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Plastic Play Pen Balls


Multicoloured Play Pen Balls to be precise, the sort you get in children’s playpens. Where can you get them from? The only place I have ever see them was in Toys R Us and they came in boxes/bags of about 50. Argos do them, but again in small quantities. My Googles have not been too useful.
I want 500 for a management development programme/exercise I’m doing with several groups of first time managers working for a first tier aircraft unit supplier.

Does anyone know a cheap supplier?

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    Not sure if you have a Home Bargains or a B&M Store, I got some for a ball pool and they were really cheap

  2. Ball pool balls

    Hi Gary, My wife & I used to run an indoor adventure playground, and when we close the business we threw out over 10,000 of the things (it was a small put of 12×20 feet). I still have about 1000 if that helps – but getting them to you may be a challenge (they are the full size balls – the "play" ones are slightly smaller!) – we are talking 3 large bin bags…

    You can order these by the 500 from any of the "sofyplay" providers. Another option is to go to a local adventure play centre and ask to buy some from their pit – as they do replace/ topup on a regular basis – plus they wont miss 500!


  3. Thanks

    Thanks for this Mike – I’ve gone ahead and ordered the balls now. I’m not sure if the process would work with the bigger balls?

    Thanks for the offer Mike, really appreciated.

  4. big balls?


    I used to run an exercise that had similiarities to yours where we used different coloured 6mm BBs!

    Maybe this is my problem: I don’t have big enough balls!


  5. balls….

    Hi Garry, you can get these in 200, 250, 300 mmm diameters – the "toy" ones tend to be smaller and thinner plastic than the "pro" versions used in play centres.

    good luck with your exercise

  6. Out shopping and thought of you …

    Hi Garry,

    If your order falls through I have just seen some in a (generally) cheapy shop in North Yorkshire – 100 for £5.99. They appaeard to have a couple of thousand.



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