Kids will have a ball with our ever-popular blue and green 52" Inflatable GBOP (Great Big Outdoor Playball). They can climb inside and get a colorful view of the world. Roll ’em, race ’em, run with ’em-our GBOPs are great for solo or group play.
Use our Instant Air Electric Pump to easily inflate and deflate the GBOP.
For best results and to ensure long-lasting play, it is recommended that the GBOP be used on a smooth surface. Children should remove their shoes before entering the GBOP. Maximum combined weight: 150 lbs.
Inflatable outdoor playball
Roll it, race it, run with it
Great for solo or group play
Encourages outdoor active play
For ages 6 and up.
Also available: The larger 65" Incred-A-Ball and the 36" GBOP Jr. that's great for dodgeball.
(based on 53 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Hours of fun!
This ball is so much fun! Both of my kids can get in it and roll it back and forth across the yard. It is a great way to keep them active, and they...Read complete review
This ball is so much fun! Both of my kids can get in it and roll it back and forth across the yard. It is a great way to keep them active, and they are entertained by it for hours! This was a gift to the kids and by far one of the best gifts they have ever received! Thank you so much.
Most Liked Negative Review
Fun while it lasted
I told my inlaws to buy this. It was the hit of the party. All the kids from age 1 to 8 loved it. We cleared the lawn to make sure nothing would puncture...Read complete review
I told my inlaws to buy this. It was the hit of the party. All the kids from age 1 to 8 loved it. We cleared the lawn to make sure nothing would puncture it. We supervised the fun to make sure noone would abuse it. It was fun for the kids. They would climb and roll. The fun lasted maybe 2 hours and the ball fell apart on the edges. Pulled apart to the point it couldn't even be repaired. This was a lot of money to spend for a poorly made product. Great idea! Needs to go back to the drawing board! Has a lot of potential.
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Waste of Money
from Lafayette, CO
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
Comments about HearthSong Great Big Outdoor Playball:
My kids were so excited when they got this for Christmas. But there are so many issues. First, it took forever to blow up since there are so many differnt sections. But I wouldn't mind that if that was the only problem. We used it for about fifteen minutes before noticing that several of the compartments were leaking. We tried to blow them up again, but now about a third of the compartments won't stay blown up for more than a minute. Such a bummer since it was so fun when it worked!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
This is a super fun active toy that can be used to encourage all seasons of outdoor play! I will say that blowing it up took over and hour with a basic pump:( Storage is also a concern, since once it is blown up, you're not going to want to ever deflate it. But my kids had a blast getting in and out of it, and even use it to read a book inside with their pillows. Go figure!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Lots of Fun!
By Busy Mom of Three
from Frisco, TX
As expected, this product did take quite a while to inflate the first time, even with the pump. We were careful not to overinflate. Our three kids (ages 7 to 9) have been using it constantly since X-mas with no issues except needing to inflate a few chambers occasionally. We have only used it inside - probably won't risk taking it outside where it could puncture. The kids say that this ball is so much fun and a great gift!
So far so great!
By froggie lover
from Chicago, IL
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)
Using it in basement as now snow has fallen outside. Plan to take it outside to play on grass after snow melts. So far, so good: no punctures, but realistic that it could happen. One son, 10, inflated the entire thing on his own with the help of the pump..took a couple of days of starting and stopping but he said it was definitely worth the wait and work..Every child who comes over loves this toy. Very different than the typical electronic gadget.
So much fun!
By Grandma Yaya
from Upland, IN
About Me Grandparent
My grandsons love the Buddy Balls! Between laughing and bouncing off each other they have had great times playing with each other and friends. The balls work best when kids of similar size use them. I tried to purchase these for Christmas but they were sold out; I am glad I checked again because they have been great fun.
from Kennett, MO
About Me Education Oriented
I am a youth leader and was looking for some indoor toys for our gym. These balls seemed perfect. They were very time consuming to air up, and the plugs didn't stay closed very well, which meant I had to keep airing them up. Even with being very careful (no shoes, no wild play) they still popped a section on each of the ball.
SHE HAD A BLAST FOR HER 3RD BDAY!!!
from olivehurst, ca
About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
Great for my Rough and sweet granddaughter! She said it's more fun than the fair rides!!!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Marietta Grandma
from Marietta, GA
Bought the GBOP Jr for our 4 year old grandson's birthday. He thought it was very cool & so did his 2 year old brother. It wasn't a very nice day, so they had to play with it inside our house & they even had fun with that. Am anxious to see how they enjoy it when they can be outside.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Patch Holes Easity with Scotch Tape
By A mommy
from Greenwell Springs, LA
About Me Education Oriented, Stay At Home Parent
We did get several holes after using it the first time. Then I took a better look around the yard and found more sticks and small rocks that I removed. Then my husband used scoth tape to repair the holes! It worked very well. The sections have remained inflated. Also it is a fast and easy way to repair. No drying time and no purchasing a repair kit. Plus you can repair as many holes as you need to. We bought it for our daughter's birthday party as an activity for the children. They had a lot of fun with it.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Kids love this ball - but has issues
By Steve from Tipp City Ohio
from Tipp City Ohio
The kids really love this ball... I am sure it has lots of miles on it now!!!!!!!Only issue is that several of the squares leak air and continually needs to be blown up.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!!
This toy is the greatest, the kids call it their hampster ball. Even their grandpop gets in it. It is best used in the evening, it gets very hot during the day when the kids are in hysterics. After much use it did tear along one of the seams.No problem made a call ang a new one you all are great.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from sacramento, ca
About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Durable and lots of fun!
from Tallahassee, Fl
Our two grandchildren ages 9 and 3 have played with this on the lawn and in the pool for hours and love it. A bit time consuming to inflate, but with 2 electric blowers we made a game of it. Very happy with our purchase.
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A lot of hot air!
from Greenville, SC
Very difficult to blow up--deflates easily. Too costly---found the same product at another store $20 cheaper!
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Fun but only lasted a couple of hours!
from Greenford, Ohio
I was REALLY excited to give this as a gift to my son for his 3rd birthday. We gave it to him on his birthday which was also the day of his party. It only lasted a couple of hours with him and about 5 cousins and friends playing with it before a seam ripped! I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the quality of the product. There is only an age recommendation on the product description (ex. 3 and up) which is why I got the 36" ball for my son. He only weighs 27 pounds. But the other kids were playing normally with the ball like any kid would and it ripped! I am planning on returning it, but just haven't had time yet. The concept is great, just not the product.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Lancaster, PA
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
My kids have a fun time using this especially when they have a group of friends over. I did think it would roll better but with the weight of a child in it, you really have to push. The only thing I dislike about it is the time it takes to blow up. Each and every section of this thing needs to be blown up separately.
By Grandmom 4
from Bethlehem, PA
This is a lot of fun, but poorly constructed. The seams loosen after just a few hours, and the air leaks out.
from Bellingham, MA
Each individual section of the ball has to be blown up separately. It's good quality but my sons really haven't touched it. Nice to have -- who knows, maybe they'll love it next week. So far, though, not a good buy.
What a fun experience!! Laughter !
from SW Michigan
About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children
This was a gift to my adult children because they have the yard for this toy!! I am excited as to the fun on my visits!!
By Mom of 5
from Green Bay, WI
We bought this as a gift for our 11 year old twin girls. I've had my eye on it for months, and was so excited to give it to them. They played with it three times and sections started to deflate. Then the seams between the sections ripped. I'm so bummed. I was hoping they would get hours of fun out of this. Would love my money back.
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