My children love bouncing on trampolines (in any weather). It’s good way to burn off some excess energy without going to the park. In winter, London playgrounds close at 4pm and they only get out of school at 3:30.
Old school trampoline:
What an eyesore! Especially in a tiny patio like ours, the trampoline was very dominant and cluttered up the space.
New and improved version:
So much better, there’s no doubt the extra effort and expense were worth it. We were even able to have a slightly bigger trampoline.
We used a Berg trampoline specially designed to be inserted in-ground from Bouncy Happy People. Joel and Angus from Sunken Trampolines did the installation of the trampoline. They came up with the cool design which looks like an eye and fits snugly in an awkward underused corner. They also coordinated with Easi-Grass to install the fake grass surround. Overall, easy peasy, lemon squeezy as my children would say.
BTW, our trampoline is slightly raised because we hit the water table very quickly. The options were to either put in a water pump or raise the elevation slightly.
The raised bed look also enabled us to continue the brick lights on the raised beds around the side of the trampoline. In the summer, its nice to have evening drinks outside in the “big kid” space and need to ensure any tipsy guests don’t go tripping over the trampoline!