Over the last 20 years, a family-run bouncy castle business in Armagh has blown up from one bouncy castle to a huge range of high-quality inflatables and outdoor equipment.
Brian McCauley set the business up in 2003 when he discovered a gap in the market for children’s entertainment in the Armagh area after hiring a bouncy castle for one of his children’s birthday parties.
Bounce A-bout was born when Brian bought his first ‘Harry Potter-themed’ bouncy castle. The following year, he was able to purchase a new inflatable slide and from there, the business has grown to boast a huge range of products.
They have been able to add a wide range of inflatables to choose from, such as obstacle courses, disco domes, rock’n’roller, demolition ball, sumo suits, bungee run and a selection of inflatable games.
Bounce A-bout also offer items for any party, special occasion, or corporate event, from party tents, tables and chairs, lights and heaters. For something more relaxing, you can also avail of their inflatable hot tub packages.
In recent years, the business has expanded to include a Fuzzy Bear’s Mobile Workshop. This a workshop where staff will come to your chosen venue or party and children can make their very own forever teddy bear.
Brian says that one of the major improvements to the business over the years is the live online booking system, this allows customers to view the availability of any chosen inflatable and book online 24 hours a day, which helps Bounce A-bout to advance with current technology trends.
Not only has the range of inflatables grown but so has our staff,” Brian said.
“We started with just myself but now that my three children have grown up and are able to drive, they are taking on larger roles within the business, which is very much appreciated. For our bigger events and fundays we have a large team of great supervisors.
“What is lovely is that we are now hiring inflatables to the next generation of customers who have been with us during the last 20 years of business.”
He added: “Our business is going from strength to strength, and this is down to the hard work of our staff and the continued support of our customers, from families to local schools, businesses and councils.”
One customer said: “My mum and dad used Bounce A-bout for my brothers and I when we were children, now we have our own kids it’s a pleasure to have the excuse to hire from Brian once again.”
You can view the range of products available for hire at Bounce A-bout’s website here.