Carnival Rides

Carnivals and funfairs have a long history of entertaining both adults and children all over the world. Whether it is the creaking anticipation of a roller coaster ride as it rattles away to a start or the intoxicating sway and spinning of a Ferris wheel, the thrill of the adrenalin rush is addictive. These are memories that will last a lifetime. There is something special about that initial thrill as you near the front of a queue for a carnival ride or step up to the counter for a shooting or throwing game. Funfairs and carnival rides can make any adult feel like children again, you only need to look at people’s smiling faces to see this.

The first carnival rides date back to the 19th century and formed a part of most traveling circus acts. The carnivals were not permanently located and moved with the circuses. Most carnivals combine a series of rides with carnival games and over time the games and rides have incorporated the latest technologies to increase the levels of entertainment. Carnival shows are also proving to be very popular with entertainers like clowns, comedians, jugglers, magicians and puppet artists showing off their skills. Most carnivals are also concessionaires by offering various foods and drinks. The most famous “carnival foods” include candy floss, popcorn, ice cream and candy apples.

Whether you need to host a corporate fun day or a fundraising school event, there is a myriad of different funfair activities and carnival rides for hire. Ace Jumping Castles specialises in creating fun-filled events in Pretoria and Johannesburg. From rides and activities that are more adult-themed like quad-biking and mechanical bull riding, to mini Ferris wheel and kiddies train rides, AJC has the widest menu of carnival rides to rent. Carnival rides are great fun day ideas which will positively impact any occasion.

The carnival equipment for hire is constantly maintained and serviced to the highest safety standards and only highly trained operators oversee the rides and equipment whilst it is in use. Not only are all the carnival rides and funfair equipment fun to use, but activities like the climbing wall, the gyro swing and the Zorb balls deliver healthy exercise as well. Carnival rides are an absolute must have at any outdoor event as they promise to provide an exhilarating experience for young and old alike, and kids will especially enjoy the day with their siblings and friends.

How To Gear Up Your Kids For A Safe Motorcycle Ride

For those of us who have kids and motorcycles we have to realize that the same inner pull that drives us to the biker lifestyle very often is in our kids as well. If you have kids you know what I am talking about, you can barely get away for a ride by yourself because they always want to go, right? I enjoy taking them out anyway but we do have to remember that there are special precautions we have to take for them before we take them for a ride.

The first thing we need to do is be sure that we equip them with protective riding gear just like we wear beginning with protective clothing such as long heavy denim or leather pants and jackets, full gloves, good quality heavy shoes or boots, and of course last but certainly not least a helmet that fits them properly. You can’t just have an extra helmet that anyone wears, your kids need to have their own that fits them properly. You should also be sure that they have a pair of good quality high impact resistant sunglasses to protect their eyes from the damaging UV rays of the sun.

Make sure that your kids know the rules of the road before you take them out, such as no quick movements and staying seated on the bike at all times. You also want to be sure that they are comfortable and have a sturdy safe place to rest their feet. You may have to get something customized if your kids are really small.

You have to be aware that having a kid on the back of your bike is totally different than having another adult riding with you. Kids move around a lot more, just like they do any other time! They don’t think about the dangers as much as an adult and may tend to stick their hands out to play in the wind and things like that. Just watch them and keep them safe.

Another issue I have noticed with my kids, especially when they were smaller is that the sound and vibration of my bike would sometimes make them sleepy, you don’t want them falling asleep and falling off the motorcycle! Just be aware that this can happen so that if and when it does you are prepared for it.

Riding your motorcycle with your kids can be a very pleasurable experience, just be cognizant of the fact that with that experience comes some additional responsibilities that you have to take into consideration.