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How to Ride a Hoverboard

How to Ride a Hoverboard

Beginners Guide to Hoverboard Riding.

If you’re just starting out, and keen to learn how to ride a hoverboard, here’s a little guide to help get you going in 5 minutes flat.

First thing to do, make sure your hoverboard is fully charged. Set it up and place it facing you, just in front of your toes. There is no front and rear, however some people say that LED lights are supposed to be flashing and should be at the back.

Razor Hovertrax Self Balancing electric scooter hoverboard

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Self Balancing Scooter Hoverboard

How to ride a hoverboard

What you need to do is put your right foot (or left, whichever is more comfortable) on the board. You have to make sure of two things:

  • your foot should be as close as possible to the wheel. One mistake we made when we started was that our feet did not have as wide a position as possible, which makes hoverboarding much more difficult.
  • Now, once your right foot is on the skateboard electric , you just raise your left foot as you would to climb stairs.

Your first reaction will be to tense up, and this will cause you to swing back and forth.
The best thing you can do is to look ahead of you, not look down. And relax! Do not even think about moving, just  relax and feel your balance on the hoverboard .

So far so good.

How to move on an electric skateboard

To move around, the best way to do it is to simply focus where you want to go and gently lean. As you probably already know, on hoverboard , you lean in the direction you want to go. If you lean too much, you will fall. So, lean forward gently to try to move forward slowly at first.

How to turn with a hoverboard

Next, try a slight turn. This should come naturally. Basically, you initiate the turn by twisting the foot that is in opposite your direction of rotation. If you want to turn left, just push your right foot forward. This is like steering a bicycle.

To make tighter turns, you can start twisting the other foot, causing the heel to drop. When you are an expert in electric skateboard , you can literally turn on the spot like this.

How to practice hoverboard

Once you have these basic movements in your pocket, you should try to make looping circuits, turning in one direction, until you are more and more relaxed and confident in how it feels. When you feel comfortable enough, switch things up and do loops in one direction, then switch and run loops the opposite direction.

How to get off a hoverboard

To get off the hoverboard , you just do the opposite of what you did to get on board. Try to move your dominant foot, then go down with your second foot. Sometimes you will have the instinct to jump, but try to resist, and make a controlled stop. You will reduce the risk of injury and also of scratching your hoverboard.

Keep in mind that starting and stopping is probably the most difficult part of the process and it is what will take you the most time to master. Just practice stopping and dismounting from time to time to get used to it.

If you have followed this simple guide, we are confident that you will have mastered the basics of how to ride a hoverboard.

If you’re interested in purchasing a hoverboard, take a look at some of these great hoverboard deals.


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Best Smoby Toys Available Now

With a long history in the world of toy manufacturers, Smoby Toys have gained a reputation for high quality products. Whether you’re looking for a playhouse or a scooter, a tractor or a pram, Smoby Toys have it covered.

Since Smoby make some of the most popular toys with our customers, we decided to bring together a list of some of our favourites (all prices checked at time of publishing).

Smoby Playhouse


Best Smoby Toys Available Now

This is a fantastic playhouse, with a traditional design.  It features 2 windows with shutters, 1 window on the back wall and 1 large door on the front. The plastic pieces that make up this house are Anti-UV treated, helping to provide good fade resistance and colour durability over time. The vibrant fresh colours fit perfectly in any garden.

If you’re looking for something a little bigger, we recommend you take a look at the next item on our list:

Smoby Children Kids Large Outdoor Garden Play House Picnic Table Activity Play Set


Best Smoby Toys Available Now

This is a large activity playhouse, and  is a great way to encourage your children to stay active as they play. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The house is very easy to assemble, and the plastic panels have Anti-UV treatment applied to the materials, providing a good weather and sun resistance, helping maintain the panel colours, and extending the lifespan of the item.

Both sturdy and spacious, this playhouse design has some nice features such as imitation materials, which really adds to its originality. It offers endless fun and possibilities for fun and games, and comes equipped with:

  • 2 small doors, one of which is a ‘secret door’
  • 2 shutters, functional and some removable windows
  • picnic area and table.

The outside of the playhouse has imitation wood, stone and is finished with windows, doors, gates, benches fences and other accessories. The exterior also features various animal prints and patterns including cats, dogs, birds etc.. There is even a battery powered interactive functional doorbell included.

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Cheap VTech Toys

Cheap Vtech Toys

Cheap VTech Toys

If you’re looking for some of the best technology toys for children, there are some cheap VTech toys on offer available that will provide learning experiences as well as huge amounts of fun. VTech is a global supplier of electronic learning products, with toys that suit a wide age range, from infancy upwards.

Lets take a look at some popular VTech toys that are available now.

VTech Baby Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park

from £35.00

The VTech Baby range has been designed to bring out the best in babies, infants and toddlers by encouraging them to play, learn and discover. VTech Baby toys stimulate the senses and imagination and introduce age appropriate concepts such as a-b-c’s, 1-2-3’s, shapes, objects and colours.

The VTech Baby Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park is an interactive zoo play set, featuring seven smart point locations which react to the animals with fun phrases, animal and nature sound effect,s and musical melodies. There are two modes of play and three animal press buttons which introduce animal names, their sounds and sing-along songs.

There is  a lift up launcher for sending the animals down the tracks and a turning mouse gate that gives different routes for the animals. There is also a press and spin alligator pool and a resting meadow with a turning tree and a sliding koala.

Product Features

  • Fully safety tested
  • Seven smartpoint locations and many manipulative features
  • Features an electronic Toot Toot Animal Rhino that plays three sing-along songs, melodies, phrases and fun sound effects
  • Varying set up options to help develop children imaginations
  • Lots of manipulative features strengthen motor skills

Customers’ Reviews and Comments

“I brought this as a birthday present for a friend’s son for his first birthday. His older brother who is 3 currently plays with it he loves it and it’s been in his room for nearly a year! It’s very robust and a hit with my friends kids. Good quality toy that does last.

“Can be enjoyed for many years”

“Provides good entertainment to my nephew who’s 1 and my son who is 3”

“Sturdy when put together, and very good quality.”

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VTech 170703 KidiZoom Action Cam

RRP: £49.99
Current Sale Price: £39.98


Record your adventures with this action camera for kids. Take photos and movies and play games. Comes with everything you need including a waterproof case for underwater photos or videos and mounts for attaching the camera to a bike and to a helmet. Get creative by adding photo effects or create stop motion videos. There is also time-lapse recording to capture selfie action shots.

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is a light and multi-functional action camera designed for children. Kids can take great photos and shoot exciting videos on the move, and then choose from lots of cartoon and distortion effects to add to the footage. They can also play through the three fantastic games, or create fun stop motion movies with a great selection of background music to choose from.

There is an included waterproof case that allows you to take underwater photos or will keep your camera safe in the rain, and there are mounts that  will let you attach the camera to a bike or even a skateboard. The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is suitable for ages 5 Years +

(Safety Information: Warning. Not suitable for Children under 3 years)

Product Features

  • Take photos and movies and play games
  • Comes with waterproof case for underwater photos and videos
  • Mounts for attaching to a bike and to a helmet
  • Time-lapse recording to capture selfie action shots
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • 128 MB internal memory, expandable with microSD (not included)

Customers’ Reviews and Comments

“I bought this camera for my daughter’s 6th birthday which we celebrated while on holiday in Turkey and we absolutely love it! It’s really light weight and small but the pictures and videos you get from it are amazing!”

“Gave to 5 year son for early Birthday present. Tested on bike in rain and held up well with action film at the end with no leaks.”

“The case withstood knocks and bumps from our journeys. Son filmed when in pool going down slides and underwater. As waterproof you get muffled sound but this wasn’t an issue.Husband went snorkeling in coral reefs and came back with some amazing videos and photos.”

“Highly recommended.”

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VTech Baby Crawl and Learn Lights Ball

RRP: £14.99
Current Sale Price: £11.63

The VTech Crawl and Learn Bright Lights Ball is an interactive moving ball with a built-in motor that activates to make the ball roll around, promoting crawling. With limited controlled movement, it means that the ball stops within reach. Recommended for children aged six to 24 months, this toy features an automatic shut-off which preserves battery life, providing hours of kid-friendly fun.

Full of fun things to press, pull, spin and feel, the Crawl and Learn Bright Lights Ball introduces shapes, numbers, animals and animal sounds to your happy baby. Busy babies will have a ball with this fun interactive electronic learning toy. Play songs, give the ladybird a spin or press the flashing light. With its sensor, the Crawl and Learn Bright Lights Ball wobbles and wiggles with baby’s every giggle.

Pressing the chunky buttons triggers fun music and animal sound effects. The transparent colourful buttons give a light-up effect, and there is a spinning disk on the top and the ladybird key turns the disk and activates fun responses.

Featuring child and parent-friendly design, this ball is durable and robust for children and parents will also enjoy the volume controls for quieter play! The Bright Lights Ball works on language development with buttons that introduce first words, while bright contrasting colours and dancing lights add visual interest. Character buttons and colourful ribbons enhance tactical stimulation and rolling the ball encourages crawling and first steps.

Product Features

  • Fully safety tested
  • Built-in motor activates to make the ball roll around and around, promoting crawling
  • Limited controlled movement means that the ball stops within easy reach of baby
  • Twist, slide and spin the manipulative features to develop motor skills
  • Press the chunky buttons to hear fun music and animal sound effects
  • 3 x AA Batteries required

Customers’ Reviews and Comments

“I purchased this toy for my 4 month old and he absolutely loves it! He is now 5 months old and still hasn’t lost interest.”

“It really is a good buy, considering this toy is aimed at babies between 6 months and 2 years and is reasonably priced. Brilliant!”

“My daughter liked it a lot! the simulated random movement puzzled her! soft music, blinking lights, moving pieces, buttons with animal shapes… It has everything to keep a 1-year old child busy for a while”

“My 8 month old adores this toy. He is completely obsessed with trying to catch the ladybird which seems to be developing his fine motor skills. He has had this toy since 5months and I’m convinced it was this that has encouraged his early crawling (6 months).”

“I absolutely recommend this toy to all babies from 5 months or when they start to roll.”

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The toys shown are just a small part of the huge range of cheap VTech toys available at the moment. We’ll continue to add our favourite toys to this list, so check back again soon to see our latest choices.

Why not also take a look at our great range of cheap VTech toys for some fantastic deals and special offers.

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Best Fancy Dress Costume of 2016

Best Fancy Dress Costumes

Best Fancy Dress Costume of 2016

From Birthday parties to simply having fun with friends, having the best fancy dress costume doesn’t need to cost a lot. When it comes to dressing up, all kids have a favourite character they want to emulate. There are some great fancy dress costumes available for kids right now, so we decided to round up some of the best to give you an idea of whats on offer.

Super Hero Costumes

From comic books to movies, kids love super heroes, and having the chance to play their hero in a good costume can be great fun. lets take a look at some of the best around right now.

Iron Man

There’s no doubt that Iron Man has been a long time favourite, and there are literally hundreds of costumes for Tony Stark fans. One of our favourites is this Deluxe Iron Man – Avengers Assemble – Childrens Fancy Dress Costume from only £16.49.

Best Fancy Dress Costumes of 2016

The costume set includes a padded chest printed jumpsuit and Iron Man mask. It’s a UK designed and sized product so you can be confident that the sizing is pretty accurate. As a Rubie’s official licensed product, it’s also tested to all of the required European and UK standards, including EN71 and REACH.


With Reviews scoring this 4.7 out of 5 stars, here’s what some buyers have said about this outfit:

My 6 year old grandson wanted this for his birthday and was really chuffed with it.”

Good quality. It is worth it considering it will be replaced when my young one grows out of it as opposed to ripping flimsy material

Well received by my grandson…loved it

Worth the money

This was a well made suit and my grandson loved it so much he slept in it

You can check out all of these reviews and more on the product page on Amazon here.


Next up we’ve got everyone’s favourite web slinger, Spiderman. This Deluxe Kids & Adult Super Hero Spider Big Party Costumes (Red & Blue) for £24.99.

Best Fancy Dress Costumes of 2016 - Spiderman

This Spiderman fancy dress costume is available in several childrens sizes:

  • 3-4 Years
  • 5-7 Years
  • 8-10 Years
  • 10-12 Years

It’s a high quality full Lycra Super Hero Suit, and the quality of the material used in this suit means it fits very close to the whole body with no wrinkles.

Unlike some other Spiderman suits that are available, this one is specially designed with a double zip which finishes at the top of the head, which makes it easier to put the suit on and take it off.


This costume scores 4.4 out of 5 stars, here’s some comments from buyers:

“My son is a small 8 year old so perfect fit. He loves it is feels like real spider man”

“This so much better than the usual kids dress up outfits. All in one with feet ,hands and full head covering, with good thick plastic zips for head and back, nice and stretchy to so I know it will fit my 5 year old grandson. Well worth it.”

“Ordered for our 4year old grandson who is spidey mad!Best and most realistic suit he has had.quality item and service.”

“Super 10++++! I bought this costume for my son!He was super Happy!The best spider costume ever!”

If you’d like to read more reviews, take a look at the product page on Amazon here.




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How to Buy a Trampoline

Buy a Trampoline

How to Buy a Trampoline

If you’re wondering how to buy a trampoline, perhaps you’re also wondering WHY? Firstly, trampolines are fun. Look at anyone, young or old, bouncing on a trampoline, and the smiles will say it all. But more being used simply for fun, but they can also be a great form of exercise.

When it comes to buying a trampoline, there is so much choice available, it can be difficult to choose the best one. Finding a trampoline that is good quality, robust, and provides good value for money can be challenging.

buy a trampoline

How Much Does a Good Trampoline Cost?

As with most things, the cost of a trampoline will, to some extent, reflect the features and quality.

There are very high-end trampolines, and these are strong with very good bounce dynamics and feature extremely durable padding around the edge.

There are also mid-range tampolines, which provide a nice balance between affordability and quality. While there may be some slight differences between the different price ranges, in general, most of the nid to high end trampolines are very good, and whichever model you buy will be great.

You will also find some very low budget trampolines on the market. While some of these are very poor quality, there are also some great budget options available, so the key here it to try to read as many reviews as possible from other buyers, and also check out things like the manufacturer’s warranty. Something to consider with the cheaper models is that the springs and materials may wear out quicker than the more expensive models, so replace costs may end up making a cheaper model less cost-effective over time. Spare parts may also be difficult to find for some models of trampoline. If you’re buying in the UK and they’re manufactured in the UK, that’s even better.

What Trampoline Features Should I Look For?

There a few features that are worth examining when you are comparing different models of trampoline:

    • Springs: Look for trampolines that have a good number of springs, and avoid models with springs that are very short. It is also possible to have too many springs, which bring no real benefit. As a rough guide, more than 80 springs on a 12ft trampoline is too many.
    • Spring Pads: The quality of the pads that cover the springs is not necessarily indicated by the thickness. Cheaper, lightweight foam covering may look thicker but actually provide less protection and may not be as hardwearing. Pads are usually covered in vinyl, and ideally this should be a heavyweight vinyl, which is resistant to damage from UV rays if outdoors for long periods of time.
    • Legs: 4 leg frames are usually more common, which can make it easier to source replacement parts.
    • The “Bed” or Jumping Mat: This is one part of a trampoline which is fairly universal across all models. Whether you buy a high or mid range trampoline, the actual bouncing mat will be more or less the same.

The Frame:

      Frames on most models will be galvanised to resist rust, and in the mid to high range trampolines, frames should be very strong and robust. With lower price models, they may not be so well constructed so again, it is worth reading independent reviews if you’re considering a cheaper model. Most frames will be guaranteed for a long time (often 10 year guarantees), mainly as these tend to be the most robust components of any trampoline.


Overall, the key things to take away from this are that you should look for a trampoline with the correct number of springs for its dimensions, four legged designs can be easier to source parts for, and if you are considering a lower cost option, read as many independent user reviews for that model as possible before you buy.

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Does Colour Matter?

While some pad colours may give the vinyl a slightly better resistance to UV light damage, this is negligible, and the main reason for colour choice is often to blend in with other things in the garden. A trampoline with a green frame and green pads may look a little more subtle in the garden. Ultimately, the quality of the materials and construction should be the primary consideration when you’re buying a trampoline.

How do I Choose The Best Trampoline For My Needs?

Once you understand the different features, and models available, you can narrow your choice of trampoline down by thinking about how you plan to use it. Consider if your trampoline will be used only by children, or if it also needs to be suitable for teenagers and adults. It’s worth also thinking about whether it will be used simply for fun, or if it will also be used for training e.g. gymnastics. If you are thinking of a more sport type of use, it may be better to go for a rectangular trampoline. Also consider the skill level of the bouncer, as higher bouncing can put a greater load on the springs and mat. If this is a consideration, a slightly larger trampoline may be the best choice.

Trampolines will often come with age and weight guides, but remember that these are only “guides”, and you also need to take into account that if a trampoline is going to be used for several years, your trampoline my need to cater for growing children (as well as other friends and family who may want to use the trampoline).

You may also want to choose between round or oval shaped trampolines. Round trampolines tend to be the most popular, and have a really nice and even bounce from anywhere on the mat. Oval trampolines retain some of the predictablility of bounce you get with a round trampoline, but have additional mat surface area to bounce on and can often be a better shape for the space you have available.

You may also decide that you want a safety net enclosure for your trampoline. This enhances safety by lowering the risk of accidentally bouncing off the trampoline. There are many aftermarket safety nets that you can retro fit to your frame,however some of the newer trampolines come with a safety net enclosure built into the actual frame. These integrated designs prevent the need for fixing brackets and can look much tidier.

In terms of the bouncing mat itself (or “bed”). Some types such as a “string” bed will dry quicker after rain and gives less air resistance meaning higher bounces. It does however have a slightly rougher surface so can cause grazes and mat burns. Alternatively you can have a polyproylene bed, that will offer less bounce and no real elasticity, but has a smoother surface so less chance of causing grazing.

Finally, as we’ve mentioned already, make sure the trampoline you’re going to buy comes with a good guarantee or warranty, for peace of mind.

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We hope you found this guide on how to buy a trampoline useful. Why not check out our range of trampolines for some fantastic deals and offers.






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Buy The Best Bouncy Castle

Buy The Best Bouncy Castle

Buy the Best Bouncy Castle

When you’re looking for the best bouncy castle to buy, there are so many choices available it can be difficult to find the ideal option. We’ve brought together some of the best options available to suit different budgets, so there should be something for everyone.

Should I Buy or Hire a Bouncy Castle?

There are a few things to take into account when you’re deciding whether to buy or hire a bouncy castle.


Firstly there’s the question of storage. Most bouncy castles you can buy, will deflate and pack down pretty small, meaning you can easily store them in a loft, garage or even under a bed.


It can cost roughly the same to buy a bouncy castle as it would cost to hire, and of course you then have the benefit of being able to re-use the bouncy castle whenever you want, so buying is much more cost effective.

Ease of Use

When it comes to holding back a group of impatient children waiting to jump on the bouncy castle, you need something that is quick and easy to set up! Most models will inflate pretty quickly, and often come with pegs etc. to secure them to the ground for windy days. Look for models that can be up and running in a matter of minutes.


It’s a good idea to read up on teh materials used for construction, since the bouncy castle will take a fair amount of abuse! Check that it features a top quality PVC material and  look for additional features such as double laminated nylon, and double stitched bonds.

Reading reviews by other people who have the model you’re interested in can help you assess how well constructed a bouncy castle is.

Top Bouncy Castles Available Right Now

Here is a list showing some great options available to buy right now.


11 in 1 Play Centre Bouncer Kids Bouncy Castle With Slide, Tunnel, Obstacle, Basketball Hoop, Ball Pool £419.95 (30% off RRP)

Buy The Best Bouncy Castle

Manufacturer’s Description:

The ultimate bouncy castle of the year is back! the Inflatable 11 in 1 Childrens Bouncy Castle Play Centre creates a large fun environment for kids to play. A mass of features from basketball hoop, ball pool, bounce area, dart board, tunnel, obstacle, slide and sun shelter. Everything you could possibly want in 1 great bouncy castle. The strong PVC material and stylish design make this ideal for any home garden creating years of enjoyment for children.

The 11 in 1 Kids bouncy castle inflates to 14.5ft(L)x12.5ft(W)x8ft(H) Everything is included in the box! Air Blower,Bouncy Castle, Pegs, Repair Kit, Storage bag and 50 Plastic Balls All children should be accompanied by an adult.The maximum weight of the children should not exceed 500lbs and the recommended height is 3ft 5″.

All of our home use and garden bouncy castles are made from strong PVC material and double laminated nylon secured by double stitching bonds.

Key Features:

  • 11 Features in 1 Bouncy Castle
  • Cheaper than renting
  • Inflates in 2 Minutes
  • For Up to 5 Children

Some Customer Comments:

“I have brought this castle for my 3 year old grandaughter and she loves it. It takes about 5 minutes to inflate and the material is very strong. You are also supplies with pegs to secure the castle to the ground. When you deflate the castle it take under 5 minutes and it folds up into it’s own bag for easy storage.”

“We bought this for our grandchildren and they have had hours of fun on it. It is lovely to look at, bright and summery and the kids love it. We are delighted that we bought this particular one as there is more to it than just bouncing around.”

“5.0 out of 5 stars – Paid for itself already”

“Bought this a little over a month ago and I am very happy. My two year old loves it. He wants it out every day. It is incredibly easy to put up and put down. It is quite heavy but I carry it out on my own over the shoulder. My neighbour bought the same one . She tends to drag or roll it. It does come in it’s own bag which is very useful. Decided to buy a tarp to go with it to protect it from wet grass but that is just me. Expensive but two parties later is cheaper than hiring. It is not the same strength as a commercial for hire bouncy castle but it is robust and should last for years”

“Excellent service and product exactly as advertised. My son was really happy when he saw it and I would recommend it to my friends”

“Bought this about 3-4 years ago from elsewhere, still going strong, I have 4 kids from the age of 3-9 years old and they love playing on it, well worth the investment for your children as it will hopefully last for many years, and children will have many hours of fun. Also very easy and quick set up.”

“Very pleased with the product, ordered it on behalf of a family member. All the kids loved this and we’re playing on it all day!
Easy to set up and deflates quickly and easy to store”


AirFlow Bouncy Castle £104.01

Buy The Best Bouncy Castle

Manufacturer’s Description:

For hopping playtime fun this classic bouncy castle is a must-have! With the help of the included electronic air blower this bright bouncy castle can be set up in minutes. Each piece has been double stitched together for extra protection against air leaks while the durable PVC material and double laminated nylon ensures long lasting wear. The side netting and ground pegs make this colourful castle safe and secure for happy jumpers!

Key Features:

  • Colourful red, yellow and blue bouncy castle.
  • Side netting for added safety.
  • Electronic air blower keeps castle inflated for duration of use.
  • Made of durable PVC material and double laminated nylon.
  • Double stitched material for extra protection against air leaks.
  • Ground pegs for outdoor use.
  • Unassembled, fits easily in most cars.
  • Unassembled dimensions: 38Lx38Wx46Hcm.
  • Assembled Dimensions: 201Lx201Wx161Hcm.
  • Maximum user weight: 68kg.
  • Colourful red, yellow and blue bouncy castle.
  • Side netting for added safety.
  • Electronic air blower keeps castle inflated for duration of use.
  • Made of durable PVC material and double laminated nylon.
  • Double stitched material for extra protection against air leaks.

Some Customer Comments:

“Excellent product would recommend to any one”

“This was given as a gift but my friend tells me it fits 5 children comfortably but they have had 10 on it! ”


BeBop 8 in 1 Bouncy Castle with Electric Blower Fan – 100 FREE Playballs £399.95

 Buy The Best Bouncy Castle

Manufacturer’s Description:

The Bebop 8 In 1 Inflatable Bouncy Castle has everything you need to keep your children entertained for hours. Can be used wet as a water slide and splash pool or dry as a slide and ball pit. Perfect for Birthdays parties, family gatherings or just the school holidays, purchasing a Bebop 8 In 1 Bouncy Castle is more cost-effective than renting one every time you need one. Dimensions of the Bebop 8 in 1 Bouncy Castles: Total footprint = 400cm length X 340cm width X 250cm height Bounce area = 210cm length x 180cm width Bounce wall = 25cm length x 150cm width x 80cm height Slide = 320cm length x 60cm width x 170cm height Climbing wall = 130cm height Tunnel = 110cm length x 60cm width x 60cm height Bouncy Castle Features: crawl tunnels Fun obstacles Climbing areas Ball pit 680W Electric fan 4 Anchor pegs Carry Bag Laminated nylon Sandwiched PVC Dimensions: 400CM L x 340CM W x 250CM H (including exit slides) Maximum ~User Weight Limit: 38KG Total Maximum Weight: 152KG Easy quick assembly. 6 Months Warranty IMPORTANT:-This is not a commercial bouncy castle and is not suitable for hire, or public use. BeBop inflatables are manufactured from sandwiched Nylon and PVC and are designed for domestic home use. Once the item has been inflated it is classed as being used and therefore cannot be returned for a refund. Color may vary slightly from the picture shown.
Slight color transfer from light to dark colors may be visible as the item is factory folded tightly for easy shipping. Small pin holes may be present on the inflatable in order to relieve pressure points All measurements are approximate. Once this item has been inflated it is used and cannot be returned for refund. Please check suitability of the item before inflation. Adult supervision required at all times. Free gift offer subject to availability and only available to customers with a delivery address within mainland UK, not a remote area and only 1 free gift per order.
Domestic use only – great for summer BBQ’s, garden parties or just to keep the kids entertained
Manufactured from high quality laminated nylon and PVC, double stitched seams for durability and strength
Overall approximate dimensions 400cm length x 340cm width x 250cm height.

Key Features:

  • Climbing areas
  • slide
  • crawl tunnel
  • basketball hoop
  • water tubing to use as a water slide
  • extra large enclosed bounce area
  • ball pit that doubles as a splash pool
  • 100 FREE Playballs with your order.
  • Quick to inflate, deflate, store and transport with the 680w fan, carry/storage bag, anchor pegs and repair kit all included

Some Customer Comments:

“Brilliant, could not get grand children off it…”

“This is an excellent product ! My grandchildren were thrilled to bits with it! It takes four children with ease, far cheaper than having to hire one. Would certainly recommend this product!!”

“Amazing , good size and kids loved it and it is worth the money, we’ll spend money would recommend to everybody who’s after a bouncy castle”



These are just a few of the bouncy castles that you can buy right now. We hope this information helps you buy the best bouncy castle for your needs. Take a look at our full range of bouncy castles and special offers.

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The Best Board Games

The Best Board Games Ever

The Best Board Games

When it comes to selecting the best board games to play with your friends and family, there is no shortage of classics to choose from. We decided to take a look at some of the longest standing board games, and give you brief description of each game, to help get you started.


Best Board Game - Chess


When it comes to long time popularity, chess is king (no pun intended!). Having been around for over 1500 years, there’s no doubting that the game of chess has earned it’s place as one of the greatest board games of all time. There is some uncertainty over it’s origins, actual origina, howere records indicate that the first World Chess Championship was held in 1886

Part of the appeal of chess comes from it’s accessibility. The rules are reasonably simple to grasp. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: A king, a queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops and eight pawns. Each piece has it’s own unique set of rules for movement, and these different abilities give each piece a unique value and power on the board. The ability to use these different moves in combination, alongside thinking strategically and planning several moves in advance, are what gives chess it’s fascinating complexity.

Unlike many other board games, winning is not based on luck or chance. Winning requires skill, strategic thinking and at times, an element of cunning. The excitement of placing one of your pieces in a vulnerable position, knowing that if your opponent takes the bait it will allow your next move to be a winning “check-mate” can  be thrilling.

For many years now, computers have made worthy opponents for playing chess, and have become a fantastic way to gradually challenge yourself and improve  your skills. It’s even possible to re-enact some of the classic matches from the World masters, to see how you compare.

As well as having fun, chess may also offer other benefits. It exercises both the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Chess is creative and also helps improve your memory, problem-solving, mathematics skills and concentration levels. It encourages planning and foresight.


Best Board Games - Risk

Risk is a classic board game for two to six players, that involves both luck and skill. It is a turn based game, and the most common version is played with a board that shows a political map of the world that is divided into forty-two areas and grouped in six continents.

The object of the game is to occupy every territory on the board, and by achieving this, eliminate all of the other players in the game. Although the goal is simple, there’s no doubt that Risk can be complex game of strategy. Although the game was originally designed to last around an hour and a half, it’s more common for games to last longer than this.

Some versions of Risk have introduced additional rules such as “secret missions” which can increase the speed of the game. There are also a number of themed versions of the game, such as a Star Wars edition.


Best Board GAme - Cluedo

Cluedo is a truly classic board game. Players move around the various rooms in a mansion, and try to solve a “who done it” type of murder mystery, by discovering three things: who did it, with what weapon, and where? There are character, weapon, and location cards, and after the top card from each type is secretly placed in the confidential file in the middle of the board,the rest are dealt to the players.

Players then move to a room and make an accusation against one of the characters, stating that they did the crime, in that room, and with a particular weapon. The player to their left then shows them one of their cards. Through deductive reasoning each player must figure out which character, weapon, and location are in the secret file.

By gradually discovering what cards are in the other players hands, the aim is to eventually work out what cards are in teh secret file. Cluedo is a fantastic game for people who enjoy solving mysteries through reasoning.


Best Board Game - Battleship

Yet another classic board game that deserves a place in this list is Battleship. Each player places their ships randomly around their own board, which is divided into a grid, and hidden from view of their opponent.

Players then take turns to call out target squares on the other player’s grid, using letters and numbers to identify the targets. If you hit a ship, a red peg is placed, and if you miss, a white peg is placed instead.

The aim is to figure out the location and direction of each ship on your opponent’s grid and wipe them out. It’s a very simple system, that’s fun to play, and makes Battleship a classic board game.

Trivial Pursuit

Best Board Games - Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit has to be one of the world’s most famous board games, and has sold over 100 million copies.

The game consists of answering questions on various subjects and collecting the corresponding wedges.

The Trivial Pursuit board is shaped like a six spoke wheel. Players begin at the center of the board, and move out to try to earn a wedge from each of the special category spaces where a spoke meets the outer wheel. The original version of the game has six categories, and these are: Geography, Entertainment, History, Arts & Literature, Science & Nature and Sports & Leisure.

To win the game, you must collect all six wedges from the special category spaces, then move into the center of the board and answer a final question in a category that’s chosen by the other players.

It’s possible to play either individually or in teams, and there are various versions of the game to suit adults and children. There are also a number of popular themed versions of Trivial Pursuit.

The original Trivial Pursuit game is called “The Genus Edition”, and was named “Genus” because the questions are general in nature and cover a large range of topics.


Best Board Games - Monopoly

The rules of Monopoly are pretty simple. The player rolls a pair of dice and moves their token clockwise around the board by the number of spaces rolled.

Once you’ve moved your playing piece, if you land on a property that no one owns, you  can choose to buy it from the bank. If you choose not to buy it, the official game rules then put the property up for auction.

Once a player owns a property, they can collect rent from other players who land on their property. Properties each belong to specific colour group, and if you manage to own all of the properties in a particular colour group (you have the monopoly), you can then start building houses and then hotels on the properties. The more you build the higher the rent you may collect when someone lands on your property.

The aim of the game is to bankrupt all of the other players and be the last player in the game.

Over recent years, there have been a number of themed editions of Monopoly, so whichever version you choose, you’ll be playing one of the most popular board games of all time.


Best Board Games - Scrabble

Scrabble is  yet another classic family board game, consisting of interlocking words the criss cross the playing board a little like a crossword puzzle.

The game involves players spelling out words using letter tiles, and different letters have a range of score values. The aim of the game is to achieve the highest score, with scores given for the values of the letters used to spell each word, and bonus points given for using certain squares on the board.

Words may read across or down, and each word must use a letter tile that is already placed on the board.

Each player tries to use their tiles in combinations and locations that make best use of both the letter values, and the bonus squares on the board.

As well as being great fun to play, scrabble is actually educational, as it helps improve your vocabulary by introducing you to new words each time you play.

The Game of Life

Best Board Games - The Game of Life

Rounding up our list is the fantastic Game of Life. In this board game, the player moves from teenage years through to retirement, going through various life events along the way, such as getting married and buying a house.

Just like real life, the decisions you make along the way affect your finances, and even if you make the best choices, the players must negotiate many unexpected twists and turns along the way.

The game ends when all players retire and the person with the most money is declared the winner.


With so many electronic toys and video games around, its great to see these classic board games still on the best sellers list. If you’re shopping for a gift to introduce a new generation to these games, or just reliving fond memories from playing these games yourself, we hope this list of the best board games has been useful.

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