Jump In vs Jump Giants | Which Trampolining Park to choose in Slough

Did you know we have TWO trampolining places in Slough? I thought there was just Jump In, but I saw someone post photos on Instagram of another trampolining place called Jump Giants. So I took the kids to check it out in the Easter holidays, as we had already tried Jump In, and I thought I’d do a comparison so you can decide which one is the better one for you to visit.

Jump In vs Jump-Giants | Trampolining in Slough

Location

Both are in the most random industrial areas, but on opposite sides of Slough. It’s easier to drive to, though there are bus stops within walking distances of both, but as they are in random places, they are hard to find if its your first time.

Jump In – 550 Dundee Road (right at the end) It’s in the Slough Trading Estate, near the Mars Factory. If you’re in Slough/Burnham, this is the nearer one for you.

Jump Giants – Unit 2 Coln Industrial Estate, Old Bath Road – This is just past Colnbrook, towards Heathrow. The road is not named and it’s a really industrial area so it’s really hard to find! But there is a little Jump Giants sign at the start of the side road. The 81 bus goes there. If you live in the Langley/Colnbrook side of Slough, this one is closer to you.

Both have car parks, the Jump Giants one is very small and there is nowhere else to park. The Jump In car park is much bigger.

Cost

Jump In – It’s more expensive here if you are coming on weekends or on school holiday. Best time is to come term-time, in the morning or after school, they have special deals. Otherwise the prices for 1 hour jumping is:
– Age 5+: £8 off peak/£10 peak
– Under 5: £5 off peak/£9 peak
– Grip Socks: £2.50 (but you keep them so it’s a one-off cost)

Jump Giants – similar to Jump In with special deals, but there is also a £3 spectator fee, and obviously as a parent, you will have to watch, right?! But this is redeemable in the cafe. These are the prices for 1 hour of jumping:
– Age 3+: £8 off peak/£11 peak
– Under 3s: £5 but only allowed in Junior Giant sessions (age 5 and under) – Term time: Mon/Wed/Fri 10.30am, Tue/Thur 1pm, School Hols Mon/Wed/Fri 9am
– Grip Socks: £2 (you keep them)

Space and Amenities

Jump In seems bigger and it is a brighter space. The colours are nicer and the equipment is new. Jump Giants is big but lacks things to do for toddlers. In terms of what both places have:

Both have:
Separate younger child jumping area
Dodgeball areas
Foam Zone
Battle Beam

Jump Giants has basketball

Jump In also has:
Tumble track
Inflatable air bag to jump into
Drop slides
Soft Play with slide, soft building bricks, Little Tikes cars, rocking horses – this is the biggest difference of all, its’ really good for toddlers who get bored of jumping. This was noticeably missing from Jump Giants.

Socks:

In each place you have to wear the grip socks from the brand. Jump In socks are £2.50, but there are really good quality, bright colours, sticky grip. Jump Giant socks are £2, ugly lime green colour and they are just slipper socks.

Cafe:

Both have a large cafe. Jump Giant’s cafe is on an upstairs mezzanine looking down at the arena, Jump In’s cafe is on the same floor, by the toddler area so you can keep an eye. Food is pricey at both. My latte was cold from Jump Giants. The Jump In latte was much better!

Briefing video:

In both you have to watch a briefing video and the Jump Giants one was more interesting with the american bear explaining everything and not too slow either.

Loos and baby change:  Available at both and both were clean when we visited.

Staff:

The staff at Jump In seem friendlier that the staff at Jump Giants. At Jump Giants, they were nice, but quite tense. Not good at interacting or chatting with customers. Very strict when the hour is up – in and out like it’s the army. You could say it’s very organised with time-keeping.

At Jump In, the staff are much more relaxed, friendly with the children. When the hour is up, it’s announced on the loudspeaker, but you are not ushered out, you are trusted to leave which is nice, like they are more understanding when you have little children how hard it is to drag them out.

What if you have a toddler and a school-age child?
At Jump Giants, the only time I can go with both my children in at Junior Giants in the school holidays at 9am. It is dead at that time, and though it’s nice that you have it all to yourself, it’s not nice that all eyes are on you as no one else is there. On the plus side it costs £10 for both + £3 spectator fee = £13

At Jump In, I can take both my kids any time, but Lily would have to be in the toddler area only, so that might be hard to do. It would cost £13 for both off peak/£19 peak.

Opening Times:
Jump In: Mon-Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Fri: 10am – 10pm, Sat: 9am – 9pm, Sun: 9am – 8pm
Jump Giants Term-time: Mon/Wed 10:30 – 20:00, Tues/Thurs/Fri 10:30 – 21:00, Sat 10:00 – 20:00, Sun 10:00 – 19:00
Jump Giants School Hols: Mon/Wed 09:00 – 20:00 Tues/Thur: 10:00 – 21:00, Fri 09:00 – 21:00, Sat 10:00 – 20:00, Sun 10:00 – 19:00

I hope you found this useful. I think you can guess which trampolining place we prefer – Jump In! The kids did enjoy themselves at both, but I’m sorry, but the colours at Jump Giants hurt my eyes – dark purple, lime green, ugh, Ugly socks. Smaller. No soft play. I just feel Jump In is better value for money. But that is my opinion, obviously it’s up to you which you prefer.

What I can say is that trampolining is so much fun! So rather than being a spectator, pay that bit extra and join in. It is exercise, you feel good and the kids love it too.

Happy trampolining!

Sabrina x

 

 

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