It appears that fall has come in like a (very wet) lion, and it looks like it’s here to stay. With the rain and wind and general muddiness that comes along with a Seattle fall, also comes our inevitable and familiar parental thoughts: “How am I going to fill up a whole rainy day with activities?” Well, look no further than the latest place to bounce (and jump, and slide, and climb) around—Xtreme Bounce of Fun!
Having a young child in Seattle means spending lots of time finding new indoor places to play, and Xtreme Bounce owners Monteze and Sojourner Thomas, Sr. realized that while the typical bouncy house place was lots of fun for their three-year-old son, often he would be overrun by the big kids while he attempted to bounce and slide, making it no fun for him and scary for his parents. With a nod to safety, fun and exercise for the Littles, Xtreme Bounce of Fun was born. Keeping our little kiddos safe while they have fun is their number one priority!
Location, location, location
Located in the newly rebranded Outlet Collection of Seattle (formerly the Supermall) in Auburn, Xtreme Bounce is just under 2700 square feet of colorful, clean and cool fun for your tots. Admission gets your kiddo a whole day of play, with in and out privileges so you can fuel up at the recently updated food court or take a spin on the mall’s gorgeous carousel (located directly in front of Xtreme Bounce) before coming back for more fun.
What’s the equipment like?
All the equipment in Xtreme Bounce is built on a unique brand of play equipment, which combines bouncy house fun with motion! Kids can be no taller than 48”, making it ideal for the mostly five and under crew. All equipment is brightly colored, easy for kids to climb up and on, and all the moving parts are controlled by remote control, allowing the team members to stop and start the powered rides as kids get on and off.
There is a toddler play area full of age-appropriate toys and equipment like the bouncy tub filled with “sea life” and the light up slide for the crawlers in your crew, while the bigger kids can slide into the ball pit, bounce with the balloons, ride on the coolest swings in town or tap into their inner monkey on the climber.
The equipment and floors are soft and cushioned for that inevitable spill off the bottom of the slide or swings. All equipment and toys are cleaned regularly (the ball pit balls are rotated nightly) or are removed from the play area when they inevitably end up as a toddler’s chew toy, and socks are required to keep the play space extra spotless. Think carnival rides mixed with a bouncy house just for tots and without the need for bathing in hand sanitizer afterwards, and you’ve got an Xtreme Bounce of Fun, indeed!
Party like it’s your birthday!
Does your kidlet have a birthday coming up soon? Xtreme Bounce is your birthday party headquarters! Their 90-minute Xtreme Birthday Bash party package hosts up to 15 kids and includes a 350-square foot private party room, unlimited open play, a party host, napkins, forks, spoons, cups and plates, candles, a Honey Bear mascot and a free return play pass and mall carousel token for the birthday kid! You are welcome to bring any food and sweets your little kiddo desires, and extras like balloons are available for a fee. And as a Grand Opening treat, if you book between now and October 18, you’ll get $50 off your party. Can you say xtremely convenient, Mom and Dad?
Grand Opening celebration
Xtreme Bounce of Fun is now open and ready to delight and excite your kiddos, but their Grand Opening celebration will coincide with the Outlet Collection’s Grand Reopening October 17-19. Since October is National Bullying Prevention Month, Xtreme Bounce’s Grand Opening theme will be Bullying Prevention and they will have chances to win free guest passes and a free birthday package, as well as games, face painting and other kid-tastic events.
What’s on the radar?
In the future, Thomas hopes to add special events like storytimes and holiday events—he wants to keep things fun and fresh for parents and kids. Keep an eye on their Facebook or Twitter pages for information on upcoming events and specials, as well as their Grand Opening celebration. You and your kids will both be xcited with the fresh new playtime at Xtreme Bounce of Fun!
- Kids must be no taller than 48”.
- Socks must be worn at all times (kids and adults). Fun socks are available for $2 if you forget or just want to purchase a new pair!
- Admission allows in and out privileges all day.
Do you think you’ll be visiting Xtreme Bounce soon? Let us know in a comment below!
-Erin Cranston, words and photos too!