Summer for many in Melbourne is the best time to party, and what better way to party than with jumping castles and inflatable water slides. However, the city is home to dozens of companies that offer everything from jumping castles to general party hire. Also, every company touts itself as being affordable, quick and reliable. Our experience hiring jumping castles almost every summer begs to differ. Many companies aren’t exactly reliable, and more often than not, what you need may not be available.
Fortunately for you, we’ve done the research needed and found that there are a couple of jumping castle companies that are far better than others. Not only do they have a pretty large selection of bounce houses, but they are competitively priced and reliable. Sure, there might be other companies out there that are just as good, but they didn’t make the cut for many different reasons. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it!
Castles 4U is a family-owned business. Interestingly the family that owns it has a passion for all things bouncy castle-related. That’s why they have a pretty long list of high-quality inflatable castles for rent. Additionally, Castles 4U has other party rentals like slush machines, jukeboxes, photo booths, popcorn machines and fairy floss.
While every item available in their inventory isn’t listed on the website, that does not mean they don’t have it. In our experience, they have a lot more than the website may have people assume. Speaking of which, there are jumping castles of all sizes and for every popular theme. The company also makes it a point to add the latest and greatest castles to their inventory almost every year. So, if you are looking for something new and different, we can almost bet that Castles 4U will have it.
The other good thing about Castles 4U is whether you are looking for jumping castles for a kid’s party, corporate event or a fundraiser, the prices are very competitive. Plus, you can negotiate a lower price if you’re hiring a dozen or so items from them.
Child’s Play Bounce N Jump Castles
Child’s Play bounce N Jump Castles is home to what we assume is the largest selection of bounce houses in Melbourne. In our experience, they have more than enough bounce houses, which means if you can’t find what you want in the summer anywhere else, they probably have it in stock. Some of their most popular themed bounce houses include Barbie Girl Cinderella, Frozen, PJ Mask, Dinosaurs, Toy Story, Elsa, Avengers, Little Mermaid, Mt Little Pony, Batman, etc. That’s why regardless of the theme, you are bound to find a bounce house for your party here.
In addition to bounce houses, home and business owners in Melbourne can hire loads of other party items, including kids’ toys, chafing dishes, tables n chairs, outdoor heaters, candy buffet, etc.
Apart from an excellent selection of bounce houses and party rentals, the company also offers excellent customer service. So, whether you have a question or would like to book a few things, all you have to do is call them. Plus, you will save quite a bit of money in terms of pricing the more stuff you hire.
Bounce Booking continues to be the bounce house and party rental service of choice for many people in Melbourne. One reason is that the company has the very best bounce houses and party rentals that money can buy. The company also makes it a point to ensure that they have the latest bounce houses available almost every season.
Unlike other party rental services in Melbourne, Bounce Bookings are true professionals. The company carries a $20 Million Public Liability insurance which ensures peace of mind for anyone who rents from them.
Jumping castles aside, they also have other party favourites like mechanical surfboards, mechanical bulls, chair O plane, zorb balls, and lots of giant slides. You can also hire their popcorn and fairy floss machines manned by the company’s experienced team.
The pricing across the board is highly competitive, depending on what and how much you want to hire.
Bailey’s Events & Amusements
Bailey’s Events & Amusements have lots of inflatables to choose from depending on what type of party you’re planning. However, in addition to jumping castles, which just about everyone we’ve listed in this article have, they also have more amusement-park-type stuff too. Things like the cha-cha ride, obstacle courses, massive sugar rush obstacle courses etc., means that you should be able to find everything for a corporate party, church fundraiser or any other event.
The company also has animals that you can hire to spice up any party. They have goats, reptiles, sheep, i.e., over two dozen animals and counting.
Bailey’s Event & Amusements, depending on what you hire, is competitively priced in terms of pricing. However, some of their stuff might not be available during the peak season, so make sure you book weeks in advance.
Jumping Castle Hire Melbourne
Jumping Castle Hire has a large inventory of bounce house rentals and party rentals in general. They have everything from chairs to tents and kids’ games. The company also has a pretty large selection of large water slides installed by professionals at your party. Once the party is over, they will remove the slides and any other inflatables you hire.
While Jumping Castle Hire Melbourne is a relatively new service, their rates are highly competitive. That’s why if you’re looking to save a few dollars and still have a party that rocks, then you can’t go wrong here. As always, make sure that you book water slides and bounce houses weeks in advance since inventory can run low during the summer.
Be sure to also check out our list on the best bouncy castles in Adelaide.
Summer may be the best time to party in Melbourne, but you also need to make sure that every party is planned weeks ahead of time. It isn’t uncommon for water slides and jumping castles not to be available; that said our list above should help get you off to a good start.