We were very lucky to be able to check out KickAir (an indoor freestyle park) in Manchester recently and I have to say, it exceeded my expectations. This is the first time that we’ve taken
We were very lucky to be able to check out KickAir (an indoor freestyle park) in Manchester recently and I have to say, it exceeded my expectations.
This is the first time that we’ve taken Leo to anything like this and he loves trampolines, so I knew he would enjoy it!
We headed on over to reception where you sign the usual disclaimer at places like this and this is where you can purchase your socks for your visit.
To begin with, we took a look at the Kick Zone that is dedicated to football and even I loved it in there. We hit the Foot Pool , which is a brilliant game! It’s a fab one for the kids as Leo just ran around with the footballs trying to get them in the pockets (much more interesting than just playing pool with a cue)
Next up was the the Kick Darts which is a giant inflatable Dart board that you kick sticky footballs at! It takes some serious kicking strength to get them on the wall but we all managed it (even though Leo and I were a lot closer when we kicked our balls, it still counts)!
What we had come to see though was the newly launched Wall Jam which is an electronic game that scores you for how you play. I was totally rubbish at this but Dan seemed to get the hang of it.
You’ve got this huge electronic wall in front of that lights up and you have to aim the ball at the lights, hit that and a new one will light up – you’ve got just 50 seconds to prove how good you are!
I of course, was THE worst at this which was inevitable as I am awful at kicking a ball but Dan did good and enjoyed it!
The last thing to do in the Kick Zone was my favourite (even though I was still awful) … RoboKeeper … an electronic goal keeper that works on sensors and is really hard to score against but what a workout you get trying to get passed him!
According to their website the KickZone has “footballing concepts used by the professionals and rarely seen by the public” – so if you have a football enthusiast in the family, it’s definitely worth a visit just for this area on it’s own .
We then headed on over to the Air Zone that includes Trampolines, Wipe Out, Airbags, Children’s Ninja Course, Battle Beams, performances trampolines, climbing walls and much more.
We only tested out the trampolines and the Airbags before we moved on because Leo (and mummy) loved the trampolines that much that we spent most of our time here.
If we’d have had more time to play, I would have loved to have gotten on the climbing wall as it looked fab!
I also heard over the tannoy that they do adult parties! I reckon one of these might be in the planning soon, I love stuff like that and they have an Adult Ninja course that I will be returning to try out!
The last little bit that the boys loved was the Little Kicks Area, a lovely little play area where Leo could run around at ridiculous speed throwing himself over and into padded obstacles whilst Asher chilled out in the ball pit! The play area was just the right size so you can keep an eye on where your child is, I’m not overly keen on these huge ones where your children just disappear, so this was the perfect size for us!
There is of course the standard food/drinks area where this is quite a large selection to choose from and a large clean area full of tables and chairs to relax on to have a break.
The question is … would we go back?
We absolutely loved it and I was thrilled that Leo loved it even more than we thought he would at his age (3). He didn’t know whether to run for the trampolines, play with the footballs or head to the play area as he was loving it so much! It’s a great place for kids of all ages so a fab place to head to if you’ve a wide range of children’s ages in your family or friendship group. If you are in the area, definitely head on over and take a look!
To find out more about prices and opening times – click here.
*No payment was given for this blog, we received free entry in exchange for an honest review.