Trampoline Parks - Read This Before You Make the Jump!

Do you have operate a Trampoline Park or are you thinking of opening one?

If the answer is yes, have you thought about adding soft play to your play offering? As well as ensuring you utilise all the space you have within your building, another key point to consider is your smaller / youngest visitors - those visitors too small to use the trampolines whilst adults or older children trampoline sessions are taking place.

So how can Soft Brick help?

There are several options available to you and each will depend upon the following:

  • Your budget - how much money you wish to spend on the equipment?
  • Can the soft play be a permanent feature or does it need to be packed away?
  • How much available space do you have within your building?
  • Whether you wish to generate a separate revenue stream from the soft play.
  • Whether you wish to appeal to children over the age of 4 or specifically target under 4 year olds.

There are 2 types of play available; soft play and soft play structures - each of these have their advantages and disadvantages. So let's take a look in a bit more detail...

Soft Play

Padding the floor or walls to create a simple soft play environment - without mutli-level steel structures.

Advantages

  • Quick and easy to install.
  • Relatively inexpensive to purchase.
  • Can be designed to be packed away if required.
  • Perfect for under 4's
  • Can be made to measure so can utilise awkward spaces.
  • Slides can still be included but they would be fully soft and not enclosed in anyway.
  • We can supply to your measurements and you can then install the soft play yourself so reduce costs further.
Disadvantages
  • Limited appeal to over 4 year olds.
  • Somewhat limited appeal may mean that customers are less likely to pay as much to use the area.

Soft Brick's soft play - packaway kits

Soft Play Structure with Soft Play

A combination of soft play area (as above) but with an accompanying soft play structure - multi-level.

Advantages

  • Can have greater appeal to an older age group - 10 year olds.
  • More challenging and greater scope to include more interesting and exciting features.
  • The steel structure element could be stilted over the top of the soft items to reduce the overall floor footprint required.
  • The steel structure could be stilted over the top of seating for example to make use of above head height space which may otherwise have been under utilised.
  • Greater appeal so more scope to charge or charge more for customers to use.
  • Caters for more children.
Disadvantages
  • Likely to have a higher cost since they require more time on site to install and more costly materials are involved.
  • Usually requires more space which may limit the opportunity.
  • The steel frame element will be a permanent addition to your Park so not as flexible as just padding the floor or walls.
  • There is greater maintenance required to a steel frame netted structure than just padding to the wall or floor.

Soft Brick Soft Play Structure Design

So why not contact us and we can work with you to ensure you get the most from your FEC facility. Drop us an email or give us a call on 01925 837733 and we'll be happy to help!

- The Soft Brick Team