to 2 years: £4.50
3 years plus: £6.50
Then they charge half price for children that go there after school as long as it's after 4.30.
When you go in the centre you have a chance to put your shoes behind the counter. Or you can hire a locker to store your stuff in while you're there. Which costs £5.00 but it's only a deposit so you get it back at the end.
Jump has different sections for your children to play in depending on there age. If your child is a baby or a toddler then there is a sensory room. Or there's another room which has a few seats in, a big connect a four, a toy cooker and building blocks etc. This is good if your child wants a bit of quiet time and it encourages them to play. Then there is a small soft play part for them to play in which has a ball pool, big climbing frame, slides, soft cushions and walkers etc for your little ones to push around. There are also two trampolines that your children can play with them. They have nets around them so you know your child is safe when there on them.
The section for the older children has bouncy castles, a massive soft play climbing frame with big ball pools and slides. Your children will love making there way through the adventure frame climbing over nets and pushing the inflatables out the way. They will have hours of fun running around. Our daughters are 3 so when they go round the course we normally go with them so they don't get lost. They also find it a bit difficult climbing up parts of the frames so we help them.
Around the centre there are other bits to keep your children amused including ten pin bowling, a mini football pitch which we always go in, a little merry go ride for the little ones and much more. They also have a café there where you can buy meals and drinks. There is quite a lot of seatin and it is all open plan so you can sit down have something to eat, whilst watching your children running around having fun. Being honest we normally take our own drinks and store them in the locker as it works out cheaper.
The playcentre also caters for children's parties. They have themed rooms which are: funfair, pirate, space, enchanted castle, disco and shark and lots more. The walls are all decorated and there is all party stuff in there, and they have party music and loads more. You will also get party food and drink. I think it is £11.00 per child but you will need to check this. I recently found out that they do laser parties for adults which sounds great. I'm very tempted to do that for my husband's birthday.
I think this place is great as there is so much to do. My daughters never get bored of the place, as they always something different to do each time. It is also great going as a family as we get to spend time together and running around keeps us fit. Then once we get home the children just want to rest so we have some peace. We have found ourselves going there a lot when it's raining outside as there's not many other places you can go that are indoors. But normally quite a lot of people think the same so it can get quite busy. But overall I definitely recommend that you go to this brilliant playcentre.
Bring the kids out for an afternoon of fun! There is something for all ages!