A NEW trampoline centre is set to provide fitness as well as fun when it opens in Rochford this weekend.

Bounce Village, in Purdeys Way, has its official opening day this Saturday and is welcoming everyone to come along and have a bounce.

The venture is the realisation of four friends’ dreams as they had long wished to bring all their individual talents together.

They wanted something that was fun, vibrant, involved all types of people, children and adults alike, and something that actually helped people, regardless of age and ability.

The centre is charging £10 per hourly session and is open from early morning to late evening.

Avril Nuttman, a director at Bounce Village, is really excited about the launch on Saturday and has great hopes for the future of the centre.

She said: “We hope as many people turn up as possible. It is a really exciting time for us.

“The main thing is going to be in the New Year, we will be having different sessions with people younger and older and sessions for people with special needs and disabilities.

“We will be doing fitness classes and sessions for three and four year olds. We are looking forward to doing this in the New Year. It’s great and exciting.”

Matthew Softly, district councillor for the Rochford ward, said the trampoline centre will be a great addition to the town, especially for young people.

He said: “I think certainly the more activities and opportunities for the younger residents and families is always a bonus.

“I think it will be an extra activity for the younger people to take part in.

“Hopefully it will encourage other facilities like that to look at Rochford. With leisure facilities for Rochford there are one or two local schools that have things and further out like Clements Hall, but more of those things are good.”

“Being affordable is the key.”

For more information visit www.bouncevillage.co.uk 

A HUGE trampolining park is also opening in Rayleigh early next year.

Base Jump in Brook Road, Rayleigh, will be the largest trampolining park in the south east and opens in February.

Boasting more than 35,000 square feet of fun, there will be space for 175 people and will play host to the UK’s first trampoline half pipe.

Jumpers will get the chance to try out the unique half pipe, the ‘Ninja Warrior’ course, throw themselves off two metre base jump platforms into an air bag or foam pit, or try out the main jump zone with more than 75 interlinked trampolines.

The park will be suitable for everyone from five upwards and will put on supervised teen and young adult party nights with a resident DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.

In addition to the parties will be trampoline exercise classes, including boxercise featuring retractable punch bags.

For more information visit www.basejump.co.uk