Indoor Fun at Hop-A-Lot Rentals

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Indoor Fun at Hop-A-Lot Rentals

** Please note: This business is currently closed. We will update you when we have more information.

It is winter in Iowa and central Iowa is filled with indoor places to run, play and explore. We checked out a new location last week and it did not disappoint! You will want to add Hop-A-Lot Rentals to your places to play and celebrate in the Des Moines area.


Hop-A-Lot mainly known for renting their bounce houses and inflatables for parties has opened an indoor location in West Des Moines across the street from Valley West Mall. This is the perfect way for kids and families to check out all of their bounce houses in one spot. Hop-A-Lot used to be located at Merle Hay Mall, but now you can find them at 1600 Valley West Drive. It is easy to access from anywhere in the Des Moines metro off of I-235.

What to Expect at Hop-A-Lot

I was very pleased with how organized it was especially since we were visiting on a super cold, winter break day. There is a ton of space for the kids to run and play. They offered a limited amount of chairs, benches, and tables around the room so parents could sit while their children played. If you have some work to do or email to check bring your laptop while the kids burn off energy.

They offer several fun inflatables including:

  • Obstacle courses
  • Unique inflatables such as the fun circus train and Hello Kitty-themed bounce house
  • Inflatable games such as soccer, basketball, and football

They also offer VR (Virtual Reality) and other fun games at different times and days.

Food and Snacks

Every child always wants a snack! Hop-A-Lot offers a Refreshments Stand that sells pizza, popcorn, water, pop, and other various snacks. They are decently priced. You are able to bring in your own water bottle. If you forget your water they have drinking fountains or they will fill a cup of water for you for free. You will definitely want water on hand while the kids run and play.


Save the date and visit Hop-A-Lot during one of the various events they offer throughout the year. One of their popular events is Nachos Night for children in grades 1st – 7th. Which is a fun evening filled with automatic nerf guns and Nerf darts. No automatic Nerf guns are allowed. Take a look at the events tab on the website or their Facebook page to stay up to date with all upcoming events.

Birthday Parties

Plan your own event at Hop-A-Lot! They offer several party rooms and several birthday party packages. You can take a look at all the details on their website.

Hop-A-Lot Rental Company

Hop-A-Lot first came to be by renting out their larger-than-life inflatables and bounce houses. You can still do this! Whether you are looking for a bounce house, giant slide, or inflatable game for the next celebration they have you covered. Take a look at their options.


Make sure you are following Hop-A-Lot on Facebook to keep track of special hours they may open for Winter Break, Spring Break, etc.

  • Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday – Friday: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.


This indoor playground offers open play pricing which means there are no time limits when you visit. Pay one price and play all day long!

  • Wednesday & Thursday: $10 per child; $5 per child 2 years and under
  • Friday – Sunday: $15 per child; $5 per child 2 years and under

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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