Featured Family Fun Spot: Defy Gravity in Wilmington NC

Hello friends!

I’m on a mission–not just to capture beautiful family moments for my clients, but to also help facilitate more of those moments by making their lives a tiny bit easier. As you probably already know, I’m a mom too. I work on my photography business during nap times and bedtimes and at most all other hours of the day I’m guzzling down coffee while keeping my kiddo fed and engaged in an activity. Well, most activities involving toddlers at home can be messy. So I started looking around for places I could take him to that would be fun for both of us and add some variety to our days.  I’ve decided to dedicate 1-2 blog posts per month to featuring some of the best family-friendly businesses in and around Wilmington, NC. They will all be places I have visited myself and I’ll be giving you my two cents on why I think they’re awesome places to visit with your littles.

Without further ado, here is the first Featured Family Fun Spot!

Featured Family Fun Spot: Defy Gravity in Wilmington, NC

Featured Family Fun Spot: Defy Gravity in Wilmington NC

Paul McCallum, Operations Manager of Defy Gravity in Wilmington, NC

Ok, moms. Here is the break you’ve been looking for, especially if you are the mother of one or more children under the age of 5. Bring your kids to Defy Gravity in Wilmington NC on any weekday morning at 9am and let them jump their hearts out for an hour. If they don’t fall asleep in the car on the way back home, they will be ripe for their nap as soon as you walk in the door. Then get ready to party (quietly), because your kids are so exhausted from jumping around that they’ll sleep well and you’ll have a solid nap time to do whatevvvvver you want. You can thank Mr. Paul McCallum, Operations Manager at Defy Gravity in Wilmington NC, for your well-deserved break.

“The concept is get them out of the house, get them out from in front of the video games and TV. Mom and dad come in with them, jump around and have fun too. It’s a great family activity.” says Paul. And if all the fun wasn’t enough reason to get your kids bouncing, you can be happy knowing that not only are your kids burning off some energy, but they are also improving their coordination skills, upper body strength and balance. It’s a win-win for parents and kids in Wilmington!


A couple of programs at Defy Gravity that cater specifically to families with young children are Kid Jump and Family Night.

Kid Jump: Ages 6 and under for only $9/hour and 1 accompanying adult jumps for free! Monday – Friday 9–10am. Disney and Nickelodeon music plays for the little ones too!

Family Night: Every Monday night from 5pm–8pm. All your immediate family gets in for only $35/hour!

And for moms and dads who are looking to mix up their exercise routine, Gravity Fit is an intense trampoline workout like no other! Call or check website for class schedule.


With programs like Kid Jump, Family Night, Special Needs Night, Trampoline Dodgeball, Foam Pit and Ninja Course, there is no question why Defy Gravity is one of the best family-friendly businesses in Wilmington, NC.

Visit their website Defy Gravity – Wilmington for more info on their programs, hours, and offerings for parties and special events.

Defy Gravity is located at:
6431 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

Phone: 910-444-1002

Connect with Defy Gravity:  Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram


I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I'm also a mom to two cutie boys, lover of backyard gardening, candles, chocolate and Amazon Prime.

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