Gravity Maidstone

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Gravity Maidstone

So you think trampolining is for kids? Think again. Trampolining parks are popping up all over the country and we are lucky enough to have one here in Maidstone in Kent. It’s called Gravity Maidstone and is located in the Lockmeadow complex (where a variety of nightclubs have resided in the past). I personally think this transformation is a superb use of the old site and much better fun!

It’s not just trampolining, they’ve added in a couple of dodge ball courts, some basketball nets and some foam pits for you to launch yourself full-pelt into. Okay, maybe it is for kids – BIG ONES!

So we went on a Wednesday evening. There were a lot of kids there when we arrived at 6pm, but it quietened down by the time we went on half an hour later. There were a few little ones running through the trampolines. But that adds to the fun eh! There is a section for toddlers, so that keeps us dangerous adults away from taking out the really little ones.

Gravity Maidstone

You pay £9.95 for an hour session at Gravity Maidstone. That includes a pair of special socks (they have a grippy base) but I’ll be honest and say they need bigger sock sizes for us grown up kids, I nearly lost mine several times. If you already have the socks it’s only £7.95.

We started out on the dodgeball court, then practiced some swivel hips (a double seat drop) on the bigger trampolines. Before flinging ourselves at the trampolines that lined the walls.

A quick trip over to the basketball nets, where you can get up some serious height for your slam dunk and then we found ourselves egging each other on to do front somersaults into the foam pits – which we pretty much all did successfully! Although we were definitely less than graceful getting out of the pits.

Gravity Maidstone

A few more bounces. Me, practising trampolining routines from my youth – yep I can still do most of them, but maybe not as polished as I once was. The others bouncing and seat dropping with big dopey grins on their faces.

Finally we headed over to the balance beam which was set over another foam pit. There are two padded pugil sticks (think back to 1990s Gladiators). You can stand on the balance beam and whack each other with the sticks. I won once and got whacked into the foam pit twice. A stat I’m going to have to rectify next time…. I think we all ended up in the foam pit at some point though!

Gravity Maidstone

Then our hour was pretty much up.  We left full of beans, covered in sweat, but all exclaiming how much we enjoyed it and would definitely go again.

I think this would be an awesome trip out with the kids, but also worked out as a fantastic evening out with some friends. Much more fun most other things you could be doing of an evening. Plus you are getting some decent exercise in and you wouldn’t even know it until you get off, all hot and sweaty.

Gravity Maidstone

Gravity Maidstone have pretty much thought of everything. There’s changing rooms, free water to help yourself to, free lockers and the staff seem happy and helpful. You can find out more information on their website.

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26 thoughts on “Gravity Maidstone

    • Sally Sally says:

      It's great that you get involved Stevie. I think it can be such a fun exercise for the whole family. No harm in getting in there and having a jump around too!

  1. I have heard of these and they look absolutely amazing. Not sure my after two kids jumping skills without peeing my pants would work but I used to love doing all the flips and jumps on them growing up. Looks so much fun. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was really good fun Jenny. Oh dear, yes maybe not. I'm not sure a little accident would go down that well!

  2. This is definitely the new craze! I'd love to go to a trampoline place like this! It looks like so much fun. It's really great that you can buy the socks & bring them back with you next time, it makes it very reasonable. Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk xx

  3. Sounds & looks like so much fun! We have a big trampoline at home and my girls love love love it! It was the best buy ever! Here in Spain they set up these activity centers ,with trampolines and such, in the summer where we live, outside and it's so much fun!!!

    • Sally Sally says:

      That sounds great. That's perfect if they are outside, getting some exercise and vitamin D at the same time. We really had a lot of fun, I can't wait to go again.

    • Sally Sally says:

      I know, I'm so spoilt with fun days out recently. It was brilliant Erin, if you get a chance to go, you should definitely go for it.

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was brilliant fun. I can't say I didn't ache a little in the morning, but you should definitely go. Take the little ones, you'll have a blast.

  4. Trampolines are also a great workout and it gives us adults a chance to be kids again, even if only for a little while, LOL! It sounds like a fabulous place! And Dodge ball...That was my favorite game as a kid! #bloggerclubuk

  5. Hi Sally,

    What a fun place! I'm going to check out if they have anything similar close by- my husband would love a place like this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    AJ

    • Sally Sally says:

      Yes these sort of trampoline parks are popping up all over the place. I hope they do have one by you, it was such a good experience.

  6. I've seen some amazing facebook photos from the trampoline place in a city near us in Western Australia - they seem to have so much fun, but it looks exhausting!

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was so exhausting Leanne and I consider myself to have a reasonable level of fitness, but you know what, it was so much fun, I didn't noticed until I got home afterwards. If you ever get the chance to go, you should. It brings out the inner-child!

  7. Sounds like we have had a pretty similar time. Glad you had a lot of fun. I was exhausted after our trip to one near us with the kids - which we were in for 2 hours - now where's the cake lol.

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