Now that my son attends school full-time, it’s a bit of a challenge to find activities that don’t involve us staying home building tents or pretending to be ninjas. When Friday comes, it is especially liberating to do something fun together.
Unfortunately, most museum hours don’t make the cut and by the time we even think about visiting our favorite playrooms, traffic gets in the way, again interfering with us getting there before closing hours.
Luckily for moms of full-time school-aged kids, there is Pump it Up–An indoor giant inflatable filled play area.
What could be more liberating than jumping all of our energy out?
Here are 10 reasons I’ve fallen in love with the place:
You can feel like a kid again
Whether it’s going through the obstacle course, trying the slippery slope or the rock climbing wall, going down the many slides or playing with the imagination blocks, there is amusement every step of the way for both you and your children. Did you know? Adults get in free! No longer do you have to witness the fun. You can join right in. If you enjoy the background music as much as your kiddo, dance away! Bonding quality time? Check!
It offers after school hours
With awesome Open Jump hour spots ranging from 5-7:30 p.m., I’d say it’s a plus for working parents and school-goers. They don’t call if After-School Jump for nothing.
Fun galore for kids of all ages
You have the option to attend Open Jump for all ages or Open Jump for those 42” and under, mostly happening before 5 p.m.. My son has outgrown some places. With a toddler and school kiddo, Pump It Up is one place you can never grow too old for and always have fun, no matter your age.
Ideal for winter
Staying warm while having fun and combating cabin fever, yes please.
Family Open Jump
Everyone is welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Grandparent playdate anyone?
Glow in the Dark Jump
This special event with FX lighting is one you can’t miss
Great spot for indoor birthday parties
A party with pizza, giant inflatables, goodie bags and balloons never sounded so good!
It is quite comfortable
Oh, the pleasure of living on your socks. Add in some comfy couches for resting while you’re not busy supervising you kiddo at the soft inflatables and yup, comfort all around!
Whether you live in the suburbs or the city, Pump It Up has fun covered.
Provides sound sleep
Parents are no strangers to kids burning off all their energy at an awesome place and then going home and falling soundly asleep. You could guess that my kiddos were tired and happy at the end of our last trip there. And honestly, I realized I’ve never had that much fun in a kid-friendly venue and I too was ready for bedtime.
Some tips when visiting:
- Wear comfortable clothing. The looser, the better.
- Bring plenty of drinks for after-bouncing nourishment.
Jump times listed here are for the Pump It Up-Chicago location only. Visit pumpitupparty.com to find the location near you.