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Telford trampoline centres springing up quickly

By Mat Growcott | Attractions | Published:

The first of a towns two new trampoline centres will open later this month as work quickly progresses on both of them.

The Airea41 trampoline centre in Telford will provide energetic fun for all when it opens to the public later this month

Airea51, based at Stafford Park, is set to open its doors on September 28, although a grand opening will take place later.

Work is also continuing on the new £1 million Flip Out centre, which is being set up in an as-yet unannounced location near Telford Shopping Centre.

Dean McGuire, of Airea51, said that they were getting huge amounts of attention of social media in the run up to its opening.

"There's a lot of work going on on-site at the moment," he said. "It's coming along nicely – it's an exciting time.

"We've had a massive amount of comments and people enquiring for party bookings. We've had over 100 in a week.

"Our latest video showing the site has had more than 23,000 views in two and a half weeks.

Artist's impression of what Airea51 will look like when it's finished

"It's creating a big buzz because Telford hasn't got anything else like it in the area. It's a growing town, there's a lot of regeneration going on. It's the perfect time for something like this.

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"People are really happy because now they're having to travel to the nearest one, which is in Wolverhampton. It's a bit of a distance to travel. Telford has some soft play areas for young children, but nothing like this."

Dean said there was no expense being spared to create a good atmosphere at the trampoline centre.

"It's really colourful inside, bright green and grey. We've really focussed on the graffiti style," he said.

"There's also going to be a lot of things going on in terms of activities. We've got classes, baby ballerina, disco bounce, rock climbing and all sorts of things.

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"People are constantly posting messages to us on Facebook saying how excited they are."

Almost there – work under way in Telford

Flip Out is a national chain which is being brought to Telford by franchisee Stuart Martin, who already runs Anytime Fitness at Lawley.

It's unknown where exactly it will be located or when it will open, but the team's Twitter group have been sharing updates throughout the summer.

Over the last few days, the building's three foam pits have been filled with dozens of soft, large blocks.

The park will employ about 60 people, 30 of whom will be full-time, and Mr Martin said he hoped the site would be open by Christmas.

"I think a trampoline park will be great for Telford," he said.

"There's not too much for the youth of Telford to do, and something like this will really benefit them."

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist - @MGrowcott_Star

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