Things to Know Before Buying a Trampoline

Things to Know Before Buying a Trampoline

Trampolines are incredibly fun for your children; plus, they provide excellent full-body workouts! It seems like every kid dreams of having a trampoline in their backyard. But before you let the kids get to jumping and bouncing the summer away, you should learn a few things. Here is everything you need to know before buying a trampoline.

Active & Outdoors

Summer is here, and if school isn’t already out, it’s very nearly over; you know that the kids are home the entire summer. The thought of this is undoubtedly equally as exciting as it is intimidating since you must come up with various activities that keep the kids off their tablets. That’s one reason a trampoline is a great outdoor toy to buy your kids for the summer.


Now that you know what a great workout and activity jumping on a trampoline is, you must consider who will use it. From six and up, kids of all ages and sizes can play, so you might want to take some leaps yourself. That’s great, but keep that in mind when purchasing your trampoline. If you’re buying a trampoline for kids only, it won’t be able to hold the weight of an adult.


One of the most important things you want to know before buying a trampoline is understanding how safe they are. Usually, trampolines come with a safety net to ensure no one takes any tumbles to the ground. You could even make your trampoline safer with colorful pool noodles; this helps protect fingers from getting caught in the springs of the net.


Trampolines come in all shapes and sizes, so you want to consider the space you have available in your backyard when you purchase yours. The perfect landscape for your trampoline is a flat and spacious backyard.

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