We’re about to meet the Flintstones
They’re the modern Stone Age family
In the town of Brodick
They’re a page right out of prehistory
Let’s ride with the family down the street
Witness the arrangement of Fred’s conjoined feet
No refunds, pushing or somersaulting on the slide
Please don’t eat, smoke or drink as you glide
When you’re with the Flintstones
Have a yabba dabba doo time, a dabba doo time
We’ll have a gay old time
The amazing inflatable Flintstones slide I witnessed in Brodick, Arran, during a warm spring day is indicative of perhaps the most common way that children (and drunk adults) get to engage with prehistory in urban (party) settings: the Flintstones Bouncy Castle / water slide. For the purposes of this spurious argument, let’s all just agree to ignore the fact that there were no castles (or inflatable water slides) in the Stone Age…..
This is a surprisingly commonplace phenomenon.
I now present the most comprehensive picture gallery of Flintstones bouncy castles and water slides in the world. If you see any other Flintstones big party inflatables, let me know with a comment at the end of this post, or contact me via twitter @urbanprehisto using the hashtag #Flintstonesbouncycastles. [This post should not be taken as an endorsement of any of the products shown here! I have not bounce-tested them yet.]
Basil’s Bouncy Castles, Essex
Ian’s Bouncy Castles, Basildon
Prestige Inflatables, Aberdeen
Love to Bounce, Portsmouth
Double Deckers Entertainments, Newcastle
Texas Party Inflatables, Houston USA
CeeJays Bouncy Castles, Merseyside
ABC Inflatables, Flintshire
Wild West Entertainments, Swansea
Rainbow Inflatables again. “The inflatable the flintstones playground is hot for sale now. If you want to make the beautiful inflatable amusement playground, you may have a try of ours”.
HISupplier (Made in China)
Flintstones bouncy castle, stolen from the Fox and Duck Pub in Arlesey Road, Stotfold in 2017.
Spotted in Valley Garden, Harrogate (Zombie parent blog)
Pelican Promotions, somewhere in Ireland
I await reader’s photos and suggestions to expand this image gallery…..