Leaky roof forces new facility to shut temporarily
Rutherglen’s new trampoline park has been forced to temporarily shut less than a week after it opened.
Flip Out is the world’s largest trampoline park but a leaking roof left hundreds disappointed on Easter Sunday.
Residents have been left disappointed after Rutherglen’s new trampoline park was forced to close temporarily less than a week after it opened.
Flip Out opened with much fanfare on Monday, April 10, in time for the Easter weekend.
But on Sunday, rain fall led to a leak in the roof, leaving the owners with no choice but to close the Southcroft Road facility.
They posted the news on their Facebook page, but many customers didn’t notice and turned up with their children, only to be left disappointed.
Originally, they posted saying heavy rain had caused a “small issue with part of our roof,” and the facility would remain closed on Sunday.
But a few hours later, they confirmed they would need to close until this weekend at the earliest while repairs are carried out.
All bookings will be refunded while customers will also be offered a free visit.
The Reformer asked Flip Out on Tuesday when they would re-open, but no date has been set yet. A spokeswoman said: “We apologise to all our jumpers, but due to some heavy rain we’ve had to close to carry out some essential roof repairs.
“All bookings will be refunded and re-booked for a day that suits.
“We hope to be back open by the weekend and ask jumpers to bear with us while we sort out the problem.”
Some people took to Facebook to vent their frustration at the news.
One said: “Disappointed to have got as far as front door before being told its closed. Booking wasn’t until 1pm and with my phone number and email address I would have expected to know before now. Two very disappointed kids.”
Another said: “Got there with my friend at 11am for our 1pm session only to be told they were shut. Travelled from Falkirk/Grangemouth.”
The 63,000 sq ft arena, thought to be the biggest trampoline park in the world, proved to be a massive hit in the few days it was open.
Last week manager George Gallacher told the Reformer: “I think Rutherglen is an absolutely fantastic place to have it. We are right next to the M74 for a start and 50,000 cars pass by here every day.”
Bounce Flip Out proved popular when it opened