Though people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, people in inflatable houses can safely toss around beach balls, rubber anvils, and inflatable whales. Enjoy inflatable interiors with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a card valid for five bounce sessions for children ages 2–15 at Jump 4 Fun in Dardenne Prairie (a $35 value).
Jump 4 Fun’s seven marvels of inflatable architecture invite children to bound over floors, dodge springy obstacles, and careen down 16- and 18-foot-tall rubber slides. In open-play sessions four days a week, youngsters ages 2–15 can prepare for the traps and challenges of the adult workplace by leaping through a Batman-themed obstacle course, or shoot hoops inside the air-filled realm of a fairy princess. Structures geared toward toddlers let younger children exist in bouncier versions of reality—either alongside older peers, or at Tuesday and Thursday Toddler Time sessions reserved for leapers younger than 7. Parents and tots younger than 2 jump for free when they accompany a paying child, and Thursday's Family Fun Night, highlighted in O’Fallon Patch’s weekly list of kid-friendly activities, lets adults pop by after work for parent-child bonding bouncing. Peruse the FAQ page to review safety requirements such as always wearing socks and never touching areas designated as “hot lava.”
Jump 4 Fun
Nylon pants—one of the secrets to gaining more speed while going down an inflatable slide, according to the staff at Jump 4 Fun. Kids can test out the giant double lane slide. Other inflatable playthings include jumpers and basketball hoops, perfect for tots to practice their slam-dunk approach. Two obstacle courses will provide friendly competition for older kids, while toddlers can play safely in their own area.
79 Hubble Dr.
Dardenne Praire, Missouri 63368