HOT: Rampfest, Braybrook
Rampfest is an indoor skate park in Braybrook which provides kids and adults with an opportunity to skate, scoot and ride BMX bikes on indoor plywood ramps. It's a great venue for burning off some steam when the weather is cold or wet!
Rampfest are reopening on 9 November 2020. They have made some changes to their session times and types to help make sure that everyone has a great time (safely).
How does Rampfest work?
The ramps are built within a large warehouse in an industrial area. There are a couple of ramps outside too.
You'll need to ensure you have closed shoes and a helmet (yours or hired) as the minimum safety gear before you start. You can hire a scooter for $5 per session and helmet for $5 per session. You can also take your own skateboard, BMX or non-fold-up scooter.
There are three categories of sessions available, and you will need to book prior to your visit:
- Junior sessions (under 14) – for new and younger riders, these sessions are run in bowl mode.
- Bowl Mode – the bowl is closed off from the rest of the park so there each of the three zones is ridden separately, limiting speeds and transfers from the central roll-in.
- Flow Mode – for more experienced riders, who will be able to build up more speed.
Each session lasts approximately 3 hours and costs $20. Available times depend on which session you're booking, and generally start between 9m and 6pm.
Rampfest provides coaching clinics (expected to recommence late November 2020) and Ramp School (expected to recommence in 2021).
Weekend coaching sessions cost $34.95 including park entry, and days / times depend on what you are riding and your skill level. Individual coaching sessions are $89.95 per hour for 1 person.
The Rampfest Store
Rampfest have a comprehensive range of gear available to purchase at their store. Whenever you buy a complete bike or scooter in store at Rampfest, you get a FREE Coaching Clinic in the park.
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Our visit to Rampfest
We were invited to review Rampfest and our visit is perfectly timed because Baby 2.0 had received a skateboard for Christmas.
Baby 2.0 is with one other (more advanced) child when he has his lesson so there's plenty of one-on-one coaching. The young coach patiently takes him through how to balance, push off and go up and down gentle slopes, and he progresses pretty rapidly thanks to the dedicated attention. Normally beginner coaching sessions are 2 x 45 minutes groups but I think because there are only two children in his class it extends to 90 minutes. At the end of the 90 minutes, the pressure of concentrating his mind and controlling his body means he's exhausted!
Lady AB is also offered a group scooter lesson but decided early on that she doesn't actually like ramps! The coach is very nice about her opting out and she spent most of her session in the outdoor area (one of the ramps is partially under cover) scooting on flat ground and tentatively trying the ramps herself.
School Holidays and Birthday Parties at Rampfest
Rampfest offers school holiday programs, and you can look at the schedule and make bookings on their website. Birthday parties (currently with a maximum group size of 15) are also available, and cost from $299. You can also elect to book Rampfest for a private session, that would accommodate a larger group.
For a limited time Groupon is offering discount coupons for Rampfest. Get a first-timer park session with gear hire for $12 (normally $35), coaching clinic for $19 (normally $51.95) and a birthday party package for up to 10 people for $199 (normally $299).
For other skateboarding and scooting lessons check out Riverslide Skate Park
- Free off-street parking
- Skate park suitable for kids 5+ years;
- Skate shop and cafe;
- Upstairs spectator area;
- Bookings required for your desired session;
- Coaching sessions and birthday parties available;
- Free off street parking on site.
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