I have been wanting to visit trampoline parks for the longest time ever. But the trampolines parks in Singapore before had been kind of far and inaccessible for me. So I was super THRILLED when Katapult Trampoline Park opened at Orto Yishun.
Those staying in the North would agree with me that we are so in need for some family-friendly leisure facilities here!
Getting to Katapult Trampoline Park
ORTO was about 10 minutes walk from Khatib MRT (maybe less if you are not with kids). I thought it was pretty annoying that the entrance to ORTO was at the far end, furthest from the MRT / bus stop.
Once you enter the gate, follow the road past the prawning area. We have been to ORTO quite a few times already, so we did not bother checking the direction signs and dashed up the slope towards the longkang fishing area. Because we knew Katapult Trampoline Park was located right next to the longkang fishing.
BUT BUT BUT… What we did NOT know, was that the entrance was facing the other side. We came face-to-face with the emergency exits.
There were arrows pointing us towards the correct direction, making a big round around the building.
Moral of the story? After you pass through the gate, follow the road all the way until you pass Katapult Trampoline Park before turning right. DON’T go up that slope, unless you want to go longkang fishing instead.
We found the staircase to go up to Level 2 where the sign-in counter was.
We were told to purchase their grip socks. I asked them if we could use our own non-slip socks. The kids had dozens of non-slip socks from their indoor playground visits. But they said it was better to use their socks. Anyway their socks were quite cheap (like $2 cheap) and pretty good quality, I didn’t mind buying them! I have paid much more for worse at indoor playgrounds.
We were told to watch a safety video before entering.
There were lockers to place our valuables. The cost for the lockers was:
- Small Locker: $1 (2 hours) / $2 (4 hours) / $8 (whole day)
- Medium Locker: $2 (2 hours) / $4 (4 hours) / $10 (whole day)
If you want to enter the trampoline park in style, leave your shoes upstairs and jump right in! Literally.
I asked MF to jump down, but he didn’t dare to. What’s up with that? When we went to Angry Birds Park last year, he had no qualms about leaping off.
Instead, it was MY was wanted to jump down. But he was stopped. There was a minimum height requirement of 110cm for the free fall. So I guess there is some truth in the Chinese saying 初生之犊不怕虎 (a new born calf fears no tiger).
We took the staircase downstairs. There was shoe rack downstairs if you are walking down.
Once we entered, the boys dashed to the main court.
They jumped, and jumped, and jumped!
They discovered that it was not all about jumping. They could slide too!
And bounce off the walls on the sides.
Things became double the fun when the marshals came over to play with them.
Next, they explored the Slam Dunk section. With a super high hoop and trampolines, you can guess what you are supposed to do here. The kids had no idea and simply tried (without success of course) to throw the balls in to the hoops. And whining, “So high. Cannot reach. Not fun.” Until the friendly marshal came to save the day!
Next to the main court was the bag jump area. I think by right, you are supposed to run down the super bouncy trampoline and jump into the bag jump area. But the kids kind of did the two things separately.
First, they bounced around the trampoline.
Then, they jumped into the bag jump from the solid ground on the other side. Notice MF was jumping onto the ‘EXIT’ side? Kid got it all wrong.
But whatever made them happy. They had the whole place to themselves. They could do whatever they wanted. I guess if it’s crowded, they would have to stick to the rules.
After warming up with the bag jump, MF decided that he wanted to try the free fall.
He was still a bit apprehensive. So the awesome marshal sat him down at the edge, talked to him and slowly lifted him down.
After the initial fear was overcome, he went free falling over and over and over. He could even go ‘CHEESE’ for the camera before jumping off.
He even wanted to go to the HIGHER free fall! But that one had a minimum height requirement of 140 cm. Bummer.
Next to the bag jump was the slack line section. MF decided to have a go. It was a wobbly start.
Somehow he managed to balance for a while (just long enough for me to snap one semi-crappy photo). Then he took like, one step, and fell off.
He wanted to give up. But once again, friendly marshals to the rescue!
Even the little one joined in!
The little one fell down quite a few times. But he was in good hands. He was laughing away each time he fell. Until I began to suspect he was falling on purpose.
The kids came to the wall run section. Only to discover that they did not meet the minimum height requirement. Double bummer.
Last but not least, dodge ball section. Trampolines + Balls? The boys went absolutely CRAZY there!
Once again, they discovered that they could slide. This is what happens when you got the whole place to yourself. No rules.
And the friendly marshals were just awesome. I got nothing more to say. Just awesome.
There were no toilets at Katapult Trampoline Park. The nearest toilet was next to the longkang fishing. (So it was a blessing in disguise that we went to wrong way towards the longkang fishing on the way there. Because I made MF go to the toilet then. It would have been a real hassle to come out of the trampoline park to use the toilet.)
If you need diaper-changing facility, walk to the complex where Long Jiang Chinos / Mookata is. There was a diaper-changing table inside the handicap toilet there.
The boys had a SUPERB time at Katapult Trampoline Park! They didn’t want to leave (but I made them leave because I was starving). I didn’t play this time because I wanted to take photos for the blog. But next time, I am definitely joining in!
The staff were instrumental in making the visit so enjoyable. I have nothing but praises for all the marshals there. However, it is important to note that we were there on a weekday afternoon and hence there was no crowd. If it was crowded, I doubt the boys would have gotten so much attention from the marshals.
I highly recommend Katapult Trampoline Park. It is new. It is fun. Service is great. What more do you want? Here are some of my favourite moments, just to relive the good time.
Till next time, I’m sure the boys will be nagging me to bring them back!
Katapult Trampoline Park Pricing
For adults, 1 hour jump starts from $15 (non-peak) – $19 (peak).
Student rate is $11 for 1 hour on weekdays 12-5pm.
KidsJump is $10 for 1 hour on Tue – Fri 9am – 12pm.
For adult companion (i.e. you are just there to accompany your kid but not jumping), admission fee is $3.
Multi-Passes and 2 hour jumps are also available. You can find Katapult Trampoline Park’s full price list on their official website.
Note that minimum age requirement is 3 years old. (But MY, who was a few months shy of 3, could jump. Maybe he looked old.. haha!)
There is a 10% discount off entry (and even socks!) during the month of July 2015!
Youth Day Special
On 27/7/2015, they are extending opening hours to 9am – 9pm. (Usual opening hours on Mondays are 12pm-9pm.) On top of the 10% opening special discount, you will receive FREE SOCKS that day!
Katapult Trampoline Park Visitor Information
Address: ORTO #01-11, 81 Lorong Chencharu Singapore 769198
Tel: + 65 6754 5188
Mon 12pm – 9pm
Tue-Sun 9am – 9pm
School Holidays & Public Holidays 9am – 9pm
Want to know what else there is at ORTO?
Hop over to my post on ORTO Yishun Family Fun, where we fished and dined!