Too hot outside? Looking for something fun to do indoors? Well then I have just the place for you. VAUNCE Adventure & Trampoline Park is the best place to really let loose and jump around! With dozens of different play zones, games and trampolines, you’re guaranteed a fun day with friends or your SO. In Korean language, VAUNCE is spelled and pronounced like ‘bounce’!
Before You Go
There are multiple VAUNCE centres located across Korea. As you may have expected, the largest branch is in Seoul, which is where I went. Admission prices vary depending on which location you visit, but in my case, it was 25,500 won for 2 hours. You can buy tickets directly at the counter, however, I bought via Klook. The Klook package was 26,000 won and included socks to wear inside, this is a good choice if you prefer to book in advance.
Note: Make sure to remember your scheduled leaving time as you will be charged for overstaying. I was late by approx. 30 minutes and was charged an extra 4,000 won.
Once you’ve scanned your ticket you should take off your shoes and put them in any of the free lockers. You can store other items here if you wish, but the lockers cannot be locked, so be careful with what you put in there.
Let’s Warm Up
Before you play, you will be instructed to do some light warm up exercises by the staff. These are essential for loosening up your muscles and avoiding pain and injury.
Let’s Play: Obstacle Course
The first thing my friends and I tried was the obstacle course, as it was right next to the warm up area. During the obstacle course you will have to jump, climb and crawl! There are mini trampolines to jump across and monkey bars to swing from. What’s more, the bars come in various heights so don’t worry about not being to reach them. You’ll be thankful for the warm up later as there a plenty more physical activities to come!
Let’s VAUNCE: Trampoline Zone
If the warm up exercises didn’t get your energy up, the trampolines are sure to. The trampoline zone is exactly as it sounds, it is just a huge area filled with trampolines. You can bounce from one trampoline to the next with the background music of your favourite K Pop groups. You can participate in team games like dodgeball that is organised by the staff every so often. However, if you miss the group activity, you can still have fun jumping around.
Here is your opportunity to experience the life of a 180cm basketball player! The goal is to shoot basketball hoops while jumping. It is certainly harder than I thought it would be to actually land the ball in the basket, but it was fun nonetheless. However, only 1 person is permitted per hoop and there are only 4 hoops available, so you may have to queue. When it is your turn, be mindful of those waiting and don’t spend too long.
Let’s Fly: Sky Challenge Zone
The Sky Challenge Zone is open for a limited time on each hour. Therefore, if you want to take part, you should queue up 15 minutes before the hour. Once your turn comes, you are secured in a helmet and safety belt by the staff. The Sky Challenge Zone is essentially a ceiling obstacle course, so be brave and don’t look down! Have fun tackling the course and enjoy the adrenalin rush. Remember that you are safely attached to the wire and you won’t get hurt!
Once you finish, you must take the Flying Fox to return to the starting point. Even though the Sky Challenge Zone is scary at first, it is certainly the highlight of VAUNCE Adventure & Trampoline Park.
Admission fees vary depending on which location you visit, but for VAUNCE Samseong (Gangnam) Centre, the admissions were as follows:
- 1 Hour – 15,000 won
- 2 Hours – 25,500 won
If you are planning to try out all zones, I highly recommend you go for 2 hours. As I previously mentioned, you may have to queue up for some activities and time flies when you’re having fun!
Samseong Centre (Seoul Gangnam Branch) Address: Floor B3, S-Tower, 325 Yeongdongdae-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Operating Hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm everyday