Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Sarah C. gives you the whole scoop on bigEbounce. I know some parents will be turned off by all the tvs and video games, but our toddlers loved the toddler bounce here. And I, personally, loved the opportunity to finally try my own hand (feet?) at Dance Central with Kinect. I'm in love.

I think we possibly found the ultimate toddler bounce fun in the Triangle when we visited bigEbounce. I've lost count how many bounce places I have been to in the past year. Some promise areas for the smaller set but none have come through like this one.

bigEbounce devotes an entire room to the 4 and under crowd. The "littleEbounce" room features 3 inflatables, 2 flat panel TVs with tv/video game options, a nice lounge sofa for the parents plus 3 picnic tables. The inflatables were smaller in size and pretty well maneuvered by the six kids in our playgroup ranging in ages from 21 - 27 months. I was surprised too at how quiet it was compared to other places we've been. All of us moms loved this spot and plan to return. The only change we would make - a gate on the door to the room to slow down runaway toddlers as the room opens up directly into the "bigEbounce" room where the bigger kids play.

We even let the kids play in the "bigEbounce" room a bit. Along with the slide giant inflatable slide, the room also had an obstacle course and basketball court inflatables, 3 flat panel TVs with Wii & Xbox systems hooked up. We didn't spend too much time here as a group of kids from the YMCA came to play, but our toddlers seemed to have gotten their fill of the giant slide by then and were content returning to the "littleEbounce" room.

The one thing we didn't try since our kids are so young was the "bigEgamerz" room. I did peek in and it has several flat panel TVs complete with video games set up and more of those awesome lounge sofas. This would definitely be fun with older kids or even a night out for the adults! bigEbounce has Playstation, Xbox and Wii systems and games.

We visited during an Open Play session. They are offered weekdays in the mornings and afternoons as well as select evenings. Check the website or call to confirm the current schedule (see info listed below). I highly recommend calling ahead of your visit as they are currently offering a discounted open play rate of $5.99/child if you reserve a spot versus the $8.99/child walk-in fee.

Parties can be reserved anytime. Call or see website for details. Also, weekends are reserved for private parties, but you can call and reserve your party regardless of size (3 people? they are fine with that).

Don't forget your socks!

bigEbounce | Open Play Schedule
1006 SW Maynard Road



At November 21, 2011 at 4:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also had a party here for my child. The owners are just after your money. Once you pay for you party they treat you like crap. The owners and staff were very rude to my guests and rushed us out of the facility (guessed they over booked for the parties). The price of the parties were ovepriced and quite overrated. The cake they MAKE you order is absolutely disgusting. The girl at the front had the audacity to ask me if I wanted to leave a tip which one of the staff told me they never see anyways because it goes in the owners pocket. I was better off throwing a party in my backyard or at Chuck-E-Cheese. FOR YOUR SAKE, DO NOT GIVE THIS COMPANY YOUR BUSINESS!

At November 21, 2011 at 6:48 PM , Blogger allison c said...

Oh no, that is so sad to hear! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us and readers here. The feedback is really appreciated.


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