With a seemingly endless string of snow days and winter weather, we were all too eager to head to Sport Bounce of Loudoun for some open bounce fun. We gathered a few friends and headed to one of the weekday open bounce sessions, ready to burn some energy and jump ourselves silly.
Next up was the giant jumping pillow. Only those ages 2 to 12 are allowed to bounce on it (for safety reasons) and the kids loved seeing how high they could jump. Next to the jumping pillow was another set of giant slides (though not quite as huge as the one near the entrance). Along the other wall were three obstacle course inflatables.
Each had an area inside to jump along with the obstacles and a slide. One included a basketball hoop, and another was designed for smaller children (though our testers really liked it too!). Along with the obstacle courses was a set of inflatable basketball hoops.
After all that running and jumping, we found a back room that was designed to offer some quieter play options. We noticed families with smaller children enjoying this space, but our 4 year olds also liked taking a break from the noise and playing in here for a bit. There were also some non-inflatable fun spread around the space – we really liked the small rock wall and the fun house mirrors.
All of the inflatables are in one large space, which is nice if you’re there with a group of friends. There are benches throughout the space, and it’s easy to keep an eye on your children as they play. There is also a center area that is used for parties with tables and benches – no food is permitted during open bounce, but there were magazines laid out for parents and we saw several moms enjoying the chance to read or take a break.
Also available is Jumpin’ Java, a coffee and smoothie bar in the back of the facility. It’s a limited menu (mostly coffee and smoothies, though some snacks were available) but a freshly made coffee was much appreciated as we watched our kids play. Prices were comparable to Starbucks, and the coffee was really quite good.
The overall review from our team? Sport Bounce of Loudoun was awesome. Each of them had a different inflatable that was their favorite – the giant slides, the jumping pillow, and the obstacle courses – and after so much time inside, it was great to have some truly active play time. There was enough of a variety of inflatables to keep everyone engaged and happy for the entire 90 minute open play session.
Before you Go
- Open play is scheduled throughout the day on weekdays only. The regular open play schedule can be found online and includes both morning, afternoon, and evening sessions. Additional open play sessions are scheduled for holidays and Loudoun County teacher workdays. Socks are required for all who are jumping. Open Bounce is $10 per child ($6 18-23 months) for a 90 minute session. Adults are free.
- While the staff was very nice, there were only 2 of them – you are responsible for watching your own children. This includes deciding for your kids if it’s ok for them to go on the slide with height restrictions and making sure that they are only throwing the basketballs at the hoops.
- Weekends at Sport Bounce of Loudoun are reserved for parties. They offer several party packages, and the cost is comparable to other bounce facilities in the area. The party areas are in the middle of the space, and we could see how a party there would be a lot of fun. More information about parties can be found online.
- No outside food or drink is allowed (though bottled water is welcome). Limited snack choices are available for purchase at Jumpin’ Java (and must be consumed in that back space) along with coffee and smoothies. A soda machine was also available. There are a variety of family-friendly restaurants nearby, along with Wegmans and Target.
Photos by Mara Surridge.