I used to make fun of the whole “cross the ditch” phrase, but I get it now. Anything on the other side of the intracoastal feels like a million miles away when you live at the beach, so something has to be pretty good to make us drive over a bridge. Urban Air Adventure Park managed to lure me off the island and over to south Jacksonville by offering an all-access Platinum Pass to check out their new indoor trampoline and adventure park and it was definitely worth the trip.
Urban Air opened its new location on Southside Blvd. in July and features several trampoline areas, a foam pit, warrior course/ball pit, go karts for kids and adults, bumpers cars, little kid play area, virtual reality, climbing wall and more! There’s a ton of fun packed into every corner of their 40,000 sq. ft. location.
There are still a few things in the works, including a new fenced in toddler area where parents can relax and not worry about the little ones wandering off. And as a parent, if you cringe at the thought of a ball pit of germs, Urban Air is one the cleanest indoor play areas and they regularly clean every surface with an antimicrobial fogger.
Even without the toddler area, they have a nice big jungle gym type set-up for the younger crowd, and my son spent his time running between that and the warrior course. He had an absolute blast, and so did my friend’s two older kids, so there’s enough to keep all ages entertained. It’s like an indoor amusement park park/playground/trampoline wonderland. It’s even fun for the adults!
If you get hungry after all that adventure, you can refuel at the Urban Cafe with a full menu featuring burgers, pizza, chicken and kids meals. We tried a pepperoni pizza and it was delicious! They also have beverages and desserts, with beer and wine coming soon. I was excited to see they offered food since our jumping place at the beach just has a vending machine filled with overpriced candy.
There’s music pumping and a lot of flashing lights and changing colors throughout the place, so the atmosphere sort of reminded me of the skating rink. The lights also made taking photos quite a challenge! I inquired about a possible “less intense” time without the light show because so many kids have sensory issues these days and it could be overwhelming. It is something they plan to introduce! Time and days TBA.
There’s a myriad of pricing options from specific attraction passes to monthly memberships, and the purchase of their socks is required for $2.50. The pricing breakdown makes it easy to customize your experience and not pay for anything you aren’t going to use. The Platinum Pass is $34.99 and that one is the total all-access playfest, but you can do something as simple as a $15 trampoline pass and you still get several different areas to play, with the option to add on single go-kart rides or virtual reality games. There’s also a $9.99 Jumperoo special on Mondays from 10AM – 12PM for ages six and under. And it’s already a popular birthday spot, with 53 birthdays last weekend!
What are you waiting for? Check it out for yourself!
Open Mon – Fri