My kids and I have made the rounds to all the Bay Area trampoline parks, and it’s one of their favorite things to do. Although it’s an indoor activity, it is also a ton of exercise. I always find that it’s worth the drive to take them there. We’ve rounded them up in one post so you can decide which is best for you.
Note that summer vacation and holiday hours may differ. Children should expect to wear masks until further notice.
Sky High Sports is now part of the Rockin’ Jump chain (Concord)
Rockin’ Jump is the operator of three of the Bay Area trampoline centers. Many of our readers know the Concord location as Sky High Sports, but that has changed. You can still expect the same general features: an open court room filled with trampolines, a stunt bag to bounce or swing into, a dodgeball room, and a little kids’ area that keeps kids 6 and under safe from the big ones.
Since the takeover, however, a 28-foot rock-climbing wall has been installed.
Rockin’ Jump (Concord, Dublin, and Fremont)
During the summer, the hours for Open Jump lasts from 1 pm to 8 pm.
For little kids, look for Rockin’ Tots hours a few mornings each week, during which the place is reserved for 6 and under at a discounted price to include parent admission.
Big kids may enjoy the thrill of jumping at night. (Seriously, my 16-year-old went from 8-10 pm recently, taking advantage of the Rockin’ Fridays blacklight jumping hours for ages 11-17. Bless the parent that drove those kids home from Concord at 10 pm.)
Rockin’ Jump is a birthday party venue, too, with pizza you can order onsite for your party. Read our full review of Rockin’ Jump>
House of Air (San Francisco)
San Francisco’s trampoline park, House of Air, is just steps away from Crissy Field with a fabulous view of the Golden Gate Bridge. While the location is super cool, House of Air has a crazy appealing feature in plain view of all the guests, that is off-limits some of the time; it’s a training area called Open Air for their camps and classes. Check their website to see if you’ll be able to use it. On the basic matrix of trampolines that general admission (Ages 7+) gets you access to, my kids especially loved the divider that you can jump off of to get some height.
3-8 year olds have a special area for jumping away from the big kids, so we concluded that House of Air is best for friends of the same age. The age spaces are mutually exclusive and the children cannot see each other, so we had to go over to “visit” our friends in the “Air Junior” area. The trampolines for the littles were pretty small too, as Laz (pictured) is demonstrating by laying down with his lovey, which is what he was more in the mood for. Oh, toddlers.
Parent pro tips on trampoline parks
- Leverage the location on a road trip. We stopped and jumped at Rockin’ Jump in Fremont for an hour before a long ride down the 101. If you drive the 5 south every Thanksgiving as we do, the Dublin location is on your way. Tire kids out so they can relax in the car.
- Look for Groupons before you go. Many times these places offer two-for-one pricing on admission.
- Make reservations in advance. All of the trampoline centers allow you to buy tickets for admission online and sign a safety waiver in advance. This has always been useful, but may be required during COVID rules.
- Bring socks. Policies are usually NO SOCKS or OUR SPECIAL $3 SOCKS. But just in case, bring your own.
- Bring water bottles.
Other places to jump in the East Bay:
Pump it Up (Oakland) – Drop in jumping hours on the inflatables at Pump It Up happen all week long for a reasonable price. Still closed for COVID, however Pump it Up Concord is open.
Kids Gym Berkeley – Indoor sensory-friendly, inclusive playspace with two standalone trampolines.
Head Over Heels Open Gym – This gymnastics training center has a few in-ground trampolines and tumble tracks that kid can use when they come for open gym hours. Open gym has not resumed since reopening roll outs have begun. Stay tuned.