When parents first buy a garden trampoline they are often surprised to find how much use it gets. They are used to buying presents for their children which either the children grow out of quickly or, in time, lose interest in. And for many children their trampoline becomes a key part of their childhood. The trampoline is almost unique in giving excitement to children, whatever their ages. Nearly every customer tells me the trampoline was the best present they ever bought for their family. Why? Because it provides hours of fun and enjoyment for the children from when they are very young to when they leave home. A teenager can be as happy on a trampoline as a very young child of 5 or 6. And it offers a source of valuable exercise for children who are often lacking time playing outdoors, helping them to grow up healthy and sleep well.
Parents imagine the trampoline is purely an apparatus to bounce on but children soon find it makes an excellent base for a wide range of past times. Young children will play games like ring-a-ring-a-roses or have a tea party sat on it with their friends. Using chalks to draw pictures on the trampoline mat or to design a new game can be fun. Older children may play “pop the corn” (also known as “crack the egg”) or camp out on it. They may also discover the excitement of combining the garden hose with the trampoline, a garden sprinkler placed under the trampoline can be tremendous fun on a hot day. Teenagers may lay on the trampoline mat to sunbathe or star gaze at night. Many children have also found the benefit of revising for exams whilst laying on their trampoline as it can offer a relaxed and quiet environment.
The range of trampoline tents, circus tents and roof tents supplied by Atlantic Trampolines means the trampoline can be converted to a den or an ideal place for a sleepover. These trampoline accessories also mean the trampoline can continue to be used when it is raining outside.
Atlantic Trampolines app for the iPhone, called iTrampoline, can also be used as a game on the trampoline. Compare how many bounces each of you takes to jump the height of the various targets featured from around the world, or see who can bounce the highest.
A warning though, you will find when your children have a trampoline in the garden they have lots more friends!
Quote from Twitter:
“Putting loads of balls on the trampoline and dodging them all while jumping, best childhood game ever”
Author: Bob Bounce