Bouncy Castle and Party Hire for the Isle of Wight
The Islands award winning party hire company two years running for excellence in safety in the South West of England 2017 and 2018
In 2013 my wife and I saw a gap in the market for a professional party hire company here on the Isle of Wight and so JJ’s Bouncy Castles was formed. Over the years that followed we quickly became the Island’s leading supplier of Bouncy Castles, Soft Play and Party Hire for birthday parties, corporate events, christenings, weddings and public events across the Island. We have built an excellent reputation for delivering top quality inflatables and party hire equipment and a very strong and ever increasing loyal customer base that we are extremely proud of.
We offer the safest setup for both indoor and outdoor hire that is second to none.
All of our equipment is purchased from UK suppliers of which the majority are manufactured right here in the UK. Since the very first inflatables we purchased back in 2013 we have only ever bought from brand new and only buy top quality.
All of our Bouncy Castles, Slides and Soft Play have current (tested annually) RPII certificates or PIPA certificates (a requirement of our Public Liability Insurance to be tested against BSEN14960:2013). All of our electrical equipment is also annually PAT tested.
We can supply any and all current safety certificates, risk assessments, and evidence of insurance and compliance with that insurance on request, please do feel free to ask! We maintain a very close and friendly relationship with our insurers who we confer with regularly for assurance that we are complying to all the terms of our policy and the expected safety standards. Please check out our Safety page for more information.
We rotate our stock regularly so our customers will never receive old, worn or tired units. Most of our hire items are made bespoke to our specification so we can include extra safety features, fun themes and unique inflatables.
Our continued experience in this industry means we are able to offer advice on which hire items would best suit your needs bespoke to each individual event or party. We know the local halls and venues well so If you are in need of some help or advice please just ask, we can certainly help.
We have built up strong relationships with our manufacturers and suppliers and so if you can’t see something on our website that fits with your party or event then just ask us as anything is possible.
We have also made several contacts in the party hire industry here on the Island so if you want something we can't offer, we can likely point you in the right direction. Here on the Island we are lucky to have some very talented professionals such as face painters, balloon modellers, magicians, costume princesses and superhero’s that we will happily recommend and that we use ourselves both at corporate events and our own children’s parties. You can have a head start by looking at our Links page which lists some of our friends we’ve built up over the years that we are happy to have listed on our website.
We are an ever growing business with big ambitions and are continually adding to our range each year so if there is anything in particular you are after please let us know as we will consider your ideas for the future.
We love to hear about your bouncy castle hire experience so please give us your feedback via e-mail or even better leave a review on Google Click Here. We would also welcome your review through our Facebook page Click Here.
If you would like to discuss your party requirements please do not hesitate to use our contact page to contact us. Alternatively you can call us on 01983 854739 / 07540 430790
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Our prices, in a nutshell, no hidden charges, no surprises
Hire price - the price you see on the item description. It includes delivery, setup and collection. This will only be different on four days of the year; Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve. On these days additional charges apply. Please contact us directly for details.
Customer error - If we arrive for setup and find the location to be unsuitable, eg. hard surface or dirt instead of grass, unlevel setup areas, garden has animal foul or other unhygienic elements in the setup area, dangerous hazards within the setup area etc, then we reserve the right to cancel your booking then and there and charge full price for the hire without leaving you the equipment.
Overnight hire - It’s a £50 flat rate, not per item hired, and is only available when setup in a secure location as deemed so by us.
Late hire - £10 per hour. We will collect up until 7pm for a day hire, if you request we can collect at 8pm for plus £10, at 9pm for plus £20 and so on up until midnight. If we are running behind schedule, and get there a little later, you don’t pay extra. Bonus!
Ball Pools - When hiring a ball pool you are required to collect the balls back up into the net provided by the end of the party. However, upon request we will collect the balls back up for you at a charge of £30.
Deposits - In most cases we do not ask for a deposit. If you have an order over £200 then we may at our discretion ask for a 20% deposit. N.B. From 1st September 2019 and for all bookings received we will require a non-refundable deposit from your overall hire price of £30. Should you need to cancel your booking the deposit can be transferred once to another booking made within 12 months of the initial date booked. Please note, 'date booked' refers to the date the booking was made and NOT the date of the hire.
Wedding hire - For wedding hire we do require a refundable security deposit of £50. This is an incentive based deposit that you get back after your big day so long as our equipment is collected in the same awesome condition it was delivered in. Obviously some grass/mud is to be expected and would not affect that deposit. Common sense should always prevail.
Separately, when placing your wedding party order with us a £50 booking fee is required upfront which is part of the hire price and not in addition to it. This is to reserve the equipment for you. In the event that you should need to cancel your booking then your booking fee can be transferred to another booking to be taken within 12 months of the initial booking date, if it is not then the deposit is lost and cannot be refunded. Full payment for weddings is required no later than 1 month before the hire date.
Upfront payment - There are only two times we ask for payment in advance of your booking; weddings and face painting and this is required in full. At any other time payment is by cash on delivery, we do also now accept card payments to the delivery driver. If you would prefer to pay upfront we have online payment setup through our website and you have the option when booking to pay a deposit or in full, it’s there as a choice and for whatever works best for you. We no longer accept cheques.
Prices shown are fully inclusive of delivery, setting up and taking away (please note for the West Wight there is a minimum order value due to the extra distance and time for travel to this area). Travel to the mainland is also possible but does incur additional costs for travel and time.
Delivery and Collection Times
FOR HOME HIRE OR NON-HIRED VENUES AND UNMANNED EQUIPMENT HIRE
Delivery - between 8am and 12pm (noon)
Collection - between 3pm and 7pm
Your core party times are between 12pm and 3pm but with an average 6 hour hire period.
Late Hire is available for adult suitable units ONLY and is chargeable at £10ph flat rate up until midnight and subject to available time slots.
Overnight Hire is available for adult units ONLY, at our discretion and only to secure locations as deemed by us. False or misleading information about the security of the setup site may result in the withdrawal of overnight hire as an option on the day.
FOR HIRED VENUES/HALLS AND WEDDINGS
We arrive for setting up at a prearranged with you time and repeat this for collection. We strongly recommend an hour either side of your party or event is reserved for setting up and packaging away however for a single inflatable 30 minutes either side of your event is usually sufficient. For dry hire (an unmanned option) drop off and collection times must be between 7am and 7pm on the day of the hire.
PLEASE NOTE INFLATABLES MUST BE SETUP ONLY ON REAL GRASS AREAS FOR OUTDOOR HIRE. FOR INDOOR HIRE ON A HARD SURFACE THE AREA MUST BE CLEAN, DRY AND A NON-ABRASIVE SURFACE.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have enough space for your party setup. The size of the inflatable is not the same as the safe setup space required. If you are unsure then you can check using the ‘Size’ tab above or you can contact us directly. Make sure you have measured your setup area prior to calling. Please take into account overhead obstructions when measuring your space as well as any structures or obstacles that encroach on the space. If we arrive to set up and there is insufficient space for a safe setup or the setup area is unsuitable you will not receive your party setup and you will still be charged the full price for the hire.
We are proud members of the ‘Isle of Wight Trading Standards Approved Scheme’ -
This Scheme puts Trading Standards on our doorstep scrutinising our business paperwork and contacting our customers to meet approval for membership.
We are proud members of ‘The South West of England Professional Hirers Group’ - Gold Member -
Membership to this group is by invitation only after 2 whole years of outside scrutiny by its founding members by showing absolute compliance to en:14960 2013. This is an unsubscribed group that has no annual subscription fee of any kind and so no way to buy yourself in. There is a wealth of experience in the inflatable hire industry from its group members and its founding member is a trained and registered inspector with the RPii and is also registered under the PIPA scheme. In addition he has been and still is a hirer in the industry for over 20 years.
We are proud members of T.I.P.E - ‘The Inflatable Play Enterprise’ -
This is a paid subscription advisory service that works closely with and alongside the Health and Safety Executive of England (The H.S.E.) in order to help both inform us, the hirers, and provide a solid link between the inflatable industry and central government to move forward with best practices.
We are members of the BIHA - ‘British Inflatable Hirers’ Alliance’ -
A paid subscription group that offers industry advice and encourages good practice within the industry.
We hope you enjoy looking at our website and we look forward to hearing from you.
Jon and Jess