Dozens of jobs are set to land in Durham with the opening of a giant £500,000 trampoline park - which is being billed as a first for the North East.
The Infinite Air extreme trampoline park - covering 35,000 square feet at Soccarena in New Ferens Park, Broomside - is set to open later this month.
And with more than 80 giant, interconnected trampolines across six activity zones, it will be the largest centre of its kind in the UK.
The site will also offer dodgeball and basketball courts as well as the exciting new sport of free running.
Infinite Air’s owners say the centre, operated by Durham-based Coretech Sports Ltd, will serve all ages but in particular they want it to fill a gap for teenagers looking for fun physical activities in the region.
Co-owner Richard Knowles said: “The park has been created for “Big Kids” but it isn’t just for young people – it’s open to every age and physical ability.
Infinite Air offers a high-energy fun and fitness experience for people of all ages and we are thrilled to bring this unique entertainment concept to Durham.Co-owner of Infinite Air, Richard Knowles
“From open jump and dodgeball leagues to birthday parties and corporate events, there’s going to be something for everyone”.
“Infinite Air offers a high-energy fun and fitness experience for people of all ages and we are thrilled to bring this unique entertainment concept to Durham.
“We’ve seen the tremendous success of these sorts of centres across the USA and Australia and more recently in the UK and we’re proud to now create one for the people of the North East.”
The main trampoline arena will have a fast track, rebound walls and flat-padded sections along with interconnected individual trampolines for free jumping and fitness sessions.
Slam Dunk Basketball lanes will have NBA-standard backboards and hoops.
And there will also be wall running performance trampolines for more extreme air experiences and also for individual coaching to improve ability. The two enclosed dodgeball courts will be for family and friends as well as competitive leagues.
The park will also have a performance gymnastic tricking and tumbling floor for all levels to improve their abilities and learn new tricks.
And there will a purpose-built area dedicated to exciting free running.
The new centre, on course to be opened before the end of this month, will be suitable for children over 10, although younger people could use it provided they are accompanied,
The park will be open to all age groups, parties, corporate events, outing days for schools, colleges and universities and will include an Infinite Cafe and rooms for hire.
“Developing the site will allow us to create a fantastic customer experience unlike any other in the area,” added Richard.
“Whether customers are looking for special events or just to enjoy time with their friends, Infinite Air Trampoline Park, Durham will offer something for everyone.
“It’s an exciting time for us and it will be an exciting new attraction for the North East.”
For details on opening details, employment opportunities, or pre-booking parties go to www.infiniteair.co.uk or call GSA Media on 07739 300 692.