Inflatable Water Slides for Kids

Updated April 17, 2017

During summer time, parents and children can enjoy some fun in the sun in their backyards by having their own inflatable water slides. Various types of inflatable water slides are available on the market. Parents can choose from a simple water slide or go for a deluxe one complete with a tunnel and wall for climbing. Designs vary depending on the style of water slide suitable for your family.

Single Slide

A single slide may be simple but it can give your child an opportunity to use his imagination. Some designs of a single inflatable water slide come with water guns attached at the end of the slide. The child can squirt friends or family by grabbing the water gun right after they slide down. The slide is easy to inflate and some may come with a blower motor upon purchase. It only takes about two to three minutes to inflate and you will just need a garden hose to put water on it. Most of these slides are made of durable material so kids can have fun jumping and sliding for hours.

Complete Water Park

A complete water park includes tunnels, water cannons, walls for climbing and a huge splash pool. Some designs have multiple slides so several children can slide down simultaneously using any one of the slides. This can be a good investment for parents because children can use it to entertain their friends during weekends or birthday parties. This type of inflatable slide only takes about three minutes to inflate as it comes with its own compressor. The only thing you have to consider is the space since you will need to have plenty of room to accommodate this water slide.

Slip and Slide

This kind of inflatable water slide is a bit different from your usual water slide. To slide here means slipping on your tummy since the slides are set up flat on the ground. Children can have a race by slipping on their tummies and see who can slide the fastest to the end of the ramp. The water bumper at the end of the ramp makes sliding safe for children. Some designs of this type of inflatable water slide allow bigger waves and splashes to make sliding more fun and exciting. You may also purchase body boards to make slipping and sliding faster and more comfortable.

Other Considerations

If you plan to purchase an inflatable water slide, take into account the size of your backyard, your budget as well as the number and age of children who will be using the slide. Water slides come in various sizes for kids of different ages. Choose one that fits your backyard and age-appropriate for your kids. The prices of these water slides may vary from affordable ones that are less than £32 to the more expensive ones that are more than £325.

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Based in North Carolina, Samuel Delarosa has been a freelance writer since 2008. His work as has been published in “Roots and Wings,” a Filipino magazine circulated in Europe. Writing is his passion and he dedicates his time to this pursuit by writing on various topics online. Delarosa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of the East.