Shake those sillies out at Jump-N-Jimmy’s! The entertainment center has over 6,200 square feet of indoor inflatable fun. Toddlers and older kids can jump to their heart’s content on one of five moon bounces.
Toddlers will love the Dora and Diego Learning Adventure inflatable. Especially for children age 3 and under, the play structure allows for climbing up and down a small slide and past pop-ups such as a bridge, starfish and jeep with Dora and Diego. I particularly liked that this was an open structure allowing me to see my child at all times. The Batmobile Slide consists of a single-lane climb and slide. Climb the walls of Gotham city and woosh into the batmobile via the large slide. Fans of Spongebob Squarepants can enjoy a large jumping area with a basketball hoop, log and pop-up obstacles. The bouncy structure has a climbing feature and exit slide. Scooby Doo is a standard bouncy castle. Due to improper lighting in this area, nobody would enter. It was dark inside which may scare children and also pose a safety concern. Superman was the most popular of all the inflatables. Squeeze through the front-loading entrance crawling through tunnels and dodging pop-ups. Cap it all off with a huge exit slide.
The inflatables are high quality, the facility brightly lit and clean. The artificial turf surface gives the impression of a football field. Don’t forget that socks are required. Parents are permitted to wear shoes. Shoe cubbies and a vending machine are located in the lounge area. There is a coat rack in the lobby and both bathrooms have changing stations. A nice touch was seeing a kid-sized step stool in the bathroom and at the water fountain.
Parents can keep a close eye on their children while relaxing in the lounge. The area has several comfy couches and chairs, free coffee, magazines, a 50-inch flat screen television and wi-fi access. There are also three picnic tables set up throughout the bounce area making it a crowd pleaser for parents. No outside food or drink is allowed inside the facility.
The party room has see-through windows allowing for kids who may want to wander in and out of the bounce area. The staff was all teens, most of whom were assisting in the party room. No one was supervising the bounce area. It does state on the website that this is a parent-controlled environment.
Open Bounce is for children age 12 and under. Open bounce times are Monday to Friday and occasionally on the weekends. Most weekends are booked with private birthday parties. The schedule varies week to week, so consult their website. The cost is $9 for the first child and $7 for each additional sibling. Admission allows you to bounce as long as you want. Save money by getting a frequent bouncing pass. The price varies based on the number of children. During open bounce times, if there are no customers an hour before closing time, they close early.
- Every Friday night is Parent’s Night Out. From 6 to 9pm, kids can have dinner, enjoy an activity and bounce. The cost is $20 per child and reservations must be made in advance.
- In the spring they plan on having a class called Blast Ball to introduce children to tee-ball.
- It is difficult to find Jump-N-Jimmy’s. Coming from I-66, go past Sheetz and turn left where you will see three colored flags. The sign and door are hidden in a back corner connected to the Haymarket Sportsplex. If you pass the railroad tracks, you have gone too far.
- We visited Jump-N-Jimmy’s on a Friday evening and even with one party going on, the atmosphere was quiet. This is a great, inexpensive way to ward off the winter blues.