Launch Pad – Hull’s New Trampolining & Gymnastics Centre
Last year a new Gymnastics and Trampolining centre opened in West Hull – Launch Pad. I popped in to meet them and have a look around….
Owner Julie told me that her and her staff have been running classes for years in other venues but last year made the move to their premises and opened as Launch Pad. I myself had taken my daughter to Tumble Time which is something they ran previously for pre-schoolers, so it was lovely to see them again and in their own new place!
My first impression was how enormous it was!! It had very high ceilings (needed for the trampolining) and was a huge unit with lots of space. The equipment looked really good and had everything you’d need for a gymnastics class, including some fun stuff. There was also a small kitchen area to get hot drinks and a ‘tuck shop’ plus changing rooms/toilets.
They are based on Hawthorn Avenue in West Hull (immediately after the trainline on the left coming from Anlaby Road side) and have classes in both gymnastics and trampolining for children aged 18 months and upwards. Sessions run daily from Wednesdays to Sundays with extra days coming soon.
Weekly Classes include:
Launch Pad Tots – ages 18 months to 4 years.
Recreations classes – ages 4+
DMT (Double Mini Trampoline) – ages 4+
Bounceability – accessible friendly sessions for ages 4+
Classes for Groups: They have a disability specific class on a Saturday. Launch Pad also run special sessions for clubs, pre-schools and schools to come in and use the facilities. Whilst I was looking around a local Primary school came in to have a PE lesson in there, it looked great fun.
Birthday Parties: You can even hold your birthday party there! You can bring in your own food and use their kitchen then have a session on the equipment with a coach.
School Holiday Clubs: February 2020 half term school holiday camp is on 18th February, 10.00am – 3.30pm. Trampolining, gymnastics, and DMT (Double Mini Trampoline). £20 for the full day, £12 for the half day. For children aged 5 years and above.
Launch Pad is a registered charity and run as an organisation to help keep costs down so as many local children can access the classes as possible.