9 Best Kids' Bouncy Castles The Whole Family Will Love

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Why bother hiring a bouncy castle for only a few hours when you can invest in your very own that will supply endless hours of fun and exercise for your little one?

Bouncy castles are typically aimed at toddlers and young children, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end there. Our list of castles offers bouncy houses and small bouncers for children aged 3 to 10, which means that the fun can last for years. The benefits to your little one is also another positive when looking to buy a castle- it encourages enjoyable exercise and vastly improves their leg strength in repetitive bouncing. It also encourages endurance and stamina too.

Therefore, for endless entertainment, exercise, endurance and genuine family fun try buying a bouncy castle for kids from our handy list below.

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Kidadl Top Pick

Whilst all the great bouncy castles on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, number of features and reviews.  

1. Jump 'n Double Kids Slide Bouncer

Jump 'n Double Kids Slide Bouncer.
Image © Little Tikes

This giant bouncy castle is a great addition to any birthday party, family gathering or even a summer BBQ with friends. Either way, this bouncy castle is sure to wow and provide endless entertainment, with a rock-climbing wall, double slides and a very big bouncing area for several children to play in at one time. The tall protective mesh wall means there will be no falling out of this, and allows parents to watch their little ones as they play.

It has also received many positive reviews for its quick inflation and deflation, being super quick and easy to assemble and to store away. This makes it a great buy for use throughout the year or for larger events. Whichever way you use it, it's a great investment.

Main Features

  • Price: £279.99
  • Age: 3-7
  • 2 slides; 1 in, 1 out
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Large bouncing area
  • High mesh, protective walls
  • Heavy-duty power blower
  • Repair kit
  • Storage bag

Best Bouncy Castles For On A Budget

2. Jump-O-Lene Castle Bounce House

Jump-O-Lene Castle Bounce House.
Image © Amazon

This castle bouncer comes with four turrets, an inflatable floor and high raised side walls for safe bouncing. This is suitable for indoor use, so it is a great way to keep your little one entertained for hours and encourage imaginative play in their very own castle.  In the summer this can be moved outside for garden family fun.

The double inflatable soft padded floor is also great for safe, comfortable bouncing.

Main Features

  • Price: £49.99
  • Age: 3-6
  • Weight limit: 27kg
  • PVC material
  • Soft, inflatable floor
  • Raised high side walls

Best Bouncy Castles For Indoors

3. Little Tikes Princess Castle Bouncer

Little Tikes Princess Castle Bouncer.
Image © Argos

This is an adorable indoor bouncy castle for your little one to play with, whether on a sleepover, in the garden, or just for entertainment on the weekend. This bouncer has a built-in blower, so there is no need to pump this up by hand. This can then be reversed to deflate ready for this to be stored, so it is super easy to assemble and disassemble whenever you need.

Note that the inflatable slide will need to be buckled in before you use it.

Main Features

  • Price: £100
  • Age: 2+
  • Weight limit: 10kg
  • Built-in inflation technology
  • Castle with small inflatable slide
  • 1-year guarantee

4. Greenfield Jump-O-Lene Indoor Inflatable

Greenfield Jump-O-Lene Indoor Inflatable.
Image © Amazon

The inflatable indoor castle bouncer is the perfect way to get your kids bouncing, jumping and blowing off some steam when the weather is keeping you indoors. A small, round bouncing pad with inflatable walls to prevent anyone from falling off makes this a safe and exciting way to keep your little ones occupied whilst in the house.

There are two separate bouncy cushions to optimise the bounce, so they will be reaching new heights with this crazy bouncer.

Main Features

  • Price: £59.99
  • Age: 3-6
  • Weight limit: 55kg (max. 2 children)
  • 2 bouncy cushions
  • Large bouncing pad
  • Built-in sitting ledge
  • Repair patch

Best Deluxe Bouncy Castle

5. BeBoP Total Wipeout Castle And Slide

BeBoP Total Wipeout Castle And Slide.
Image © BeBop

This deluxe bouncy castle and water park take bouncy castles to another level. It is a much more expensive model, but its premium design and features included make this a very worthwhile buy, especially if you have a large family and intend to use it for many years to come.

You can replicate a water park in your own garden, and have the perfect accessory for any large summer birthday party. Perfect for lots of children, the double slide makes for competitive racing, the climbing wall ensures quick movement and the water splash and bouncing areas will keep kids entertained for hours.

This conforms to European and UK safety standards.

Main Features

  • Price: £599.95
  • Age: 3-10
  • Weight limit: 113kg (max. 3 children)
  • Twin lane water slide
  • Water cannon
  • Water sprayer
  • Easy climbing wall
  • Large bouncing area
  • Water tube
  • Inflation blower
  • Anchor pegs
  • Repair kit
  • Storage bag

Best Bouncy Castles For The Whole Family

6. Happy Hop Racing Fun Bouncer

Happy Hop Racing Fun Bouncer.
Image © Very

This is a huge, premium bouncy playground measures over 17ft long and is the ultimate birthday party addition. This will require a lot of spare space and is extremely expensive, so is very much a deluxe investment or something to share with other families to spread the cost.

There is a large bouncing area which means the whole family can enjoy some competitive fun. The slide, obstacle course and bounce area will keep everyone entertained for hours.

Main Features

  • Price: £749.99
  • Age: 3+
  • Weight limit: 180kg
  • Obstacle course
  • Double twin slide
  • Large bouncing area
  • 60-second inflation
  • Airflow fan
  • Plastic ground stakes
  • Storage bag
  • Repair kit

Best Bouncy Castles For Toddlers

7. Chad Valley Octopus Bouncer

Child playing in turquoise octopus bouncy castle.
Image © Argos

This Argos bouncy castle is a great octopus design and perfect for indoor and outdoor use. With inflatable walls that surround the bounce pad, your little one can jump, play, tumble and enjoy hours of fun and you can keep an eye on them. This also comes with a repair patch and a one-year guarantee.

It is advised this is designed only for home use, so is not to be used in schools or for parties.

Main Features

  • Price: £24.99
  • Age: 3+
  • Weight limit: 55kg
  • Safety valves
  • Pink bounce pad
  • Inflatable walls
  • Repair kit included

8. Bestway Up, In And Over Bouncy Castle

Bestway Up, In And Over Bouncy Castle.
Image © Bestway

This small kids' bouncy castle is perfect for any toddler. The super colourful, hot air balloon design will spark their imagination whilst they play, making for endless entertainment. Easy to inflate and made from sturdy material, this is a good investment for a reasonable price.

Main Features

  • Price: £73
  • Age: 3-6
  • Weight limit: 85kg
  • Ring toss game in bouncy castle
  • Sturdy vinyl material
  • Easy to inflate

9. Chad Valley 6ft Bouncy Castle

Children playing on Chad Valley 6ft Bouncy Castle while mum watches.
Image © Argos

A simple design but still just as much jumping fun! This bouncy castle is a good investment to make for the garden, to enjoy on play dates, for family gatherings and even for birthday parties too. With a constant airflow system, this replicates the bouncy castles you would normally hire, and with strong stitching and sturdy PVC material to prevent air leaks, it will last too.

This bouncy castle is for outdoor use only, but see above for indoor castles that you can buy if this is what you need.

Main Features

  • Price: £100
  • Age: 3+
  • PVC material
  • Air blower- constant airflow system
  • 1-minute airflow
  • Mesh side netting

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