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flex balls come with the set, with the option to purchase more for extra fun. All you have to do is take out the deflated play land and pump some air into it, toss the balls in and it's ready to enjoy. The compartments are broken to small parts so it isn't terribly difficult to blow it like a balloon, although of course a pump is recommended. I would purchase extra balls to get the full "ball pit" experience. Great fun for indoors and outdoors. My son had one similar to this one when he was a toddler, and now my two youngest also have one. All the kids have lost themselves in hours of imaginative play multiple times since we first got this.
The countless hours of fun, the educational aspect of the All Paws on Deck Playland along with the fun graphics for Paw Patrol fans, the easy assembly, and the compact box it comes in makes this a great item for children. With the fast changing times, we often yearn for many sophisticated high tech toys, but every once in a while we have to come back to the basics. No need for batteries, no need for a manual, and just let the kids play. Children of all ages will find this fun. Although I wouldn't purchase this for a 7 year old, I will say in our home it has been enjoyed by a 1, 3, and 7 year old together. Ball pits like this one can sometimes get a puncture easily, we haven't had any issues with it even though the kids have been pretty rough with it while playing so far. This is the alternative to public ball pit play areas.