A bounce house for a toddler is a dream come true for just about any kiddo. They have *so* much energy — it’s truly the perfect environment for them to have fun and burn off some of that endless enthusiasm. How do toddlers do it? They could be tugging on your pajamas half the night, refuse any food that doesn’t start with “Cheer” and end with “-ios,” buck their nap, and somehow they still have enough energy to bounce off your walls. Meanwhile we’re a gallon into our coffee intake for the day and can barely open our eyes. It’s truly not fair. Toddler bounce houses to the rescue! (Pair a bounce house with a Disney character-themed party, and you’ll literally win an award.)
This year, a bounce house rental for one day might not cut it. With our kids more cooped up than normal, one sure-fire way to expel their endless energy is with a backyard (or indoor!) bounce house. Let them bounce their way into exhaustion with one these, the best bounce houses for toddlers on the market. Some even have inflatable pools attached, making it perfect for a hot summer day! Pull it out for birthday parties, backyard cook-outs or just any random Tuesday. Hell, if you have the square footage, blow it up inside any time of year, no reason needed. You’ll be the coolest house on the block.
Convinced? Read on for the best bounce houses for toddlers. Quick, add one of these to your cart so you can guarantee tuckered-out kids by the time you want to settle in to watch next week’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Best Bounce Houses for Toddlers
Part bounce house, part ball pit, with a slide and castle vibes? Yes please. No wonder this kids’ jump house is called “magic.” It deflates to the size of a sleeping bag and inflates in less than two minutes, and also includes safety netting and handles, so you can relax while your kids play safely. Fun + safe = kid and mom- approved. With an Amazon rating of 4.9/5 stars and over 1,600 ratings, this toddler bounce house is a clear favorite. Note: balls are not included, but an easy purchase if you want #1 Mom award this year. (We love these Click ‘N Play ones that are a best-seller and Phthalate/BPA-free.)
Best Toddler Jump Houses & Kids Jump Houses
A jungle castle = cute. This heavy-duty, puncture-proof nylon bounce house is made to last, so your kiddos can use it year-after-year, and you can get peace and quiet year after year. Reviewers love that its size has a Goldilocks effect: it’s not too big and not too small, perfect for up to three toddlers to bounce at the same time. Its ultra easy assembly with the included bounce house blower upper (is that the technical name?) inflates in less than a minute, meaning you are 60 seconds away from happy kids.
Take it from one Amazon reviewer who called this Little Tikes bounce house “The Nap Maker.” With this toddler bouncer house, you’ll be a few jumps away from tired kids. The bouncer can hold up to three children and 250 pounds, and includes a heavy-duty blower. It’s durable enough for even the most rough ‘n’ tumble type of kids, though it does include repair patches if things get wild. Plus, look at that slide! Can we fit on there?
Have a princess party coming up this summer? A pink and purple castle is a must! A waterproof air blower, bouncer and blower stakes, repair patches, and a carry bag are all included. “I bought this for my daughters 3rd birthday party and it was a hit!” said one reviewer. “The kids were all in it for 4 hours straight! There were about 5 kids in it at a time. Inflates and folds up quickly. I use it just for play time at least 3 times a week now. If your thinking about it just buy it! You won’t regret it!”
Any kid would love spending a summer day in this obstacle course bounce house. There are tunnels, climbing walls, slides, you name it! One review said, “The size is perfect for small backyards!! Pretty good quality. I have use it 3 times already for 3 birthday parties and it survived crazy kids jumping in every possible way.”
Bounce, climb, splash – what can’t you do in this kids’ jump house? Recommended for ages 3 to 10, this bounce house features a large jumping space, a climbing wall and a splash pool area, so your little ones can cool off after playing hard. This bounce house comes with everything you need, including balls, a pack of stakes to secure it to the ground, a repair kit and a waterproof electric blower. Do they make this one in an adult size?
This Giantex bounce house is the closest you can get to an amusement park in your backyard or play room – but it’s even better than an amusement park because your house has easier access to coffee and wine. It’s built for kids ages 3 to 10, and includes six activities in one bounce house: a long slide, a climbing wall, a hiding hole, a ball pit (it includes 50 balls), a basketball hoop and, of course, a jumping area. Inflate it outside on warm days and inside when your kiddos need to burn off rainy day energy. As one Amazon reviewer says, “Worth. Every. Penny.”
If you don’t want all the neighborhood kids coming over, do not buy this awesomely oversized bounce house. It’s a crowd pleaser for parties and backyard antics for kiddos of all ages, even the big ones who may think they’re too cool for a bounce house. (Yeah right.) Though it’s huge – 12’ wide by 15’ long – it’s still only 7’ tall, so if you’re able to clean the floor space, it can be inflated inside too.
If you need to bribe your kids to put the screen down, may we recommend this royal palace bounce house, fit for little princes and princesses and tired moms? It holds up to five kids and 500 pounds, and a basketball hoop, climbing wall, and naturally, a jumping area for your kiddos to bounce their little hearts out. Need more convincing? Take inspiration from this customer, whose four children have played on this bounce house every day for two years.
If you have a train obsessed little one in your house, this cute and colorful bounce house is for them. Recommended for two to three kids ages three and up, this toddler bounce house is durable and perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. The bouncing area is enclosed with four walls of mesh so you can see, but also sit back as the kiddos in your life play in the ball pit and go up and down (and up and down) the slide.
Set up this toddler bounce house in your backyard, garage, play room – wherever! Inflating and deflating each take just a minute, so you can whip it out anytime you’re out of how-to-entertain-my-kids ideas. This is a smaller bounce house (9’ long by 7’ wide and 6’ high), so it’s best for the little ones. Online reviewers rave about its quiet fan and miraculously ability to entertain endlessly energetic kids.