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Hire Agreement

Booking with us is Child's Play

We are pleased to be supplying you with our equipment. Please sign this Hire Agreement to confirm your acceptance of our terms and conditions. If you wish to cancel your hire because you do not agree with any of our terms, please contact us immediately and we will cancel your booking for you as equipment unfortunately cannot be hired out without your acceptance of our terms.

Kids Rule will endeavour to arrive promptly to all bookings. However, on the VERY rare occasion due to high traffic volume, road works or other circumstances beyond our control we cannot guarantee 100% that we will arrive at the exact time requested.

1. You (the "Hirer") are responsible for any injury or damage occurring whilst the equipment is on hire to you and you are strongly advised to take out Public Liability Insurance covering the use of our equipment whilst the hire takes place. Although Kids Rule holds £2m Public Liability Insurance, the Hirer will be responsible/liable for any loss, damage or injury occurring from or as a result of misuse or reckless use whilst on hire. Our terms and conditions are for the safety of all people using this equipment and it is the sole responsibility of the Hirer to ensure they are adhered to.

2. You must ensure that there is adequate adult supervision at all times when the equipment is in use. The equipment cannot be left unattended and if hired overnight (with the permission of Kids Rule), the equipment along with all accessories is to be stored indoors or in a secure private area (unless instructed otherwise by Kids Rule).

3. The Hirer is responsible for safekeeping of the equipment and you will be charged for any damage caused to it or for any items missing from all equipment on its return.

4. Equipment returned in an unacceptable dirty condition will be subject to a cleaning charge of a minimum of £10 (exceptions occur on certain items of equipment and this will be listed in their separate terms).

5. Food, drink, smoking and pets are forbidden on all equipment.

6. Please ensure the delivery driver has free and easy access to erect onto a suitable area. If we arrive and there is insufficient space or the area is unsuitable (e.g. sloping or is unclean) full payment still has to be made.

7. Extra charges which may be applicable. If, when Kids Rule staff arrive to deliver the equipment, the area to which the equipment is to be set up is difficult to get to or a fair distance away (examples include steps, lifts, small doorways/long corridors/long pathways and long walkways around property to gardens) and the Hirer has not informed us in advance, Kids Rule reserve the right to charge additional costs for the extra time and labour incurred.

8. For safety reasons Kids Rule reserve the right to cancel bookings if bad weather conditions leave us with no option but to do so. Alternatively, due to bad weather, you may call us with a minimum of 2 hours’ notice of expected arrival time to cancel the equipment. There will be no charge to you for cancellations under these circumstances. If, however, you do not cancel beforehand and the equipment has already been delivered but cannot be used due to bad weather you will still be charged in full.

9. Kids Rule also reserve the right to cancel any booking at any time if we feel that the Hirer (or anyone connected to the Hirer) is being abusive or disrespectful to a member of our staff or mistreating any of our equipment. However, in this event, full payment will still be required.

10. If less than 7 days’ notice is given for cancellation of any booking the Hirer will be charged 50% of the hire rate applicable (this is due to the equipment being reserved especially for you, the Hirer, on your chosen day and therefore we have been unable to hire it to any other customer). However, please note that any bookings taking place between the months of October and March (inclusive) which are to be held outside will have to be paid in full in advance and are not subject to the usual refund conditions if the booking does not take place due to bad weather conditions. We strongly recommend that any bookings in these months are held inside because of general weather conditions at this time of year and we may insist upon cancellation ourselves on the day if the weather is thought to make safe play on the equipment dangerous.

11. Only our delivery driver is authorised to collect the equipment and under no circumstances (unless given prior permission to do so) should any of the equipment be handed over to anyone other than our delivery driver.

12. PCN's When Kids Rule state in a final confirmation email that payment must be made as cash on delivery we expect this payment immediately after setting up the equipment (or if not setting up on that occasion, at the time of delivery). If this does not occur and we receive a PCN for overdue parking, due to having to wait for payment, then the customer will be held wholly responsible for payment of the PCN. Therefore, please always ensure that payment is readily available on delivery so that this does not occur. Additionally, PCN's will also be payable by the customer if they state at the time of booking that there is free parking available and this is not the case. If Kids Rule arrive outside the property/venue at the time of delivery and have to park illegally we will hold the customer responsible for payment of the PCN. Please work with us in this case as I'm sure you can appreciate parking can be a bit issue for us in and around the London area.

TERMS/RULES OF HIRE FOR THE SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT ON HIRE TO YOU ARE SET OUT ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE(S):

Bouncy Castles

1. Adult supervision is required at all times with all of our equipment.

2. Bouncy Castles are strictly for children up to approximately 6 or 12 years old. The approximate age suitable for each castle is stated in paragraph 6 below. If a child is taller than the inside wall they are not permitted to use it. Unless in an emergency or for assisting very small children NO ADULTS should enter into the castle(s) as this may result in damage to the castle(s). Any damage will have to be paid for by the Hirer named in this agreement.

3. Children must remove their shoes before using the bouncy castle(s).

4. Children must be prevented from climbing up the walls/barriers of the castle(s) and somersaults must be avoided at all times.

5. No children who have been face-painted can use the equipment due to the make-up staining and absolutely no streamers or silly string are permitted near the equipment as this can also permanently stain. Sand and bouncy castles do not mix well together so please ensure that there are no sand/sandpits near the location of the castle. Failure to abide by these terms may incur a minimum cleaning charge of £10.

6. Extreme caution is to be taken with extension cables and the electric blower. THE BLOWER IS NOT TO BE COVERED WITH ANYTHING unless in heavy rain with our permission. The blower also has a safety reset button. In the event that it overheats, or loses power, switch the blower off at the mains and then switch it back on again a couple of minutes later. It should restart. If it does not, or if there is a power cut, please inform us IMMEDIATELY.

7. The recommended safe amount of children on an inflatable at any one time is as follows:

Jungle and Party Time castles = 6 max (maximum age approximately 12),
Disney and Bessie castles = 6 max (maximum age approximately 6).

ADULT SUPERVISION IS NECESSARY AT ALL TIMES AND ONLY CHILDREN OF SIMILAR SIZES AT ONE GIVEN TIME SHOULD USE THE CASTLE.

8. The Hirer is responsible for ensuring that the sandbags/stakes used to hold the bouncy castle(s) down are not moved for ANY reason whatsoever.

9. The bouncy castle(s) must not be used in high wind or very bad weather such as heavy rainfall/snow/sleet and must be dried out with towels after any rain shower before play continues.

10. Safety mats will be positioned adequately around the bouncy castle(s) by Kids Rule when setting up. They must remain in the same position for health and safety reasons at all times. If they are moved for any reason, please ensure that they are put back into their correct position.

Disco Bouncy Castle

1. Adult supervision is required at all times with all of our equipment.

2. This castle is not recommended for people with EPILEPSY.

3. The castle is strictly for children up to approximately 14 years old. Unless in an emergency or for assisting very small children NO ADULTS should enter into the castle as this may result in damage to the unit. Any damage will have to be paid for by the Hirer named in this agreement.

4. The recommended safe amount of children on the castle at any one time is as follows:

Up to 1 metre = 8 max (maximum age approximately 5)
Up to 1.5 metres = 6 max (maximum age approximately 13-14)

ADULT SUPERVISION IS NECESSARY AT ALL TIMES AND ONLY CHILDREN OF SIMILAR SIZES AT ONE GIVEN TIME SHOULD USE THE CASTLE.

5. Children must remove their shoes before using the castle.

6. Children must be prevented from climbing up the walls/barriers of the castle and somersaults must be avoided at all times.

7. No children who have been face-painted can use the equipment due to the make-up staining and absolutely no streamers or silly string are permitted near the castle as this can also permanently stain. Sand and bouncy castles do not mix well together so please ensure that there are no sand/sandpits near the location of the castle. Failure to abide by these terms may incur a minimum cleaning charge of £10.

8. Extreme caution is to be taken with extension cables and the electric blower. THE BLOWER IS NOT TO BE COVERED WITH ANYTHING unless in heavy rain with our permission. The blower also has a safety reset button. In the event that it overheats, or loses power, switch the blower off at the mains and then switch it back on again a couple of minutes later. It should restart. If it does not, or if there is a power cut, please inform us IMMEDIATELY.

9. The Hirer is responsible for ensuring that the sandbags/stakes used to hold the castle down are not moved for ANY reason whatsoever.

10. The castle must not be used in high wind or very bad weather such as heavy rainfall/snow/sleet and must be dried out with towels after any rain shower before play continues.

11. Safety mats will be positioned adequately around the castle by Kids Rule when setting up. They must remain in the same position for health and safety reasons at all times. If they are moved for any reason, please ensure that they are put back into their correct position.

12. The bass on the speaker of the castle is generally set adequately. If the speaker does need to be adjusted at any stage please DO NOT adjust the bass as there is a risk of the speaker blowing if there is too much power and any damages will be payable for by the Hirer.

Soft Play/Ball Ponds/Hoppers

1. Adult supervision is required at all times with all of our equipment.

2. If the customer is setting up themselves, please avoid setting up any equipment too close to pillars, radiators, fireplaces, steps, stairs, slopes or even walls where possible. Ideally, a metre clearance around all sides is recommended.

3. All soft play pieces/equipment must remain and be used on the mats provided at all times.

4. Children must remove their shoes before using any of the soft play/ball pond equipment. Food, drink, glasses, belts and pets are forbidden on all equipment.

5. Equipment returned in a dirty condition will be subject to a cleaning charge of a minimum of £10. No children who have been face-painted can use the equipment due to the make-up staining and absolutely no streamers or silly string is permitted near the equipment as this can also permanently stain.

6. 5 years is the maximum age limit for use on any of our soft play/ball pond packages.

7. Under no circumstances should the soft play pieces or ball ponds be used as seating by any adults or children over the age of 5 as this can permanently damage the equipment.

8. We request that the Hirer ensures that all balls are kept in the ball pond throughout the hire period. A £10 refundable holding deposit is required per hire and if there are more than a minimal amount of balls to be collected outside of the ball pond then the charge will be retained for the extra work involved. We apologise for having to charge this extra but this is due to the minority of Hirers in the past showing disregard for our equipment.

9. Slides: These must not be used for children to get into the ball pond as they are not made for this use and could cause injuries/accidents. Additionally, if Kids Rule are not setting up on delivery, then slides will be delivered folded. As per our demonstration which we will give you on delivery, please ensure that when the slide is opened up for use, the top of the slide section clicks into place on both sides. If not fully clicked into place then a child could trap a finger which could be very painful and may cause injury.

10. Hoppers/Bouncers: These should be used on mats supplied at all times (unless on soft flooring such as grass or carpet) for safety reasons. If hired without mats Kids Rule will not be held responsible for any injury/accidents occurred to any person(s) whilst in use.

Pick 'n' Mix Games and Activity Toys

Activity Cube
Animal Hoppers/Bouncers
Balance Beam
Ball Pond
Beat The Buzzer
Giant Flexible Lego/Construction Building Blocks/Giant Building Blocks
Mega 4 in Line Monster Toss
Play Tunnel
Ride-Ons (Scuttlebugs, Didicar Walk 'n' Rides, Didicars, Wheelybugs)
Soft Play Noughts & Crosses
Stepping Stones
Toddler Slide
Whizzy Dizzy

Adult supervision is required at all times with all of our equipment. If the customer is setting up the equipment themselves, please avoid setting up any equipment too close to pillars, radiators, fireplaces, steps, stairs, slopes or even walls where possible. Ideally, a metre clearance around all sides is recommended.

1. Hoppers/Bouncers: These should be used on mats supplied at all times (unless on soft flooring such as grass or carpet) for safety reasons. If hired without mats Kids Rule will not be held responsible for any injury/accidents occurred to any person(s) whilst in use.

2. Ride Ons: These must only be used on a smooth, level surface (no slopes!) and away from any steps. Only 1 rider at a time and no standing on seats. They also must only be used by children able to walk unassisted. Maximum rider weights as follows:

Didicar Walk 'n' Ride: 25kg
Didicar: 25kg
Scuttlebug: 20kg
Wheelybug: 120kg

3. Whizzy Dizzy: Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. Must only be used on a flat even surface and not near any steps.

4. GIANT GAMES - Mega 4 in Line, Soft Play Noughts & Crosses and Monster Toss: If any pieces are missing at the end of the hire period there will be a charge as listed below. If the Hirer would like to double check that there are the correct number of pieces at the beginning of the hire period then please ask a member of Kids Rule staff to check this with them upon delivery. Please note that the count for each is as follows:

Mega 4 in Line: 42 counters (21 green and 21 pink). Missing counters chargeable at £5 each.
Giant Soft Play Noughts & Crosses: 10 pieces. Any missing pieces chargeable at £20 each.
Monster Toss: 5 bean bags. Any missing bean bags chargeable at £5 each.

5. GIANT BLOCKS - Giant Flexible Lego/Construction Building Blocks/Giant Building Blocks: If any pieces are missing at the end of the hire period there will be a £5 charge per piece. If the Hirer would like to double check that there are the correct number of pieces at the beginning of the hire period then please ask a member of Kids Rule staff to check this with them upon delivery. Please note that the count for each is as follows:

Giant Flexible Lego: 100
Construction Building Blocks: 20
Giant Building Blocks: 70

6. SLIDE: If Kids Rule are not setting up on delivery, then slides will be delivered folded. As per our demonstration which we will give you on delivery, please ensure that when the slide is opened up for use, the top of the slide section clicks into place on both sides. If not fully clicked into place then a child could trap a finger which could be very painful and may cause injury.

Inflatable Penalty Shootout

1. Adult supervision is required at all times with all of our equipment.

2. Extreme caution is to be taken with extension cables and the electric blower. THE BLOWER IS NOT TO BE COVERED WITH ANYTHING unless in heavy rain with our permission. The blower also has a safety reset button. In the event that it overheats, or loses power, switch the blower off at the mains and then switch it back on again a couple of minutes later. It should restart. If it does not, or if there is a power cut, please inform us IMMEDIATELY.

3. No streamers or silly string to be used near the inflatable as they can permanently stain the equipment.

4. An additional £10 holding deposit is to be paid at the beginning of each hire period. You will be supplied with two footballs for each hire of the Penalty Shootout. In the event that both balls are returned at the end of the day the £10 deposit will be refunded in full. However, if any balls are lost/mislaid or damaged, the Hirer will incur a charge of £5 per ball (which will be taken from the holding deposit).

5. The Hirer is 100% responsible for safe play at all times and also for any damage to any property which may be caused by use of the footballs.

Tables and Chairs

1. If hiring the children’s tables and chairs please note that these are strictly only for use by very young children (approximately up to age 5).

2. At no time should anyone be permitted to use the tables or chairs to stand on.

3. If any table or chair is damaged or missing at the end of the hire period the Hirer will be held liable and charged for a replacement.

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