Final countdown as Flip Out takes shape

One of the biggest trampolining arenas in Kent is on course to open in Ashford this spring, and details will soon be announced of a recruitment drive to fill up to 60 vacancies at the Flip Out centre.

Around £1.5 million is being invested by Ashford entrepreneurs Lisa and Steve Wootton to bring the world’s fastest growing trampoline franchise to the town.

Contractors are transforming a 28,000 sq ft former packaging factory on the Henwood Industrial Estate to provide an innovative family entertainment centre for all ages.

Leading the search for new staff is newly-appointed general manager Jason King, who has joined Flip Out after 20 years spent in the hospitality sector.

He will be looking to fill a number of roles, including reception and café staff, and safety crew.

Jason said: “Flip Out is the market leader in the UK and I’m thrilled to be part of a business which is sweeping the country. We’ve already had people contact us about job vacancies, and details of a recruitment Open Day will soon be announced on our Facebook page.”

An Ashford resident himself, Jason added:

“My experience in the hospitality industry proves that customer service is the key to success. Meeting and surpassing customer expectation is what I strive for and expect from the teams that I lead.

“I’m so excited by the Flip Out park itself – the design concept and what will be on offer is simply superb so as we build towards our opening I’d urge everyone to keep an eye out for more details of our launch. Flip Out Ashford will be something quite spectacular!”

Steve Wootton said:

“We will be looking for creative, energetic and ambitious people to join our team in Ashford. Our vision is to give visitors a fantastic experience that will get them coming back for more and our talented and dedicated staff will be key to making that happen.

“Flip Out is the fastest-growing trampoline park operator in the world and we want staff to come and join us in launching the Flip Out revolution in Ashford!”

As well as featuring dozens of connected trampolines that will allow you to spring, trick or flip off the walls, Flip Out Ashford will offer stunt boxes, wall runners, slam dunks, dodgeball, a Ninja warriors course and plenty of other surprises.

Flip Fit is a programme of regular fitness classes – for ages 15 and over – which provide an enjoyable way to boost energy, tone and strengthen, and burn up to 1,000 calories per session.

Increase your flexibility and balance with a blend of exercises from trampolining, parkour and gymnastics, all led by a trained instructor.

There will be four rooms for private celebrations, with special party packages available for both children and adults.

The venue is also certain to be popular for corporate functions.

A spacious café on the second floor is set to become a popular meeting place for both customers and businesses on the busy Henwood estate and beyond. Free parking will be provided for more than 100 vehicles.

Lisa Wootton said:

“Trampolining is taking a growing share of the family entertainment sector across the UK. It’s not difficult to see why it’s so popular – it’s fun, healthy entertainment not just for kids but for the whole family. It’s also perfect for couples, groups, and companies looking for a team-building experience with a difference.

“Since we announced our intention to develop a Flip Out arena in Ashford we have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the news. We’ve been inundated with requests on how to book and there’s a real sense of growing anticipation,” added Lisa.

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Flip Out originated in Australia in 2012 and there are now ten arenas across the UK, with eight more parks due to open this year. For more information visit