Time Out says
Feel like a baller at this kidult-friendly playground
What do one million balls, two private ballpits, a ballpit waterfall and more retro sweetie cocktails than you can shake a stick at make? London’s biggest and best adult ball-pit. That’s what. The folks at Ballie Ballerson have moved shop from their former site in Dalston to Shoreditch’s Curtain Road, to an even bigger space and with even more balls to jump in. Not only does the 4,000ft space pack in a staggering million balls, there’ll also be a huge mirrored cage with a waterfall, and UV murals plastered across the walls. Plus, the bar will be serving kidult-friendly sweet cocktails (think Dibbie Dabberson and Skittle Sour), while DJs pump out deep house and disco into the wee hours.
While they’re real fun, we’re a lot more than just ball pits. Our nostalgia-inducing cocktails come served in giant, flashing Capri Sun packets, garnished with Dip Dabs or even a tiramisu twist on an espresso martini—quirky drinks for a quirky club.
Weekday sessions allow plenty of space to get intimate with the balls while our weekends are a full-blown party, perfect for going ‘out out’.
With two sites and a sleek new design, Ballie Ballerson has grown up so you don’t have to.
97-113 Curtain Road
|Price:||£7.50-£15 for 2 hours|
|Opening hours:||Mon 6pm-12am (students once a month); Tues 6pm-11pm; Wed 6pm- 12am; Thur 5pm- 12am; Fri- Sat 5pm- 2am; Sat (brunch) 12pm- 2pm & 2.30pm- 4.30pm; Sun 5pm- 11pm; Sun (brunch) 2.30pm- 4.30pm|
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Users say (13)
Average User Rating
3.9 / 5
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This place is so much fun! I can't believe how deep the ball pits are. I thought I'd be bored of it all in about 30 minutes but far from the case. Great night out if you're after something a little different and the pizza is delicious :)
So I was turning 27 (not that old I know, but I’m already unwillingly grey), wanting to relive my childhood- this was definitely the right choice!
My husband organised a trip there on a Friday night (4-6 slot seems to be the one, it got very busy from 6 onwards!). Had such a fabulous time, thought we’d have trouble getting space in the ball pit but we found our space and spent most of the 2 hours in there! At one point I lost my shoe (DON’T WEAR DOLLY SHOES, or hopped earings for that matter) and it was very easily found.
Top tip- getting up is hilarious and it’s even better to bury your friends in the balls as they trying to get up, you’ve got to do a rather ungraceful turn in the balls- and you will end up with random bruises all over your body!
The cocktails were ok, very expensive though, although it was nice to get a dib dab or wham bar with some of them, to help that nostalgia!
Would I go again? Probably not, I’ve been, got the pics, had the birthday! But it is great for a rather unique night out!
I went to the predecessor of the new Shoredich venue in Dalston.
Doesn't it sound amazing......being drunk in a HUGE ball pit? YES IT DOES! The lights and music make for an awesome experience.... you can even bring you drink. This is where the problem lies in my experience.....yep after a good few cocktails and an hour or so a buck of drunkards can leave a gain ballpit, well less than clean. HAHAHAHA Yep those balls end up sticky and smelly by the end of the session my friends. Don't get me wrong I'm definitely not a clean freak, as so many of my ex-housemates can confirm, but by the end even I was a little grossed out by it!
I would definitely recommend going, its the silliest, most fun day out BUT my number one tip would be to do the ballpit fun times first and maybe then hit the bar towards the end of the session. Also I did a deal with food and unlimited champers - the food was good simple pasta and meatballs, very tasty and the bubbles were surprisingly lovely for a theme bar! WIN!