A playground can be the site of a first birthday party, a first transatlantic paper-airplane flight, and a first doctoral dissertation on the geothermal impact of teeter-totters. Make a scientific breakthrough while breathlessly jumping with today’s Groupon to BounceU, valid at the Clarksburg and Rockville locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get five open bounce sessions (a $40 value).<p>
- For $149, you get a children’s party for up to 15 kids (a $300 value), which includes:
- One hour of bounce time
- 45-minute party-room rental
- Three large pizzas
- One drink per child
- Plates, cups, and napkins
- Two staff members to supervise<p>
The maximum size of a children’s party is 35, with an $8 charge per child over the 15-child limit, and extra pizzas are $15 each. Sprightly bouncers must wear socks in order to play, and adults enter for free if accompanied by a paying child. Reservations are recommended for open bounce and required at least two weeks in advance for parties, call desired location to check availability.
BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground, where they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. Children can practice for future careers as catapult payloads during open-bounce sessions scheduled at various times throughout the week (an $8.95 value/child). Adults are welcome to join youngsters in the playground, where they can duel with the foam-shooting equipment or mount the climbing structures while imagining they’re synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley’s Riverbounce. The attentive BounceU staff will monitor the rebounding playground at all times, ensuring that the facilities are safe and clean.
Children’s U Junior parties commence with an hour of supervised bounce time before unwinding for 45 minutes in a private party room. Kids gulp beverages and make hand puppets out of slices of pizza, and included plates and napkins save parents the hassle of having to tote the good paper plates from china cabinets. Parents alert guests to save the date with a packet of included invitations and are welcome to bring cake and ice cream for the festivities.
Everyone must fill out a waiver to bounce. If the bouncer is younger than 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver.
Inflated structures, slides, and games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses or pull on oversized inflatable boxing gloves. The crew also invites parents to join in on the fun, letting them bounce alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne. In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for the Preschool Playdate program, where instructors lead games and activities. Special events include family-bounce night, which lets parents join in the bouncing or relax in the party room and do grownup things, such as eat marshmallows with a knife and fork.