Woman comes home to find husband has turned home into giant ball pit with 250,000 balls

A cheeky dad surprised his wife and children by turning his home into a giant ball pit. Joel Conder decided to dump 250,000 plastic balls in his home while his other half was at work. The 34-year-old filled the downstairs area of his Surbiton, Surrey property with enough balls to render the pit about a metre deep.

Looks of pure joy and surprise filled the faces of his kids when they returned to find their home converted into a play zone. In a video of the incident Kaci, 14, Grace, 12, Sophie, eight, and Chloe, two, dive off the sofas and sled down the stairs into the colourful pit below.

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As they do, Joel's wife Sarah is unaware about the chaos going on in her home. The 33-year-old had been at work when a giant truck filled with the balls arrived at the property.

Thankfully for the playful father figure, Sarah looks happy when she pushes the door open to discover the joyful mayhem in her home. Joel said: "Some of the videos we want to do, I almost sometimes think, 'what would have been my childhood fantasy?'

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"I thought, 'imagine coming home to your house being a giant bill pit.' "My wife and my kids didn't know - I was working on the idea with my friend and I was like, 'it can't just be like a few balls round your ankles, you've got to jump in and get lost in it.''

Joel's decision to bring the fun to the home was made partly because he and his daughter are at high risk from the coronavirus. Joel, a vlogger for Dad V Girls, said: "I have asthma and my daughter Sophie, she has special needs and she has a very low immune system.

Woman comes home to find husband has turned home into giant ball pit with 250,000 ballsSophie dove straight into the pit Woman comes home to find husband has turned home into giant ball pit with 250,000 ballsThe home was filled with 250,000 balls

"We as a family started to isolate, we started to cut down on things we were doing - we wouldn't take the kids too soft play, I stopped taking Chloe to swimming lessons. "So I thought, 'oh my goodness, this is perfect - we can create our own soft play at our house, by turning it into a giant ball pit."

To ensure they didn't bring the virus into the house, Ballmania brought either brand new balls or ones that had been cleaned and in storage for at least two weeks.  It took two hours to fill the house with 250,000 balls - with the kitchen and lounge almost three foot deep.

Woman comes home to find husband has turned home into giant ball pit with 250,000 ballsJoel seemed overjoyed by what he had done

Joel said: "Kaci, Grace, Sophie and Chloe came home first - everything was worth it just for that reaction. "They were shrieking with laughter - Kaci was like, 'mum's going to kill you.'

"Then Sarah came home - her face was like 'oh my god, what have you done?'

Woman comes home to find husband has turned home into giant ball pit with 250,000 ballsSarah, Sophie, Grace, Chloe, Kaci and Joel

"Then she dived in and started playing with all of us.

"It's honestly one of the best memories I think we will have."

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The entire family spent hours sliding down the stairs in suitcases into the balls.  

It took more than two hours to collect all the balls, using a giant vacuum and a team effort to push them down the stairs.

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