Although doing an amazon search for “bouncey castle” does not get you the results you want, we still call our “bounce house” a “bouncey castle”
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No, it is not really a castle, it is a Little Tykes Jump n Slide Bouncer and we have had this thing for over three years! It just keeps on going! Before we got into trampolines, this was a great start, since my youngest was one and we did not want something on the grass all the time!
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We originally bought it for my then 3 year old’s Birthday party. When I looked into the costs of renting one, I figured I might as well buy one for myself. We have used this for birthdays, countless days in the backyard, in the garage if it is pouring rain, and even set it up in the basement a few times! It has given my kids countless hours of fun and highly recommend it for anyone looking for a bounce house.
The Size: it is 10′ x 7′ x 5′ and the rolled up bag is like a big tent bag. Needs about a 3′ x 2′ storage space. It can be squished down though depending how tight you roll it. I love that the bag does not require an essential roll (like rolling up a tent), a quick roll and it will fit!
My kids also love turning it off, letting it deflate, laying on top and turning it back on. It makes them feel as if they are floating!
Do not be alarmed when you feel air coming out the seams. It does not seal the air in. The fan keeps blowing the entire time and air keeps being pumped in.
A few things to note about storage:
- Make sure there is no dew or dampness if you roll it up and put it in the bag,otherwise you will end up with mildew stains on your bouncer
- I do not store my blower in the bag. While I can make it fit, it just gets too heavy.
- Keep an eye out for rodents, you do not want them chewing a hole inyour bouncer if you store it in a garage. I used to do this, and then I bought one of those big plastic storage boxes for all of the kids toys, and one for the bouncey castle. It worked perfect and stays in there all winter, completely dry
We love Little Tykes so much I highly recommend their inflatable water slide. Check out my post on the 10 Best Inflatable Water Slides here.
Lindsay is a mom of two boys and has spent countless hours researching, comparing, and writing about trampolines and backyard toys for her family. Lindsay has a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.