Bunch O Balloons from Zuru Toys – REVIEW

bunch o balloons filled with water

The weather has finally picked up! Finally! We recently had a really awesome half-term, spending our time with family and friends but what really made it was some water play. I’m a total big kid at heart and love joining in with the kid’s games. Water fights were quite a big part of my childhood, as my childminder used to let us have them during the summer holidays. We used to bring our swimming costumes and she brought out the water guns and water bombs. We used to get soaked and usually to the point where we had enough! So we were completely thrilled to be sent a huge bundle of goodies from the Bunch OBalloons from Zuru Toys. There were literally squeals of delight and not just from the kids!

rainbow of bunch o balloons

When we received the bundle I knew we needed to wait for some warm weather and luckily we didn’t have too long to wait before it warmed up.

What are Bunch O Balloons?

Bunch O Balloons are kind of what they sound like – a bunch of balloons but with the hidden excitement of being water bombs!

You can Fill and tie 100 water balloons in less than 60 seconds the Bunch O Balloons from Zuru! They are self-tying water balloons and have ZURU’s innovative O-Ring technology and rapid fill capabilities will do all the work for you, so you have even more time to play. The Bunch O Balloons has 37 self-sealing water balloons in every bunch and each pack includes three bunches. These usually RRP at £9.99.

We were kindly sent a variety of products from the Bunch O Balloons collection: we were sent a larger pack that contains 265 plus balloons (this RRPs at £19.99) as well as some of the smaller packs.

Bunch O Balloons 265 balloons includedbunch o balloons 100 balloons plus included

As well as a rainbow of Bunch O Balloons we were sent a towel and water bottle for more garden fun.

Bunch O Balloons Water Slide Wipeout

Included in the goody box was also The Bunch O Balloons Water Slide Wipeout retails at £20 and is designed to combine water sliding and having an amazing water fight. The end holds 100 of the self sealing Bunch O Balloons water balloons and you slide down into them! You can find them in Argos for example.

The product is aimed at children aged 5 years and over and is self-assembled. You need to blow up the little “pool” at the end to hold your water balloons and you attach the hose, via an included adaptor for water to flow onto the slide.

bunch o balloons water slide wipeout

How Do You Fill and Seal Bunch O-Balloons?

This really is as simple as it sounds. My husband had a hose adapter that worked but an adaptor also came in the Water Slide Wipeout product. You attach the Bunch O Balloons to the hose and turn the tap on and wait.

starting to fill bunch o balloons

They quickly fill up and you are sent a handy size guide to tell you how big your balloons should be. I would stick to this, as we did find some popped if they got too full.

partially water filled bunch o balloons

Also makes sure your hose has no kinks or knots in it, as when this happened to us our balloons didn’t fill properly and a lot were missed. Also make sure you fill them in a bucket or container, as we did find some popped if rolling around on the floor. Bear in mind these balloons get heavy! I had to lug a bucket to my neighbours house and it was a bit of a mission!

bunch o balloons filled with water

It’s so easy to remove the balloons when they are filled due to the O-Ring Technology. You simply pull them off and they are sealed and ready to go. The kids can hep with this easily too.

bucket filled with water filled bunch o balloons

What About the Environment?

I must admit when reviewing toys now I do worry a little about plastic waste and having too many plastic toys.

However, it is good news. The Bunch O Balloons stems and caps are now made from 100% certified and traceable recycled plastic. The balloons are made from “natural rubber” which is a material derived from plants.

You do have to go and pick up all the popped water balloons when done though and this does take a little time. Bear in mind you remember where the balloons were thrown. I’m still finding some on my drive now and in the garden.

I put everything in the recycling when done.

Our Thoughts

We absolutely loved this product and had such good fun with them in our garden and with friends. It did take a little practicing filling the Bunch O Balloons; our second bundle onwards were better but it was making sure the hose wasn’t kinked and the water pressure was enough.

girl holding bunch o balloons before being filled

Even my 7 year old figured out what to do quite easily and she and her friend filled a bucket up by themselves.

We had such fun with them! It’s best to throw them at the floor and they pop up over someone, if you get a good throw. Throwing them directly at someone does just tend to make the balloon bounce off them! This was pretty amusing though.

We had a go with them on the trampoline and this was a huge giggle, as some popped from being stood on and others from being thrown. They do get used up quickly, bear this in mind. We got through quite a few, as playing with them is really addictive and you just want to keep fighting!! I loved all the different colours too. They are not the cheapest product but I guess it’s not often we get such amazing weather and there are great for a party!

I felt a little more reassured with the environmental aspect that you can recycle everything and the plastic is made from 100% certified and traceable recycled plastic. It’s always a tricky one as the kids have such fun with these sorts of products.

I found the Bunch O Balloons such a fun thing to do with the kids. They are great way to spend time together and have a really good giggle. I got pretty wet and it is quite satisfying watching them pop and your kids (or other adults) get soaked.

My eldest was the only one really at the right age for the Water Slide Wipeout. This was really good fun and she played on it with her friend the day after we first tested it out. It worked well. The water didn’t spray too highly from the holes we found and we weren’t sure if this was a pressure thing. However, it did get wet enough for the girls to slide down it. My eldest loved popping all the Bunch O Balloons when she slide down and it was fun to throw them at she slid!

water slide wipeout with balloons

It’s a fun product for the garden in this amazing warm weather for sure and works well as part of a water fight. My eldest and her friend used it as part of an obstacle course too, so lots you can do with it.

girl on water slide wipeout

Overall, we loved the Bunch O Balloons. It really made the warm weather even better. The kids and adults had a really good laugh and they were really easy to you!

There is a bit of tidying up to do afterwards but we were pretty good at getting the kids to pick some up!

Thumbs up and let’s hope the weather stays as warm as it is now.

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Disclosure – we were provided with this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

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44 Comments

  1. June 14, 2021 / 2:32 pm

    Ahh! We love these, even my girls who are older think they are fantastic fun. I actually bought a couple of packs last week for when we next have a hot day. x

    • RunJumpScrap
      Author
      June 14, 2021 / 7:54 pm

      I loved them too!!!

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    June 14, 2021 / 3:33 pm

    So.much fun for our girls

  3. Ursula Hunt
    June 15, 2021 / 9:57 am

    This would be great fun in the summer

  4. Iain maciver
    June 15, 2021 / 10:10 am

    great fun for the kids

  5. Martina Pichova
    June 15, 2021 / 12:55 pm

    Perfect for spending time outside in this hot weather.

  6. Charlotte isobelle
    June 15, 2021 / 3:37 pm

    They do sound like fun, and not just for the kids too like you said xD

  7. Lynne Durkin
    June 15, 2021 / 5:14 pm

    Looks great fun and I bet the grandchildren would love it, although have to admit I’d be tempted to try it myself!

  8. Jodie W
    June 15, 2021 / 9:55 pm

    My son would love these, hes never seen anything like it I dont think.

  9. Ruth Harwood
    June 16, 2021 / 7:15 am

    My kids and their mates would really enjoy playing this! xx

  10. Natalie Crossan
    June 16, 2021 / 11:21 pm

    My daughter would have so much fun with these!

  11. Tim
    June 17, 2021 / 3:27 am

    We have a water balloon slingshot that these would be great for. The worst part about using the slingshot is that you spend an hour filling up 150 balloons that you shoot in 20 minutes!!

  12. janine atkin
    June 19, 2021 / 1:12 pm

    my nephew would love these

  13. Lia Burns
    June 20, 2021 / 3:02 am

    These are amazing my 3 kids love them! So much easier than having to hand tie them. No more sore fingers!

  14. Lindsey Stuart
    June 20, 2021 / 10:58 am

    These bunch o balloons are great fun! My son and daughter had them at the beginning of lock down 2020 and they had the most fun ever! Fantastic!

  15. Angela Treadway
    June 20, 2021 / 5:15 pm

    my sons love bunch o balloons! this would be great for summer at grandads x

  16. Susan B
    June 21, 2021 / 5:28 pm

    Heard of these but never investigated properly. They look fabulous and summer is a perfect time for them.

  17. Jacob Barnard
    June 23, 2021 / 4:01 pm

    Always wanted to try this! Me & my brothers would love this as we can have a huge water fight in this heat! 🙂

  18. June 27, 2021 / 11:32 pm

    Looks so much fun and even better thats they’ve thought about the environment.

  19. Marie Rungapadiachy
    June 28, 2021 / 8:24 am

    These balloons look like so much fun. My kids would really love them.

  20. Ellen Stafford
    July 1, 2021 / 6:48 pm

    Sounds great fun for the summer!

  21. Tracy Nixon
    July 3, 2021 / 10:34 am

    These are great fun during the Summer!

  22. John Taggart
    July 3, 2021 / 3:52 pm

    My grandson would love this

  23. Rich Tyler
    July 5, 2021 / 12:11 am

    Great fun in the sun

  24. michelle o'neill
    July 5, 2021 / 6:38 am

    my granddaughter would love these

  25. ashleigh allan
    July 5, 2021 / 9:20 pm

    My son would love this!

  26. katrina walsh
    July 6, 2021 / 8:42 pm

    How much fun these look! Great idea to use them alongside a water slide

  27. Emma England
    July 8, 2021 / 6:47 am

    This looks like the ultimate summer fun! Love that they’re eco friendly too.

  28. adrian price
    July 9, 2021 / 6:16 pm

    lovely prize —it would make a great present for my nephew max

  29. Laura Pritchard
    July 11, 2021 / 6:19 pm

    My kids would love these!

  30. Anthea Holloway
    July 12, 2021 / 6:46 pm

    These look like such fun and I know that my grandchildren would love them.

  31. Diana
    July 12, 2021 / 10:19 pm

    These would be so much fun : )

  32. Adrian Bold
    July 13, 2021 / 1:57 am

    My nephew would absolutely love these. Thanks for the competition!

  33. Carly Belsey
    July 13, 2021 / 4:31 am

    We do love a family water fight. Great fun.

  34. Debra Walker
    July 13, 2021 / 5:50 am

    These look like so much fun

  35. joanne coulson
    July 13, 2021 / 6:29 am

    The grandchildren would love these

  36. Emma Walters
    July 13, 2021 / 6:59 am

    would be so much fun for the summer holidays

  37. Kate Davies
    July 13, 2021 / 9:50 am

    These would be perfect for the summer holidays.

  38. Lucy Wright-Booth
    July 13, 2021 / 10:34 am

    My kids would love these for the summer!

  39. Kim Neville
    July 13, 2021 / 10:57 am

    these are so fun and kids love to play

  40. Patricia Avery
    July 13, 2021 / 11:15 am

    These would be perfect for our eventual reunion with the grandchildren

  41. lynn neal
    July 13, 2021 / 2:36 pm

    My grandchildren had some of these water balloons last summer and they really loved them!

  42. melanie stirling
    July 13, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    My niece and nephew would love playing with these in the garden.

  43. Susan Hoggett
    July 13, 2021 / 11:30 pm

    great fun