Mar 30, 2013 4:24 PM by Claire Anderson (Great Falls)
On Wednesday, Flippin Family Fun opened its doors in hopes of bringing kids something new to do in Great Falls.
Event coordinator at Flippin Family Fun, Stepanie Montgomery, said, "Right now we want to be a great place to bring the children of great falls, where its safe and they can have fun and they can do something active."
Amy Schoenen brought her children to the center and said,"They had a blast, this is something that Great Falls needs."
From basketball hoops and foam pits to dodge ball and wall trampolines, the indoor center is getting kids moving.
8-year-old Tenly Wicks said, "I did flips in the foam pit and then I ran on that bouncy thing, and we played dodge ball in the doge ball place."
10-year-old Kaiden Wicks also enjoyed running around, "I played with the balls over there, I went to the basketball hoop right there, I did flips there, I jumped a lot over there and it was really fun."
The parents also agree it is great fun and exercise when the weather starts to change, "Its exercise, so its something to get them out of the house and get them moving and i think its very affordable," says parent Amy Schoenen.
"It will give them something to do when its cold out and we can't be outside," agrees parent Lindsey Wicks-OBrien.
Big kids and little ones have all gotten in on the fun, and the new business has already seen over one hundred jumpers in the past three days.
"The mornings have been very busy, its been great to see all the kids. I don't think anyone leaves without a smile on their face," Says Montgomery.
Kaiden said, "I'm hoping to come back here. I'm hoping to comeback in the summer and probably we're gonna do it some more this month too."
$8/hour for adult (children 8 & up)
$5/hour for children 3-7 years old
Children 2 & under are free with paying adult
You can check out the center at:
5501 9th Ave South Great Falls, Montana
Or you can check out their website.