Jumpy Gym (South Austin) – CLOSED
We recently took the kids on a late Saturday afternoon to Jumpy Gym, I think one of the few remaining indoor inflatable places that we have not yet tried in the Austin metro. I did a quick scan of the website, saw that they had a play area besides just the jumpy things, and that’s about all that I knew of this place before we showed up.
Jumpy Gym is in a shopping center spot that looks like it used to be a grocery store that has since been divided into two retail spaces. Unlike most of the other inflatable places where we have been, when we walked into Jumpy Gym, we didn’t see any bounce houses. At the front entrance is the counter where you sign the standard waiver form and pay for admission and snacks (which they sell for $1 a piece). The attendant explained that there are two rooms with moon walks and toys, but because it was a Saturday afternoon with a sizeable crowd, they opened up both rooms. If the kids wanted to eat a snack, they had to come out of the play areas and go into the art/snack room with tables set up.
We went into the play area, and the first thing I thought was that the space is incredibly open and large. We never felt crowded. With the two rooms opened up, it was just a gigantic open space. All of the inflatables looked newish and were against the far wall of the entrance. There were a good mix of bouncy house types, an obstacle course that my older one especially liked, and there was even one just for the very smallest kids.
Opposite of that were the toys, puzzle tables, train tables, dress up clothes, play kitchens, and miscellaneous toddler friendly toys. There were a lot of toys, and I mean a lot. There were enough ride on cars, toy lawn mowers that I never saw kids crying or fighting over them. My compulsive self went around and straightened up the toys after 45 minutes of not one person doing this, employees, parents, nor kids. It was just driving me nuts that the toys were all over the floor. Mostly I was just worried about my son running over a Thomas train and hurting his foot.
There were also many comfy, oversized chairs and couches for parents to relax. Usually when we go to these jumpy places, I have to follow my kids around just to keep an eye on them, but here with the layout, we just let them roam and have a good time. Hubby and I could actually just hang out together and relax.
The kids had a great time. My little one especially enjoyed all the toys because he’s still too little to climb up all the big inflatables. Too bad Jumpy Gym is far from where we live. It’s definitely worth the drive.
1807 West Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78748