Events | 07-08-15 Cyclocross National Championships
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Essendon Fields is rapidly establishing itself as a truly unique sports and active lifestyle destination.
It doesn’t matter if you’re under 5 years of age or an adrenalin junky, if you’re up for some fun in a safe environment, come and check out the action at Essendon Fields
At Essendon Fields, we are Serious About Fun!
Leading the way is Bounce, which has taken the Australian world of trampolines from a humble backyard activity into a new form of family entertainment.
BOUNCE is located in Hangar 4 on Wirraway Road at Essendon Fields; a heritage-listed building that boasts an impressive saw-tooth roof and steel frames. This unique architecture gives an urban industrial feel to what was once the old Australian National Airways (ANA) headquarters. Heightening the experience, as much as the jumping, are the awesome views across the tarmac and airfield.
BOUNCE Essendon Fields not only includes dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, harness jumping and giant air bags, but it also features the only Supertramp in Victoria. Promising to get the blood pumping, this 5-meter by 5-meter monster is Australia’s largest trampoline. The massive surface area provides extra height and bounce, creating more airtime and the feeling of slow motion.
The Bounce hangar has giant doors 10 meters tall that open up so you can watch planes taking off while you get airborne. It’s an awesome space for people to just jump around and have fun!
Set to join Bounce at Essendon Fields in the adrenalin arena is iFLY who will bring Melbourne the first ever indoor skydiving centre.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving will open its doors at Essendon Fields in the first quarter of 2016.
At iFLY, anyone age three to 103 can feel the rush of freefall skydiving without the risk of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Following a brief training session, flyers are outfitted in a jumpsuit, helmet and goggles before entering the wind tunnel with their certified instructor. First-time flyers float on the column of air and learn basic flying skills like moving forward and back and turning. With additional training, flyers can progress to group flying and advanced aerial gymnastic manoeuvres to further enjoy the sport of indoor skydiving.
iFLY will bring another unique offering: an education program designed to make learning science and physics fun and exciting for young students. The iFLY STEM program offers students a fully interactive and unforgettable physics lesson including a demonstration in the wind tunnel while they explore scientific concepts such as terminal velocity, centre of mass, drag and turbulent flow.
Essendon Fields is also home to Niddrie Gymnastics; a community not for profit club who offers gymnastics classes for girls and boys aged 5-14 years that are run by highly experienced accredited coaching staff.