Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, located west of Laird Dr. south of Eglington Ave. beside the Leaside Village shopping complex, is a guaranteed energy-burner. It’s not specifically geared for little ones (say hello adult dodgeball) but it has tons of offerings for kids of all ages.
Our first trip was during a morning session of Toddler Time (for children five-and-under.) We had lots of room to fly, with balls to bounce and foam pits to jump in. It was never really clear who was having more fun — kids or adults. At the end of the session, one of the “court monitors” even had the kids play a game for a chance to win a free admission.
There are a number of ways to get bouncing. Purchase (and reserve) a jump session online or simply drop in during open jump hours. Sessions start on the half-hour and can be booked from 30 min ($8 + tax) up to two hours ($19.50 + tax). Toddler Time is currently twice a week ($8 for first child; $5 for sibling + tax.) And one parent/guardian jumps for free if it’s not busy!
So be ready for some sweaty kids. And an early bedtime.
No need to post photos when you have a 360 view of the play area.
Toddler time: A special time for kids from walking to six-years. Jumpers are separated by size. One parent/guardian is free. (If it’s a busy session, parents are not allowed to jump.) Check website first to confirm the schedule. Currently it’s Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. -11 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9-10 a.m.
Baby-friendly: If you have babes in tow who are not yet moving, there is space in between the trampoline and foam pit areas to lay down a blanket. Safest during Toddler Time when it’s not too busy. There are change tables in the Family Washroom.
More kid-friendly: Sky Zone does birthdays.
Save time: Jump sessions do sell out, so purchase tickets (basically reserving your jump time) and sign the waiver — both online. Everyone who jumps must complete a valid waiver (under 18 must have their waiver completed and signed by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.) Read the rules before arriving.
When to go: Weekends are typically very busy; weeknights less so.
SkySocks: Mandatory. $2 a pair. You own them and can re-use them as long as they are in good condition. So good bye to those cool communal Sky Zone hightops.
Food: No outside food or drink (except water) during public hours. Snacks can be brought in for Toddler Time. There are some snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Lockers: Single lockers at $2 per use. (They do not take personal locks.)