Shrill giggles and the pitter-patter of tiny, sock-swathed feet echo off the walls of Pump It Up, where lilliputian guests pinball through a metropolis of inflatable slides and bouncy enclosures. Children can bounce and slide in a clean and climate-controlled venue while parents can take advantage of parent areas.
Following its recent expansion, Rebounderz boasts more than 21,000 square feet of bouncing throughout three trampoline surfaces. Both kids and adults leap, jump, and flip through the space, just bouncing around or playing high-velocity games of trampoline dodgeball. At the foam pit, guests test their aerobatic skills and before landing softly into cloud-like masses of foam. The facility also has a four-lane basketball slam dunk runner. These feats create a serious cardio workout, and guests in need of a break can breathe heavily toward the arcade where they can play games to win prizes or relax in the cafe with a smoothie or slice of pizza. For special occasions such as birthdays, parents can book one of four party rooms, including the basketball room replete with a basketball court, jump time, pizza, and a party assistant.
Jumping Jungle features eight brightly colored inflatables, but green is the most prominent color. That's because the 10,000-square-foot family-owned facility prides itself on being ecofriendly and uses earth-friendly products to clean all of its equipment daily. That equipment includes an 18-foot slide, private indoor bounce rooms, bounce houses, and obstacle courses, available for open-jump sessions and birthday parties. In addition to inflatable fun, Jumping Jungle offers arcade games, as well as a viewing area for parents, which includes free WiFi.
Ten Pin Lanes helps bowlers keep their pin-killing skills sharp with 24 family-friendly lanes. As players heave their hefty orbs down the smooth, synthetic lanes to keep pinsetters busy, automated scoreboards keep track of every pin that falls in the line of duty. In-lane bumpers bolster novices’ confidence, and black-light bowling sheds an alternative light on traditional, strobe-lit ball slinging. While not scaring pins into bowing subservience, bowlers can meander over to the alley’s bar for arm-loosening libations.
Twenty-eight armed soldiers swarm between two stories, ducking and weaving to avoid the sharp eyes of their opponents. Or so the story often unfolds during laser-tag sessions in FunTime America?s state-of-the-art laser-tag arena. Though it may be the most adrenaline-pumping portion of the family-friendly play place, it's but an introduction to the variety of attractions that unfolds before visitors. Guests helm bumper cars, take flight in helicopters, or race to scale the 20-foot climbing wall, whose foothold arrangements offer four difficulty levels from easy to easy for people with wings. Once playtime comes to a simmer, the video-game arcade really shines with its air-hockey tables and sit-down games that take imaginations on the road to their pixilated lands. After kids have tired themselves out, they can refuel at the USA Cafe with pizza, pretzels, and other fare to boost energy before another go around the center beckons.
The head instructor at Hill Crest Farm, Lisa, has been in the equine industry since she was just 7 years old. The passion that was passed down from her father?himself an avid horseman?never wavered, and in 2003 she realized her lifelong dream of opening her own stable. During lessons and camps, she passes on the knowledge she's gained during her three decades in the sport, including the riding disciplines of hunter/jumper, equitation, dressage, and western. She not only imparts proper technique, but she also teaches love for the horse, horsemanship skills, and confidence?values that are equally important whether students are young or old, longtime riders or just starting out.