Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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ELC Giant Skittles
Member Name: wazza115
ELC Giant Skittles
Advantages: Lots of fun, timeless game
Disadvantages: Skittles are weighted to blow down easily
Last year, ELC were running the 3 for 2 promotion and I decided to buy an inflatable skittles set.
It is reasonably priced at £15 and available from ELC, Mothercare and also now available from Amazon. I tend to buy ELC products from Amazon if I am spending less than the free delivery threshold as all their products on Amazon come with free delivery.
There are 6 bright green inflatable skittles which measure around 68cm each, to inflate you need to squeeze the valve slightly as you blow and then pop the stopper into the valve. The valve is then pushed back into the skittle to stop them from being caught and deflating.
The bowling ball:
The ball is bright red and measures around 35cm in diameter. You inflate the product the same way as the skittles.
The bowling ball has three holes in making it more realistic, having said that, Lauren does struggle to manipulate her fingers into the holes and I find they are too close together to fit mine into so we either throws or kicks the ball.
As well as using this as a skittles set, we have also used it as an obstacle course, Lauren and her dad like to dribble the ball around them, she also likes to set them in a pattern and ride her bike around them.
The only downside for me is the skittles aren't weighted in any way which means that the slightest but of wind, and they blow over, we used ours mainly on the beach and as you can imagine, most of the time was spent picking the skittles up rather than trying to knock them down.
We have used the skittles set inside though which combats the problem, whilst I normally wouldn't allow ball games inside, because these are inflatable and very light weight, I am not concerned about the bowling ball doing any damage.
The product is advertised as suitable for over three years old and I think this is about right.
Overall, I like the product and as I brought it as part of a promotion, I would recommend and give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
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Summary: A classic game and lots of fun