Ever have one of those rainy days or nights when the kids are bouncing off the walls with boredom? That's why many parents have discovered the magic of trampoline parks, where the little ones can literally bounce off the walls, floors and more.
The growing trend has resulted in two new trampoline parks opening on the Grand Strand this spring – Rock 'N Jump in downtown Myrtle Beach and Extreme Trampoline in the Fantasy Harbour district. Featuring a series of traditional trampolines, rock-climbing walls, dodgeball and basketball courts and other play equipment, these play centers are the perfect places for children to burn some excess energy. Parents can relax and recharge while the kids drain the remainder of their batteries.
Rock 'N Jump is opening its 23,000 square foot facility this spring beside the Children's Museum of South Carolina, providing the perfect one-stop spot for educational and recreational fun. Located across Oak Street from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Rock 'N Jump caters to kids who love to climb, leap and compete. Featuring rock climbing walls of varying degrees of difficulty, two dodgeball courts, a Slam Dunk Zone basketball area, an X Beam jousting challenge and an open space for trying stunts and playing games, Rock ‘N Jump provides the perfect place for kids to spend a day or night in a safe, fun, family friendly environment.
Unlike many of the inflatable play parks and bouncy houses for younger children, Rock 'N Jump is designed with all ages in mind. Older kids have plenty of room to jump and play without interacting with the little ones, and parents can relax and watch from the comfort of the on-site lounge, which offers a full-service cafe, TVs and free wireless Internet connection. Pay by the hour or purchase an all-day pass for kids that need plenty of play time before they are ready for bedtime.
Also opening this spring in the X Gym sports mall is High Flyer Extreme Trampoline, a slightly more acrobatic version of Rock 'N Jump. Featuring a series of trampolines and foam landing pits, this facility features more than 20,000 square feet of bouncing space where patrons can get creative with attempted stunts. Stations include a “ninja” style obstacle course, a flying trapeze, and basketball and dodgeball courts. Grown-ups can even get into the action with fitness classes and play areas for smaller jumpers. The adjoining X Gym also offers indoor soccer, roller hockey, batting cages and other sports facilities.
If bouncing isn't necessarily your child's cup of Kool-Aid, there are numerous other indoor venues where they can play. The Fun Warehouse in Surfside Beach offers roller skating, laser tag and arcade games. WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach has an indoor ropes course and laser tag room, and the Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone is a great place to grab a bite to eat and let the little ones blow off some steam in the arcade and game room.
Of course, guests at Long Bay Resort don’t have to leave the property to find a safe and fun place for the kids to play. Our indoor waterpark provides the perfect cure to those rainy days or chilly nights with a heated swimming pool, lazy river, hot tubs and kiddie aquatic playgrounds. A full-sized shuffleboard court and jumbo-sized chess board are among the amenities that keep children entertained, and our Long Bay Kids Club offers a wide range of activities, such as arts and crafts, games and ice cream parties. It’s just one more reason families love to stay and play at Long Bay Resort, Myrtle Beach.