We were recently invited to review Inflata Nation Inflatable theme park in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. As very few places are open over winter I was keen to visit this relatively new indoor attraction. This day out was Day 3 of our #80dayschallenge. Our challenge is to take at least 80 days out in one year. This includes the UK and overseas. Watch out for new posts and vlogs every Wednesday for more day out ideas and inspiration.
A bit about Inflata Nation – Near to me
Inflata Nation is the UK’s first indoor themed inflatable theme park. We visited the one in Beverley, East Yorkshire. There are others in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Cheshire with plans for more. If you don’t want to bounce then you can watch from one of their cafes which have free Wi-Fi. They have dedicated play equipment for the under 4’s although under 4’s are allowed on the bigger equipment.
Each one has special sessions such as for those with disabilities, younger children, just adults and more. You can even have birthday parties at an Inflata Nation.
Prices for Inflata Nation
I strongly recommend that you book in advance as once a time slot is sold out it’s sold out. You can pre book online.
First hour – Under 4 – £5.95
4 to 15 and Adults – £9.95
Additional hour (if wanted) – Under 4 – £3.00
4 to 15 and Adults – £7.00
Spectators are FREE of charge!
Inflata Nation Inflatable Theme Park in Beverley – A Review
Top Tip – If you are visiting with younger children or children that are nervous of lots of people then I can highly recommend that you book the 9am – 10am or 10am – 11am slot. We arrived at 9:30am and there must have only been 10 people for the 9am slot. We were booked in for 10am and I’d say that there was about 40 people. By the time we left the queue for the 11am slot had well over 100 people waiting.
It was quite full on for my five year old in terms of the larger kids not giving a care in the world. I was more nervous than him as big kids go round at break neck speed. The 10am slot was fine for us but we’d return again for the 9am slot.
Where is Inflata Nation in Beverley?
Inflata Nation in Beverley is at the relatively new Flemingate centre. It is just on the outskirts of the main shopping area. Flemingate itself has plenty of great shops and with numerous places to eat it’s a great place to spend a few hours. There’s even a cinema. If you want to stay over night there is a Premier Inn within walking distance.
Another great bonus for Inflata Nation being at this location is the price to park. We paid just £1 for up to 3 hours on a Saturday.
Inflata Nation is also very close to Beverley Minster which is well worth a visit. There’s a really good view of the Minster from the upstairs viewing/cafe gallery.
Health and Safety
You are advised to arrive 30 minutes in advance. This is so that you don’t miss the health and safety video that is shown 10 minutes before each session. We arrived with plenty of time. We were given a coloured wristband when we arrived and this indicated which session we were on. If you have valuables that you can’t leave with anyone then it is worth using their lockers. They cost £2 for the session and although it is non-refundable you can have access to it over the session at no additional charge. The lockers are very modern as they work electronically so you don’t need to carry a key around with you.
They have plenty of notices up about rules and safety. We had a quick drink from the cafe and watched the people on the 9am session for a bit. The safety video was then shown on two TV screens and it was then time to bounce.
What is there at Inflata Nation?
There is plenty to keep you busy and we didn’t half burn off some calories. It was great fun. There are a few different areas with things to do. My son loved the uneven bouncing surface and I must admit I fell over quite a lot of times but of course, it never hurt.
We didn’t attempt the slightly older things such as duel where you knock each other off a podium. There’s also a steep wall to try and run up to ring a bell and an area where you are harnessed in and you have to run as far as you can before you are sprung back.
There was one shut slide which when no one was looking we kept trying to climb as it was fun and challenging. We did get told off in the end. They have quite a few members of staff around watching people and also collecting spilt over balls from the 200,000 stocked ball pit area.
The funniest thing had to be the inflatable pillars. I wasn’t quite expecting them to bounce back quite as much as they did.
My son loved the assault course. There are two lanes so that you can race each other but we went around together. What is noticeable is how slippery everything is. It all adds to the fun though. There are a few small slides on the assault course and plenty of balls.
I couldn’t persuade my son to go on any of the 4 larger drop slides. He went on the slightly smaller one next to them which you access from a different part. He was comfortable doing this as it wasn’t as busy as the bigger drop slides. They did look fun though. With all of the slides once you are at the bottom you land in a big ball pit. When this is well stocked you can easily sink under all the balls. Once down it’s quite a challenge getting back up again.
I didn’t quite last the full hour and ended up waiting for my son for the last few minutes. He absolutely loved it and was asking right away when can we go back.
For a more in depth look at Inflata Nation please watch my vlog below.
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Disclaimer: We were invited to review Inflata Nation for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and photos are entirely my own.