Jump In invests £1m and creates 65 jobs

Jump In invests £1m and creates 65 jobs

Trampoline park operator Jump In has invested £1m in a new high-spec arena on the outskirts of Edinburgh, creating 65 new full and part time jobs.

Located in Newhailes Industrial Estate in Musselburgh, the new site which is scheduled to open at the end of December, follows on from the summer launch of its first Scottish site in Aberdeen, taking the number of parks in the UK from one to nine in the last two years.

The company was founded by including Vernon and Linsey West who first experienced trampolining while on holiday in the States in 2015.

Vernon then found that jumping helps to improve core strength and cardiovascular fitness as well as cognitive development in children, which led him to bring in CEO Gavin Lucas to establish the business and embark on a rapid expansion plan.

The arena in Musselburgh boasts over 100 interconnected trampolines, battle beam, tumble track, dodgeball court, giant air bag, foam pit, drop slides and an interactive wall game and a café.

It will also run parent and toddler sessions, fitness classes, disco nights, student events and sensory sessions for families with ASN children, which can help them to acquire new motor skills, improve coordination and increase stamina.

Gavin Lucas said: “We are in the process of a rapid expansion programme across the UK and absolutely delighted to be able to open our second site in Scotland at the end of the month, just outside the city centre and create so many new jobs.

“Our trampoline parks have completely transformed the way children play, socialise and keep fit all year round, which is why we planning to open even more sites in the New Year and give more children, and adults, the opportunity to enjoy the fun of bouncing, skyrocketing, slam dunking and rolling in a safe and secure environment.”