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pneumatic structure

A very lightweight enclosed structure, usually fabricated of a membrane of an impervious material and supported by the difference in air pressure between the exterior and the interior of the structure rather than by a structural framework. Fans must maintain the interior pressure slightly in excess of normal atmospheric pressure to prevent the structure from slowly deflating and collapsing. Used primarily as a temporary enclosure or to house sports facilities such as tennis courts and swimming pools. Also called an air-supported structure.
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Most attractions will be pay as you go, but tickets will be on sale for PS3 which entitles children to a goodie bag, popcorn, a free shot on the bouncy castle and an exclusive entry to win a toy hamper.
"They run up and down the bouncy castle and then they're wiped out for the night."
"Join us for a day of beach fun with tonnes of play sand, buckets and spades, bouncy castle, donkey rides, picnic area, BBQ, ice-creams, raffle, tombola, face painting, henna, glitter tattoos, tuck shop, cake stall, fun and games!" said a spokesman.
THERE SHE GOES Mum Cathy falls off bouncy castle as Emma looks on.
The horrifying incident occurred on Sunday at Gorleston beach in Norfolk, England, when beachgoers heard a huge bang as the bouncy castle exploded.
Summer Grant was killed after a bouncy castle that had not been properly secured to the ground blew away at an Easter fair in Harlow, Essex, a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court heard.
According to some on social media the bouncy castle was heard to 'explode'
A bouncy castle of the same size will set you back[pounds sterling]89.99 at Smyths Toys, meaning shoppers make a saving of [pounds sterling]20 if you choose Aldi's.
The Crane Bouncy Castle is priced at [pounds sterling]69.99 and promises to inflate under two minutes - which no doubt will appeal to many parents.
"If we could have said yes to every booking request made in the last three days we would be supplying bouncy castles on six continents several times in the next 12 months!" The inspiration behind the wedding bouncy castle, which comes in white (of course!) with drapes, flowers and other decorations, was to cater for children at weddings but Paul says adults have been just as keen to jump around!
TWO fairground workers who "put profit before safety" have been convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of a little girl who died when a bouncy castle blew away with her inside it.