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Parents, if you are looking for some place to take your little ones that is clean, air conditioned, loads of fun, and guaranteed to tire them out, then Gator Fred’s indoor bounce house is the place to go! Gator Fred’s bounce house, featuring a fun authentic Florida theme and friendly Gator mascot, is the area’s latest family entertainment center with over 8,000 square feet of safe bounce area. This past month we had the opportunity to experience Gator Fred’s with a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group, and we had a wonderful time!
When we arrived at Gator Fred’s, we were greeted at the front desk by the owners, Fred and Sandra Medina. We were given a brief description of the facility and were told the safety rules we needed to follow. Upon entering the front door, we were impressed both with the size and atmosphere of the place. The color scheme was bright and cheery and the facility was just the right size for our large group. The bounce houses were all new, clean and very neat and they also attracted the kids like giant magnets.
A major draw for the more than 30 little ones at the party was Gator Town. A small city inside the play area just for preschoolers which included a play kitchen, fire station, movie theater, hospital, pizzeria, supermarket, fitness center and much more. With hundreds of outfits for the kids to try on and shelves full of toys for them to play with, the little ones were in their element. Luckily, there were more than enough staff members on hand who watched out for the kids, put away toys and helped with the establishment’s upkeep and tidiness. “It is so nice to have someone else picking up the toys,” one of the parents commented. “We will have to bring the kids here every week!”
After the kids had played for almost two hours, the Gator Fred mascot came out and entertained all the kids. We then all moved into the party room, which had been lavishly decorated by the Gator Fred’s staff, for pizza, drinks, and cake. After the pizza had been eaten and the cake devoured, it was time to say good-bye. Both the moms and kids had a terrific time, and here are just a few of their comments about the party and Gator Fred’s:
“This was our first time here and definitely not our last.”
“This was the best inflatable fun house I’ve been to with the kids. I’m so glad we finally have one close to home.”
“This place is awesome for kids of all ages, even the ‘big kids’ – the dads that never grew up.”
“I loved the fact that there were plenty of chairs and tables around the facility for us to sit and chat or watch TV.”
“The workers were very helpful and nice. This was an awesome place for our monthly meeting. We will be coming back soon!”
For information on Gator Fred’s, visit www.gatorfreds.com or call (813) 264-1700.
Gator Town: Gator Town is home to the most original kid-sized town in Tampa. Gator Town includes a grocery store, pizzeria, animal hospital, fire station, fitness, gator theatre, costume shop for role playing, socializing and using imagination.
Field Trips and Group Events: Gator Fred’s can accommodate groups of all sizes to have fun and memorable fellowship. Your visit will include play in the jumping area and Gator Town for two hours. Gator Fred’s is focused on helping kids enjoy healthy play and addresses several of the Florida Sunshine Standards.
Gator Fred’s Party Packages
• Each party is customized exclusively for the special guest. Most party packages are all-inclusive, so just bring the cake and the kids. We will take care of everything.
• Gator Fred’s has a unique indoor fun and play center where the kids can jump in a large selection of inflatables, use their imagination playing at the Gator Town, eat their favorite’s snacks at the Gator Station, and have a blast doing so.
• Gator Fred’s has affordable rates for our open play area and parties.
• Special activities at Gator Fred’s during the week include: Magicians, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Clowns and much more.
• Parents, if you are looking for a little time for yourself, then Gator Fred’s “Parent’s Night Out” package is just what you need.
• Gator Fred’s also offers After School Programs, Summer Camps and Field Trips
7209 112th Ave. North
5360 Ehrlich Rd.
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