Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back in the Wild West Days, it'd be a Ghost Town


There'a a great place in the next town over where my son goes to get his bounce on. It's a big five room area that is filled with all different kinds of bounce houses.



I don't know how long it's going to be open though because there are rarely any other children in there when we go (crazy, right?).


It's been there for over a year now, so it's not that people don't know it's there. It's not expensive to get into. It isn't in a remote or bad location. So, I don't know why it's visited so infrequently.


On the day we were there, we had the place to ourselves for awhile, and then a family with three kids came in, but it still felt pretty empty.


It may be a bounce house place with little to no visitors...


but as long as it's stays open, we'll keep going.


My son has so much fun in there. It's one of the few places he gives me an 'aw man' to, when it's time to leave. I'm sure other children would love to play there too, so I don't know what the deal is... I guess all we can do is enjoy it while we can.

Is there a great place close to you that it baffles you because no one goes to visit?

75 comments:

Jen said...

What a fun place!!! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - well all I can say is .. I'd love to be there 'on my own' .. and just trying all the bounces and going again and again! Looks great fun for the little one ... cheers Hilary

Pat Hatt said...

Looks like fun, maybe kids are too busy glued to the TV or computer?

Brian Miller said...

nice...we have one of these places near here...pump it up....that has huge bounce slides and obstacles courses....i love going there to play with my boys...

Masshole Mommy said...

We have a couple of places like that near us and my two LOVE them.

Scott said...

There's a place like this in our town, but it is always packed. So much so that I can't stand to stay there - we drop the kids off!

Janine Huldie said...

I would love if someplace like this existed near us and would so take my girls to it if it did exist! :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

If adults were allowed in, I would be in there bouncing with him.

MikiHope said...

I really do not know if there are places near me at all like that-it looks like great fun. I wonder why they don't advertise more in the local papers.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh my gosh what a fun looking place! Shame no adults are allowed :) x

Patty Woodland said...

Oh he does look like he had a blast. It looks like a great place for kids.

♥ Vanessa said...

I wish we had one of these places were close by. The only thing I can think of is at the performing arts and museum I work at, we have free student rush tickets to some wonderful events. It is really sad that students don't take advantage of this. We have only had a small handful with the past shows and we have some great, notable names that come here to perform: ballets, Daivd Sedaris, Sandra Bernhard, Martin Short, etc.

loveforlacquer said...

I love taking my son to bounce houses! he has a blast

Carla said...

We don't have any of those around here. There are two close to where my mom lives, and we always say we are going to take Elliott some time, but we never do. It seems like we always have too much stuff planned for when we are there. And he chooses Chuck E Cheese over places like that.

Dee said...

FIVE rooms? That is awesome. We have a few of those types of places, but have only been for other kids' birthday parties. They usually only have one larger room with about 4-5 bounce house type things.

becca said...

Bouncy houses rock I still like playing in them at my age.

Krystal Butherus said...

We have a place like this in our town but it's always packed! Seems like a great time!

Pam said...

There is a bounce place like this in our town but it's always busy! Maybe people in your town just don't like fun! Lol.

alissa apel said...

We have 2 here: Pump it Up and Bounce You. They are always busy.

Melissa said...

We have a place like this near us, but it is always crazy busy when we go in. I would love it if it looked like a ghost town even just one time.

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

Every year my daughter has her birthday at a bounce place near us. Boring for the adults, but a blast for the kids!

Elephant's Child said...

How weird. I would have expected that place to be packed to the rafters. Indeed, enjoy it while you can.

Launna said...

What a great little place if something like that existed in Halifax, I would have taken Valentina there often... she loved places like that when she was younger :)

Margarita Ibbott said...

Wow that looks like so much fun! I can't believe it's so empty... Maybe they need some more advertising?

Anonymous said...

Looks similar to bounce u . I took my cousin there for a birthday. I so wanted to bounce around too lol

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They have one here that is always full

Lois Alter Mark said...

My kids would have loved someplace like that when they were little. Don't ask why it's not crowded - just enjoy it!

Franc said...

They have so many balloon slides. Kids would definitely have fun here.

Maria said...

Looks like so much fun! I bet your little one was thrilled to visit the location.

bxcrochet said...

That looks like so much fun! I think my nephew would love that place.

Michelle F.

ANNIE M said...

Shoot, I'd go have fun in that place! Crazy that there's barely any visitors!

Caitlin Fore said...

That looks like a great place for kids to go and burn off some energy!

Ben Butler said...

It may not be good for business, but it's awesome for your son! Having the place all to himself is totally cool.

Angela P said...

Wow.. it looks like an awesome time! And no having to wait in line!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

We actually attended a birthday party last year in a venue like this one and the kids loved it. I wanted to go down the slide myself.

Liz Mays said...

There's a restaurant here that serves great food and I can't figure out why it's not visited more. It's fast casual mexican. The thing is that Chipotle is about to open up (which I love, love, love) and I think that will be the nail in the coffin. I don't think I'll ever go back once I have my beloved Chipotle.

Catherine Sargent said...

That looks like a lot of fun. I would love to go play and slide.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Too bad people don't visit. It will be sad when they close. Our bounce house place is 2 towns over, so we don't go. But they get pretty busy since they are located in the mall.

Heather Jones said...

That's disappointing that its closing. My town could use something like this as we have long brutal winters and the kids get pent up. Being able to bounce out their energy in an indoor place would be great!

slehan said...

Bouncing is so much fun (even for grownups). We had a trampoline place when I was growing up.

slehan at juno dot com

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

That slide looks like a ton of fun! I want to play!

Natalie Summers said...

The kids dad took them to a bonce house place over the weekend, they had a blast! These look like so much fun!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I'd go I love bouncy houses how fun

Veronica Lee said...

Looks like he had a blast. What a great place for kids!
Happy Wednesday, Rosey.

Michele D said...

Bouncing around is so much fun for kids. We have several around me area and kids have a blast!

Yan Birog said...

looks like a really fun place to bring your kids to! maybe there aren't a lot of kids in your place? >XD

Francine said...

That looks like fun . We have a couple different bounce places here . Thats nice that you basically get the place to yourselves.

Faythe M.A said...

my grandsons would have a blast! they go to a much smaller one inside the YMCA near them. it is supervised by an adult, so the parents can get their workouts in while the kids can go crazy with theirs!
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

~ Noelle said...

In my hometown we have one like that too...
The couple times we went it has been pretty empty...
although sometimes they have a crowd

Colette S said...

That is weird. Seems like a great place for kids to let off steam and exercise.

I'd enjoy it too!

April Decheine said...

The kids would have such a fun time there, my kids well the boys use to have so much fun at these places.

Housewife Eclectic said...

My daughter would love something like this!

Sweepster said...

Its a shame fun little places like this aren't more popular, but on the flip side, you can hear yourself think and you have free reign!

Kelli Avery said...

We have a place like that around here too. It's at an indoor flea market place and there is hardly ever anyone there and they have tons of bounce things.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

That looks like a lot of fun! My son would love it

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

We have a similar place that's always empty. I feel for bad for them!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This looks like an awesome place to bring the kids. It looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

ohmygosh, that looks like so much fun!!
everytime i visit your blog, i smile! you're always living life to its fullest - i love it!
bounce houses are awesome - steve and i even like them! :)

Helene Bludman said...

Strange that it's always empty. I hope it stays in business because it sounds like a great place for kids.

Ann B said...

I used to take my kids to places like this one all the time when they were little. Great for birthday parties. I love your photo's the kids look like they were having a blast.

Neva Fels said...

It is too bad that more families are helping keep it successful and filled. Bounce houses are still my kids favorite place to go for a day.

Ashley B. said...

My children are bounce house fanatics! Everywhere we go there seems to be bounce houses and this place takes the cake!

Cynthia Wright said...

This looks so amazing. Like a huge 3D trampoline.

Mina Slater said...

This place looks so fun, I'm surprised it's not more popular! I've never seen a bounce house place that empty before.

Maddi'sMommy said...

This is so awesome. We rented a bounce house for my daughters birthday and I couldn't get her out of it! I can only imagine what it would be like with five rooms of them.

Rachael Yerkes said...

Nothing comes to mind. But I can see your point. I guess to each their own. For your sake I hope it stays open.

Angele @Shoeboxbegone said...

our kids love bouncy castle places! at least you didn't have to wrangle around tiny little humans :) thanks for sharing!

Michelle Knopp said...

The bounce house place near us is always busy. In fact, it is so busy that I really dread going there. There are too many kids for the boys to really be able to have a good time. At least I won't have to worry about them shutting their doors, though.

rochelle said...

This looks like a lot of fun!!

mail4rosey said...

I've never seen a trampoline place. That would be fun!

mail4rosey said...

I just saw your pictures for the end of August post, and they are GORGEOUS!

Michelle Rattan said...

This is a great thing to have for the kids. What a blast.

Terra Heck said...

Hrmmm...I'd think it would be a place almost any kid would want to go to. Looks like a lot of fun for kids.

Onica MommyFactor said...

I wish we had a place where we can go and no other children would be there hogging all the fun. LOL. How cool that you had the place all to yourself.

Kristen said...

I wish we had a place like this. my kids would love it!