Bounce Party Play120 East Kings Highway
Suite 401, Maple Shade, N.J. 08052 856-793-9130, visit site>
Last night the boys and I went to a new bounce-a-bounce place in Maple Shade, NJ called Bounce Party Play. Tuesday night Bounce Party Place is open till 8:30 p.m. so I picked them up from school and when I did not make the right onto our street but instead made a b-line for the Betsy Ross bridge they knew something was up. Which I will say by now they are pretty chill about.
Bounce Party Play is right next to Iron Hill Brewery and right across the street from Little Sports. From Northern Liberties it is 26 minutes door to door. I was not sure what to expect b/c the pictures on the website do not show you much of what the inside looks like but we are always up for an adventure and a new place to bounce. Current (as of 1/29) Living Social Deal.
If you are “Bounce Aficionados” like my crew then this will most likely be the smallest of the bounce places you have been to… ****UPDATE**** Or at least that is what I thought. Here they have a whole other side which more bouncy castles that they open up when it gets crowded. The bounce castles are in the back where the ceiling is high enough to have them. The front part is open and is more for parties (which there is plenty of room for).
On open bounce nights when there is not a crowd there are four giant blow ups that make up Bounce Party Play. That might not sound like a lot but if you think about it Bounce U has about 3 per room and Monkey Town has 4 if you count the velcro wall) so they are on par with everyone else – the space is just half the size. Their inflatable inventory (like my bounce biz talk?) consist of two bounce houses (one big and one medium), one obstacle course and one giant double climb and slide. Since Bounce Party Play just opened all the equipment is super clean and super new (no duct tape here). Henry(4) got in and out of everything just fine. Ollie (3) struggled a little more at getting in one of the castles but there is staff that watches over them and helped him when I had my hands full with Henry.
When it gets crowded they apparently have a whole other side. We did not get to see this other side but I know the boys will be so excited to go back and try it (since I bought the Living Social Deal).
When one room is open this place is great for a parent with two or more kids that usually has to deal with everyone going in a different direction. This is where the small space comes in handy. Also all the bounce stuff is in one room so there is only one way in and one way out (except emergency door in the back). I bring that up because at Jump Zone the area is not gated in and that always make me nervous because the space is so big. Also if you are dealing with kids at different stages you can bring your older one here and still play with your little one too. I know how tough that can be.
So What Did the Boys Think?
Now that you have the mom break down here is what the boys thought…. They loved it. Henry ran from one thing to the next with his brother trailing close behind. They climbed, bounced slid and bounced some more. We were there for 90 minutes and we would have stayed longer but at some point I needed to feed them. They prioritize bouncing before eating. To the point that if someone asked them what they wanted for their last meal I think they would reply….”Yeah, what kind of bounce castles do you have?” We were there only ones there for a bit until another little boy came in so they had the place to themselves. Which they were happy with. I only got them out of there by telling them we would go to Iron Hill Brewery for dinner (which is literally 2 feet away with a great kids menu).
We will be coming back but probably stick to week night when there is less of a chance of it being crowded.
For both boys it was $18.75. This is pretty much on par with everyone else. When you walk in you think it might be too small to keep them busy but my boys were really happy. Would I go back? YES. In fact I bought the current Living Social deal they have going: 5 visits for $22. When you factor in what I paid for one visit that is a great deal. The deal also gives you the option of a birthday party for 15 kids for 90 minutes for $99. Honestly that is a crazy deal and I almost thought of buying it and just having a party. That is by far the best deal out there for a party. ***PLEASE NOTE**** The living social deal for birthday parties is for parties during the week Monday through Thursday.
The staff was quite but super nice. The bathrooms were super clean. There are two water fountains with cups which is nice. There is also a small bounce house with a ball pit for younger kids and the classic play kitchen. I am not sure why all the bounce places have them but they seem to be standard issue. Honestly the boys had an awesome time.
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