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Flip Out trampoline arena opening in Oldbury

A £1 million trampoline arena will open its doors in Oldbury for the first time this weekend.


These images provide the first glimpse of the Flip Out activity arena which is set to welcome its first customers on Saturday.

The facility has been created inside a disused warehouse on Churchbridge and has created more than 50 jobs.

A 30-metre tumble track, pinball trampolines, gladiator beams, foam pits and high-low flip boxes all feature at the attraction.

How the centre looks

General manager Mick Hickey said: "Flip Out offers something for everyone with an adults' trampoline arena, a separate area for the under-5s to bounce in, plus basketball slam dunk and penalty shoot-out areas for the older kids to enjoy.

"The high-low flip box area includes a police van, there's a special DJ area and even a double-decker bus which is our VIP Party Room."

Customers will be able to take advantage of a series of special offers during the launch weekend, with entry half price.

Flip Out will be open between noon and 6pm on Saturday and 9am and 7pm on Sunday.

The firm was given the go-ahead to move to Oldbury after planners at Sandwell Council gave the scheme the go-ahead in April.

It was seen as an ideal location as it is close to the M5 motorway and within easy reach of Birmingham.

The growing firm recently opened a centre in Stone, Staffordshire, and has centres in Stoke and Bristol. Others are also planned for London and Manchester.

There has been a rise in popularity of the centres, with a new trampoline activity centre in Wednesfield having proved a hit after opening last year.

Air Space opened at Bentley Bridge retail park and features a similar layout of linked trampolines.

The freestyle leisure business is owned by Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew, the duo behind award-winning forest adventure firm Go Ape.

The centre also includes a café bar with kids' menu and free wifi, plus further party rooms for people of all ages.

The Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Julie Webb will then officially open the centre at 9am on Monday, August 22.

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