Why all children’s parties should have a bouncy castle.
Jumping castles are FUN – ask any kid!
The kids’ perspective
There’s nothing like the thrill of turning up to a party or an event and discovering a play area designed just for you, where you can hang out with your friends for as long as you like and, for once, no one will stop you from jumping around!
Perhaps best of all, you don’t have to be invited to join in; there are no teams, no wait period, no proving yourself. Simply climb in and … bounce! If you didn’t have friends when you arrived, you’ll certainly make them before the party’s over.
Parents win too
Hosting a children’s party can be a headache. How many games should you organise? Who gets prizes? What if no one wants to play? And how tired are you going to be at the end of the day?
A bouncy castle is the perfect way to break the ice, get the party started, and make sure everyone has a good time. Of course, you’ll still have to keep a watchful eye out to make sure everyone stays safe while they play, but watching kids have a good time is never a chore.
Fun is the key word, but there are other benefits to hiring a jumping castle. Modern life involves a great deal of sitting down, even for kids. Sitting at desks and in front of screens means a lot of pent up energy and rising levels of obesity.
Jumping improves balance and stamina and spatial awareness. A jumping castle offers great all-round exercise in a safe environment.
And there’s another benefit: safety. When you hire a castle you can be sure that all the health and safety boxes have been ticked, and you’re providing a safe play environment for the kids.
A bouncy castle also offers lots of opportunities for social interaction. Bump into someone? Laugh it off, define your space and carry on. When kids are laughing and expending energy, there’s no time for anxieties or formal introductions!
But a bouncy castle isn’t a free-for-all. Everyone has to take care of everyone else to avoid spills and knocks, and there’s an important social lesson in that, too.
As for providing food for the imagination, everyone knows that a bouncy castle can be a pirate lair, a princess tower, a zero-gravity spaceship, somewhere you can pretend you are flying – or even all of these things at the same time!
If we haven’t already convinced you that every children’s party needs a bouncy castle, give us a ring and we’ll tell you more. One thing we can promise: you won’t be sorry, and neither will your kids.