Our good friend, Carolyn Ley, from Chalfont St Giles put Rush Holiday Camp (suitable for 5 to 15 year olds) to the test and here’s what she thought.
Rush Trampoline Park in High Wycombe is running its first holiday camps this summer for 5-11 year olds and coaching camps for 11-15 year olds. My 8 and 5 year old boys put it to the test twice last week, with a big thumbs up.
We signed up about a week ahead, but it looked like there were some walks-ins on the morning. It’s always helpful to have that last minute option, but I suspect word will spread so I’d definitely book in advance or at least call ahead. I think it’s good value at £30 for a 9.00am-4.30pm camp. You can also pay extra to tack on an earlier drop off or later pick up.
There was a movie playing in the party room base camp as I signed the kids in. Holiday camp kids are loaned a different colour Rush t shirt each day, so they are easy to spot around the park. Then onto some serious bouncing…
The main camp leader and several assistants put the kids into small groups and organised various activities like dodgeball and mini Olympics out in the park and pizza making back in their party room. The kids also had chunks of free time around the park. Whilst there was a good ratio of adults to kids on hand, the kids also need to be relatively independent about coming and going to and from their room with the tannoy announcements.
My 8 year old loved the free time, as well as The Wipeout challenge and the fighting beam. No surprise there. He was chuffed to win a free pass in one of the competitions too.
Definitely send your kid/s with a decent packlunch and plenty of snacks. I even threw the rule book out and followed suit when the Rush team mentioned that other parents left their kids with a quid for the vending machine. I reckon I’d deserve a Twix after hours of bouncing! Long live the summer holidays.
For more information, see the Rush website or call 01494 412731. Multi Activity camp and Coaching Workshop run 25th – 26th August 2016.