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My son’s first birthday is coming up and we’re thinking of hiring a jumping castle for his party. There’ll be kids ranging in age from 1 to 6 years old. Do they keep the kids entertained? Can you use jumping castles if it’s raining?


Posted by Fiona M - The Hills Mama, 18th February 2019


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  • I’d say wait until they are older, 6 is just about big enough to enjoy one, and even if all your guests were that age it’s still an odd thing for a baby. They do come with all sorts of hastle too, including one that burst when a glass broke and punctured it, so think carefully!


  • It is a lot of money and whilst they may have fun I’d tend to wait until the child is older. Then they can appreciate more and not become too tired too quickly.


  • It sounds fun though at the age of one I’m not sure they really need a castle maybe wait until they’re a little older and remember it more


  • No doubt the children will have fun on a jumping castle, but I’m wondering if it’s a bit much for a first birthday party. Perhaps when the birthday boy is a little older so he can enjoy it too.


  • Depends on how much fun tge birthday kid will have on it I spose, it istheir big dsy after all. From my experience, kids of all ages have ablast on jumping castles


  • yes we did, even adults used it. it was enclosed and we could use it if it was raining, nil issues


  • The little ones will likely use it if the bigger kids are. If it’s raining it might be a bit slippery so would depend on how rough the kids were.


  • For my son’s first birthday we had a ball pit, jumping castle and heaps of other toys that we hired from our local toy library for a very reasonable price. Everybody had a great time. There was always someone on it for the duration of the party. We are doing the exact same for our daughter’s 1st birthday in July.


  • We bought one from big w then you have it forever.


  • Buy one its cheaper. We bought one from BIG W.


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