PLEASE NOTE: This post was written in 2013, and while it should still give you a good overview of the experience, it is also possible that it may contain some outdated information. Please check their website for the most current information, especially about things like schedules and pricing.
I was provided complimentary entrance to Flight as part of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
February 2015 Update: Please note that the Kid Flight sessions are now offered on weekdays from 10:00 am – noon and on weekends from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
Who knew that a morning outing with my kids could be just as fun for me as it was for them. Don’t you love those kinds of outings? Well if you do, then you will absolutely love our most recent trip to Flight Trampoline Park in New Britain, Connecticut.
A few of our fabulous readers had mentioned this destination to Shawna and I so we placed it on our top-secret “places we need to go to” list.
Then, recently, I decided to take a look at their site to try to figure out if my two-year-olds could even handle a trampoline park. When I read about their Kid Flight program, I thought it would be perfect for my crew and decided we had to go.
The Kid Flight program is held Monday through Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and is designed for the 6 & under crowd. The program offers special pricing for the little ones and gives them access to the WHOLE park (whereas during regular open jump times they need to remain in the Kiddie Court). The price is $8 per child (siblings under 2 are FREE) and one adult can jump for FREE with each paid child.
Sounds awesome, right?
But one word of caution before you get too excited. When it is a school break or a holiday, Kid Flight probably isn’t happening. Just make sure you check their Facebook page or give them a buzz before you go. If you are like me and don’t have school-aged kids, then you might be equally clueless when it comes to the timing of school break 🙂
So, Flight Trampoline Park is located in New Britain, Connecticut.
Like some of the inflatable places we have visited, the trampoline park is a bit tucked away in an industrial area of town. It was easy to find, though, just by entering their address into the GPS on my phone.
There was plenty of parking in the lot right out front.
I was actually flying solo for this outing so I was a little nervous about getting all my little munchkins into the building and keeping an eye on them while inside (while also attempting to get the pictures and information I needed for the post!)
To try to keep a little bit of control on a potentially crazy situation, I put Sweetheart in a stroller and convinced the twins to cooperate while we made our way inside.
Once inside, we headed to the ticket counter. There was a TV in the waiting area displaying the rules of the trampoline park. This was a great distraction for the twins while I worked to figure out what I needed to do to get us all signed in.
We arrived around 10:15 am for the Kid Flight session. Since it starts at 10:00 am, the lobby area was not very crowded when we got there. I’m assuming it is pretty busy for the 10:00 am slot (since there were a good number of kids already in the park area), but we only needed to wait for one other family to check in before it was our turn.
I was informed that the first step in the process was to register and fill out the online waiver. There were computers on one side of the room that were designated specifically for this task. I used them to fill out my information and the information for all my kids and then approve the waiver. (Hint: Make sure you have your driver’s license. You will need to enter the number as part of the online waiver process).
If you want to be a little more organized than I was, you can also fill out the waiver online before you come to Flight, just go here.
Once I completed the online waiver, the next step was to get our tickets.
As I mentioned before, the Kid Flight session goes from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; however, the ticket prices are for one hour increments of jump time. The tickets are sold on the half hour, so we chose to go from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. This ended up being a great time for us because we missed the 10:00 am rush and most of the jumpers cleared out at 11:00 am so we had 30 minutes of less-crowded jumping time.
You can always bypass this step in the process too by purchasing your tickets in advance online.
Once I had signed the waiver and selected our time, we were each given a sticker designating our jump time as 10:30 am – 11:30 am.
We entered the park.
I was happy to see that there was a ramp up to the jump area so that I could easily make my way up there with a stroller and two two-year-olds.
I got myself and Sweetheart set up near one of the benches and Bruiser and Sparkles got busy jumping.
The park has a few areas. There was the large, main jump area.
This was where we started and it took Bruiser and Sparkles (and eventually me and Sweetheart) a few minutes to get used to the trampoline jumping style 🙂
There was also an area with large foam pits which I’m sure are used by the older kids to complete some amazing stunts. It wasn’t quite as exciting with my little ones, but they were certainly entertained.
I think the energy it took them to get out of the pits was more than the energy they spent on jumping! Just keep a good eye on your munchkins if they head to this area because they might need a little extra help.
There was a basketball area.
And a dodgeball area that was probably my kids’ favorite spot. “You mean we can throw the balls at each other and NOT get in trouble?”
Even Sweetheart got into it! I also got out there and joined them, but of course I don’t have any pictures of that. But I don’t think any of those pictures would really be publishing material 🙂
The last section was the Kiddie Court. This section was only for kids ages 6 and under (no adults can jump here) and it was a popular spot the day we visited. I even ran into one of our OAAM readers there. So fun!
This area also had a foam pit, but it was much more shallow than the red and yellow foam pits in the other section. Here Bruiser and Sparkle had no problem getting out on their own.
One of the nice things about the facility was that you aren’t left on your own. There were Flight personnel staffed throughout the park that helped ensure everyone’s safety by enforcing the trampoline park rules. Just look for them in the bright yellow shirts.
Oh and here are the list of rules if you are able to read them in this picture . . .
The other fun thing they did during Kid Flight session was playing the Disney Channel on a giant TV and playing kid appropriate music over the sound system.
I will say that the cartoons on the TV did become a bit of a distraction for my munchkins, but it was after they had been jumping for about 45 minutes and I think they were just completely worn out!
Food was allowed in the facility and vending machines and trash cans were located throughout, but eaters and drinkers had to be sitting on one of the benches to enjoy their goods.
When 11:30 rolled around and our jump time was up, an announcement came over the load speaker letting everyone know that those with an end time of 11:30 had completed their session.
At the beginning, I wondered if an hour of jump time would be enough, but after 45 minutes me and all of my kids were completely wiped out. I was definitely counting this outing as my half marathon cross training day!
We gathered our shoes and other belongs and made our way back to the lobby.
On our way out, we passed the restrooms which were located right next to the ramp and right at the bottom of the stairs inside the park. Of course I had to take a peek inside.
The restroom didn’t have a baby changing station, but there was plenty of room to move around with a few kids in tow.
Before we left I also popped my head inside one of the party rooms for a quick picture. Flight seems like it would be an amazing place to have a party.
But that was about all my kids could handle. They were soooooo tired (yay!) I pretty much had to bribe them with lunch to get them to find the energy to walk back to the car. Seriously this place wore my kids out!
I hope YOU get a chance to check out Flight Trampoline Park. The Kid Flight session was wonderful, but if that doesn’t work with your schedule, there are other options. They have open jump sessions every day and on the weekends. Just remember that kids 6 and under are only allowed in the Kiddie Court during the open jump sessions. If you are looking for a deal, there is also a family night package available or Monday evenings.
Want more details, check out this video of the park in action.
Have you been to Flight for the Kid Flight session? What did you think? Have you taken your little one during a regular open jump session? Any tips or suggestions? Tell us in the comments section below!
Please note, I was provided complimentary entrance to Flight as part of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Flight Trampoline Park – Kid Flight Session
Phone: (860) 505-8218
- The Kid Flight session runs Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – noon and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
- Check their calendar for other open jump times and changes in schedule due to school breaks or holidays.
- The latest rate information can be found here.
- Parking is FREE
- Kids are $8 per hour of jump time
- One accompanying adult jumps for FREE per paid child
- Additional adult tickets are $9 per hour of jump time
Tips and Things to Bring:
- Kid Flight is for kids ages 6 and under and an accompanying adult
- During this time, the kids can jump in the main area which gives them the opportunity to explore the whole facility and gives you the opportunity to jump with your little one.
- During regular open jump times, kids ages 6 and under can only jump in the Kiddie Court area.
- You can either jump barefoot or in specially designed Flight socks ($3.50).
- You can easily bring a non-walking sibling to the park. There is space for them to crawl around or, if they are really young, they can just hang out in the stroller while their older brother or sister gets a chance to jump.
- Food and drinks are allowed in the park, but you must sit on one of the benches to enjoy them.
- Vending machines with food and drinks are available throughout the park and a water fountain is available near the restrooms.
- A waiver needs to be completed for each member of your family who will be jumping at Flight. You can either fill it out when you arrive at Flight by using one of the computers available in the lobby area or you can complete it at home by going here. If you are going to complete it at the facility, make sure you bring your driver’s license as you will need to enter your license number as part of the process. If there is a chance you will be visiting during a busy time, I would definitely recommend completing it at home.
- A restroom with a baby changing station is located behind the main desk near the birthday party rooms. There are also restrooms located inside the park near the entrance.
- Do you have more questions? Check out Flight’s FAQ page.
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