Could Blackpool be the home of the UK’s biggest trampoline centre?

Trampolines similar to the planned Ascent Trampoline Centre COrnford Road Blackpool
Trampolines similar to the planned Ascent Trampoline Centre COrnford Road Blackpool
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A couple are poised to spring into action and make Blackpool the home of the biggest trampoline centre in the country.

Sarah and Allan Bowness have submitted plans to the council to convert a huge warehouse off Cornford Road into an indoor trampoline venue.

The centres are the latest thing from America and at 38,000 sq ft it would be the biggest of its kind in the UK.

The £700,000 project would feature more than 50 individual trampolines, a tumble track , foam pits and even trampolines on the walls.

Sarah said if the council gives them permission for a change of use, the Ascent Trampoline Park would create at least 40 jobs for the Marton area.

She said: “My husband and I are very excited about this proposed development and if planners give the go ahead this will bring to Blackpool a first class leisure development.

“Currently there are only a handful of these Trampoline Parks in the UK.

“This Leisure development offers many facilities covering free style trampolining, dodge ball, foam and air pits a freestyle zone and a flip zone.

“There will also be many lifestyle benefits as trampolining is considered one of the healthiest types of exercise, and its fun as well.

“We are hoping to offer fitness classes for all ages and want to link up with gymnastics clubs and schools.

“It would be for all ages from three years old upwards and it would be an all year round attraction which would not clash with any other of the attractions in Blackpool.

“We think it will give a huge boost to the local economy and we will be looking to recruit locally, everything from chefs for the cafe, managers, instructors and jobs for young people too.

“We have just put the application in with Blackpool Council and are really hoping they look favourably on it and that we can work with them on this.

“We are not some big rich company, we are just an ordinary family from Lancashire with what we think is a great idea for Blackpool.

“We have got financial backing from the bank and investors and done our research.

“It is such a fun attraction, our own children love it.

“The idea has come from the US and it is a little bit like the soft play areas which grew up all over the place about ten years ago.”

The centre would see trampolines with no springs on show and padding in between each of the beds for safety reasons.

The building was a former electrical wholesale warehouse but has been out of use for several years.

If all goes to plan the centre would be open to the public in early spring.