A playground can be the site of a first birthday party, a first trans-Atlantic paper-airplane flight, or a first doctoral dissertation on the geothermal impact of teeter-totters. Make a scientific breakthrough while breathlessly jumping with today's Groupon: for $6, you get one admission to open bounce at BounceU in Stratford (up to a $12 value). Adults enter for free if accompanied by a paying child, and reservations are required. This deal is valid for all open-bounce sessions except sensory bounce.
BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground, where they bound and boomerang about in a safe, secure environment. Children can pretend to be Buzz Aldrin in a kangaroo pouch during the open-bounce sessions, which take place at various times throughout the week, last up to an hour and a half, and are accompanied by music. Adults are welcome to act like 8-year-olds and join the vivacious youngsters in the playground, where they can duel with the foam-shooting equipment or mount the climbing structures while imagining they're the stars of Michael Flatley's Riverbounce. The attentive BounceU staff monitors the rebounding playground at all times, ensuring that the facilities are safe and clean.
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.
305 Hathaway Dr.
Stratford, Connecticut 06615