2016 Update: This venue has closed permanently.
With the ridiculously cold temperatures facing us this week, what better time to write about indoor entertainment!
For ESPN families out there, you will recognize this location because it is fairly close to the ESPN campus. Jump-n-Jammin is located in the same plaza as the somewhat new Stop-n-Shop in Bristol right off CT-72.
For those not as familiar with this area of town, make sure you use the directions from the website when you are heading here. They have made a lot of changes to the roads in this area and your GPS may not have the latest and greatest information.
So, now that Bruiser and Sparkles have turned two, a whole new world of activities has opened up for us. For many of the inflatable destinations, you must be two or older to jump and Jump-n-Jammin is one of those places.
Before we get started with the details on our experience, let me give you some of the highlights:
- Open jump times on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
- Additional open jump times when it is raining or snowing on other days
- Gym is a manageable size so you can easily keep an eye on multiple kids
- Variety of inflatables
- Bouncers for entertaining siblings under 2
- Eating area and snacks for sale
- Game room for the older kids
- Reduced rate for kids age 2-5 ($8)
So, let me give you the details:
As we entered the facility, we saw coat hooks and cubbies for placing all of our winter weather gear and, of course, our shoes.
Shoes off and socks on for this outing!
The check-in area was on our left at the end of the hall.
I needed to sign a liability waiver and pay for our jump session. Fortunately I had some discount coupons from a recent event, but there are also discount opportunities if you sign up for their Kanga Klub. I just signed up yesterday and was immediately sent a coupon for a 2 for 1 jump.
They also had a Keurig in the eating area and you could buy the cups at the front counter for 50 cents.
But we weren’t going to be doing any eating just yet. No food or drinks are allowed in the gym.
Right around the corner from the check-in area is the entrance to the gym. There are a bunch of signs on the door, but the one that stuck out to me was, “No Strollers”. Apparently no strollers are allowed in the gym area. So, you can roll the kiddos into the facility, but you will need to park the stroller outside the gym.
the mini hurricanes Bruiser and Sparkles made a bee line for this gigantic, sports themed inflatable right inside.
It was kind of nice because at the end of this big inflatable was a comfy cozy couch. Me, hubby and sweetheart took a seat and let the kids burn off some energy for a few minutes.
On the left side is the sports inflatable I mentioned above, plus a standard bounce house and a gigantic slide.
I wasn’t sure if my kiddos could handle the gigantic slide themselves, but they did just fine.
A few of these inflatables were a bit of a maze. Sometimes my kids would get a little lost inside and I would hear them yelling out for me, so my husband or I would head in to “rescue” them. I think that is why the lady in the last picture below is lying in the choo-choo train. I’m assuming she is rescuing a child. That or she is taking a nap (and if that is the case, I’m jealous).
Here is another view of the gym from a different angle.
After leaving the gym, we checked out the rest of the facility.
There is an eating area where the kids can enjoy drinks and snacks mid or post jump.
I also took a peek at one of the party rooms which are available for birthday parties or other events.
At first I only saw the two restrooms right off the snack area and was disappointed that they didn’t have a baby changing area. But then I realized that a bit further down the hall were a few larger restrooms that did offer a baby changing table (both in the Men and Women’s restrooms).
Up there I found an open room containing a few game tables and a bunch of t vs. The manager told me that they offer a variety of Wii games for the kids to play. All they have to do is bring their parent’s id to the check-in counter and they can check-out a game and controller. There is NOT an additional charge for the use of the game room. This might be a good option for older siblings who aren’t as interested in jumping.
This was actually a bonus outing for me. After I got all of my pictures taken, I left my husband with the two older kids and Sweetheart and I headed across the street to Stop-n-Shop to get the grocery shopping done. I’m always happy when I can do some toddler-free grocery shopping!
So, have you been to Jump-n-Jammin? What do you think?
815 Pine Street, Bristol, Connecticut
Phone: 860.582.JUMP (5867)
Get directions here*:
* I would also suggest checking out the directions on their website as there have been a lot of road changes in the Bristol area.
Hours & Admission:
Wednesday-Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm (ages 2 – 7), 1:30pm – 4:00pm (ages 2 & up, Thursdays only in the summer), 5:30pm-7:30pm (ages 2 & up)
$8 (plus tax)/child for children ages 2-5
$10(plus tax)/child for all other children
$11(plus tax)/child for summertime water jump sessions
All adults with children jump for FREE
Join their Kanga Klub for open jump discounts.
Tips & Things to Bring:
- Children must be at least 2 years of age to jump at Jump-n-Jammin.
- Wear (or bring) socks! No one will be allowed on the inflatables with shoes or bare feet.
- If you forget socks, you can purchase them at the front desk.
- Check out detailed pictures of all their inflatables here.
- The weekday morning sessions are typically more “toddler-friendly” and are limited to children ages 2-7 (though I’m sure the rules are different on holidays when kids are out of school).
- There are benches throughout the gym where you can sit while the kids jump (plus a comfy cozy couch)
- There are bouncy seats in the gym for the babies in tow. No strollers are allowed in the gym, however.
- Children must be supervised at all times. No drop-offs for open jump sessions.
- No food (or candy or gum) or drinks allowed on or near the inflatables..
- There is a water fountain in the inflatables gym
- There is a seating area outside the gym where you can have snacks and drinks. Basic items are also available for sale at the main desk (including coffee).
- You can bring a stroller into the facility, but not into the gym area.
- There are both mens and women’s restrooms with baby changing stations.
- There is a game room on the second floor for older siblings. It includes a few game tables and then several tvs for playing Wii. Wii games and controllers can be checked out at the front desk. Parents will need to leave their IDs at the front desk to make sure the equipment is returned.
- For holidays and busy times, call to get more information about their “Jump Ahead” program.
- Click here for more information about hosting your child’s birthday party at Jump-n-Jammin.
- Click here for information on other events at Jump-n-Jammin (including Family Fun Tyme and Parents Night Out).
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