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Bounce The City: Kids’ Paradise of Inflatables Lands in Seattle

Get your tix now for this bouncy-house extravaganza

Nancy Chaney

Published on: July 13, 2023

Bounce the City Seattle is a temporary inflatable carnival stopping in Seattle at Southcenter Mall during summer 2023
Courtesy of Bounce The City

If you asked a bunch of kids what they thought paradise might look like, I’m guessing many of them would imagine a landscape filled with bouncy houses. (Plus, maybe huge buckets of candy and root beer on tap?)

Well, my young friends, imagine no more. This kids’ nirvana of inflatables arrives in Seattle later this month, and it’s called Bounce The City.

A young boy plays in Bounce The City Seattle
Image courtesy of Bounce The City

Bounce The City Seattle will set up shop in the parking lot of Westfield Southcenter Mall, opening Saturday, July 29. And it’s here for just a month, open weekends only, which means you should book your tix ASAP!

Don’t worry, thrill-seeking grown-ups, Bounce The City Seattle is not just for kids. Bouncy houses and inflatables are super fun for the young and old alike! In a crazy-and-sweaty-and-wild kind of way. Which is not for everyone, but some grown-ups may well want to get in on the action. Others may just want to supervise their crew.

A girl runs in the Bounce The City inflatable maze
Image courtesy of Bounce The City

What to know about Bounce The City

Bounce The City features an array of large inflatables, including a 600-foot-long obstacle course, inflatable slides, a disco dome and a sports area. There is also a birthday-cake-themed inflatable to explore as well as what is claimed to be the largest ball pit in the world.

Bounce The City Seattle ball pit with people jumping and playing
Image courtesy of Bounce The City

Bounce The City also promises “Instagrammable moments.”

Bounce The City is open to all ages; children ages 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, who must also pay admission. (Not sure we’d let a 4-year-old loose without a responsible teen at least.)

Spectators can enter the Bounce The City grounds for free, but cannot jump on or enter the inflatables.

Separate Junior Sessions welcome families with kids ages 7 and younger only, for a somewhat gentler experience.

Socks are required.

Bounce sessions are 90 minutes long; book timed tickets online. 

If you go ...

Find it: For its Seattle stint, Bounce The City sets up shop outside Westfield Southcenter Mall at 2800 Southcenter Mall in Tukwila.

When: Bounce The City operates Saturday–Sunday, July 29–Aug. 20, 2023. That’s just four weekends! Timed sessions lasting 90 minutes take place throughout the day.

Ticket: Admission costs $24 per person. Book timed-entry sessions online; tickets will likely sell quickly.

All the details:

  • Bounce sessions are open to all ages.
  • Families with kids ages 7 and younger can opt for a Junior Session (at 10 a.m.) for a big-kid-free experience.
  • Tots ages 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, who must also purchase admission.
  • The maximum weight for participants is 245 pounds, and the maximum allowable height is 6 feet 4 inches tall.
  • Two inflatable features have further restrictions: Bounce The City’s slide and obstacle course have a minimum height requirement of 36 inches.
  • Socks are required.

Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lots surrounding the mall.

Eat: If you work up an appetite from all that jumping and bouncing, you can take your pick from the wide variety of food options available throughout the mall.

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