Review: Jump Play Centre, Cardiff

Today we went to Jump in Cardiff with Bean and Jelly and their two cousins who are 12 and 8. We have been there before and Bean has had a couple of her birthday parties there so we are familiar with the place and location.

Despite it being the school holidays today it was relatively quiet and there were plenty of spaces to park in the car park outside – perfect when the weather is not too great like today. There was no queue to get in which was great as the kids were so excited!

Entry is expensive – it cost over £25 for three adults and three children (the baby was free). They do however have cheaper deals during term time.

The kids have to take off their shoes which are placed in a numbered box. Children wear wristbands and parents are given a corresponding slip which you have to produce along with the child (and attached wristband) before you leave. This is a nice security measure as it would be difficult for someone else to leave with your child.

Jump is a big soft play centre which has undergone some changes since our last visit. At the back are the party rooms, each with a different theme. There is a large soft play frame and two bouncy castles and a trampoline. There is also a separate baby area for babies and toddlers with a ball pit and small ride on toys and rockers, and small slides. I took Jelly into the baby area and she loved the space to crawl, the floor was lovely and padded and she enjoyed playing with the balls and rockers and cruising around on the frame. There was even a walker for her to have a little play in  -although Jelly herself was not too fussed!

Bean and her cousins were more than happy playing in the soft play frame and trampoline. They also had a little foray into the ‘arcade’ area where there are a couple of games and an air hockey machine. Be warned, these will cost extra though!

Us adults all sat in the cafe which was lovely and comfortable and clean!! A little pricey at £1.80 for a hot chocolate but the meals are quite reasonable and they sell both hot and cold food for adults and children. Hot food is about £5 an adult meal and £3 for a child. They also do sandwich lunch boxes for the kids at £3 each.

All in all it was a lovely afternoon out and a great place to go to get the kids active and burning off some energy whilst being able to have a little time to yourself. Thumbs up Jump – Lina Loves you!

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