10 February 2020

Review: Inflata Nation Glasgow

The family and I were recently invited along to try out the fab Inflata Nation in Glasgow at the weekend there, and we were all very excited to visit. I can hear your brain ticking thinking "what is Inflata Nation?" so don't worry I'm going to dive right in and tell you all about it.

Most people have heard of soft plays and trampoline parks but Inflata Nation is a giant inflatable theme park! Think bouncy castle but on a monster scale! It's a brilliant idea and something the whole family can enjoy together. There are several different Inflata Nation theme parks up and down the country from Manchester, Newcastle etc but our closest here in Scotland is Glasgow.

We drove from Fife and it took us an hour to get there and we found the venue pretty easily. It's situated on Portman Street which isn't far from the SSE Hydro so really central. It's also in a sort of industrial area so lots of free parking around the streets. It can get busy but keep driving round and you'll find a space. We arrived for the 11am bounce slot and there was loads of parking up and down the side streets so no bother at all.

Inflata Nation Glasgow is open 10am to 7pm Mon,Wed, Fri and Sun, and 10am to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday. On Saturday they are open from 9am to 7pm which is great if you have early risers like my kids. They're always up at the crack of dawn asking what we're doing or where we're going. It's also worth noting that Inflata Nation are open all year round, only closing on Christmas Day and New Years Day! It's the perfect place to entertain the kids whilst keeping warm and dry.

There's more to the theme park than just being a giant bouncy castle though with different cool areas all joined together for extra bouncing fun. There's Inflata Bubbles which are bounce loaded spheres that shoot you up in the air, there's Inflata Wall where you can test your climbing skills and still land on a soft bouncy area, there's Inflata Balls where you can leap from ball to ball and post to post to test your balance, there's also a massive ball pit, obstacle course, huge slides and an inflatable tots area for the younger children. Honestly so much to keep the kids busy and occupied.

The best and quickest way to book a trip and save yourself time is by going online to the Inflata Nation website. I did it this way and it was so quick. You just choose your bounce location, select how many people are in your party and click book. It'll take you to a page where you can select your preferred day and time slot then it'll take you through to pay. I also printed and filled in the waiver forms before going which meant we were literally at the reception desk for two minutes getting our wristbands. Kids under 4 cost £4.99 and anyone over 4 is £8.99.

A few minutes before your time slot (after you've got your wristbands) the staff call everyone over, depending on the colour of your wristband, so that you can have a safety briefing and watch a video on the do's and don'ts of the park. After that you're free to run wild and bounce! I had my bag and purse with me so I secured everything in one of their lockers which costs £2 for 90 minutes. This was fine with me and it was all electronic and no keys which I found handy. You just have to remember your chosen code and you're good to go.

My kids had an absolute ball bouncing around Inflata Nation. They were doing tricks, climbing the wall, trying the obstacle course and the big slides, and of course I had to do it all with them along with their Dad. Us adults were sweating buckets come the end, it's definitely a better work out than the gym anyway plus loads more fun.

Inflata Nation in Glasgow have some classes on throughout the year as well including; Adventure Tots, Disability Friendly and Grown Ups Only. Adventure Tots sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am - 11am and 11am - 12pm. These are great for toddlers to explore the arenas' soft play activities, play and meet new friends. Disability Friendly sessions are held Tuesday at 10am - 11am and Saturday 9am - 10am. Grown Ups only sessions are held every Tuesday night at 7pm - 8pm (Students/Adults 70/80/90/00s) and Thursday night at 7pm - 8pm (Dodgeball) and are exclusively adults only, so you can let your inner child run free and unload the stress of the busy week. As well as classes you can book birthday parties too.

We all had a great time at Inflata Nation. It was a lovely treat for the kids and a nice way to spend a miserable weather day. The cafe was reasonable and clean and the kids were happy bouncing around and grabbing a drink of slushie when they needed it. I liked that I could practically see the kids most of the time if I was sitting down and you can also wear your own socks!! How fab is that. We'll definitely be back for another visit soon.

We received free entry in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

2 comments on "Review: Inflata Nation Glasgow"

Susan Mann on 12 February 2020 at 14:41 said...

This looks brilliant. I've not been here yet, but must visit soon. Looks fab xx

The Breastest News on 7 November 2020 at 18:56 said...

Fun times, hope you've had a chance to visit now xx

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