News Alert 26

Hello again to all BIHA members,


Welcome to alert # 26   (5th November 2004).




1)     Leisureinsure Announcement Reduced Premiums.

2)     More second-hand inflatables and equipment for sale.

3)     Please check your FREE listing on our 2 websites.




1) Leisureinsure Announcement Reduced premiums.

Leisureinsure are pleased to announce that, after much negotiation, they have persuaded QBE to reduce their rates and excess in respect of Inflatable Equipment.  The new rates should be available on their website in the next 24 hours.

2) More second-hand inflatables and equipment for sale.


Please see below the latest second-hand inflatables being sold by BIHA members.  If any member is interested in advertising their second-hand inflatables to over 1,250  BIHA members (completely free of charge), please email me at   (Don't forget to always include your town and county area, so that potential buyers can work out how far they must travel to view your second-hand inflatable before they enquire).  If you are looking at a second-hand unit, always check carefully the condition of the bed seams and also the stress points.  If you are not sure what to look out for when assessing the condition of a second-hand inflatable - try and take someone with you who is experienced.  (Please note that the BIHA cannot be held responsible for the quality of the second-hand inflatables advertised in this alert, so please be vigilant). 




Two 12ft x 12ft bouncy castles.  Arched units with built in rain-covers. Good condition.  Quality make.  Superb artwork on all sides & walls & arch. Bed reinforced with webbing.  .75 blowers.

One is yellow/red clown/carwash/bubbles and the other one is pink & purple with knights and horses (very popular!)

Bargain 650 each.


Also, 10ft x 14ft pirate castle,  4 sided with hole at front suitable for balls, also has a built-in raincover (made by Bee Tee) with extra deflation zip.  Includes blower and heavy duty extension cable.  Bargain 500.


Tel:  Louisa  01297 444054

                      07759 146909.


Lyme Regis, Dorset.





1 x 12x12 Castles, new for 2004 - 1 used once only 1 never used 700 each

1 x 15x9 "Finding Nemo" themed Activity Slide New in 2004 used once 900

1 x 10x12 Ball pond with balls New in 2004 never used 850


All with blowers & groundsheets.


Contact Phil on for further details. Stourport on Severn, Worcs.


Also possible Iveco Daily 35S11 Panel Van with extra seats fitted for sale






 To be sold individually or as package:

12ft x 12ft Jungle Bouncer (NEVER USED - unopened)

12ft x 12ft Jungle Bouncer (nearly new - used only 3-4 times)

12ft x 12ft Safari Bouncer (nearly new - used only 3-4 times)


All units bought in April of this year (2004).


PLUS 3 sets of blowers, groundsheets, rain covers, sand bags, 25m extension leads, circuit breakers, ropes and sack barrow. Everything you need for a new business or to add to your existing stock.


All sensible offers considered.  Please contact Paul by email at  or call on 01255 671947. I will deliver, free of charge, to Essex / Suffolk area, otherwise buyer will need to collect.







Various Castles, Slides, Obstacle Courses, Cub Karts etc can be viewed used units section.


We also have a 5 Gun  Laser Clay Pidgeon unit  by Lasersport Ltd it - requires some attention but we will accept a decent offer for it.


Also for the DIY enthusist we have 3 fairground kiddie rides, Octopus, Chairoplanes, & Carousel with electric motors and starters plus a 5 bay set of Swingboats and a Cresta Run.

All in need of tidy up but heres the best bit comes complete with a 40ft curtainside trailer a Bargain @ 2250 ono.


We are open to offers or even exchange for interesting inflatables or games on any item.

Eric O' Sullivan
Managing Director
Carousel Enterprises / Toons and Balloons  (
Tel: +353 96 32042
Fax: +353 96 32042
Mobile: +353 86 2692630
" Our Business is Fun "






 The following items are now for sale due to a change of business:


All include blower, stakes, test certs, etc:


x1 10 x 10 Bouncy castle / ball pond, made by Bee Tee, includes 2k balls, under 1 season old, 1200.


x1 12 x 12 Bouncy castle / doggy bounce design with rain cover, made by Bee Tee, 2 yrs old, 1200


x1 15 x 15 Bouncy castle / 'castle design', made by Bee Tee, 2 yrs old, 1300


x1 20 x 20 Bouncy Castle / monkey design with rain cover, made by Bee Tee, 2 yrs old, 2650


x1 12 x 17 Bouncy Castle and slide combo, under 1 season old, 1100


x1 12 x 25 Inflatable slide / The Dudley dino by Jumbo, under 1 season old, 1100


x1 sumo suit set, 2 suits, head gear, 15' mat.


Crash mats, extension leads and giant games also for sale, for pictures please visit:




Bounce! Battle, East Sussex, 07775 901393.






Formula Fun inflatable F1 Car 5 months old sit in with racing car seat and drive an XBox game. For sale complete with TV, surround sound system, xbox, seat, and frame to mount tv and steering wheel in the colour of red and silver. Supplied by Inflatable World Leisure for sale due to business re-organisation.  2800 ono  Contact Laurence at Haybarn events on 0800 107 22 80 or email  South Lincolnshire based





Rodeo Bull simulator ,manufactured by Blake, and is two seasons old. features buck and spin you have complete control of the ride.

the attraction comes as a complete package and will make a great addition to any hire company or new start up business.


I hire this simulator 5 hours @ 300-350

and have had plenty of work with it.

the bull has a current safety cert carried out by the manufacture.

the attraction comes with 16x16 inflatable landing base, 80watt amplifier , two monitor speakers, cd player and discs, microphone and all leads,fantastic sounds.hats and saddles for effects, 

plus a 20x20ft quality marquee so no more cancelled events due to rain.

you can view the attraction at

or Tel Gary 01407 764777 we are based Anglesey n. Wales.

genuine reason for sale.

please no timewasting first to see will buy.

price: 6,000





2 x midi slides 1500.00 each

1 x 43' obstacle course 1750 (nearly new)

1 x pillow fight 1500.00 (nearly new)

1 x 18x 15 bouncy castle 650.00

1 x human table football 1750

1 x 20 x20 gladiators 1000.00

1 x sumo wrestling 500.00

1 x 12 x 12 box type ball pond 450.00


Contact Paul Burrows 07771 765083 (Bristol)  or



FOR SALE  - 895

12ft x 15ft bouncy castle in bold bright colours.  A-frame with front safety step.   895  Sewn-in raincover.  Comes with test certificate until October 2005.  Used for only one full season.  Excellent condition - very clean and well looked after.  First to see will buy.  

Inflatable Ideas
Stockport, Cheshire 0161-427-0






 3) Please check your FREE listing on the 2 websites.

One of the benefits of being a BIHA member is that you are entitled to a FREE listing of your business on two different websites

which promote UK inflatable hire businesses by county. (and also alphabetically).

These two websites are:    and

 Please could you visit these two websites and double check that your company / business name, address, tel. number, website address

(if applicable) and contact name is correct.  If it is correct, you need do nothing more.  However, if it is wrong on   and / or   then please could you contact the BIHA webmaster - Mark Stevens at:

 If you do e-mail Mark with your new details, please could you be very clear as to how you want your advert to read.

Always mention your county as this is what each member is categorized by.

 Please include the following information and which part you want changed.

 Business or Company Name:

Address and postcode (including your COUNTY)

 One telephone number. (Office, home or mobile)

 Website address (if applicable).

 Contact name (e.g. John Smith).

 It would also be helpful if you included your BIHA membership number - i.e. the IH number (but this is not essential).

 With over 1,250 members currently in the BIHA, it becomes a real challenge from an administration point of view making sure

 that every member's details are up to date on the various websites. 

 If you do e-mail Mark, please could you also forward the same email to me at  so that I can

 keep track on who needs changes made to their adverts.

 Unfortunately, we are unable to include e-mail addresses in member's adverts. The reason for this is because some members

change their e-mail addresses fairly regularly and the cost of continually updating this information would be too high.

Furthermore, a booking could be lost if a potential customer tried to contact a member on an out of date e-mail address on the

free advert.

Until the next alert.




Mark Jerram

Founder of the British Inflatable Hirers Association (BIHA)