Situated in the outskirts of Durham city centre, Infinite Air is a large activity centre set within an industrial estate. The building is large and unmissable as it stretches along the A690 and can be seen from as far as Newton Hall in Framwellgate Moor. This activity centre in Durham is a highly energized atmosphere and a hive of fun, laughs and animated activity. It’s perfect for kids, for families and for parties too!
Looking for somewhere to let your little ones blow off some steam? Or for somewhere where you can throw a thirteen-year-old birthday party to remember? Infinite Air can satisfy all requirements, from play time to exercise to food and fun challenges. Now, we will expand further on what makes this activity centre in Durham highly recommended and accessibly friendly.
Why should you visit this activities centre in Durham?
This activity centre is located in Belmont Industrial Estate just outside of Durham city centre. It is just a seven-minute drive to the city centre of Durham. The activity centre is also a four-minute drive from the nearby housing estate in Belmont. There are loads of shops round the corner from Infinite Air including a major Tesco supermarket, and the retail complex of Dragon Lane.
There are also places to eat within a two-minute driving distance including McDonalds and KFC in the Dragon Lane complex, along with Starbucks and the Beefeater Broomside Park which is walking distance from the activity centre. Finally, there is a Premiere Inn three-star hotel located next to the Beefeater restaurant making it an ideal location for people staying the night in this area in Durham.
The centre is a hive of fun indoor activities which are all great for burning off energy and having a good laugh. Most of the activities are suitable for all children and teenagers and even young adults.
You can book different sessions including family jump, open jump, combo jump, and infant soft play. So, there is a wide range of public sessions for people of all ages including families with little toddlers and adults to have fun playing on the trampolines/soft play.
In the family jump sessions, children from 1-5 years old (accompanied by an adult) along with older siblings can enjoy an hour of trampolining during school holidays. Other bookable sessions include the off-peak open jump suitable for kids aged 6 and above but only during term time Wednesdays till Fridays. The combo jump session involves an hour of fun on both trampolines and inflatables during weekends and school holidays.
The trampolines are all supervised by instructors and there are plenty of trampolines around the centre of different sizes including the larger trampolines perfect for showing off your moves! The attractions include the tumbling tracks, basketball, giant airbag, mini airbag and the battle/balance beams.
Literally jump off an elevated tower onto a giant airbag, or challenge your friends/siblings to the battle beam over a soft ball pit. Throw some hoops on the trampoline basketball courts and tumble about hilariously on the sloped trampoline tumble track!
All visitors will get a full briefing on arrival to their session around health and safety.
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Inflatable activities include the inflatable Helter-skelter slide, assault course, the unclimbable ladder and the Human Demo Zone. There is also the Peppa Pig Inflatable and the giant indoor soft play area.
All the inflatable activities are suitable for children aged 6 and above.
The soft play area is quite big and has plenty of equipment suitable for children and infants. People can book sessions including the Infinity Tots soft play suitable for infants as young as 6 months. Other bookable sessions include the Infinity Tots full access for up to 2 hours which includes the soft play and all other activities.
There is also a large indoor play area which includes ball pits, slides, climbing frames and other apparatus suitable for children aged 5 and above.
This activity centre in Durham also has an outdoor football pitch which is equipped with AstroTurf and covers a standard size pitch. People can choose to book either an eighth or a quarter of the pitch space to play football. Check out more about Soccerina bookings by clicking here!
The pitch is located in the same location as the activity centre just outside the main building on the industrial estate in Durham, Gilesgate.
There is plenty of options for things to eat at this activity centre. You will certainly feel hungry after a full hour of trampolining!
Food vendors include Lickety Split selling the best ice creams you can imagine! Rollover selling delicious hot dogs, and their own Infinite Café Bar that sells toasties, chips, jacket potatoes and snacks including crisps and chocolate. The café also serves drinks including hot drinks so teas and coffees, and cold drinks including fizzy pop, slush, and fresh water. They even sell bottles of alcoholic drinks including beers and lager.
There is plenty of tables and chairs that can be moved about easily in the food court.
People can book party sessions online. These will include full access to the facilities for a large group of people as well as soft play only sessions for children aged 5 and under. To find out more about booking events, click here.
The Infinity Air activity centre in Durham is very accessible-friendly for several reasons which we will now expand on.
The main entrance is a sloped access with wide double doors making it easy for wheelchair users and pushchairs to walk in/out. There are also some activities that are friendly for wheelchair users requiring only upper body movements such as the basketball (the basketball courts have trampoline floors, but wheelchair users can throw the ball at the hoop from the end of the trampoline). All the food court is on one level with plenty of space around the tables and seating. Some of the chairs can be moved around to help clear gangways too. All the trampoline parks have walkways in between the trampolines just wide enough. There is a sloped walkway joining the food court and seating area to the activities area.
The toilet facilities are located at the front of the centre near to the food court. They include disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.
The food court includes different food vendors of wide varieties including street food, snacks, ice cream and coffee/tea. There are also food options that are vegan-friendly and gluten-free. Allergen information is also included on their menus.
There are activities suitable for children and young toddlers and infants. The Infinite Tots play area is suitable for children aged 5 plus and there are parts of the play area that are suitable for babies too. All of the play area is indoors and easily accessible for wheelchairs and pushchair users with plenty of seating areas for adults to supervise the children.
The other activities suitable for younger children are the trampolines and inflatables. Young adults can also take part in activities like the trampolines.
The activity centre is very large and spacious and all indoors. There is music playing throughout the building. It can get busy during weekends and school holidays. There is also plenty of staff and instructors around supervising the activities.
The car park is right outside the main entrance with plenty of spaces available. If the car park gets full, cars can also park on the side of the road leading to the activity centre. Belmont car park is also just at the top of the driveway, click here to find out more information on parking restrictions.
The nearest bus stop is a three-minute walk just opposite Belmont car park. A bus can be caught here to get to Durham city centre via Gilesgate and Belmont. The train station at Durham is 15 minutes away from Infinite Air travelling by car.
We hope you found this listing helpful in finding disability-friendly things to do in County Durham. Other similar venues in the area can be found on our website by clicking here. Other similar venues near y include the Dragonflies Play Center
There are different package offers for party sessions including the Combo Jump, Family Jump and the Soft Play Only. These include an hour access to the activities, plus 40 minutes in the party room with refillable juice and water and 2 food options to choose from. Prices depend on which session you choose and how many people attending.
QCan you book sessions for large groups and schools?
Yes you can, activity sessions can be tailored to suit your requirements whether it's a fundraising event or a school leaving do.
QDo opening times vary during holidays?
The opening times mentioned on here are based on term time. During school holidays including half-term, the activity centre is open Monday to Friday & Sunday 9.30-5 pm, and 9.30-5.30 pm on a Saturday. During term time it is closed on a Monday.
QCan I book in advance?
Yes, it is recommended that you book a session in advance especially during school holidays and weekends.