Bouncy castle hire is a good fun for the children’s birthday parties and is a good option all year round, as they can be hired for indoor or outdoor venues, so weather doesn’t have to stop your kids having a great party.
When hiring a bouncy castle, a very important thing to complete is always to simply search for ‘bouncy castle hire ###’ utilising the search engines, where “###” can be your city. Have a consider the top ranking 3 websites and at least one of them should be described as a decent quality business. By this, I mean prices is going to be reasonable, Bouncy castle hire Birmingham no surcharges will apply, unless overnight hire, or perhaps a generator are required.
You should also ensure that after you make your booking that the pictures on the internet site would be the actual pictures of the bouncy castles you will receive on your day and not just a dirty, tatty, torn alternative. That is very common as lots of people buy old 3rd hand bouncy castles from auction websites and then rent them on a weekend, but showing fake pictures on their websites, stolen from other websites.
are they manufactured in the UK to British Standard BS EN 14960? – this ensures safe materials, which are fire retardant and don’t irritate skin and that the bouncy castles are bouncy enough to be safe, along with being strong enough to withstand the forces applied, i.e. wind, bouncing kids, etc. Some bouncy castles are so poor as possible feel the ground underneath when sanding on them… imagine if this were your child’s head!
Does the inflatable have an RPII initial test certificate and a PIPA tag (annual safety inspection, a lot like MOT’s for cars in the UK) – this ensures that the inflatables still comply with the British Standard, every year after they were manufactured.
Many companies use cheaper, non standard bouncy castles, imported from China, which may possibly not be safe, or as good quality because the inflatables which are manufactured in the UK. I would avoid these companies!
High quality UK manufactured castles are manufactured using higher priced materials and so do not require big high powered fans to help keep them inflated, as they don’t leak air. They reach their equilibrium pressure much quicker, with a quieter, lower power fan. Therefore, with quality hire companies, you’ll spend less on electric usage which is only about £0.40 per day anyway, but at least your young ones is going to be less likely to injure themselves by striking their heads on the ground, because of the partial deflatedness of the equipment.
I don’t suppose the typical person thinks of all this when booking a bouncy castle, but should you choose and you’re reading this article, then it is unquestionably worth considering. It is obviously better to get a brand new inflatable delivered promptly, rather than 12 year old non-bouncy castle delivered 2 hours late or not at all. Imagine a childrens party in a sports hall and the inflatable never arrives… the children would be gutted. Perhaps the difference is that some companies are run on the side by people working regular, whereas other hire companies are solely hire companies and have numerous staff, with spare vans and spare equipment to cover every eventuality and ensuring the booking can be kept, even if some staff are poorly, etc.