When weather goes awry, as it often does in Southwestern PA, it’s always a good idea to have a back up plan for indoor activities. Recently opened in May 2014 by Pittsburgh locals Ryan and Megan Ludwin (who are also parents), Planet Bounce has given South Hills parents a great option for indoor play with their inflatable bounce structures and play area.
Unassuming front the front but super playful inside; Planet Bounce is “out of this world fun!”
Before you Begin
Planet Bounce is ideal for children ages 2-12 years and parents are encouraged to participate, too! All participants are asked to complete a waiver before they begin. For just $10, guests will be able to hop, jump and skip through four amazing inflatable play spaces. Patrons are asked to please leave outside food and drink to home. Don’t forget socks!
3… 2… 1…. Blast Off!
Inside, Planet Bounce is a fun atmosphere with a planetary/space theme. They have a couple of the largest, most interactive bounce houses I’ve seen in the area. My son’s favorite was probably the obstacle courses and slides. Personally, I loved it all. It’s a soft, safe atmosphere with helpful staff and we’ll definitely be planning another visit soon. While you’re there you may also want to check out the Lunar Lunch Cafe which provides visitors with an assortment of food and drinks.
Planet Bounce is available for birthday parties. They have two fun-themed party rooms for rental; the smaller “Johnson Center” or the more spacious “Kennedy Space Center.”
We’ve been to Jump!Zone in Allison Park and Bounce U of Warrendale and Planet Bounce distinguishes itself by having extremely interactive, high-end bounce units. While it may not be the largest facility or offer the most bounce options, there are a couple of inflatable structures that I have not seen elsewhere- including the huge obstacle course/fun center/slide.
Tips on Planning a Playdate
They have a few arcade machines there so don’t forget to bring change and/or some dollars for games. I’m told that they get pretty busy, especially on weekends, so if you have little ones you may want to try to plan a weekday trip if possible. Of course, as mentioned before, don’t forget your socks! If you’re going to be in the area, you may also want to check out Sarris Ice Cream Parlour or the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum!
2560 Washington Rd, Canonsburg, PA 15317