Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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ELC Ball Pit
Member Name: Whizz11
ELC Ball Pit
Advantages: Great fun
We often go to an inside soft play centre where they have slides and soft toys and big ball pits. The ball pit is one of my little girls favourite parts of the soft play centre and so we bought her her very own ball pit. Although its not as cool as the massive ones in the soft play centre (as unless you have a massive house and lots of room it could never be as big) its still really good fun and big enough to play in and play in easily.
The ball pit is square and measures L100 x W100 x H35cm. You can easily fit three small children in it with them all sitting down and playing as my little girl often plays with her friends in it and you can also fit one adult and one small child in it as I often end up having to get in there and play with my little girl too on her insistence!! The ball pit is made of a tent material so is very airy and flexible and bends when you are sitting in it if you push out the sides. The pit is easy to put up and down. The Early Learning Centre say its a pop up pit and it does stay up but you do need to sort of assemble it a little bit in order for it to stay up so there is a bit of work involved. In order to set up the ball pit there are four plastic corner tubes which slide into slots on each corner. The corners are then held in place by material pockets that go over the plastic so its quite easy to put up and down and you can flatten it if you need to store it and put it away.
The pit is square and is made up of lots of different bold primary colours, with red and yellow sides and blue piping. Along two of the sides there is a mesh panel which enables your little one to see through and adds a bit of something different to the pit. I think this is nice for my little baby boy. At the moment I put him in the pit and obviously as he is only crawling he is on his tummy so he can see out of the mesh and really likes to look out of the pit when he is in it. The pit has a rim all around the inside which is probably only an inch or two thick but it keeps the ball balls inside well and stops them from all going out of the ball pit if you have a little one rummaging about in the balls. It does not stop balls from being thrown out of the pit though as some over zealous toddlers will do but that it all part of the fun of a ball pit.
The pit does not come with balls but if you're like our house you will have lots of play balls already. We bought a pack of 100 from The Early Learning Centre if I remember rightly and these work well in the ball pit. We also put soft toys, and other things in here making it fun for the kids to discover other toys hidden within the ball. The nice thing is with this ball pit is that you can play inside or outside with it.
At just £18 I think it makes a really fun toy.
Summary: ELC Ball pit