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Turn Your Backyard Into Fun Central With an Inflatable Slide

Summer is finally here and while we enjoy a break from the usual routine, it can be a challenge to keep the kiddos entertained throughout those long, lazy days. While extensive travel and large-scale activities may be out this summer, there are loads of ways to have fun in your own backyard, especially with new toys like an inflatable slide.  It turns out that you don’t need to have a swimming pool to combine two activities that kids adore: playing in the water and sliding. Getting your own backyard inflatable will keep them occupied for hours.

When choosing an inflatable slide or bouncy house, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. The first is how much space you have available and whether the inflatable toy will fit comfortably and safely in your yard. Also, consider the size and age of your children because this can affect the safety as well as the durability of an inflatable slide. Last but not least, consider your budget. While some of the options may seem pricey, you have to consider how much it will entertain the kids without having to leave home or pay for other diversions. Besides, an inflatable slide might actually be priceless when it turns your summer into one of fun and laughs for your whole tribe.

Here are some of the greatest inflatable slides for your backyard:

1. Jelly Bean 13.5′ x 26′ Bounce House with Water Slide and Air Blower

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Give your kids their own backyard castle with the Jelly Bean 13.5′ x 26′ Bounce House with Water Slide and Air Blower from HeroKiddo. This rental grade bouncy house has a double inflatable slide that can be used with the water spray nozzle or as a dry slide when the weather’s not quite warm enough for water play. The Jelly Bean house comes with everything you need to set up and run it, including the essential electric air blower, anchor stakes to secure it, a repair kit for any serious mishaps and a storage bag to keep it clean. Made from commercial grade lead-free and mildew Dura-Lite™ Vinyl, it can accommodate kids and adults and will last for years.

The fun multicolored castle is easy for two people to move from storage to the backyard because it weighs less than 140 pounds. The inflatable slide fills up in just three minutes with the included 750m-watt continuous airflow blower — and it deflates just as quickly. The set also includes a water sprayer nozzle and hose along with a basketball hoop. HeroKiddo’s Jelly Bean bounce house and slide are covered by a 90-day warranty. With all five-star reviews, you can’t go wrong: As one buyer said, it’s worth every penny.

2. L.O.L. Surprise! River Race Water Slide Bounce House

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For three kinds of fun all in one inflatable slide, the L.O.L. Surprise! River Race Water Slide Bounce House is a great choice for the under-10 crowd. This is actually an inflatable slide, wading pool and climbing wall in a single colorful backyard toy. Two slides land in the splash pool and a climbing wall leads up the middle to the top where’s there’s a water sprayer — and a surprise splash bucket that periodically dumps water on the climbers. It’s big enough for four children ages 5 to 10 to play and splash for hours. It’s like their own backyard water park. This inflatable pool slide is also designed for safety: adults can see what the kids are going on all parts of the slide.

The continuous airflow electric blower inflates the slide, which has a 350-lb weight limit. In addition to the blower, the inflatable slide comes with a water sprayer nozzle, anchor stakes, a repair kit and a storage bag. Adult assembly and set up is required and the River Race Water Slide Bounce House comes with a warranty, but no time period is specified. Buyers report that kids love this slide and happily play on it for hours each day.

3. Bounce House Water Slide and Air Blower

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Create a kid-size tropical paradise in the backyard with the 12′ x 24′ Bounce House Water Slide and Air Blower by HeroKiddo. With palm trees at each corner and colors of green, orange and yellow, this rental grade bouncy house has an inflatable slide that ends up in the attached splash pool. Even better, this colorful inflatable can be used as a dry slide and regular bouncy house when the weather cools down. The house comes with everything you need to set up and run it, including the 750-watt continuous airflow electric blower, anchor stakes to secure it, a repair kit, and a storage bag. It is made from commercial-grade lead-free and mildew Dura-Lite™ Vinyl, which means it will last.

The HeroKiddo bounce house and slide is easy for two people to move to and from storage because it weighs less than 140 pounds. The inflatable pool slide fills up in just three minutes with the included blower and it deflates just as quickly. Large enough to accommodate eight children ages five to adult, this bounce house will create a summer full of fun for the whole family. It won’t take much maintenance either because the water repellent rip-stop vinyl inflatable is easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Adult assembly and set-up is required and the Bounce House Water Slide is covered by a 90-day limited warranty.

4. Bounce House with Water Slide and Air Blower

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Transform the backyard into your own fun park with this huge 13′ x 31′ Bounce House with Water Slide and Air Blower. It’s great through the summer months as a wet bounce house — all you have to do is connect your garden hose to its internal bladder system. In the cooler months, the kids can still enjoy it as a dry bounce house. In addition to the inflatable pool slide, the house has an inflated landing zone for dry use. It also features a fully enclosed entrance so your littler ones won’t fall off the side. The bounce house is made from heavy-duty 15-ounce commercial grade PVC vinyl material that resists punctures and flames. It’s also lead-free and the seams in high-stress areas have been quadruple stitched and reinforced with webbing strips. Last but not least, the seams throughout the slide are have been heat-sealed to prevent water leakage.

Big enough to accommodate eight children between the ages of 3 and 12 for a total up to 800 pounds. The kids can have tons of fun in the castle-style inflatable with its eight-foot-long slide, toss game, climbing wall, obstacles, basketball hoop, and tunnel.  The bounce house kit includes an electric blower, landing pad, water hose, internal water bladder system, PVC storage bag, anchor stakes and repair kit. In addition to the manual, there are online videos that demonstrate its operation. For safety, the top of the house is enclosed by overhead netting. The Bounce House with Water Slide and Air Blower requires adult assembly and set-up and is covered by an unspecified warranty.

5. Tiara Inflatable Slip N Slide Bounce House

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Way more fun than a plain slip ‘n slide, the Tiara Inflatable Slip N Slide Bounce House by JumpOrange can be used on its own or attached to any of the company’s inflatable slides for super-duper sliding fun. Kids can slip and slide along the enclosed lane with the water cascading with them and splash into the pool at the end. It’s loads of fun for kids aged five and up. Made from commercial grade PVC vinyl material, the inflatable slide has reinforced stitching and features heat-sealed seams throughout the slide areas to minimize water leakage. It’s also puncture- and flame-resistant, as well as lead-free

Setting up the Tiara Inflatable Slip N Slide is fast and easy with the continuous airflow electric blower. It also comes with a water sprayer nozzle, anchor stakes, repair kit and storage bag. Assembly is required for the slide and it comes with a product warranty. This size of inflatable pool slide is a great option for smaller yards that might have the length but not the depth for a full-size bounce house water slide.

6. Dino 8′ x 28′ Inflatable with Air Blower

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Give your kids a summer full of slip ‘n slide fun dino style with this Dino 8′ x 28′ Inflatable with Air Blower by JumpOrange. Embellished with dino spikes and cheerful colors, the slide can be used on its own or attached to any of the company’s inflatable slides for extra-long sliding adventures. Kids can slip and slide along the enclosed lane with the water cascading with them and splash into the pool at the end. It’s loads of fun for kids aged five to 12 and it can accommodate two kids up to 400 pounds at a time. Made from commercial grade PVC vinyl material, the inflatable slide has reinforced stitching and features heat-sealed seams throughout the slide areas to minimize water leakage. It’s also puncture- and flame-resistant, as well as lead-free

Set-up is a breeze with the included continuous airflow electric blower. It also comes with a water sprayer nozzle and anchor stakes. Assembly is required for the slide and it comes with a product warranty. Smaller yards that have the length but not the depth for a full-size bounce house may be able to fit this size of inflatable slide.

7. Princess Inflatable Slide

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The Princess Inflatable Slide is the perfect backyard addition for your own family’s little princess and all her friends too. This pink, blue and lavender slide is capped with a stylish crown and ends in a splash pool. All you need to do is connect your garden hose to the princess tiara slide’s internal water bladder system that will let the water flow down the slide. It’s made from heavy-duty premium 15-ounce commercial grade PVC vinyl that’s puncture- and flame-resistant as well as lead-free. Heavily stressed seams are up to quadruple reinforced to present them from ripping, giving them one of the highest tear strength ratings in the inflatables industry. Those in the slide and pool area are also heat sealed to minimize water leakage.

More than fun, the Princess Inflatable Slide is safe and convenient too. The continuous flow electric blower inflates the 14-foot slide in just three minutes. The attached pool also comes with a landing pad for use as a dry side when the weather turns cooler. It’s also super safe because safety netting prevents the children from standing up and jumping from the top and sliding down securely. Even better, the slide, stairs and pool covers have replacements that are available for purchase. The slide requires adult assembly and comes with an unspecified warranty.

8. Bounce House with Air Blower

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Not everyone wants a bounce house with water, so this football-themed version is just the ticket for all-season fun in the backyard. Instead of a slide, it includes targets of different sizes so that sports fans of all ages can practice their throw and getting just the right spiral on the football. The inflatable comes with an electric continuous airflow blower that gets everything ready to play in minutes.

This inflatable tow comes with a net and anchor stakes to keep it secure in the backyard, but you can also use it indoors for year-round fun. It requires adult assembly and comes with a one-year limited warranty that does not apply to defects due to directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence, excessive usage, unusual wear and tear, accidents, repairs or improper usage.

9. Bounce House with Water Slide and Air Blower

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Every color of the rainbow makes this 13′ x 33′ Bounce House with Water Slide and Air Blower as cute as it is fun. Kids of all ages — up to 6 at a time — will love bouncing and sliding the day away. Made from super durable commercial-grade PVC-coated vinyl, the inflatable slide and bounce house will last for years of fun. The big inflatable also has exciting extras like a basketball hoop, a pool attachment, a tunnel and an entrance ramp along with the water slide. The whole thing is enclosed with mesh for the kids’ safety.

Set up is easy and all it needs is the included electric blower to be inflated in just 10 minutes. Deflation is just as simple and takes just 7 minutes. The inflatable slide is puncture-resistant and comes with a storage bag as well as a warranty of unspecified duration.

10. X-Series 13′ x 13′ Bounce House with Air Blower

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For year-round fun in the back yard, your kids –and their friends — will love the X-Series 13′ x 13′ Bounce House with Air Blower. In fact, this bounce house can be used outdoors and indoors for up to eight children ages three to adult. With a total weight capacity of 600 pounds, the whole family can join in the fun. Made from 100% commercial grade UV-resistant PVC vinyl, the inflatable bounce house is brightly colored in gender-neutral green, red and yellow.

Set up of the bounce house is easy with the 750-watt electric continuous airflow blower. It also comes with a net, anchor stakes for stability, a repair kit and a basketball hoop. It’s what you need for keeping the kids entertained all season long. This X-Series 13′ x 13′ Bounce House with Air Blower comes with a three-year limited warranty.

Summer days at home can be long and there’s no better way to keep everyone entertained than with your own backyard inflatable slide. Your house will definitely become a favorite hangout for your kids along with their friends. So. cool everyone off this summer and try a water slide!