History of Bouncy Castles

We’ve been told by many children over the years that their party was the best because of the bouncy castle!  That got us wondering who & when bouncy castles were invented!  Here’s what we found out: There is an ongoing “disagreement” between the U.S. and England about who invented the first bouncy castle – our research shows that in 1959 John Scurlock of Shreveport, Louisiana experimented with inflatable covers for tennis courts. He noticed his employees jumping on the covers.  University students in England about 1961 designed a bouncy castle for a fundraising event. The first inflatable rental company was … Continue reading