Rain. Wind. Red flags. Sunburn. When these unfortunate events strike on your Outer Banks vacation, we have the perfect prescription. Head to Manteo, North Carolina for some indoor fun at Jumpmasters Trampoline Park! We decided to do just that this past week — when the Outer Banks was inundated with rain for what seemed like FOREVER. No fear! We simply jumped in the car and took a quick trip over the Washington Baum Bridge to Roanoke Island to the charming waterfront town of Manteo to check out Jumpmasters. And we have to say, WE. HAD. A. BLAST.

Jumpmasters, Outer Banks Trampoline Park

Jumpmasters Trampoline Park features fun for the ENTIRE family! From the obstacle course and foam pit with foam jousting sticks, to the climbing wall, dodgeball area, and multiple trampolines for “open jump,” we forgot all about the rain!

Rock Climbing Wall at Jumpmasters Trampoline Park

Rock Climbing Wall

Build muscle and hone your skills as you defy gravity and master your ascent while enjoying some rock wall fun.


I don’t know about your kids, but mine live for the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” in the summer. So when they discovered that Jumpmasters had their own smaller-scale version of a ninja warrior course that they could try for themselves, they were pumped!


The balance beam meets jousting. Only the lances are soft (and a bit more awkward we might add) and the pit below is full of cushy blocks of foam. So instead of perishing, you’ll just fall off the balance beam and giggle as you try to make your way out of the foamy pit.


Feeling brave but want the assurance an extra soft landing? Try out the air bag! This unique airbag landing area is just that…a HUGE BAG OF AIR. Practice your flips, spins or other amazing acrobatics, all with the confidence that you’ll land safely on a giant, inflatable airbag.

Dodge Ball at Jumpmasters Trampoline Park

Dodge Ball

Just when you thought the long lost days of PE were done! The funnest sport from your childhood re-emerges…but this time on trampolines! Jumpmasters has a dedicated area to play this classic game with friends. The only downside is that once you’ve experienced trampoline dodgeball, you’ll never want to play normal dodgeball again.


Jumpmasters Trampoline Park, Manteo, North Carolina

Open Jump on the trampolines

Jumpmasters has trampolines on the floor and trampolines on the walls. The only place they don’t have trampolines is on the ceiling. Easily the most well known attraction of indoor trampoline parks, the open jump trampoline area is home to the best acrobats, stuntmen, and daredevils…even the smallest of jumpers can get airborne during Toddler Time, safe and supervised jump time each morning from 9 to 11AM.

Planning on checking out this super fun indoor trampoline park on the Outer Banks? Check out a couple of helpful tips before you go…

  1. Call ahead to check wait times.
  2. Buy your tickets and sign your waivers online.
  3. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to check-in, buy jump socks and watch the safety video.
  4. Live on the OBX? Take advantage of the locals discount!

In addition to Jumpmasters Trampoline Park, Manteo, North Carolina offers a full day of fun excursions for the entire family to enjoy on your Outer Banks vacation. Be sure to check out Roanoke Island Festival Park, The Elizabethan Gardens, Fort Raleigh Historical Site, and the NC Aquarium…plus several local boutiques and a variety of dining options (for the epicurean and the casual diner alike!) — located downtown along the beautiful Manteo waterfront.

Inspired by owner and operator Brent Johnson, a retired Major in the U.S. Army and certified Army jumpmaster, Jumpmasters is located on Highway 64 in the old Griggs Lumber site in Manteo. For more information about Jumpmasters, including operating hours and ticket prices, visit www.jumpmastersobx.com.

November is almost gone and December is upon us! The Outer Banks turns into a winter wonderland during the month of December. With so many things to do and see this holiday season, you and your family will create memories that last a lifetime! Check out the December events on this month’s Outer Banks Calendar.

Nov 25 – Jan 20 // WinterLights

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ The Elizabethan Gardens // Manteo 

A month full of sights and lights, come out to the opening night of Grand Illuminations of Winter Lights starting November 24th! With thousands of holiday lights, festive food, drink, and fun, these lights will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit! For prices and dates, visit the Elizabethan Gardens website.



Dec 1 // Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting

6:00 PM in Downtown Manteo // Manteo

Join in on a Manteo Holiday tradition! The annual Lighting of the Christmas tree is a free family fun event! Full of live music, performers, and even hot chocolate! Watch the grand Christmas tree light up the night sky and light the flame of your holiday spirit this year.



Dec 2 // Manteo Christmas Parade

10:00 AM in Downtown Manteo // Manteo

Let the fun continue at the Manteo Christmas Parade! Listen to the Manteo High School Banks, see floats from local companies and organizations, and don’t forget the candy! The route begins at Manteo High School and concludes in Downtown Manteo.


Dec 2 // Duck Yuletide Celebration

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Duck Town Park // Duck

The town of Duck is ready for Santa! Come out to Duck Town Park for holiday music, sweet treats, and so much more. Santa will arrive on the Duck Fire truck and will be greeting all the good boys and girls at the Duck Town Hall! This event is free to the public. For more information visit the Town of Duck website.

Dec 2-3 // OBXMas Weekend

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Outer Banks Brewing Station // Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy live music, silent auction, and over 40 local artists selling their goods at the Outer Banks Brewing Station! Come out and find the perfect Christmas gift and even take advantage of the brunch and lunch menus the Brewing Station has to offer! This event is free to the public but make sure you bring enough to spend on food and the local vendors.

Dec 6 // WOOFstocking at WinterLights

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Elizabethan Gardens //  Manteo

Enjoy WinterLights with your pooch! From 6-9 PM guests will receive a free dog stocking for their pup! Plus, if you bring a donation for the Outer Banks SPCA, you’ll receive $3 off your admission! All dogs must be updated on the Elizabethan Garden Dog Policy to enter.

Dec 9 // Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Winter Climb

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse // Buxton

Climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for free! The lighthouse will be open for local residents and visitors to climb. Children wanting to climb must be at least 42″ tall and children under the age of 12 must be escorted by someone 16 years old or older. For more information, visit the Cape Hatteras National Park website.

Dec 9 // Great White Fishmas

3:30 PM to 6:30 PM @ The Roanoke Island Aquarium

Join in on a little festive fishy fun at the Roanoke Island Aquarium! Make holiday crafts, decorate cookies, and sing a few Christmas carols with the aquarium staff. Great White Fishmas is included with regular admission to the aquarium.

Dec 9 // Island Craft Show

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM @ First Assembly Church // Manteo

Find local handmade crafts, jewelry, decor, and so much more at the Island Craft show! Yummy BBQ plates and desserts will be available to purchase and enjoy. There will be raffles with great prizes plus 25 indoor booths to shop at! Admission is one non-perishable food item.

Dec 17 // 114th Annual Celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight

8:30 AM @ Wright Brothers National Memorial // Kill Devil Hills

Honor the history of flight during the 114th anniversary of flight! The formal program begins at 9:00 AM commemorates the Wright brothers achievement in the advancement of flight. Park fees will be waived the day of the celebration.

Dec 31 // New Year in the New World

5:00 PM to 12:00 AM in Downtown Manteo // Manteo

No New Years Eve plans? No problem! Come to downtown Manteo to ring in the new year! Downtown Manteo will be transformed into a street fair party full of local food, live music, and even an early ball drop for kids!