Without exercise, children will never build the strength to cut their own sandwich crusts or tear geometry books in half with their bare hands. Foster childhood vigor with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a five-session bounce pass to BounceU (up to a $37.45 value). Passes are valid during all-ages open-bounce or family bounce-night sessions.
BounceU envelops kids in a colorful indoor playground populated with inflatable slides, tunnels, and jump houses. Kids can bounce and boomerang about like a life-size pinball game in the clean, monitored, safe, and climate-controlled environment, which provides families opportunities to play together or entertain a party. On family bounce nights, which take place each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8p.m., parents and aging imaginary friends who are young at heart may also hop, skip, and jump through the inflatable wonderland. Adults get free entry and can observe or join the merriment as BounceU staff members lead kids in games and fill the air with music.
During BounceU's parties, kids bound through inflatable play structures—and occasionally glow in the dark. In one inflatable system, kids start by climbing a ladder to reach platforms linked only with three inflatable balls. The challenge is to jump, run, or balance on the balls to reach the other side without falling into the massive ball pit below. But don't worry if you fall–the ball pit below is cushioned with Zero-Shock technology.
At the center's Cosmic bounce parties, the main lights are replaced by special-effects lighting, which coaxes light from glow-in-the-dark accessories. The center's new location, in operation since May 2013, complements its shindigs with open-play sessions and more structured classes, appropriate for kids aged 2 and older.