Trampoline park taking shape in Great Yarmouth

A new trampoline park being built in Great Yarmouth.The site is still be renovated and is situated c

A new trampoline park being built in Great Yarmouth.The site is still be renovated and is situated close to the seafront.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

An indoor trampoline park is taking shape in a vacant warehouse in Great Yarmouth with bosses hoping it will be open in time for Easter if not before.

An indoor trampoline park is taking shape in a vacant warehouse in Great Yarmouth with bosses hoping it will be open in time for Easter if not before.

Around 70 wall-to-wall trampolines are being installed at the former skatepark in Main Cross Road, a stone's throw from the Golden Mile and all its attractions.

The £1m investment has been brought to the town by David Vincent, who was also the driving force behind High Altitude in Norwich.

Contractors have been on site since January 1, transforming the building with new lighting, electrical wiring, and fittings - the final job being to cover 9000sq ft with bouncy trampolines.

The father of two grown up children who are also involved in the business said he was planning a host of fitness activities for all ages spanning other-and-toddler groups, to sessions targeting the over 50s, and creche facilities for mums wanting to take an exercise class.

There will also be two party rooms, a coffee lounge, and outdoor summer patio. Weekends will be focussed on fun jumping sessions which people are encouraged to book online to secure their place and cut queues.

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Mr Vincent who provided location services for Anglia TV for many years said he was encouraged by the 'fantastic' feedback. He said: 'It's another attraction for the area and as well as the locals we will see a lot of different people because of the holiday season.

'The location is superb because of the ease of parking which has been a problem elsewhere. And as far as fitness is concerned it takes the boredom out of it. It is very forgiving on the joints and is good for older people too.'

The attraction will add around 50 jobs, including a full-time general manager, two fitness instructors and a pool of monitors and supervisors drawn from the local community.

Mr Vincent said he was already keen to come to Yarmouth when he was approached by David Fish of Scroby Fayre with the perfect venue.

He was quick to see the potential of the site and also to take on board what he had learned setting up High Altitude which opened in July.

The Yarmouth version will be similar with angled trampolines, a dodgeball court, crash mat and slam dunk.

But it is also looking to incorporate the latest innovations coming through, including digital games.

Welcoming the addition to Great Yarmouth's mix of attractions council leader Graham Plant said he was 'thrilled.'

He said the park fitted in with the council's leisure strategy providing activities for all ages, adding that it was a great boost to the town which he hoped would be well supported. 'It is going to be brilliant for Great Yarmouth,' he said.

For updates and information on the opening date search Jump Warehouse Great Yarmouth on Facebook.