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.
Sky High Sports (Concord)
Sky High has an open court room filled with trampolines, a foam pit to bounce or swing into, a dodgeball room, and a little kids area that keeps kids 6 and under safe from the big ones.
Opens at 11 am most days, but 2 pm Tues-Thurs. On “Munchkin Mondays and Fridays” from 11 am – 1 p m, kids six and under cost $6 per child for two hours of jumping (which is plenty). Otherwise, admission is about $16 first hour, then $8 each additional hour on weekdays, $16 for one hour on weekends. Our review of Sky High Sports >
Rockin Jump (Dublin and Fremont)
The trampoline park and the ability to dunk on hoops mounted above a bouncy floor was enough, but then Rockin' Jump added a modern climbing wall to their attractions.
For weekday jumping, Rockin' Jump opens at 3:30 pm for school age kids, but offers “Rockin' Tots” on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9-11 am at the price of $15 for one parent and one child up to age 6 for two hours. Additional children are $3.00 per child. Rockin' Jump, like Sky High, is a birthday party venue, too. 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 to most of them; it's only for their camps and classes. My children were not pleased, but they did love the divider in the big jumping room that you can jump off of to get some height.
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 3-year old 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.
For 3-6 year olds, House of Air is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. The big open jump area and other rooms (dodgeball, foam pit) are open at 2 pm Tues, Weds, Thurs, and at 10 am the other days. More info at House of Air website >
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 for weekends or popular school holidays. All of the trampoline centers allow you to buy tickets for admission online and sign a safety waiver in advance.
- 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.
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.