Bounce houses that bring a bit of magic to your yard

Be the envy of all the neighborhood.

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.

Classic fun: Little Tikes Inflatable Jump ‘n Slide Bounce House

Wide Ride Down

Best for younger kids. Amazon

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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 fun: WELLFUNTIME Inflatable Bounce House and Jumping Castle Slide with Blower

Historically A Good Time

It’s got everything you’d want. Amazon

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This option is for kids 3 to 10 years old. It has a slide, basketball hoop, and even a ball pit. This bounce house inflates in less than a two minutes with the blower that comes included. This house also comes with stakes to secure it to the ground.

Heavy-duty pick: Blast Zone Big Ol Bouncer – Inflatable Bounce House with Blower

Make Giant Leaps In Fun

Most room to jump around. Amazon

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This bounce house has a 12-foot-by-15-foot bounce area and four netted walls. 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. It is recommended for kids 3 and older.