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Indoor Skydiving With Kids – What You Should Know

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Summer is right around the corner. The kids are going to be out of school in no time, and it’s up to you to find creative ways to while away the longer days. Make memories they’ll cherish for years to come – gather your charming gaggle, and pay a visit to the indoor wind tunnel!

Indoor skydiving with kids is a unique opportunity to build stronger bonds and have a little fun while you’re at it! Flying in the indoor wind tunnel is a family-friendly activity that will inevitably have your children bragging to all who will listen: “we had the best summer ever!” 

Hesitant about adding children to the wind tunnel mix? Here’s what you need to know about indoor skydiving with kids.

Fun For (Almost) All Ages 

It can be tough to find activities that will appeal equally to multiple kids, especially if they vary in age. How many activities appeal to both a 14-year-old and a 4-year-old? In truth, not many. However, indoor skydiving can be enjoyed by the “big kids” as much as the little ones. At Paraclete XP, the minimum age to participate in indoor skydiving is 3 years of age. 

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Turn those frowns upside down with indoor skydiving! Indoor skydiving is a serious mood booster, and you don’t even have to be particularly “sporty” to enjoy it. Indoor skydiving engages children of all temperaments and provides them with an opportunity to try something new. The sensation of flight is unlike any other, and the joy that is derived from the moment those body flight mechanics click, why, that’s a feeling just can’t be beat!

Build Strength, Flexibility, And Confidence

Keeping kids active over the summer after school-sponsored sports have ended can be quite the challenge. Indoor skydiving is a way to help your children stay fit and healthy without them even realizing they are exercising! Indoor skydiving helps strengthen the muscles of the core, legs, back and arms, and also helps individuals to build body awareness and coordination.

In addition to physically benefiting children, indoor skydiving can do wonders for emotional and mental growth. Being a kid can be tough – there’s really very little that you are in control of. Learning a new skill such as body flight and subsequently improving through practice is a fun and novel way to build confidence. Indoor skydiving isn’t just a fun day trip. It’s a chance to touch the tip of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs and dabble in a little self-actualization.

indoor skydiving with kids

Safety Comes First

Skinned knees and bruised elbows may seem like the staple trophies of an adventurous summer, but they don’t have to be. Turns out, indoor skydiving is pretty safe compared to typical kid activities like roller blading, skateboarding, or even good, old fashioned flag football. You see, it’s pretty tough to get scraped up when you’re hovering on a pillar of air. 

In addition to the relatively mild nature of indoor skydiving, at Paraclete XP we mitigate any remaining danger by prioritizing safety. From the thorough training class modified to suit the audience to the caliber of our instructors, we invest in the measures it takes to help keep your children safe. 

Turn Off the Television and Tune In To Fun!

Skydiving engages both the mind and the body for a full sensory experience. We bet your kid’s favorite show or video game can’t do that! Get them off the couch and out of the house. Turn off the television and tune in to fun by indoor skydiving with kids this summer! Book now!

 

The entire staff is extraordinarily professional and gracious. They are extremely safety conscious while at the same time giving everyone as much freedom as they can safely manage. A rare combination. While we (adults) were there, our instructor also suited up and trained a 2-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl.

Jack Berry