Scientists agree that the only reason adults have children is so they have a socially acceptable reason to visit amusement parks, eat at novelty pizza arcades, and see movies with Shreks in them. Put some fun in the oven with today's kid-friendly Groupon: for $10, you get three pop-in playtimes (up to a $30 value) at Pump It Up, The Inflatable Party Zone. Choose from the following 11 Bay Area locations:
- Morgan Hill
- San Francisco
- Sunnyvale (Pump It Up, Pump It Up Junior)
- Union City
Pump It Up specializes in indoor inflatable arenas for children. During three fun-filled pop-in visits, children can leap around gargantuan air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Pump It Up’s giant indoor air arenas are climate-controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by a well-trained staff and local police. Parents bounce for free during pop-in, so childless adults who want to play will need to borrow a neighbor’s kid or win one by collecting soda tops.
From expert installation and anchoring to insurance coverage and rule enforcement, Pump It Up holds itself to strict safety standards. Since jumping is an exciting method for burning calories, a lively lark through Pump It Up’s inflatable fun houses will cause youthful energy to melt off faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player.
More than 40 Yelpers give the Pump It Up in Sunnyvale a 3.5-star average. Thirty-nine Yelpers give the Belmont location an average of four stars, and 21 also give the Pump It Up on Mendell Street in San Francisco a four-star rating. More than 20 Yelpers give the Oakland Pump It Up a rating of three stars:
- The kids and parents had a blast. The hostess for the food area was very nice and friendly. She made sure everything was set up ahead of time and helped serve. – K. E, Sunnyvale location, 01/18/2011
- I like the fact the staff makes sure everyone is safe, sanitizes their hands prior to going into the party room, keeps the gifts and food organized so everyone can have a great time. – Elle P., Mendell Street location, 06/29/2010
Pump It Up
Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course.
The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.