The Best Jumping Castles in Sydney
By: Alex Harmon, ellaslist
The best bounce houses in Sydney are only a hop, skip and a jump away…
Cool Cats Randwick: A whole world of interactive, inflatable fun under the one roof. When the kids are burnt out on the jumping castle, they can test their skills on the mechanical bull, the gladiator joust challenge, obstacle course, bouncy slides and practice slam dunking on the inflatable basketball court. Tea and coffee facilities are available for adults and party options for young cool cats.
Waverley Markets: These markets are only held four times a year, so put this one in your diary. The markets make for a great family day out where you can grab a bargain from the car boot sale while the kids enjoy the jumping castle. Of course there’s plenty more to do like face painting, games, cake and biscuit market stalls, and a mouth-watering BBQ. Plus all proceeds go to Waverley Public School. The next markets will be Saturday, November 19 from 9am to 1pm.
Flymotion, Entertainment Quarter: This is more than just a jumping castle. For adrenalin-loving kids who want to jump, bounce, bungy jump and fly, this is the action capital of the east. Youngsters can reach new heights on Flymotion’s Bungy Trampoline, walk on water with the Bubbles of Fun or step inside a ‘Winter Wonderland’ with Flymotion’s Giant Inflatable Snowglobe. Toddlers as young as 2 can strap themselves into the bungy and launch themselves into the sky, while the more faint-hearted can hang out in the new Action Zone with games, activities and bouncy fun.
Skyzone Alexandria: While the big kids bounce around on the trampolines, the toddlers don’t have to miss out on the bouncy fun – they’ve got their very own tot’s zone. With an inflatable jumping castle, slide, soft and wooden blocks, play tent, tunnel and other games – this area is perfect for 3 to 4 year olds. As for the adults, you are more than welcome to sit: there is booth style seating just outside the ‘tot’s zone’, so you can enjoy a coffee and chat while still being close enough to watch all the fun.
Marrickville Organic Food & Farmers Markets: Held every Sunday, the Marrickville Markets have become a bit of an institution for inner-west families. While the adults sip their coffee and munch on artisanal baked bread, the kids can jump around on the huge outdoor jumping castle. There’s also pony rides, babycinos, face-painting, fresh produce and eco-friendly baby food.
Funtime 4 Kids: This indoor adventure playground offers unlimited play in an air conditioned environment. Not only does it have a massive jumping castle, your little thrill seekers can go wild on the 3 tier climbing maze, ball pools and slides. And don’t worry, there is a separate toddler area for little ones who want to take it a bit easy.
Ramsgate Market: Every Saturday your little ones can jump around on air-filled castles at this award-winning organic farmer’s market. Located at Ramsgate Public School grounds, a short stroll away from Ramsgate beach, there is plenty of tasty, ready to eat foods and a complete range of the freshest, straight from the farm, fruit and vegetables. Also, some of the best cronuts in town!
Wizzy World: Jump for joy in one of Sydney’s biggest indoor play centres located in Chatswood. Housed in over 1600m² of fun, the centre has a huge jumping castle, a massive 3-storey state of the art play frame, ball pool and heaps more. There’s also a dedicated toddler play area complete with mini jumping castle, so no one misses out on the bouncy action.
Lollipops Playland Castle Hill: An indoor play centre for all your soft-play needs. Lollipops not only has a range of inflatable jumping castles, it also has a flying fox, a teacup ride, a super high walk bridge, speed slide, bouncy slide, and ball pits. For little ones there is a dedicated toddler area, play-believe areas, and a ride-on car section.
Ettamogah Pub: This iconic Aussie pub offers your kids unlimited bounce-time on a huge outdoor jumping castle, complete with slide. For older kids there’s an 8 metre high rock climbing wall, pool tables, its own arcade room and a play gym. And the adults are looked after with live music and a bistro serving up classic pub food.
Monkey Mania Bankstown: This indoor play centre is home to an impressive jumping castle where your little ones can bounce till their heart’s content. But wait, there’s also a 10 metre high play area, laser tag, a gun/cannon foam ball arena, climbing structure, slides, and kiddies electric go-karts.
Jitterbugs Playland: If your kids need a bit of encouragement to jump around, this is the place for them. The lovely staff at Jitterbugs, who dress up as ladybugs, will bounce around on the jumping castles with them all day. There’s also a soft play area with ball pit and slippery slides. Parents can relax and enjoy an organic coffee as they watch, knowing their little ones are in good hands wings.
Ultimate Inflatables: As you’d expect, this play centre offers the ultimate in inflatable fun. With jumping castles, moonwalks, bucking bulls, inflatable slides, jousting arenas, a Velcro ‘fly-trap’ wall, and inflatable wipeouts – your kids will literally be bouncing off the walls for hours. The centre, found in Sliverwater, even vary the inflatable fun each week so there is something different every time you visit.
Inflatable World Oz: Roll up to Sydney’s biggest centre of inflatable fun, and for two hours you can jump from bounce houses to velcro walls to ball pits to basketball hoops and more. Located in Castle Hill, parents are encourages to join in on all the fun, too!
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The Playpit: Overwhelmed by all the choice? Let the jumping castles come to you. The Playpit hire out the best in soft play fun so you can pick and choose the pieces for your next party. The jumping castle might be your centrepiece but there’s also ball pits, slides, climbing equipment, tunnels, rock walls and bouncy animals. They’ll even set it up and pack it away, so you can focus on all the party action.
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