View Full Version : Balls for Ball Pit

26-02-2009, 02:16 PM
I have purchased a ball pit from Argos and its lovely.

I got my balls from Tesco but they seem really flimsy and already have dents in having only been used. Even when you pick them up gently, they feel really flimsy.

I know foam ones will be a no-no cos of kids deciding to eat them.

But do poeple have more sturdier ones and if so, where did you get them from?


26-02-2009, 02:21 PM
I was just about to say don't buy Tescos ones they are awful. As you say they dent and some of mine came apart, money wasted :panic:

I got some from ELC, they were so much better, more expensive though. They often have them in the 3 for 2 offer.

Carol xx

26-02-2009, 02:23 PM
I got some from Aldi - not too expensive but haven't seen any there for a while now

26-02-2009, 02:35 PM
Look about in the charity shops as thats where I picked mine up from and they were the ELC ones.

26-02-2009, 03:55 PM
Thanks ladies - I might go to my local ELC and have a grope of the balls!!!

Happy Feet
26-02-2009, 04:00 PM
I've always bought mine from elc, they are expensive when compared to asda and tescos etc but I find they last better....and as has already been mentioned they sometime do 3 for 2


26-02-2009, 04:00 PM
yes i got mine from elc, dont forget to use your 10% off card that childminders can have.

Happy Feet
26-02-2009, 04:01 PM
Just had a look and they have the above mentioned deal on -



Chatterbox Childcare
26-02-2009, 04:49 PM
ELC are great and sturdy and you get get 100 for about £4 with a buy 2 get 1 free offer normally - don't forget your childminder discount too.

26-02-2009, 04:57 PM
Thanks ladies - I might go to my local ELC and have a grope of the balls!!!

oooeerrr :littleangel:

26-02-2009, 05:53 PM
Thanks for the info from me too.

Like the look of the pop up ball pit thing, trip to ELC I think :thumbsup:

26-02-2009, 07:02 PM
I like the squirty hopscotch, giggles that will be so funny to watch the kiddies get a spray

my balls come form elc too

26-02-2009, 07:09 PM
I like that sensory ball pit on the link you sent.

Happy Feet
26-02-2009, 07:57 PM
I hadn't noticed the sensory ball pit when i first posted the link (as soon as i saw the balls were on offer i posted it!!!)

Just been back to have a look and its fab! Got to get one of those!!!

Thanks for bringing it to my attention!


Chimps Childminding
26-02-2009, 08:27 PM
Got mine from Tesco last year, and quite a lot need throwing before it gets used much more!!!!!!!!! Think I will go to ELC as well!!!!!!!!!!!

27-02-2009, 12:17 PM
Thank you ladies, I am going to go with the ELC ones.

What do I need to take with me to get my discount card?

27-02-2009, 12:28 PM
re discount card

all you need is your registration document and you get your card there and then it's great. i also buy the balls from elc and they are much better quality than rest, also you can get them in nicer colours i got some nice metallic ones a couple of years ago again on 3 for 2 offer and still using them the only time they need replacing them is when they go missing ( to where i don't know it's like when you always lose 1 sock ) strange:rolleyes:

27-02-2009, 12:28 PM
You just need your registration certificate adn you'll get a card. You'll only get 10% on things that aren't on special offer.
I agree with everyone, I got the Tesco ones and they aren't really good. I guess you get what you pay for!! :)

27-02-2009, 12:36 PM
Thank you!!! :)