I have to warn you that after years in Beijing, many of you may struggle to handle this much fun.
If you do go to Latitude, try to ease into the fun gently. Don’t burn out in the first 10 minutes! I went with a bunch of CrossFitters (thanks to CrossFit Slash for organizing such an awesome field trip) and even they were pooped and ready to go home after just a few hours.
Latitude is an Australian trampoline center (Melbourne to be specific) that has made its way over to Beijing. Sensibly situated in Shunyi (sorry central Beijingers…), Latitude is bound to be a hit with families and o̶v̶e̶r̶g̶r̶o̶w̶n̶ ̶c̶h̶i̶l̶d̶r̶e̶n̶ adults everywhere.
As you can see from the pictures there is a lot of space and plenty of places to bounce. They have an airbag to practice flopping onto, basketball hoops to fulfill your lifelong dream of still-failing-to-dunk-like-Jordan, climbing walls, gladiator balancing beams with cushy long battle sticks (see photo above), and much much more.
Balance Beams Over Foam Pits
Hoop Dreams Achieved
Dodgeball to a New Extreme
Multi-Level Jungle Gym
Battle to the Foam Pits
Gymnasts’ Dream Trampoline Runway
It is seriously tiring. We went for 2 hours and were sweating heavily after 20 minutes.
Needless to say, those with injuries should consult a doctor before taking part. Staff are numerous and diligent. While their English is not amazing, they can sufficiently get their meaning across so your kids are in safe hands assuming they listen to people.
Stay tuned for more developments as Latitude has plans to open a proper restaurant once they have navigated all the relevant government departments. For now, there is a small cafe, but it is probably best to take food with you if you know your kids/spouse are prone to hangry bouts (we are all guilty of getting “hangry” every now and again – I would know!).
Basic advice: GO!
If the people you go with don’t enjoy it, there is something wrong with them.
Breakdown of the Trampoline Park’s Prices:
- Mon-Fri: RMB 108 per hour (RMB 98 for members)
- Sat- Sun: RMB 138 per hour (RMB 128 for members)
- Group Price: Two people or more can enjoy an RMB 15 deduction each
- Parent-kids price: From Mon-Fri one adult at full price can take one child that is up to 1.1 meters tall for free
- *NOTE: Latitude says these prices are in effect up to June 30, 2016, and could change after that
- About KristenKristen Lum has an accomplished background in PR, communications and events in China. Born and raised in California, Kristen has been based in Beijing since 2006 and is founder of the lifestyle blog called LumDimSum, covering mostly restaurant news and reviews alongside upcoming events around town that relate to Beijing’s muti-faceted, quickly-developing creative industries like art, music, film, health and fitness, fashion, nightlife, charity events, and travel tips.