Bounce houses that bring a bit of magic to your yard

Be the envy of all the neighborhood.

street fair with bounce house
Harness the excitement of a block party bouncy castle any day you want.Feliphe Schiarolli via Unsplash

When a kid sees a bounce house, squeal and jump for joy, then get inside and jump some more. But you don’t need a carnival, festival, or block party to get that kind of reaction. There are bouncers out there that are affordable, quick to inflate, and sized for either indoor or outdoor enjoyment.

Sure, a bounce house will be a hit at your child’s birthday party, but it can also be the highlight of any playdate. Just think: instead of watching endless videos of other people playing video games, they could be giggling and jumping outside. Here are some top options for bounce houses available today.

Little Tikes Inflatable Jump 'n Slide Bounce House

Little Tikes Inflatable Jump 'n Slide Bounce House
Best for younger kids.Amazon

This bouncer is for kids 3 to 8 years old and has a capacity of three at a time. It has a 12-foot by 9-foot bouncing area and a wide slide for entry and exit. There is mesh netting on three of the side walls to keep kids safely inside without blocking them from view. The Jump n’ Slide also has convenient shoe storage pockets, so nobody loses any footwear in all the fun. This item comes with six stakes to keep the bounce house in place, plus a heavy-duty blower to keep the house inflated and a storage bag for taking the party to go.

Royal Palace Inflatable Bounce House

Royal Palace Inflatable Bounce House With Slide Bouncer
Bounce castle with inflatable basketball hoop and slide.Amazon

The Royal Palace is for kids 3 to 10 years old. It has an eight-foot-by-seven-foot bounce area with a 10-foot-high slide. This bounce house inflates in less than a minute with the blower that comes included, and there is a 6.5-foot tube that allows you to keep the blower a decent distance from the bouncer. This item also comes with stakes to secure it to the ground. These are not necessary for indoor use.

Blast Zone Big Ol Bouncer Inflatable Moonwalk

Blast Zone Big Ol Bouncer Inflatable Moonwalk
Heavy-duty option.Amazon

This bounce house has a 12-foot-by-12-foot bounce area and four netted walls that are seven feet high. It has a slide entrance/exit that is closable for extra safety. It comes with a heavy-duty blower, anchors for the outdoors, and carrying straps for transporting the bouncer. The Big Ol Bouncer is recommended for kids 3 and older.