Bouncing around for an hour in an inflatable arena sounds like so much fun doesn’t it. Climbing inflatable walls and diving into huge ball pits should be a kids haven.
About Inflata Nation
- 3 sides inflatable climbing wall
- Inflata wall
- a two lane assault course
- Inflata race
- Inflata Duel
- The Inflata
Inflata Nation also offer a wide range of events that they can cater for, including:
- birthday parties – both grown ups and children
- team building sessions
- fitness classes
- stag and hen do’s
What we thought
As soon as you get through the door there are waiver forms on a table. I don’t remember seeing any signs about needing to fill it out and take it to the till. We just literally followed suit with what other people were doing. Next to the waiver forms there is a little area. This space is used for the safety video, shoe storage and the entrance, which was very confusing. We just stood there like a bunch of lemons because there were no staff interested in helping and no signs saying to walk the till. Another customer kindly came over and told us where we needed to go which was helpful!
Nobody was watching the safety video and it was very loud and chaotic to say the least. You couldn’t tell who was where, who was waiting or anything. It was just a big group of people all stood together in a small space.
What I did notice was that it was so busy that you could actually get away with walking straight past the till and into the arena. And yes, we did see people in the arena without wristbands on. When the previous time slot had finished we got to go in; however, we also saw people in the arena with the previous time slot wristband for at least 20 minutes after their session ended.
We went into the under 4’s area to start with and it was just so frustrating. I couldn’t really let Nico explore on his own because bigger children were coming in and bouncing over everything. There was no staff floating around and it was chaos. I only managed to get a couple of photos. I didn’t want to risk my phone getting broke to pieces.
We decided to just go into the big arena with the boys, again, it was just too much. Leo and Mylo got knocked about a bit because fully grown adults weren’t paying attention to the area around them. One person slipped down the steps to the slide and took Leo and Mylo out underneath him. To be honest I just couldn’t wait to get out.
The whole experience was just disorganised and I would have been so angry if I would have paid the £41.75 for myself, Kevin and the boys to go. And yes, I still would have had to pay for Nico even though he’s only 8 months and can’t even bounce.
I try to provide reviews with some positives and negatives to equal the balance. Honestly, I’m struggling to think of any positives. The boys had fun but it’s all relative, they would have had fun anywhere we went. It’s a good idea but there needs to be a lot more thought put into it for it to really work. It felt like they were just trying to get as many people in there as possible and make as much money as they could.
Babies in arms aren’t permitted in the main arena, which I wasn’t told and didn’t know. Nobody told me not to be in there either when they saw us bouncing around. I know that because I read it on the website after we had our visit.
Have you been? What did you think?
We were given entry in return for our review. All images and opinions are that of my own.