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 WALL
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.

NINJA WARRIOR COURSE

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!

BATTLE BEAM

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.

AIR BAG

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.

DODGEBALL
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.

 

TRAMPOLINES (OPEN JUMP)
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.

Road trips can be stressful, there’s no doubt about it. When you’re trying to remember if you packed everything for everyone and the kids are getting restless in the backseat, you can’t wait to get that OBX vacation started. With these 10 apps we’ve researched for you, the traveling process from packing to pit-stops will be seamless!

 

1 – USA Rest Stops

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via iTunes

This app will help you find the closest rest stops along your route on the closest highway or interstate. The app shows traditional rest areas as well as welcome centers. The app also allows you to mark rest stops as favorites, gives you notifications when you’re in range of a rest stop, and lets you leave reviews and see other reviews of the rest area.

 

2 – Learn The States With Flat Stanley

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via iTunes

To keep the kids entertained, let them help Flat Stanley! In Learn The States With Flat Stanley, kids will learn state birds, landmarks, state flags, and more all while being entertained on the long trip. The app is targeted for ages 9-11.

 

3 – Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family

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via iTunes

The Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family app keeps kids ages 6-8 entertained with access to over 600 children’s books and over 250 educational video trips! This app also gives the option to “Read by Myself” or “Read to Me” for each book offered. The app is free for the first month and after that subscriptions start at $4.99.

 

4 – Spotify

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What’s a road trip without some quality music? Spotify is free to use and features music from every artist you can think of. If you search “kids” in the search bar, you’ll find kid-friendly songs that everyone will love. While you’re at it, search for Resort Realty, give us a follow, and listen to our monthly Music Monday playlists to put you in that summer vacation mode!

 

5 – FindPlate Car Game

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via iTunes

The license plate game just got digital! This app features all 50 states and keeps track of the plates you see. When you find a plate, tap the coinciding state plate and learn where the state is on the map, its capital, and the largest city! The app is great for ages 4 and up.

 

6 – Mad Libs

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via iTunes

Remember playing Mad Libs in the car and it was so hard to write when the car was moving? Now there’s an app for that! The free Mad Libs app has 21 free stories that allow you to save the stories to re-read and laugh at them for hours. The app is kid-friendly and you can play solo or with friends and family. The app is suitable for ages 9 to 11, but let’s be real, you’ll probably play Mad Libs as much as the kids will!

 

7 – GasBuddy

gas buddy

via iTunes

GasBuddy is the app you need if you’re trying to find the cheapest gas anywhere. You can choose to view gas stations by distance or price, report gas prices to help others find cheap gas, and you can enter to win $100 in free gas every day!

 

8 – First Aid by American Red Cross

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Accidents happen, hopefully not during your travel or on vacation, but they happen. Just to be prepared, the American Red Cross has provided an app that helps you in situations from anaphylactic shock to CPR chest compressions. The First Aid App also gives you tips on how to prepare for emergencies, can call 911, and locate the nearest hospital.

 

9 – Waze

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via iTunes

Waze is like the wonder app of traffic. Seriously. It helps you avoid accidents, road closures, police traps, and gives you real-time traffic updates. It also gives you turn by turn voice guided navigation. You can also send your ETA and real-time drive to update people you’re meeting!

 

10 – iStory Time

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via iTunes

The iStory Time app offers a 7-day trial subscription to a wide selection of books and children’s’ TV shows! Featured characters include Spongebob, Dora The Explorer, Shrek, and more. After the 7 days, in-app purchases start at $2.99. The app is made for ages 6 to 8.