New trampoline park gets ready to spring into action in Norwich

Directors of Norwich's biggest trampoline park, Gravity, at Riverside, Harvey Jenkinson, right, and

Directors of Norwich's biggest trampoline park, Gravity, at Riverside, Harvey Jenkinson, right, and Michael Harrison, where work has started to construct the park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

The trampolines for Norwich's new £1.6m indoor trampoline park, Gravity, have arrived on site in the city's Riverside.

Norwich's biggest trampoline park, Gravity, at Riverside, which is under construction. Picture: DENI

Norwich's biggest trampoline park, Gravity, at Riverside, which is under construction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

The home of the former Wonderland nightclub is being converted into an expanse of interconnected trampolines, complete with an airbag pit, battle beams and a slam dunk zone.

The venue, due to open on May 23, will also host a dodgeball league, fitness classes and sessions for people with disabilities.

Co-owner Harvey Jenkinson said: 'We are in the process of hiring 80 staff to start with. All of them will receive thorough training, including disability awareness training.'

His business partner, Michael Harrison, said it's also a great form of exercise: 'I see people come in full of energy but after five to 10 minutes bouncing, they realise it's quite hard.'

The company already has sites in Glasgow, Yorkshire and Maidstone with the trampoline park craze originating in the USA where there are more than 500 parks.

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