With many years of experience with bouncy castle under our belt, we understood and have always briefed our guests and clients the importance of safety and the correct way of using the bouncy castle to prevent any unwanted injury for the user!
And so if you’re thinking to set up your own bouncy castle, here are 5 most important bouncy castle safety tips we would like to share with you so that you and your guest are able to spend more time having fun together!
1. Brief Your Guest About Safe Zones!
Every bouncy castles are built differently due to the different manufacturers. Different materials, different quality and different blower! Because of this, some can easily tip over or come untethered which is not ideal! Make sure kids know to stay in the middle and avoid the walls or corners. Some bouncy might be more prone to tipping over as the surface area is very small. Thus, we always recommend pitting it against the ground, make sure the house is securely fastened by ropes, pegs, or sand bags, to ensure that it will not flip over while the kids are bouncing inside!
2. Keep an eye on the Bouncy Castle
Always have an adult overseeing kids playing in bouncy houses! We always recommend having some one to act as the “ticket master” to brief the kids to ensure they know the basic safety rules before they enter the bouncy castle! We also recommend him to make sure the kids hands are sanitised before entering!
3. Rough Play Is a No-No
Yes, the surface is soft and flexible, but injuries can still happen. This is because kids can get carried away while at play, pushing, somersaulting, or jumping around too much. Thus fighting, pushing and fooling around with each other is no-no inside the bouncy castle!
When you spot kids engaging in rough play, stop them immediately!
4. Adhere to Weather Warnings
Make sure there are no violent wind warnings on the day. If there are, make sure to find a spot where it’s fully sheltered and set up the bouncy castle there! Water can make the bouncy very slippery and dangerous!
5. Make Sure the Bouncy Castle Is Age-Appropriate
When throwing a party for your kid, chances are that kids of all ages will be present. Make sure bigger kids don’t go in the bouncy house at the same time as the little ones! “Kids at heart” don’t count 😉
Bouncy castles are no place for teens and adults when kids are present! They can pose as a greater danger for the kids the not!
So hopefully with these 5 tips, you’ll be able to have a bouncy good time at your next party! Less Injury, More Fun!