We were recently sent a Wubble Bubble Ball to review. In case you haven’t heard of them, let me explain… The Wubble Bubble Ball is a huge ball which looks and moves like a bubble. It’s lightweight, strong and wobbley. You can throw it, kick it and bounce it. The instructions claim you can sit on it too, but this ended badly in our experience! This video shows it in use…
It arrives flat, and there’s a pump included in the box. Once you’ve put 4x D batteries into the pump, it will inflate the Wubble Bubble Ball to around 3 feet high! This is meant to take 3 minutes, but it took 10 minutes each time I inflated ours. It’s really easy to do though – I managed to do it single handedly, while keeping my 2 and 3 year old under control in the park, the second time we used it! There is a measuring tape included, so you can easily see when your ball is at the maximum size.
Our back garden is decked, so I swept it and then inflated our Wubble ball. It took 3 minutes for 3 year old son, Sam to pop it! He leant on it and went face first through it. I thought perhaps we had received a faulty ball as I did notice a few imperfections while it was inflating.
When our replacement ball arrived, we took it to the park. The Wubble Bubble survived an hour of being thrown, kicked, grabbed and bounced before I deflated it. We had a lot of fun with the ball – especially my son, who has Autism and is fascinated by bubbles and balls.
We went to the park again a few days later and decided to try inflating it to a smaller size this time. The Wubble bubble ball bounced and wobbled around, but it wasn’t as flyaway at this smaller size. My 2 year old sat on the ball, and it popped underneath her.
The Wubble Bubble Ball and pump set has an RRP of £19.99. You do have to buy 4x D batteries too, which cost me £5 from a Supermarket. Honestly… The Wubble Bubble is great fun, but it’s more of a one day wonder than a toy which will last all Summer. If you could buy replacement balls for under £5, I’d say the price is ok, but when you consider that each extra Wubble bubble will set you back £10, I think the RRP is too high.
It is worth noting that the UK version of the Wubble Bubble Ball is NOT the same as the American one… The UK one is not suitable for sitting on, unlike its’ American counterpart. I’m not sure why exactly, but ours is less durable.
The Bubble Wubble didn’t live up to the hype, in my opinion. The two we tested were definitely not as durable as the video portrayed. It’s a great idea and we had fun with it, but I think it’s overpriced, considering it’s short lifespan.
This is not a sponsored post. We were sent the Wubble Bubble Ball to review, and then a replacement ball when ours popped so quickly. All words and opinions are my own.