I may have stumbled on the best answer for what to do in Toronto to help your kids burn off some steam. After only two minutes of our planned hour of jumping at the new Toronto location of Sky Zone, my boys who are six and four, declared it to be the Best. Day. EVER!!
Trampolining is What to do in Toronto
This indoor trampoline park, only the second one in Canada, is kid heaven. Opened last month by Caroline Irving, herself a mom of five, Sky Zone is a huge warehouse full of well, trampolines. These aren’t the traditional backyard trampolines you are picturing in your head however, these are specially designed and patented all-trampoline walled playing courts. The floors are wall-to-wall trampolines.
There are smaller courts for the hugely popular 3-D Dodgeball lining the way to the large open jump area where the kids can get their beans out. Don’t let the kids have all the fun though. Get out there and jump yourself. You’ll be giggling within seconds and challenging your kids to see who can jump the highest.
An Entertaining Workout
Don’t stop there – go and jump from the trampolines into the giant foam-cube pit. It’s a great core workout climbing out of there, and you’ll be too busy laughing to care how you look while doing it. Or head over to the Sky Slam basketball court and sink some baskets. It’s a lot more challenging than you’d think.
Want to leave the kids at home? Call a girlfriend and take a SkyRobics class. I couldn’t think of a more entertaining way to exercise. The staff told me you burn 1,000 calories an hour doing this – just the excuse you need to hit the local Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant on the way home.
Kids of all ages will love the birthday party packages here but I would book early, as I am sure this place will be the next “it” place for birthdays. They also host corporate team building events and they’ve already had a bachelor party.
Prices are reasonable – $8 for a 30-minute jump, $12.50 for a 60-minute jump, $16 for a 90-minute jump and $19.50 for a 120-minute jump. An hour is just plenty with everyone hot, tired and happy. It’s an affordable option when you’re deciding what to do in Toronto.
Insider Mom Tips
Everyone needs a waiver filled out before they jump. Do this online for everyone before you go, and save time at the check-in desk.
Get there early in the day – there is loads of space to accommodate big crowds but it’s always more fun if you have more of it to yourselves.
You can drop the big kids off and pick them up later- all the trampoline courts are supervised by friendly and attentive staff.
You cannot bring in any outside food or drinks but there is a snack bar inside for re-fuelling.
I said it before and I’ll say it again. Don’t let the kids have all the fun. Get out there and jump!
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
All photos by Rebecca Ruddle