Cheap Bouncy Castle Hire
Posted By: Its Funtime | Posted Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Cheap Bouncy Castle Hire?
As I'm scrolling through Facebook on this Saturday evening, I can see lots of requests for recommendations for "cheap bouncy castle hire" on my local pages. We find this to be a very interesting topic and believe there is a massive misunderstanding when it comes to cheap bouncy castle hire. In truth we really do understand why people ask for cheap, as like everybody else we love to get a bargain or a great deal but in most cases we don't think people really mean cheap. We think what they mean is is excellent value maybe a great price for what you get but what in the current day people don't distinguish between the ideas of cheap and good value.
When it comes to hiring a bouncy castle cheap most definitely isn't good. As a general rule cheap means that you will receive a dirty, badly maintained, unsafe bouncy castle. There won't be any real safety precautions adhered to and corners will have been cut with regard to insuring the inflatables and HSE recognised inspections. They may use poor quality cables or equipment that isn't PATS tested which is therefore a fire risk. That is assuming that your cheap company turn up at all. You wouldn't believe how many times we get enquiries saying "can we please supply a bouncy castle as they've been let down"? If we can help we often do and give them the price, to which the customer will reply "but I' was only paying £30 for the other bouncy castle"! As much as we want to be understanding, we do have to ask the question - is £30 cheap if they don't bother to show up?
Being cheap, the company involved simply doesn't have the financial wherewithal to keep on top of the required safety aspects. They will often not bother with the legally required safety inspections and don't make enough money to justify the time taken in cleaning the equipment. They won't make enough money to reinvest in the most basic of electrical safety elements and will use standard domestic cable reels for years on end. They also personally won't make enough money from the job to feel particularly committed to the business so they'll tend to turn up late or not bother at all if a better offer comes along, after all this is just a bit of pocket money to them. They probably worked for a week on their day job and really can't be bothered to do a great job for you at the weekend. Do you want to worry all week as to whether your cheap bouncy castle company will show up? You get to the party day and they don't arrive on time, you ring them and they simply turn off the phone or block you on Facebook. That is always a very good indicator that they have no intension showing up.
What we like to offer is excellent value for money. We probably are not the cheapest around, but we are the very best value for money. You will always receive modern, clean and safe inflatables from It's Funtime. Unfortunately none of this happens by accident and it all takes time and money to maintain for example renewing our bouncy castles every 2-years. We have literally just bought a unicorn bounce and slide low height castle which is my identical copy of the one we already have. It is very popular unit and plenty of companies would have continued to hire out the original version for years on end however we felt that it was starting to get a little bit tired and that a couple of safety aspects were starting to become compromised on the original castle hence we have just spent £2,000 on a castle which to the untrained eye looks like a carbon copy of the original!
We strongly believe in providing the very best value for money experience. All of our equipment is British built, top of the range equipment, we answer the phone and your messages as quickly as we can, we have regular cleaning days for all equipment including the inflatables, ball pit balls, soft play - everything. We dedicate two full days every year to have our equipment independently inspected by a health and safety executive recognised tester and all equipment is PATS tested annually.
We always arrive when we say we will and we ask you how you would ideally like things set up. Obviously your ideal isn't always possible however we work with you as much as possible to get your party exactly how you would like it. On delivery we will take the time to explain to you how to use everything safely so that you are confident in the use of bouncy castle during the party. We are always contactable on the day day and all staff are uniformed and presentable. With us you get all the benefits of using a reputable bouncy castle hire company with excellent equipment at an extremely reasonable priced. We don't think we're cheap but we think it's worth paying a little bit more than the bargain basement prices often asked for with cheap bouncy castles to ensure you have a great party and have peace of mind that your bouncy castle will arrive and what's more will arrive on time, as ordered.
Below we've attached a few very recent photos of cheap bouncy castle hire that we've seen. You really don't need to be an expert in the field see exactly what is wrong with these inflatables and more importantly how dangerous they are. These are the awful setups that you can get when you buy cheap.