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The Best Trampoline Parks in Richmond, Virginia

Updated: Feb 11

Looking for the best place to burn off energy with your kids? Try visiting one of our Richmond area trampoline and adventure parks! We have 5 adventure parks in the Richmond metro area, and each one offers something a little bit different.

We started visiting trampoline parks when my son was two and a half years old and my daughter was a baby. Most adventure parks offer special events like Toddler Time, Kid Jump, or they are just for children of a certain age/height. They have become one of our go-to spots when we can't play outside -- freezing winter days, boiling summer days, and rainy days!

Depending on your children's ages, these adventure parks are doable if you are solo parenting, perfect for the entire family to play, or fun as a play date meet-up.

Here are 5 of the best trampoline and adventure parks in Richmond, Virginia.

1. Defy Richmond: Located in front of Virginia Center Commons, this extreme air sport park has 11,000 square feet of connected trampolines. Defy Richmond has a launching deck, angled trampolines, a dodgeball arena, agility course + foam pit. It’s open at 9 each day, and it closes at 9pm Monday-Thursday & at 11 pm on Friday & Saturday.

Why I like this park: I really love that it opens at 9AM every day, so we can get moving! It opens earlier than all other local trampoline parks.

Cost: It costs $16.99 for kids 6 & under (1.5 hour) & $20.99 for everyone else (1.5 hour). Kid Jump is from 9-11 each day, and children 6 & under get discounted tickets. It costs $11.99 for one hour.

*Check here for a full review.

2. Defy Short Pump: The newest trampoline park in the Richmond metro area is located next to Short Pump Town Center. Defy Short Pump has wall-to-wall trampolines, a dodgeball area, basketball, and jump pit. It also has one of the largest ninja courses & high ropes courses I’ve ever seen. Definitely bring your elementary- high school kids to try these course!

Why I like this park: It is located in the heart of Short Pump, so it is close to so many restaurants, parks and the mall. I also love the climbing features and high ropes courses for bigger kids. If you have a child 8 and older, they will really love this space.

Cost: It costs $16.99 for kids 6 & under (1.5 hour) & 20.99 for everyone else (1.5 hour). Children 2 & under jump for free with another paid ticket. Parents don’t need to jump with kids (observer passes are free). There’s seating in the trampoline area too.

3. Launch Trampoline Park: Located in Midlothian, Launch Trampoline Park has wall to wall trampolines, laser time, arcade games, ninja courses and a soft play area for toddlers and babies. Launch also has a cafe with slushies, ice cream, pizza and snack.

Why I like this park: Toddler Time is every Wednesday from 10-12 and Saturday 9-11. This is the first trampoline park we visited, and I went just for this program (solo with a 2.5 year old and 6 month old!). When we have been here during Toddler Time, I haven't been worried about my little, little kids getting bumped around.

Cost: It costs $10 for a parent/child pair during Toddler Time. If you don't have a pair of jumping socks, your first visit costs $15.80 because each jumper gets a pair of special socks.

*Check here for a full review.

4. SkyZone Midlothian: Located in Midlothian, this adventure park has trampolines, a full basketball court (it has springs so you jump extra high), a dodge ball arena, and a brand new little kids’ play area, The Little Ninja Zone! It is a large, two level play structure for kids under 48” tall. There’s a ball pit, zip line swing, climbing features and more. It also has an interactive game screen on the floor, a small slide and soft building blocks.

Why I like this park: I love the new play area for little kids! It’s only for kids under 48” tall, so you don’t have to worry about little ones jumping with big kids. It’s an excellent spot to play & get energy out when you can’t play outside. Also, the big kids will love the new basketball court. During our recent visit, teens were playing for over an hour.

Cost: It cost me $16.99 for an hour of play (with a 4 year old & a 2 year old).

5. Surge Adventure Park: Located inside Regency Mall, this adventure park opened in October 2020. Surge Adventure Park has trampolines, a ninja course, climbing walls, basketball hoops + more! I also love that it has a 3-floor play area for children 4 & under. We’ve been purchasing 1.5 hour tickets, and my 3.5yo + 19 mo are *exhausted* when we leave. Bonus: @surgefun is open for field trips, slumber parties & private events.

Why I like this park: This park is really great for children of all ages and abilities. On Wednesday mornings, Sensory Play is from 11 am to 1 pm. The park doesn't have loud music or flashing lights during this time. We also love visiting during Toddler Time, which is every week day from 11 to 1. This is a great time to visit, especially with little kids, because the crowd is so small. We also love the giant climbing structure that's made just for little kids (5 and under only). They also have a great deal on Tuesdays - jump all day for $14.99.

Cost: It costs $13.95 to jump for an hour & you can add up to 3 hours to your ticket. Children under 2 are free with an adult ticket. Toddler Discounts are on weekdays from 11:00am-1:00pm. Children ages 6 and under jump for 7.99. Adults cost $2.

The Best Deal: Visit on a Tuesday for *Unlimited Tuesdays.* This jump pass costs $14.99 per person, and you can jump all day from 11am-5pm.

*Check here for a full review, and check here for more details on our visits.

Looking for more indoor places around Richmond to burn off energy?

6. Off the Wall: Located in Midlothian, this indoor play space is designed for toddlers through elementary age kiddos. You’ll find playhouses & costumes, toys & games, and inflatables! An all day pass will cost you $12 per kiddo. Off the Wall is such a fun spot to get the wiggles out when you can’t play outside! It’s open 12-7pm every day except Mondays. It is closed on Mondays.

Why I like it this spot: No reservations are required - walk in to play! Plus you’re allowed re-entry. I also love that this space is designed for babies to 10 year olds. Only people under 57" tall are allowed on equipment, including adults. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Cost: It costs $12 for littles 6 months old to 10 years old. One adult is included per child. Additional adults cost $5. This is the cheapest "bounce park" in the Richmond area, and you can play all day.

*Check here for a full review.

7. Pump It Up: Located in Ashland, this indoor play space is filled with inflatables —obstacles courses, tunnels, towers, jumbo slides, basketball bouncers & more! Geared towards 2 year olds to high schoolers, Pump It Up hosts open play times in the mornings, afternoons & night. These times change daily, so check their calendar to find an open jump time that works for you! Pump It Up also hosts summer camps & birthday parties.

Why I like it this spot: During the morning open jump times, it's typically only younger children, which is really nice when you've got kiddos 5 and younger. Also, during birthday parties, Pump It Up is closed to the public. You'll only have your "party" jumping during that time.

Cost: It costs $10 per child during open jump, and $12 per child during glow jump. Parents are free.

Looking for a day trip? Check out Bounce, Play 'n' Create in Charlottesville, about an hour away from Richmond. I like this spot because it is clean and not too long of a drive, and I was able to take my littles alone when they were 2.5 year old & 6 month old.

Bounce, Play 'n' Create is for children 0-10, and there are so many activities for kids. It even has a special area fenced in area for the 3 and under crowd. The area for little kids has a sensory wall, jumbo trucks, a playhouse and more.

Children can play with trucks in rocks, build trains, paint the walls, explore an indoor playground and jump in bounce houses. After an hour and a half, my littles were worn out! We visited The Dairy Market afterwards for dinner - it's less than 10 minutes away.

*Check here for a full review.

*As always, the hours & costs can change at anytime. Double check with the adventure park before visiting.

For more details on these indoor play spaces and more Virginia adventures, follow our family on @thewestendmom on Instagram!


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