A NEW TRAMPOLINE park was opened to thousands of people in Basingstoke last weekend.

Flip Out, located in Festival Place, opened on Saturday 13 January. The new trampoline centre features 60 trampolines of different tensions, so that users can get different levels of bounce from their trip.

There is also a free-running zone, with a padded, full-size padded Lamborghini to help pull off tricks. There are also 30ft high cyber towers, 25ft high slides, battle beams, interactive climbing walls, and a wipeout zone.

General manager of Flip Out Basingstoke, John Rickards, said: “Our opening day has been a huge success with thousands coming along to join in the fun.

“There is plenty of room for children’s parties and activities for people of all ages. There is a lift available for disabilities and hopefully in the future there can be special sessions for disabled people.

“We wanted to make it a place that when the children go back to school the next day, that they are still talking about it the next day and want to come back.

“It’s great to see so many people coming along to enjoy the venue and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors from across the region in the coming months.”

There is also England’s first interactive assault course in the form of Ninja Tag, which is a multi-level arena with several interactive challenges that record your score. In many of the activities, you can keep track of your scores and compare them to others who have done the course.

Safety is one of Flip Out’s main priorities, according to John. He said: “Safety is our number one priority. We’ve got the right amount of staff, and they are all trained to follow the guidelines. There are signs everywhere, listing the safety criteria so that it is clear to everybody.”

Another one of the features of Flip Out is that there are dedicated times for autistic people where the lights are turned up and the music is quieter. These will be on Monday evenings from 6pm-7pm.

Cllr Paul Frankum, the mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, said: “I’m thrilled to have been invited to officially open Flip Out Basingstoke.

“It’s a great new leisure destination for the town and it was wonderful to see so many people of all ages having fun.”

Steven Connolly, centre director for Festival Place Basingstoke, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Flip Out to its new home in Festival Place.

“It’s exciting to be further adding to our leisure offering, to make the centre a more varied and fun place to visit."

Flip Out is located at Festival Place, and are open from 9am-10pm on Monday-Saturday, and 9am-9pm on Sunday.