Inflatable fun for all the family
Village fairs are a traditional part of British summertime, Make yours stand out from the crowd and add excitement with a bouncy castle.
The village fete is something of an institution. As British as cricket, fish and chips and discussing the weather, summer fairs conjure up images of coconut shies, cake stalls, tombolas, and sunny days spent on village greens. However, if you’re looking to add a bit more excitement to your village fair, why not consider hiring a bouncy castle?
Bouncy castles are really popular with children and they can be a really effective way of attracting families to your event and encouraging them to stay for a longer period of time. This in turn means they are likely to spend more money – perfect if your event has a fundraising focus. And with inflatables coming in all shapes and sizes, including fun themed castles such as princess, teddy or even Frozen, you’re sure to find something that appeals to your younger attendees.
Not just for kids
While kids are undoubtedly the key target audience for a bouncy castle, that doesn’t mean that the grown-ups have to miss out. We never really grow out of a bouncy castle, and by hiring an inflatable specifically made for adults, with a reinforced bed and higher walls, you can ensure that your fair offers fun for all the family.
And why stop with a bouncy castle? If you have the space you could hire a whole suite of inflatables, adding an element of friendly competition with sumo suits and a bungee run, or boosting adrenaline levels with an inflatable mega slide – let your imagination run wild!
Things to think about
If a bouncy castle sounds like the perfect addition to your village fair, there are a few key things you need to consider to ensure that you protect yourself against any mishaps and give your attendees the best possible experience.
First up, think carefully about the size of bouncy castle you want to hire. You may think that bigger is better, but it all depends on the space you have available. Obviously, if your castle is outside you have a bit more freedom, but if it’s situated indoors you will need to measure the room and ensure the ceiling is high enough to accommodate your chosen inflatable.
Your budget is also a key consideration as this will influence the type and size of castle you can hire. While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest option, this can sometimes be a false economy. Cheaper castles tend to be smaller, which limits the amount of people who can use it at one time, whereas a larger, higher quality castle will help to draw in the crowds.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to find a reputable supplier. When it comes to hiring a bouncy castle in Essex you may have several options to choose from – however, not all suppliers are created equal. Ensuring the safety of attendees is critical so make sure you hire your castle from a company who can provide you with a valid safety assessment certificate, PAT or PiPA tested equipment, and comprehensive public liability insurance. Testimonials and positive reviews from satisfied customers can also help you to make your decision.
A great bouncy castle can really help your village fete to stand out from the crowd, so this summer, ditch the Morris dancing and welly-wanging, and provide inflatable fun for all the family.