Texas Jumping Beans - A great place to take the kids!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

 

Texas Jumping Beans has become the birthday party destination of choice for our kids (we had my son's party there yesterday afternoon).  We have had four parties there so far, and it's still tons of fun for all of us. 

There are about eight to ten very large inflatable "jumpers" (hence the name).  They change them out pretty regularly.  Yesterday, during our visit, there was a jumper shaped like a pirate ship, and another like a long train with an obstacle course inside.  They also have a large inflatable slide, which is where the kids tend to congregate most often.  With the new addition of about 30-40 rubber balls that are about the size of dodgeballs but very lightweight, it made it even more fun this time around.

 I like the fact that weekday afternoon parties are priced very reasonably (currently $150), and this basically reserves the facility for your party only.  We seek this option since it makes it easier to keep track of the kids.  Adults can join in the fun, too!  The cost includes the use of a party room and about four hours of time with up to 25 kids. 

If you decide to visit or book a party, make sure to let your guests know that socks are required.  If you happen to forget, though, they will sell you a pair for only $3.00. 

Bruce, the owner/manager, is always friendly and happy to help.   In our case, everyone usually leaves tired and happy.  I cannot recommend this place enough.  Bruce even has a deal with a local pizza place and he helps to estimate how much you will need after everyone arrives.  He then places the order, and you pay for everything before you leave.  It makes planning so much easier, since all we had to bring was drinks, gifts, and a cake with plates, etc.

Texas Jumping Beans is not just for parties.  They offer a daily rate of $7.00 per kid, and monthly passes which cost $39.95 for the first child, $20.00 for a second child, and FREE after that.  In other words, if you have three kids (which we do), you can pay about $60.00/month and go an unlimited number of times.

Located in the Round Rock area, it is a little tough to find on the first trip, since it is slightly off the beaten path.  I would recommend calling ahead for directions at 512-252-1980 or visiting their website at http://www.texasjumpingbeans.com/.  They are located at 16708 Picadilly Court, near the intersection of Picadilly and Royston Lane. 

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Missy Caulk
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Jason, I always had birthday parties for my kids at places like this where I didn't have to do crush cake in the carpet. LOL
Dec 12, 2007 09:58 AM #14
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Jason,

That's way cool.  Why couldn't they have had stuff like that when I was young?  My kids are grown now, but they sure would have enjoyed that.  My twins turn 26 on Monday.  My how time fly's.

Dec 12, 2007 10:05 AM #15
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J-Cro, you know that we like to get down with jumpers.  I would be at that place every Tuesday if I lived in Austin.  With or without the kids.  9 years old ... wow.  I bet it seems like 5 minutes ago that you were trying to pick a name for him. 

On another note, I can't wait for Waldman to get back so that he can recap the birthday party posts.  It will read something like "Here were people who wrote about having birthday parties for their kids which involved cake and jumping."

Dec 12, 2007 12:40 PM #16
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Jason:

Austin better be glad that I don't live there!  I would so be at that spot having fun!  We always rent a couple of them for my kids birthday parties and we have a blast.  I am the first one down the super slide with the kids piling up on top of me at the bottom! 

I am like Bill and think this is a huge business opportunity.  I know the perfect spot for it.  It will soon be vacant....

Dec 12, 2007 12:56 PM #17
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Hey Jason! This would be great in the Things to Do/Places to Visit group. I think you joined, didn't you? Anyway, it looks like a lot of fun!
Dec 12, 2007 01:20 PM #18
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Jason- Sure beats jumping on the mattresses at home or at a hotel room! Don't you notice how as soon as you get to a hotel room with kids the first thing they do is go jump on the beds? This sounds like a great place for loads of fun. Katerina
Dec 12, 2007 02:36 PM #19
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Jason, What a great place to take the kids for a party or just for an afternoon of fun!  Not a bad price for the kids to have a good time and burn off some of that energy!
Dec 12, 2007 04:48 PM #20
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Jason - Could you hear me laughing with glee?!  I was looking at those photos thinking the little one and I would be having a BLAST there!!  Blast it all I miss Austin!  Great localism post.

Jackie

Dec 12, 2007 05:10 PM #21
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DANNY - It is definitely a blast.  You can see the photos of the actual party on the blog after this one.

BRIAN - There are actual pictures of the party in the post that follows this one on my blog.  We have Pump it Up! here as well, but I like TJB better (it's larger and more open).  As for the big screen TV, that would be a great addition, but I doubt the separate room would go over very well with moms.

KATHLEEN - There are several large jumpers there.  Tons of fun for the whole family!

KELLY - Thanks!  Yes, it is very entertaining for the kids.

DON - That is great to hear.  Maybe we will see them there sometime.  Keep me in mind if your kids know anyone moving around here.  Thanks!

ELIZABETH - Obviously, you saw some of the photos on the other post.  Thanks for your continued support!

PAT - Chuck E. Cheese is always a popular destination for us, too.  It's so LOUD there!

MISSY - You make a great point.  As you saw in the other post, Abby was trying to do her best to make a good-sized mess at home before we ever left. :-)

FRAN - I wish that they had it when I was a kid, honestly.  As for time flying, I couldn't agree more.  It seems like we just had a small baby (who is now 9). 

P-SLAY - I must agree with you.  I likes me some jumpers, too!  I still distinctly remember sitting at my former house and reading a book on baby names.  I named Brandon, and Pam named Aleah.  We both named Abby (whose full name is Abrielle).  Birthday party recap posts rule!

JESSICA - Can I be an investor if you decide to start one in Georgia?  I can totally imagine you having fun at a party like this one.  Thanks for your comments!

LISA - I moved the post to your new group.  Thanks for reminding me!

KATERINA - I remember jumping on my bed as a kid, although I was always tall, so I couldn't do it with the same abandon as some of my friends.  Thanks for stopping by, as always!

ROBERTA - It really is a great place, and I am happy to recommend it to my friends.

JACKIE - Austin is still here if you should ever decide to return.  Thanks for reading (and enjoying) this post!  I thought it was good for Localism, too!

Dec 13, 2007 02:00 PM #22
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Jason, these places are so awesome! My oldest loves the couple of places here in town that are like this and my oldest has so much fun at them both. I can not wait until my youngest is old enough to play at and enjoy these places...
Dec 22, 2007 01:08 PM #23
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STEPHEN - Yes, they are tons of fun (for me, too!).  Our youngest played a little bit this time in the inflatables, but next year will be better for her.
Dec 27, 2007 07:57 AM #24
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Looks like FUN!!! I bet my kids would have fun there too, even though they are 20 and 17.. :)
Dec 27, 2007 08:23 AM #25
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TANA - You're probably right.  By the way, I use Gracy Title myself, as Allison Craig is a very good friend of mine.  Your office is near mine.  Maybe we could meet sometime.
Dec 27, 2007 08:31 AM #26
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WE SHOULD!!!!! Allison is a good girl isnt she?  I like her alot......I'm ready when you are...

P.S. I'm having fun with this AR stuff... :)

Dec 27, 2007 08:38 AM #27
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Just let Allison know, and I'm sure she will be happy to set something up and the three of us could go to lunch.  She is a great girl, and a great friend.  AR is a wonderful community.  I have been here actively since August.

Dec 27, 2007 08:51 AM #28
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Will do!!!! You will be hearing from her soon, I am sure...
Dec 27, 2007 08:54 AM #29
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Well good grief!  I keep trying to email you but I don't think its working...(haven't figured everything out yet)

Do you see how many visits you have had to this post?  Thats Crazy Jason!!!! :)

Dec 27, 2007 10:36 AM #30
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Is there one in the Dallas area?  Seems like something my grandkids would love and enjoy.
Mar 22, 2008 11:28 AM #31
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I don't think they have this specific franchise in Dallas yet, but I may be wrong.  I'm sure that there are similar places, such as Pump it Up! or Inflatable Wonderland.
Mar 22, 2008 01:39 PM #32
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Great! Thinking of Mexican jumping beans and how much fun they are. Now you can buy real Mexican jumping beans online at http://www.amazingbeans.com

They are so much fun for children...and adults! and inexpensive

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