If our own childhood memories are anything to go by, nothing adds the ‘wow factor’ to a children’s party more than a bouncy castle. But if you’re thinking about hiring one to make your next celebration one to really remember, there are a few things that you’ll need to take into consideration.
First, have you got enough space? This might seem like an obvious one, but you don’t just need room for the castle itself. In fact, most setups require some five feet of extra space both in front of and behind the structure, as well as an additional two feet on either side. However, there’s no need to panic if your garden is on the small side. In fact, bouncy castle hire comes in a variety of shapes and sizes - so chances are you can find the right fit for your space.
Next, you’ll need to decide on the type of bouncy castle that you want. These days, there are so many to choose from, and as well as classic designs there are all sorts of models inspired by the latest fashions and trends. Take some time to consider which one is the best fit for your party. And do you want an attraction that the adults can enjoy as well? Grown up-friendly bouncy castles are available, but are typically require more space and are more expensive to hire.
Once you’ve decided on a castle and where to put it, you’ll need to think about what type of hire package you need. For example, do you just want it for a few hours, or are you hoping to keep it over an entire weekend? Obviously, these will be the main factors affecting price, but there are other elements that can make a big difference too - such as how far away your location is from the hire company, and when you can make yourself available for set up.
Finally, it’s important to remember that bouncy castle must be supervised, particularly when there are young children around. To minimise the chore, we recommend buddying up with some other parents and sharing the job of keeping an eye on things. Or, if you really want to relax, some hire companies will provide an experienced supervisor to monitor the castle on your behalf - ensuring that everyone experiences a safe and enjoyable time.