Make you wanna jump!

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:

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What an eyesore! Especially in a tiny patio like ours, the trampoline was very dominant and cluttered up the space.

New and improved version:

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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.

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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!

4 thoughts on “Make you wanna jump!

  1. sarahlashbrook

    So cool! I’ve seen this done before and I love it. And I especially love that it just seems safer…although, when I was a kid I definitely used trampolines that were above ground, didn’t have a net, and didn’t have a pad on the springs. Talk about unsafe. But I digress…the in ground trampoline is way cool!

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    1. nylonliving Post author

      my kids definitely love it. people are so much more safety conscious than when we were kids, I think. I remember my little brother didn’t have a car seat. Unheard of (and illegal) now.

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  2. Mammasaurus

    Looks fab! We ummed and ahhed over sinking in a trampoline when we got ours but in the end didn’t go for it, mainly because we’re going to be building in our back garden soon!
    Looks fab!
    Popping over from the Parenting Pin It Party ! Now following you on Pinterest – I’m pinterest.com/loveallblogs on there x

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    1. nylonliving Post author

      Thanks! Our kids use it all the time so it’s been one of the best decisions we made. Not surprisingly we were sitting on the fence for a long time.

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