Carterton have a brand new trampolining and soft play centre, we have been trying it out… Having lived locally to Carterton since 2012, I know just how much new facilities are needed around these parts.
Carterton have a brand new trampolining and soft play centre, we have been trying it out…
Having lived locally to Carterton since 2012, I know just how much new facilities are needed around these parts. Soft Play Centres are sparse, with ‘Lets Go Bonkers’ aka ‘Darcy Bear’ closing down in Carterton just recently, so there really isn’t many other places to visit without driving a distance. Alternatively those using public transport, Carterton has good links with bus services.
So Better, the Leisure Centre based in Carterton have extended their existing site and opened a brand new shiny Trampolining Centre and Soft Play Area. Better:Extreme is new and exciting, and my kids have loved their visits. We have been 4 times over the past few months and they have had fun every single time.
The Trampolining park is a really good price, I paid £8 per child (it’s £10 for adults if you choose to jump too, but you can attend as a non paying adult to supervise too) Every visit before you jump you do have to watch the introduction video, but this takes no more than 10 minutes and is carried out before you jump, so try to arrive 15 minutes early for your slot. You will need to buy the special Better:Extreme socks when you first go, these are available online when booking for £2.20, but you can bring these back every time and reuse them. This entry fee gives them an hour slot to all the facilities including an air bag dive tower, foam pit battlebeam, as well as the main jump area.
There is even some ‘high 9’ interactive games to do too. My kids love the foam pit and even going up to the air bag dive tower, there is 2 different heights to choose to jump off. There is plenty of staff on hand to help give advice and make sure everyone is safe, they are very friendly and always happy to help. It’s clean, tidy, friendly. The whole centre is cash free, so make sure you book online ahead, it’s an easy system to work and it even shows you how many other tickets have been sold in that hour slot, so you can pick a quiet one if you wish. A handy tip is to go first thing in the morning, or later in the afternoon if you want it a bit quieter.
The soft play area is in the same building, and you can add a soft play hour session onto your trampolining session for just £2 when you book online. If you want to book a standalone soft play session, again you do this all online and it’s currently £2 for under 1 years old and £6 for a child over age 1.
There is tables and chairs in front of both areas, but my only grumble is that a few times we have been and these haven’t been enough for the numbers visiting, so bag one as soon as you see one. Hopefully the centre will introduce more seating soon as this issue has been fed back to them directly.
There is also a Cafe, it serves a range of food and drinks, and even have a loyalty system for coffee purchases. They serve hot and cold food, even low sugar slush for the children but again this is all cashless, so do make sure you take a card with you for any purchases.
Overall, I think the centre is a great asset to the area. It’s clean, fun and easily accessible. There is a brand new car park around the side of the centre too. You can book online at: better.org.uk
I was invited to the launch party of the centre, all subsequent visits have been paid for in full by myself. All thoughts are my own.