Sky Zone: To Jump or not to Jump? That is the Question. Travel

To Jump or not to Jump? That is the Question.

Spoiler Alert! My Answer: JUMP!

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park and they have locations in Canada, the US, Mexico and Australia. It is not ‘just’ trampolines! The Whitby location offers 3 trampoline areas, a SkySlam court (for the basketball lovers), SkyRobics fitness classes, Dodgeball, birthday parties, camps and the Foam Zone filled with 10,000 foam cubes to fling yourself into.

I am very excited to share our experience with you about Sky Zone’s Toddler Time. My 2 and 4-year-old LOVED it and I am sure they will be asking to go again soon! Toddler Time is an activity for Sky Zone’s littlest jumpers, open to children under 6 years of age.  It offers full access to an entire trampoline section as well as the foam pit without the dangerous, high energy of the big kids.

Sky Zone Pros:

  • Who knew jumping would be so fun?!  The kids had no problem jumping around for the full hour of toddler time and I don’t doubt that I will too when my husband and I come back for our next date night!
  • The staff are friendly, attentive and supportive  Unfortunately my daughter twisted her ankle on the trampoline. Immediately the employee watching the jumpers was at her side to see how she was. After she assessed the situation she promptly called her manager who was there within seconds. He brought a bag of ice over and instructions on how to properly use it. I was so impressed with how efficient and helpful the team was. Miss E was not injured badly and back to jumping in a few minutes but I am sure that if things were more serious the well-oiled Sky Zone team would have provided excellent care and support.
  • Super Clean!  All areas including the bathrooms and jumping structures were immaculate!
  • The cost is quite fair, especially for the toddler time. $16 for the 2 kids, $4 for the children’s socks and $4.50 for ours. The socks are a one time charge if you keep them for your next trip. I would gladly pay $16 again to come and let the 2 kids jump!

Sky Zone Whitby Toddler Time Picture Collage

Sky Zone Cons:

  • I found the website difficult to navigate  General admission and hours was quick to find but it took a few tries to find the information on the hours and pricing for the Toddler Time. It was hidden in the Activities & Programs menu at the bottom of the page.
  • I wasn’t allowed to jump 🙁  and for very good reasons. Parents are only allowed to walk along side their children during Toddler Time. No jumping or running for us big kids (I tried). I was quite disappointed but there was a very good possibility I would have trampled a kid if I had been allowed. Parents are allowed to jump during regular play hours but only in a separate section from the kids.

Sky Zone Tips & Tricks:

  • Play time is purchased in blocks of time. Toddler Time is 1 hour and during regular play hours you purchase time in 30 minute increments. So it is essential to arrive early. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes before the session begins to get fill out the waiver, paying and getting socks on, especially when going during their busy regular day.
  • If you can, fill out the waiver and pay online before leaving your house. They can sell out!
  • Even in the winter wear short sleeves and maybe even shorts. Both kids were quite hot from all the exercise.
  • Leave valuables at home or in your car. It costs $2 to rent a locker.
  • Find the location nearest you:  SkyZone Locations

According to Amanda… the verdict is:

When I first heard about Sky Zone I figured it was something you would do once, add a notch to your belt and move on. What I have found is that I wished I lived closer so we could go all the time! We will definitely be back again! We are planning our next date night at Sky Zone and I really want to head back to try out a fitness class! If I lived closer I would have signed up for the Dodgeball league immediately! How awesome would that be?!

9/10

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Based in Toronto, Amanda is a full-time mom of 2 little monsters, creator and editor of the blog According to Amanda (accordingtoamanda.ca) and since that isn't enough to keep her busy she also manages her own marketing consulting agency, Amanda Mercier Consulting (amandamercier.com).

Comments

  1. Hey Amanda,
    This is a great review. I have been reading so many negative things about Sky Zone but reading a great experience (like ours was when we went as well) is so refreshing! Great blog!

    • Thanks Kristy! It’s the truth! We loved it! I have already recruited 2 girlfriends to join me for an aerobics class, I’d heading back for date night and my son woke up asking to go back this morning! no joke!

  2. Lauren Smart-Kennedy Says: January 13, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I would take my family for an hour jump!!

  3. I love Skyzone. The Skyrobics classes are an awesome workout!

  4. We are excited to be hosting a private Sky Zone event and I think if we won we would spend it on future outings or maybe I would selfishlessly keep it for some mom fitness classes! 😀

  5. This is an amazing giveaway you are doing! Thanks for the generous offer. I have been wanting to take my daughter here for awhile and I think after reading your post I will finally do it. She has a rare skin condition that can affect her after some forms of play/exercise but she loved my sisters trampoline in the summer and it didn’t seem to bother her! With her birthday money this year we plan to purchase one of her own so I am sure she will love this! Thanks again for the information.

  6. Melanie Barclay Says: January 13, 2016 at 9:59 am

    we would so go there to Jump!!

    Thanks!

  7. I’ve been wanting to give the toddler time at Skyzone a try. Thanks for the review, and the chance to win!

  8. Dodge ball or just jump around

  9. Toddler time sounds great and I would love to check out the fitness classes….thanks for the review and the contest opportunity!

  10. Thanks for the post. So cool! I would play dodgeball.

  11. Valerie Miller Says: January 13, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I would love to bring my granddaughter!

  12. Amy Heffernan Says: January 13, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    JUMP!!! TY TY!

  13. Lindsay T Says: January 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I’d take my girls to bounce off some energy! I know my niece has been wanting to try it out too.

  14. Great review, especially the tricks/tips! I will be checking this out with my kids for sure!

  15. Would love to have my son’s bday party here or just gather his friends and have a fun day out!

  16. Your review makes me want to check out Skyzone for the first time! Thanks! I’m sure a certain 12 year old I know would have a blast there. 😊

  17. Lauren Miller Says: January 14, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Jump jump jump! Would love to jump with my boys 🙂

  18. Great post! I’ve heard about this place but haven’t had a chance to go yet. It would be a great to win to try it out. 🙂

  19. NAtalie beech Says: January 15, 2016 at 8:42 am

    My friend’s son works there and I had heard many great things about it. I have thought about going but need to arrange a sitter as my little one is one 8 months. Could definitely go for a date night. We are so in need of a night out.

  20. Juliee Fitze Says: January 15, 2016 at 10:45 am

    This would be great for a birthday party with my grandkids.

  21. Dogeball! So cool! I really like the idea of having a date here. Hubby and I love jumping on the kids trampoline at home. We have so much fun playing around. Brings out the kid in yoU!

  22. Would take my niece there who is planning to come visit in the beginning of Feb. She is 7 so she would love to go for sure.

  23. Brandee H Says: January 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I would take my son to jump. I would love to try one of the exercise classes one day. I usually don’t jump with my son. I always feel like I am going to get stuck in the foam pit!

  24. Hey Amanda! I would love to try out skyzone with my 2&4 year old! Thanks for the great review!

  25. Darlene Schuller Says: January 16, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I would love to do my daughter’s birthday party there! We have such a fantastic time when we go.

  26. I would, and will be, taking my son to toddler time!

  27. I’d gift this to my girlfriend who has 3 kids and let her decide – Looks like a fun time!! 🙂

  28. Hi Amanda!

    I’m curious if Sky Zone knew you were doing a review when you were visiting ? I found the service lackluster & would love to find out if I had a bad experience or if you received preferential treatment? It’s a great place for sure – we’ve been multiple times I just have not been impressed my last few visits. Thanks !

    • Great question! They knew that I was coming but I didn’t introduce myself till the end of trip. I had been once before as well and received good customer service then too. I hope you next trip is better! Maybe share your concerns with a manager if something happens again so they are able to rectify it. Customer service is soooo important!

  29. Looks so fun! Is this gift card good for any of their locations?

  30. Amy Lovell Says: May 20, 2016 at 7:17 am

    This looks like a great family experience! My daughter would for sure love this! If won , would we have to go to the whitby location? Or could we go to a location closer to home?

  31. Naiddia p Says: May 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us! I was thinking about taking my kids to Sky Zone. Looks like alot of fun.

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