Bouncy castle safety: what you should be aware of

Bouncy castle safety

Bouncy castles are a fantastic, fun way to brighten up any birthday party or event. However, government statistics have recently revealed that every year there is a growing number of accidents with children and the use of a bouncy castle. This is why bouncy castle safety is important to ensure your child has a fantastic experience that doesn’t result in any pain or injury. Here is a brief guide to ensure your bouncy castle is a safe activity for everyone involved.

Safety procedures and insurance

When you hire a bouncy castle, it’s important that the company you are hiring with owns an official test certificate showing that they fully comply with all the appropriate safety procedures and operation of play inflatables. Also make sure they are covered with public liability insurance, which should be a minimum of £2 million. Jumping Jo’s are happy to reveal we have public liability insurance cover of £5 million.

Maximum use

Bouncy castles can be enjoyed by both adults and children, but this will depend on a variety of factors such as the size of the inflatable, the age and size of children and adults. Stick to the recommended maximum number to prevent overcrowding which could result in injury. The hire company will be able to provide you with a recommendation.


Always ensure a responsible adult is present to manage and supervise children at all times when a bouncy castle or inflatables are in use. When you hire with Jumping Jo’s, we can source qualified supervision depending on availability at an extra charge.

Weather conditions

Keep a close eye on weather conditions. If there is too much water or the wind is strong, significant safety hazards can occur, such as making the bouncy castle slippery.

Remove liable objects

Don’t enter the bouncy castle with footwear, sharp and hard objects, jewellery items, pocket contents, or food and drink. These can put you and others at risk. Also, don’t allow children (or adults!) to climb up the walls.

If you’re interested in hiring a bouncy castle for your next event, contact us today to discuss your needs. We provide a wide range of bouncy castles, including bouncy castles with slides, and inflatable laser tag. We guarantee you will find something to suit your event.

Leave a comment