Trampolines are fantastic fun and the best thing is they are not just for little people either.... you can join in the fun with your children too!
Buying a Trampoline for your garden is quite a big decision though because trampolines can get very costly, but as with all things the more your spend on your Trampoline the better it will be.
In this article I'm going to try and help you to think about which Trampoline will be right for you and your families garden.
Trampolines are a great way to keep fit for you and your children and will keep your kids and their friends bouncing happily for hours.
1. What size Trampoline is the right size for your Garden?
This is probably one of the most important things for you to consider.
The trampolines I'm looking at, the ones with the enclosures, are sized from 8ft circular upwards.
So firstly you will need to work out how big you can go with your trampoline, things to think about are how firm the area you have in mind is, is it flat and free from things like trees, washing lines and bushes.
Most Trampolines will come flat packed so you will be able to get them in your garden if you have to take things through your house to get to your garden.
If you have a huge garden and can afford it, id say go for the biggest Trampoline you can get!
Even the smallest Trampolines will give you and your children oodles of bouncing fun though, so don't worry if you can only fit a small one in your garden.
2. Do you need a Trampoline Enclosure with your Trampoline?
You can get trampolines with and without the Enclosures, which seem to be a more recent invention. I would say that in my opinion its better to spend a little bit more ad have the safety of having an enclosure.
I personally wouldn't let my Son go on a trampoline that didn't have an enclosure, children are too random and wiggly, so having that safety net makes for a lot less visits to casualty!
For older children though the choice is yours really, but I would say you would need to be a very confident trampoliner to not use an enclosures safely.
3. What is your Budget for your new Trampoline?
If you want your Trampoline to last longer than a few years then you need to buy a quality Trampoline thats designed to take a few knocks and to put up with our glorious British weather!
Lets look at what you can get for your money.
The first Trampoline I would sugest you look at is the one in the picture above.
Super Flyer MK2 8ft Trampoline
Perfect for the younger members of the family. The new Super Flyer 8ft Trampoline with Enclosure package is equiped with new design 7 inch springs which offer a great bounce for smaller children. The extra safety net attachment gives the enclosure a new solid stance keeping the users safe inside the Trampoline whilst bouncing.
Super Flyer MK2 10ft Trampoline
The new Super Flyer 10ft Trampoline with Enclosure provides a good safe bounce for children up to 12st. An excellent choice for the pre teens in the family.
All of the new design 7 inch trampoline springs are covered by forest green padding up to 20mm thick ensuring optimum safety. The new generation Super Flyer with enclosure package now includes a Trampoline Ladder to help users climb on and off easily.
Super Flyer MK2 12ft Trampoline
There are loads of bigger trampolines, but in my opinion for the extra size you get the leap in cost isn't worth it, but if you would like to see all the options click here to see our full Trampoline range.
5. Looking after your trampoline.
One of the most important things you can do to further the life of your trampoline is to always put the cover back on once you have had your fun. This will protect the materiel from the weather and the cover will be easier to clean ( the bird poo! ) than your actual trampoline!
One final word of advice, if its very windy make sure to take the enclosure down and weight your trampoline down with something as they are liable to, move across your garden and even leap over your fence into your neighbours garden! you don't want that, they might not give you it back!
I hope you find the Trampoline thats just right for you and your garden 🙂