5 top safety tips - For Stress-Free Bouncy Castle Parties
Most children’s bouncy castles, are designed for children up to the age of 14, feature all their favourite characters and colours and guaranteed, it will be a big hit at parties. Bouncy castles and slides are perfect for keeping even the youngest children entertained, while the adults can relax - however all the delighted screaming and cheerful shouting might be a tad stressful for worried parents.
So here are a few words of advice to put your mind at ease:
1. Educate the Children to Avoid Rough Play
Just one tiny mishap can throw a wet blanket on all the fun! So why don’t we thoroughly explain the outcome of rough-housing to the children? The most common causes of small mishaps while using a bouncy castle is down to somersaulting, or wrestling. If adults and older children begin to see a brawl brewing inside the bouncy castle, they should step up and stop it immediately.
2. Age Group Rotation for More Fun
If you are hosting a more significant event, inviting children of different ages who will want to use the castle, it’s essential that only children of similar sizes and ages use the bouncy unit at the same time. The easiest way to operate this is to have an adult explaining a few rules and help with the rotation. Try and make a fun game out of it. Perhaps have an exclusive game outside of the castle for one age-group to entertain them, while the other age-group gets to spend time bouncing in the castle.
3. Pay Attention to The User Restrictions
You must also ensure that you do not exceed the maximum number of kids the castle can hold. These instructions will be provided to you well in advance by your bouncy castle rental company. For example - if you’ve hired a bouncy castle meant for children only, then adults and teens must stay out of it. We must keep in mind that the material used to build a child’s bouncy unit is typically thinner than that of an adult castle, and so there is a good reason why some inflatable slides are classified as adult bouncy castles while others are “not suitable for adults”
4. Weather Restrictions
If you are hiring anywhere in UAE, look out for weather reports to avoid hiring a bouncy castle or a bouncy slide during windy days, a mild sandstorm or even a slight drizzle. Though bouncy parties are perfect for the UAE weather on most sunny days, never erect a bouncy castle if the wind is picking up above 24mph. During times of sudden rain, it becomes risky to use the product as children will bring in mud and goop, while hopping on & off the castle, thus making it very slippery.
5. Proactive Adult Supervision
Thought it sounds redundant, we need to remind ourselves that it is so crucial that all children parties should be supervised, all the of time, by a couple responsible adults to ensure that the children stay off the walls. Keep a casual eye on all activities and even the castle to ensure that it is continually secured safely to the ground.
And remember, if in doubt always discuss your concerns with the castle hire company at the beginning of your booking so you and your kids can have a fun-filled and stress-free party in a controlled and safe environment.