INFLATANATION – Royal Quays review
InflataNation Sunday 19.05.2019
Today we are testing out the brand new indoor inflatable park – Inflata Nation! Located by the Royal Quays in North Shields it is easy to find as are you following the signs to the Royal Quays, you can’t go wrong. We arrived early Sunday morning which turned out to be a winner, we have two little ones, two adults and a baby today so easy parking is a must – we arrived and the car park was empty (winning).
We booked our session today ahead using the website which was really simple to use. The website also informs you to arrive 30 minutes ahead of session so you can complete a waiver form. For me, this is a relief, knowing that there are safety rules adhered to is a must – especially when it comes to kids.
The waiver form takes a couple of minutes to complete. It’s simple and not time-consuming. Once we are all registered we each get a coloured wrist band – this represents your session so . when the session is complete the staff will shout “yellow” time is up or whatever colour you are. . Before you go on you must watch a short health and safety video, again a couple of minutes long. Overall getting into the park was actually was well organised, the staff were really helpful and engaging and the kids took in everything that was said because of this.
Again, knowing that the theme park has an emphasis on safety is incredibly reassuring and due to the video being easy to understand for both adults and children – it was a breeze!
The staff are mainly all young people, full of enthusiasm and are very friendly – which after being up all hours with a baby and a five-year-old is a godsend at this time of day!
The first impression on entering the Inflata Nation park was pure excitement! A new fun-filled, fresh idea for the area, incorporating movement and fun. How refreshing!
One hour, in my opinion, is not enough. We arrived early and the staff kindly let us on 20 minutes before the start of the session as it wasn’t busy. I would say one hour and a half would be perfect.
The photos used on both the website and advertising did meet the actual event. We were not disappointed, it actually exceeded my expectations the kids thought it was the best thing and can’t wait for another booking!
Overall verdict… the adults have just as much fun as the children. Olivia and her friend were rosy-cheeked and screaming with delight! We are already looking for the next free weekend to come back.
For the adults who are watching or even a light refreshment after all of the bouncing, there was a cafe with a good selection of hot and cold drinks. The slush machine went down very well and cooled down some hot faces. We didn’t have any food, however, the menu seemed like it would suit all appetites. Prices are not too bad and easy for a family without breaking the bank.
You can spectate free of charge if you don’t fancy a bounce. The cafe offers a good view of the arena and has complimentary Wi-Fi.
There were no safety issues and long gone are the bouncy castle days of accidental bumps as there was just the right number of bouncers per session I would say.
Out of ten, I give 9 stars. A star lost for the heat. Not sure if the arena has the facility for air conditioning? Especially for the summer months ahead of us.
One last thing, the cleanliness was exceptional. From the inflatables to the toilets, this is a spotlessly clean venue with excellent changing facilities.
Reviewed by Adele @hallo.flower
Words and opinions by Adele and Steph