Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a castle hire cost? For a list of prices and castles click here.
  • How much space do we need? The castles require one metre in front for easy entry/exit, and one metre behind for the blower.
  • What does the price include? Bouncy castle prices include free delivery and set up to most areas in Christchurch, however a delivery fee may be incurred to areas on the outskirts or outside of the city. Please contact us to get a quote for the delivery fee to your area. The hire also includes a free rain cover to use in the case of rain.

  • How do I book? Either call or text us on 021 272 0663, or email us at bookings@bellyflops.co.nz for a no obligation quote.

  • How much notice do I need to give you for a booking? We can take bookings right up until the morning of your event, however castle choice may be limited closer to the time so the earlier the better! Our busy season is from September through to March, so if you're thinking about booking a castle for an event during this time we recommend booking a month or two in advance.

  • Do you hire the castles out overnight? We usually do not hire overnight, however contact us and we can discuss options.

  • How do I pay? The castles must be paid for before or upon delivery. Most people pay cash upon delivery, we do not accept credit card payments. Personal cheque payments need to be received in sufficient time for funds to clear before the booking, or a bank deposit.

  • What if it rains? Bellyflops castles have tailor made rain covers  so our castles can still be used in wet conditions. However, they shouldn't be used in very heavy rain due to safety concerns. If the weather is too bad, we will ring you on the day to arrange another time if required.

  • How long does it take to set up and pack up the castle? The castles take approximately 15 minutes to set up and 20 to pack up. However, this is only an estimate, times vary depending on which castle you hire.

  • Do you supply safety instructions? Yes, you must be present at installation as we instruct you, as the hirer, in the castle's safety, operation and supervision process. You will need to sign  our terms and conditions upon being instructed on castle supervision and safety. The hirer must be over 18 years old. The castle must be supervised at all times, by a responsible adult. See our Hire Process.
  • I don't have a big enough garden, can it go on my driveway, or in a hall? Yes, if the castle is not erected on grass, then we will supply mats and concrete tie down weights at no extra cost.
  • We don't have a power source. We have petrol generators which are available to hire for an additional $40 for your event.