Fun dates back to the earliest human civilizations, as evidenced by ancient Mayan basketball courts and the Middle Ages' abundance of stone bouncy castles. Enjoy modern merriment with today's Groupon: for $5, you get admission for one child to an open-play session at Bounce Town, in South Windsor (a $10 value). Admission is free for adults and children younger than age 2 who are accompanying a paid guest.
In Bounce Town's 7,500-square-foot facility, sock-sporting children 12 and younger vault into the air on five inflatable play areas. Tots on the Batman Challenge inflatable frolic through tunnels under the watchful eye of a 16.6-foot Dark Knight, and a Disney-princess castle with a built-in slide and basketball hoop stirs dreams of winning a game of horse against Snow White. Kids can also burn off excess energy as they scale air-filled walls on the obstacle course or zip down slides shaped like ocean waves and fire trucks. Bounce Town limits admission to 50 guests at a time to keep inflatables from getting crowded and children from forming primitive nation-states.
Children scale to great heights in a safe, colorful, and climate-controlled environment at Bounce Town. The 7,500-square-foot play space features six commercial-sized inflatables, with the Coral Bay Splash inflatable reaching higher than 18 feet. Visitors also explore their vertical limits with a run up the 16-foot indoor climbing wall. Children and parents can both strap into harnesses to ascend the colored handholds and footholds, striving towards the top where the wisdom of the wise and reclusive light fixtures reside.