Newcastle Trampoline Park
Newcastle Trampoline Park Promises Extremely Good Fun
Fun-loving locals are in for a real treat with the opening of a brand new Extreme Trampoline Park in Newcastle on the 17th October 2016, which forms part of a £3 million investment project to renovate and expand facilities and leisure services across Newcastle, managed by local charity North Country Leisure (NCL) part of the GLL Group, on behalf of Newcastle City Council.
The funding, which has allowed for general redecoration, new facilities and extended fitness gyms across all six centres in Newcastle, is part of the Leisure Concession Contract which was signed late last year between the City Council and NCL / GLL. The arrangement includes the City Council providing a subsidy over the next two years that can be spent on improvements and maintenance – resulting in the buildings remaining open to the public and providing a leisure service to the public.
The highlight of the investment programme is the launch of the new 13,000 sq ft trampoline park in the Centre for Sport building, which will now be known as Newcastle Trampoline Park and Gym. The first dedicated trampoline park to open in Newcastle, it is the third of its kind in the UK and follows the launch of the Better Extreme Sports Facility in Barking, London and Swindon, operated by GLL the charitable social enterprise that runs the facility under its brand name, Better Extreme.
Offering state-of-the-art equipment including a main court with foam pits, extreme dodgeball area, basketball, fidget ladder, slack line and performance walls, the trampoline park will provide a fun haven for children and adults alike.
Youngsters of any age are welcome and trampolining is a great way for kids to let off steam in a safe and supervised environment. Older teens who enjoy extreme sports can build up their confidence with support on hand if required, while adults can pit their skills against each other in activities designed to test their abilities to the max. The facility can also accommodate birthdays and corporate events.
The trampoline park is situated on West Road and includes a new gym, fitness studio and coffee corner, all opening from 17th October, with opening offer gym memberships starting from £19.95 per month. There will also be a special offer for trampolining of just £7.95 until the end of October 2016.
Commenting on the launch, Jamie Ross, Better Extreme National Sports Manager said: “We’re thrilled to be opening this park, which uses the latest state-of-the-art trampolining equipment which we sourced and imported from the USA. We’re hoping that it’ll become a real destination for the region, attracting visitors from across the North.”
“Better Extreme is part of GLL, a not-for-profit social enterprise and one of our key objectives is to get more people, more active, more often. This state-of-the-art trampoline park is a novel and exciting way to help us do this.”
Cllr Kim McGuinness, Newcastle City Councils’ Cabinet Member for Culture and Community, said: “It is always great to see more investment in Newcastle as the city seeks to be healthier and more active. Newcastle City Council is doing a lot to keep people moving and enjoying sports and leisure activities, and with this new trampoline park we have something a little different to offer.
“I’m sure the trampoline park will be a hit with both adults and children.”
“The Council is proud that it has been able to standby its commitment to healthy living even in an era of reduced resources, working with charities and businesses to find new ways of providing popular services, and I hope people across the city enjoy this new facility.”
Chair of the NCL Newcastle Board, Roger Tames said “By changing the use of some spaces and reconfiguring others we hope to attract new visitors to the centres, whilst also improving the experience and range of activities on offer to existing customers. This will be the third Better Extreme trampoline park to be opened by the GLL group (NCL’s parent) and feedback from the existing venues has been hugely positive, with visitors of all ages and levels of fitness enjoying the experience.”
For more information visit their website http://extreme.better.org.uk/newcastle.
Newcastle Trampoline Park and Gym, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9LG.
These Newcastle leisure centres are operated by leisure management charity NCL, a wholly owned subsidiary of GLL the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise. For more information visit www.gll.org or www.northcountryleisure.org.uk