Bouncy castles etiquette and safety tips

Bouncy castles come in all shapes, sizes, and colours for the enjoyment of children everywhere. They are ideal for birthday parties, end of school year picnics, holiday celebrations, and church festivals, but parents will want to ensure that their child returns home unharmed.

Although this is a fairly lengthy list of dos and don’ts, it is not intended to stop children from having a good time. The person in charge of hiring the bouncy castle is ultimately responsible for the safety of those who use it.

Keep all food and drinks, toys, pets, game toys, silly string, chewing gum, and cigarettes away from the Bouncy Castle or anywhere near the external equipment.

Always make sure that a responsible adult supervises the equipment and the bouncy castle activity.

No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs should run the equipment or enter the bouncy castle.
Children aged three and under should be supervised even more carefully. Older children should never bounce around those who are three or under.

Never allow small infants, pregnant woman, or anyone with head, neck or back injuries, or disabilities to use a bouncy castle.

Always remove your glasses and jewellery.

Remove your shoes before entering any inflatable.

No sharp objects are allowed inside or near the outside of the inflatable.

Do not sit, climb, or hang on the side walls at any time.

No fighting, running, somersaults, headstands or any other horseplay is allowed.

Keep off the netting at all times.

Children should be separated by age and size, even if this requires hiring more than one bouncy castle.

No one should go near the bouncy castle while inflating or deflating is in progress.

In case of extreme weather including wind, snow, rain, or lightning, everyone should exit the bouncy castle and the motor should immediately be turned off.

In case of a power outage, everyone should exit the bouncy castle as soon as possible. If the blower accidently shuts off, everyone should leave the bouncy castle quickly and quietly.

Anyone not following the safety rules should immediately leave the inflatable.

Only use the proper electrical equipment provided by the bouncy castle hire company. Do not allow anyone to work on the equipment that is not authorised to do so.

Following these etiquette and safety tips will help ensure that your children have a more enjoyable time on the bouncy castle and give you peace of mind