Buying your own bounce house is cheaper than renting one for a party

Girl slides on combo bounce house/splash pool

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Things aren’t getting any cooler this August, but there are more ways to beat the heat than a trip to your neighborhood pool or sticking your head in the freezer. If you want to be a hero to your kids, you owe it to yourself to check out this massive inflatable bounce house/splash pad combo, currently on sale from Walmart for only $289.99.


$289.99 (was $469) at Walmart

For now, it’s exclusively an online deal, and there’s no coupon required — though there’s no telling how long the price will last. It’s a drop of $179 from the original price of $469, and the timing couldn’t be better with temperatures consistently hitting the 90s and above throughout the south and midwest U.S.

This colorful castle is designed for kids aged 3-10, who can climb from the main bounce house area up to a water slide. At the bottom of the slide, a splash pool awaits, and there’s even a water cannon kids can use to wage war on the summer heat.

MORE: This 12-foot inflatable pool is only $99 at Walmart

It’s enough to tempt parents to jump in and join the fun, but alas, it’s only designed for those 100 pounds or below. Good news for mom and dad, though: The bounce house does come with a 740W air blower that makes for quick and easy inflation. Just blow it up, hook in your water hose and you’re ready for playtime.

It’s ideal for birthday parties, play dates or any day the kids need a cooldown.

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