Review: Sky Zone

Let me tell you about the tremendous amount of trouble I got
into the other day.  I have been avoiding
actually going to the new trampoline parks because my brother (Physical
Therapist) told me not to.  Granted, his
growing list of things my kids shouldn’t be allowed to do because he had a
patient who was injured doing them is getting really long.  Stairs, for example, or soccer, are also on
the list.  Car doors, running, jumping,
hammering, ice skating, all verboten.  Also walking on or off sidewalks. 
However, he’s also 6’7 so I generally try to listen to
him.  Last time I had brain surgery he
got to do my rehab work, so I like to stay on his good side. 
So when we were in Colorado a few months ago, I said my kids
couldn’t go to the trampoline park with their other uncle.  Months of them asking later I finally
relented and said I would take them to Sky Zone
My husband fed me a line of mess that I cannot even begin to
describe to you here about what a hypocrite I am and how unfair I was being to
his family….you guys, I can’t even. 
This really has nothing to do with the time we had, I just
want you to know that I suffer so that you guys can have reviews. 
Now, on to the part you actually care about.
So we finally went to check out Sky Zone in Manassas.  It’s located in the old Kmart on Sudley
Road.  The outside isn’t really all that

But once you get inside it’s really neat! The space is large
and open, with tons of room to play. 
There’s a foam pit, basketball dunking, dodgeball, plain old bouncing,
and a lot of fun.  My friend and I got
our waivers filled out and our kids checked in:
and hooked them up with their special socks-

And then we parked our happy selves upstairs in the viewing
area- which is actually really smart! It’s above the snack bar and party rooms,
and it gives you a really good vantage point to see all over the different jump
areas, which is really nice if you’ve got 3 children who all went different
You pay by the ½ hour, and we opted to go for the 1 hour
option, which is $16/child.  Sky Socks
are required, but you can reuse them, and are $2.  My kids were definitely hot and sweaty by the
end of the hour, but they probably would have easily stayed at least another 30
minutes.  The stickers on your children indicate when you can start jumping and when it’s time to go.

Riley (my 12 year old) said this was the coolest thing I’ve
ever taken him to, and is currently plotting a way to get his Boy Scout patrol
there for their next meeting.

 These older kids are playing dodgeball.  They also had another dodgeball court that was set aside for smaller kids to play in.  Dodgeball isn’t a guarantee on slower days, but the day we went there were a million kids and it was really fun!

 The foam pit.  Kids bounce off the trampoline into the foam blocks.  Some kids just go traditional, others do backflips that will blow your mind.

Sky Slam is the only chance someone with my skills will ever have at slam dunking the ball.  But only on the short one. 
In addition to regular jumping (helpful hint- book your
times ahead of arriving so that you don’t risk a sell out), Sky Zone also
offers facility rentals, group events, just dodgeball, and special pricing for
Toddler hours, homeschoolers, first responders, and they even have a special
time for ages 16 and up to come in without having to worry about trampling
little people!
And, of course, birthday parties!

Check out Sky Zone on Facebook, Twitter, and their website
for more information and current hours and specials!
Disclaimer: PwcMoms was provided with free admission to complete this review, but all opinions are our own. Like any physical activity, there are some risks involved, and you must sign a waiver and participate at your own risk.  Please make smart decisions about what is best for your family, PwcMoms is not liable for your experience at any venue we review.