We were invited up to Fishers on Monday to check out the BounceU – Indianapolis/Fishers facility for a complimentary free session. My girls, nor I, had been to a bounce house facility before, so it was a whole new adventure for us!
The location is right off the interstate, not far from Sahm Park and the Castleton Square Mall. The facility is super clean and nice, the staff friendly, and happy to work with your kids. They have you watch a safety video before you play, and then supervise all the children, and play with them/set things up.
We attended an open-bounce session and were joined by two other kids, ages 3 and 5. Open Bounce sessions are 2-3 hours long. We spent the first 30 minutes in one room that has several inflatable goodies: a giant slide, a steep mountain, a boxing ring, and a “Knock-it-Off” game. The kids loved it. Alison loved going down the slide over and over again. I like that BounceU also offers special Preschool Playdate open bounce sessions – this way no “big” kids (it’s for ages 7 and under) are bouncing around on the same equipment as the little preschoolers.
After the first 30 minutes, you go into the next room, which has a batting game, a racing obstacle course with a fun steep slide at the end, a big basketball “arena” with optional *jousting* stick game, and another inflatable with slide and room to run. Both rooms have a sitting area for adults to sit at and relax while their kids play, complete with a TV and a drinking fountain, as well as a foam blocks play area for kids under 2 to climb up and slide down. They also offer Cosmic Bouncing, which we got to preview, which was very fun! Black lights and rotating light “shows.”
If we were at a birthday party, we would’ve then gone to a third room where the food, drinks, cake, and birthday celebrations would have ensued. What I liked about their birthday parties is that you, as the parent, don’t have to set it up, take it down, or even serve the food to the kids! There’s also a giant throne chair for the lucky birthday boy or girl! You can’t bring in any outside food or drink (unless food allergies are an issue). Here’s more details on their party packages and food/drink deals:
Another fun thing they offer is a Parents’ Night Out, twice a month! You can drop your kids, aged 5+, off for the evening, and then go out on a date! And like I said, the location is prime! There’s a mall, movie theater, and other attractions not far from this BounceU location. You can have a great time and so can your kids and for only $12.95/child for four hours. That’s cheaper than a lot of babysitters’ going rate (though it’s set to rise in the next month). The kids also receive pizza and drinks too. It’s hard to beat that!
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