Water Zorbing

Water Zorbing UK

If you are looking for water zorbing you have come to the right place. We was one of the first water zorbing hire companies in the UK so we know how to provide the perfect water zorbing experience with our buckets of experience. Water zorb balls are called many names but the most common are water zorb balls, water walkers, aqua zorbing, human hamster ball and water balls but all are the same.

If you are looking for a fun active for your event you can not go wrong with the water zorbing experience, its not everyday you get to walk on water.

What is water zorbing

Water zorbing is a large inflatable plastic/rubber ball that are normally approx 2.5m in size and give you the ability to walk on water. To walk on water firstly the water zorb ball is inflated and as it is inflated you will climb inside the ball. When the ball is fully inflated the operator with zip up the ball and then walk you on to the water. When you are on the water you can walk and run on top of the surface of the water, it truly is a incredible experience.

Water Zorbing Photos

Please see below some photos of the water zorbing experience.

Cheap Quotes

When looking around for water zorbing please be careful of the cheap quotes out there. To provide cheap quotes they normally use the cheap water zorb balls that are bought from china that are made from very low quality materials and are poorly made. The low quality zorb balls are also very easy to damage as they are made from thin material and because of this they often rip and get your guests wet inside the ball.

Eddy Leisure’s High Quality Water Zorbing balls

At Eddy Leisure we only supply the highest quality water zorbing balls (made in the UK). The water zorbs we use are 4 times thicker than the standard water zorbs, so you can have piece of mind you are hiring the best quality water zorbing balls on the market.

All the rides and equipment we provide are all kept at a very high standards, all rides are tested annually and have £10 Million Public Liability Insurance. All staff are polite and trained to give a professional service.

Water Zorbing Hire

Pool size: 9m x 9m

Space needed to setup and operate: 12m x 10m.

Number of water zorbs: 4 balls can be used at one time with 1 person in each ball or you can hire 2 pools so 8 water balls can be used at one time.

Setup time: 60 minutes.

Take down time: 60 minutes.

Power needed: 13 amp standard wall socket or we can provide a small super silent generator.


When it comes to setting up the water zorbing equipment we will need a flat level surface so the water will be the same depth all across the water tank.

The best thing about hiring from Eddy Leisure is that we are the only company in the UK who can supply our own water for the water zorbing tank (8,000 litres). We transport the water in two 4000 litre water tanks on the back of our transport lorry and because of this we can setup in just 60 mins.

Entrance Needed

Ideally we will need access for a HGV to the setup location as this is the most practical way to setup. If we can not get to the setup location we can carry the equipment to the setup location and use water pumps to pump the water to the water zorbing tank. If we have to carry the equipment and pump the water to the setup location please let us know the distance when booking.


To operate the zorb balls we will need a 13 amp standard wall socket but if this is not possible we can provide a small super silent generator. We will also supply staff to operate the water zorbing equipment as this takes trained staff to operated.

How Do You Climb inside the Water Zorbing balls

Firstly You will need to take off your shoes but it is recommended to leave your socks on and anything else that is sharp and could put a hole in the zorb ball. Then the operator will start to inflate the ball before you climb inside. Once the ball is inflated which only takes about 5 to 8 seconds you will climb through the hole. When you are inside the water zorb the operator with fill the ball with the correct amount of pressure and then zip up the water tied tip. Normally we like to give each person about 5 minutes as this gives each person a chance to experience the walking on water.

If you would like to see how all the this is done and what it looks like please see the video below.

Water Zorbing Hire Cost

There is a number of things to consider when calculating the water zorbing hire cost.

1. Length of operating time

The length of operating time is one of the big factors when calculating the cost. The standard hire times for the water zorbing is 2 hours hire, 4 hours hire and 6 hours hire but we can give you a quote for as many hours as you like.

The reason the length of time effects the total cost is because the staff are paid hourly so the longer the serving time the more we will have to pay our staff.

2. Time of day

The time of day effects the cost of the water zorbing because if you are wanting us to operate past 10pm we will have to pay our staff extra for the unsociable hours. Also if the event is in to the early hours we might have to have over night accommodation for our staff.

3. Day Of The Week

The day of the week effects the cost as Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are the most in demand days so we will need to charge or going rates, but if your event is through the week we might be able to do the event cheaper for you.

4. Number Of Pools And Water Balls

The number of pools effects the price because if you are wanting 2 pools we will need more staff and also another vehicle for transport.

If you are wanting 1 pool we can safely operate 4 water zorbs at one time but if you are wanting 2 pools we can safely operated 8 water zorbs at one time.

5. Difficulty Getting To The Setup Location

This is a factor on pricing because if it is very difficult getting to setup location it could take us a lot long to setup and take down. Also if it is a long distance to the setup location from where we can park our vehicle we might need more staff to help with moving of the equipment.

6. Difficulty Getting The Amount Of Water Needed

This is a very important one as it is impossible for us to transport and deliver the amount of water needed as we need a minimum of 8000 liters. The best way for us to get the amount of water needed is from a fire hydrant. To supply the water from a fire hydrant we would need to be within 50 meters of the closest hydrant. If you do not have a fire hydrant close by we have 2 other options. Option 1. We can setup the day before if you only have a standard hose tap as this will take a minimum of 10 hours to have the recommended amount of water needed, or Opion 2. We can fetch a water bowser to collect water from the closest fire hydrant. Both the last 2 options will cost extra for the extra time, travel and work.

Contact us

If you are interested in the water zorbing experience and are wanting to hire them for your event please contact us for a quote.


Frequently asked questions

Water zorbing Hire cost? As each event is different it is had to give a cost, please tell us your event info and we will send you the best quote we can do for your event.

How much time do you give each person? We normally give each person 5 minutes but this is totally up to you.

How long does the water zorbing take to setup and take down? On average the water zorbs can setup in approx 60 minuets but this depends on how difficult it is to get to the setup location and how difficult to get the amount of water needed.

Do you supply staff to operate the water zorb equipment? Yes we supply staff with the water zorbs as it takes trained staff to safely operate the water zorb equipment.

Whats is the max weight for a person to use the water zorb balls? The manufacture of the zorb balls have recommended a max weight of 12st.

Do the water zorbing setup have public liability insurance? Yes all the rides have £10 million public liability insurance.

Are all the water zorbs annual tested? Yes all the water zorbs have annual ADIPS tests and then we are given a Declaration of Operational Compliance (DOC) of an amusement device in accordance with Section D of HSG 175: Fairgrounds and amusement parks – Guidance on safe practice

Do you supply the water zorbs for more than one day? Yes this is something we can do but we would need security fencing to put around the pool at the end of the day. This is so no one can jump in the pool when the pool is not been supervised. We can supply the security fencing if needed.

How is the pool emptied of water? We use a industrial flood pump so we can pump the water out of the pool and down the closest drain or the most suitable place to do so.

Can the water zorbing be setup on grass? Yes they can setup on grass but they need a level ground to setup on so the water is even depths in the pool.

With the water zorb pool damage the grass? No the pool will not damage the grass if you are only hiring for 1, 2 or 3 days but after this amount of time it can turn the grass yellow as it will not be getting any sunlight.

How much does the water zorb pool weigh when full of water? When fully setup the water zorbing pool weighs approx 9 ton.

Do you hire water zorb balls to go on open lakes and rivers? No we do not hire zorbs for this use. We only hire water zorbing balls with our water pools that have a depth of 2 feet.

Do you need power? Yes we need a 13 amp standard wall socket or we can provide a small super silent generator.

Zorbing hire locations

We hire the water zorbing experience in Bath. Bedfordshire. Berkshire. Birmingham. Bradford. Brighton and Hove. Bristol. Buckinghamshire. Cambridge. Cambridgeshire. Canterbury. Cardiff. Carlisle. Castleford. Cheshire. Chester. Chichester. Cornwall. Coventry. Cumberland. Derby. Derbyshire. Devon. Doncaster. Dorset. Durham. Durham. East Yorkshire. Ely. Essex. Exeter. Gloucester. Gloucestershire. Hampshire. Hereford. Herefordshire. Hertfordshire. Huntingdonshire. Kent. Kingston upon Hull. Lancashire. Lancaster. Leeds. Leicester. Leicestershire. Lichfield. Lincoln. Lincolnshire. Liverpool. London. Manchester. Middlesex. Milton Keynes. Monmouthshire. Newcastle upon Tyne. Norfolk. North Yorkshire. Northamptonshire. Northumberland. Norwich. Nottingham. Nottinghamshire. Oxford. Oxfordshire. Peterborough. Plymouth. Pontefract. Portsmouth. Preston. Reading. Ripon. Rutland. Salford. Salisbury. Sheffield. Shropshire. Somerset. South Yorkshire. Southampton. St Albans. Staffordshire. Stoke-on-Trent. Suffolk. Sunderland. Surrey. Sussex. Truro. Wakefield. Warrington. Warwickshire. Wells. West Yorkshire. Westminster. Westmorland. Wiltshire. Winchester. Wolverhampton. Worcester. Worcestershire. York. Yorkshire. This is just to name some but we cover all of the UK.

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