Okay we’re definitely going stir crazy in our house from all the rain. Brooklyn is probably the most active 4 year old I’ve ever met. She’s climbs the walls in our apartment…really. It’s best for all of us to get out as much as we can.
Yesterday we visited Bounce U in Paramus, NJ for our ‘Adventure Friday’. We started this about a year ago, every Friday we try to go on a family field trip. We’ve been to this Bounce U probably ten times. It’s only 15 minutes from NYC, it’s inexpensive and it’s the perfect spot for our wild child to jump around. Best part for my family is they have something called ‘preschool play date’ every weekday morning 10-11:30, which is specifically for kids under 6. So if another kid is going to land on yours, at least they’re only 6 or under. Bouncy houses kind of scare me, so we only go to ones with separate times for younger kids. We’ve been to several different facilities and never seen or had an accident. (fingers crossed). This particular Bounce U in Paramus updates their equipment regularly so there is often a new house, castle or obstacle course to jump through. It’s also very clean. And the people who work there are super friendly and helpful.
What I love most is parents are encouraged to play and get physical with their kids. Bounce U has location throughout the US. Hours vary but they typically offer bounce times daily 9am-9pm. Costs $11.95/child, free for parents. Bring socks!