Cloud 9 was founded by Andrew Fairnington and Megan Thomas.
As parents of 4 children aged between 7-16, and strong believers in the physical, mental & social benefits of exercise, we were constantly searching for fun activities, ideally that both kids and adults can enjoy. This is even more important when it’s difficult to venture outside due to poor weather. In today’s society, child obesity and health issues are on the rise, which is another reason we wanted to create an incredibly fun, yet active, healthy, and affordable offering. It is so easy for kids not to exercise, partly due to the amazing array of technological gadgets available, and the increasing obsession with social media & TV on demand. We wanted something that was so much fun, that people of all ages would be thrilled to put away their tv/social media.
All our families and friends loved seeing their kids have fun on bouncy castles and inflatable slides but wished adults could also join in. They also loved TV shows like Ninja Warrior, Wipe-Out and Gladiators. Hence we thought we could combine both the fun and safety of inflatables with the thrill and competition of games like Ninja Warrior, Wipe-out and Gladiators………and hence the idea for Cloud 9 was born.