CHELMSFORD will play host to one of Europe’s largest state-of-the-art trampoline parks after Chelmsford City Council approved a planning bid.

The owners of Jump Street, Colchester’s popular trampoline park, will soon get to work on its ambitious 55,000 square foot project, in Dukes Park on Richmond Road.

A Jump Street spokesman, said: “We are thrilled to be opening in Chelmsford (and) we have found the perfect site.

There is ample free parking and the space for us to create a breathtakingly brilliant indoor playground with something for everyone - it’s going to be amazing.”

As well as freestyle space, dodgeball courts and slam dunk area, the park will boast a ninja warrior obstacle course alongside Clip ‘n Climb – including 30 unique climbing challenges.

The site will have five party rooms catering to children’s parties and corporate groups.

And like the popular Colchester centre, the venue will offer Jump Tots toddler sessions, support sessions for those with special needs and a full fitness programme.

Neil Gulliver, Tory councillor for Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park, the ward the site comes under, welcomed the move.

He said: “My daughter goes to a trampoline park in Colchester, it may be the same one, and I think any addition to Chelmsford which stops people from having to travel is a good thing.

“It will be a good addition to the city for families, and I’m sure it will get a lot of support from the local area.”

Outside of the timetabled sessions, there are Open Jump sessions, where guests aged four and over can book hourly slots.

Trained safety staff will supervise the bounce area while spectators can watch from the café on the mezzanine floor, which will be equipped with free Wifi.