Bouncy castle hire is a great fun for your children’s birthday parties and is a great option all year round, as they can be hired for indoor or outdoor venues, so weather doesn’t have to stop your kids having a great party.
When hiring a bouncy castle, the best thing to do is to simply search for ‘bouncy castle hire ###’ using the search engines, where “###” is your city. Take a look at the top ranking 3 websites and at least one of them should be a decent quality business. By this, I mean prices will be reasonable, no surcharges will apply, unless overnight hire, or a generator are required.
You can also buy bouncy games for rental ( which is also known as ” jeux gonflables en location ” in the french language ).
You should also ensure that when you make your booking that the pictures on the website will be the actual pictures of the bouncy castles that you will receive on the day and not a dirty, tatty, torn alternative. This is very common as lots of people buy old 3rd hand bouncy castles from auction websites and then rent them out on a weekend, but showing fake pictures on their websites, stolen from other websites.
To ensure your bouncy castle turns up on the day and it is a high quality inflatable, you should ask:
- how old is the bouncy castle? -less than 3-4 years is fine.
- are they manufactured in the UK to British Standard BS EN 14960? – this ensures safe materials, that are fire retardant and don’t irritate skin and that the bouncy castles are bouncy enough to be safe, as well as being strong enough to withstand the forces applied, i.e. wind, bouncing kids, etc. Some bouncy castles are so poor that you can feel the ground underneath when sanding on them… imagine if this were your child’s head!
- Does the inflatable have an RPII initial test certificate and a PIPA tag (annual safety inspection, kind of like MOT’s for cars in the UK) – this ensures that the inflatables still comply with the British Standard, each year after they were manufactured.