Kevin P. Lynch, President, JOI Franchising, LLC, 978-692-0961 or


Lowell, MA – September 20, 2011. JOI Franchising, LLC, a Lowell, MA-based company in the child entertainment industry, has announced that it has opened a new location in Portsmouth, NH. This Portsmouth location (4 Cutts St., Portsmouth, NH) marks the seventh Jump On In location to open since the original Lowell, MA facility opened in January 2005. The new facility, which had its Grand Opening on September 10, 2011, includes over 7,000 square feet of slides, obstacle courses, table games and bouncers. Jump On In specializes in party facilities offering private, athletic jumping parties to children in a safe, clean environment.

Kevin Lynch, the President of JOI Franchising, LLC, said, “We’re extremely happy to announce the opening of our second location in New Hampshire. We’re continuing to grow our business in a difficult economic environment, which says a lot about the level of service and value that we provide to our guests.” Jump On In continues to seek new franchisees and expects to open more locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Texas and New Jersey during 2011 and 2012. “Our pipeline for new locations remains steady,” Lynch continued, “as we continue to be an attractive model for new business owners.”

The new Portsmouth location is owned and operated by Steve and Daryl Shackleton of Westford, MA. According to Steve Shackleton, “We’re looking forward to operating a business whose product is a fun, athletic birthday party for children. We think it’s a growing market and we’re looking forward to serving the Portsmouth area.”

“Our facility is large enough to accommodate large groups of 25 children or more,” added Daryl Shackleton. “The children will have the time of their life on our giant inflatable equipment and we’ll clean up the mess. It’s stress-free for the parents.”

Separately, Jump On In also announced that it has signed a second franchisee in the Houston, TX market. This new location will represent the second Texas location for the company as it continues to establish a presence in the Houston area. This future Houston location marks the 12th franchise to be signed for Jump On In, of which seven are currently in operation.

About Jump On In
Jump On In franchise was created as fun, safe, clean place for children to engage in active playtime in a private environment. Party types include birthdays, team events, school activities, etc. and are available to everyone from toddlers to adults. Trained staff provides guests with supervision, food and beverage set-up, and clean-up services.

Jump On In offers child entertainment franchises in several options, including single unit child play franchises, multi-unit franchises and master or regional franchises. Locations range in size from 6,000 to 11,000 square feet of space, typically using buildings in light industrial areas with ceilings at least 18 to 20 feet high.

Jump On In Franchise is actively pursuing new locations for the children’s franchised concept throughout the United States. For more information, visit the company’s websites at or