Zoingo Boingo is a great fun toy for children age 8+, RRP £24.99 and available now from Flair.
We were sent Zoingo Boingo to give it a try, and find out if we could have some outdoor fun with this great alternative to a regular pogo stick. The first thing we needed to do after unpacking our Zoingo Boingo was to set it up. You are supplied with the ball and handle unit as one piece. There is a plastic foot plate, and also a inflation pin included in the box. Taped Inside the box there is a cardboard template as an inflation guide and this will help you to inflate the ball to the correct diameter.
You will need a good quality foot pump (not supplied) to inflate the Zoingo Boingo, as it is made from tough plastic. Before you inflate make sure that you have the footplate correctly sitting over the top of the ring on the bouncy ball. You don’t want the footplate to come of while bouncing. Once inflated you are ready to give bouncing a try. The Zoingo Boingo does come with a warning that the elastic between the handle and ball could ping back like elastic but we didn’t have any problems with this.
The boy found the first few times on the Zoingo Boingo were all about getting his balance. I think it has been about a week of practicing getting on and off before he was confident enough to have a go outside. The boy has been waiting for the warmer weather to get outside and give the Zoingo Boingo a proper test. It needs plenty of space and thankfully bounces well on all our garden surfaces. As you can see from the video below, the boy is now pretty confident in getting anywhere he wants to go, and even tried some tricks.
The boy has thoroughly enjoyed bouncing on the Zoingo Boingo, and we think it makes the perfect outside fun activity for kids like the boy who love to bounce. I think that given the chance the boy would be bouncing all day!
Disclaimer we were sent Zoingo Boingo to review, the words remain ours and have not been altered.