Fun On A Trampoline

A trampoline is an ideal way to get children to play outside. It might seem dangerous, but there are several ways to add a bit of safety while children are on them. You can purchase nets that can be added to the sides so that children don’t fall off. Place guards over the springs to prevent pinching and to prevent children from slipping between the sets of coils.

Fun and Useful Accessories for Your Trampoline

There are a few trampoline accessories that you want to keep on hand. Springs can break if there is a lot of pressure applied to them. You can often get an entire set at a retail or hardware store so that you can immediately replace the springs when they break.

A fun accessory that you can add is a basketball hoop. The hoop attaches to the netting that is installed around the trampoline. It is sturdy and will likely provide hours of entertainment for children. A ladder usually doesn’t come with the set, but it’s a good investment so that children aren’t injured when they get on the equipment. Children can camp out on the trampoline when you add a tent that secures along the edges of the equipment. There is a large opening that zips close, keeping children from falling off the side.  This is truly useful while they are playing and telling stories at night before settling into sleeping bags.

Outdoor Fun on The Trampoline

Owning a trampoline gives children a reason to spend time outdoors. There are so many video games that keep children inside the house. Playing on a trampoline is a way for them to get fresh air.  It’s also a good way to get the exercise that they need to strengthen the circulatory system along with the skeletal and muscular systems.

The trampoline will likely keep older children at home, playing with their friends instead of wanting to go out of the house. Sometimes, children don’t get to spend enough time with their friends because of school, sports and family activities.  When they do find time to spend with friends, they would often opt to stay in cool hangout places.  Having a trampoline at home instantly makes your place the cool place to be in. It’s definitely an easy way to make sure your children stay out of trouble and have fun with their friends at the same time.

Outdoor Playsets for Active Toddlers

A year ago, my toddlers were perfectly satisfied staying for hours in their playpen with their favorite toys.  They have long since outgrown the playpen though and have refused to stay inside it for even just five minutes. 

I know that children are naturally inquisitive and have a penchant for discovering new things, but my kids’ constant quest for adventure coupled with their incessant need to be always actively moving can no longer be contained inside our humble house.  We have resorted to taking them out to the mall for a few hours in the play yard just to provide them an avenue to expend some of their boundless energy.

Perhaps it’s about time we get them one of those fun outdoor playsets that would give them plenty of space to play in and hours of fun and adventure.  I have seen some great outdoor playset designs in California Playsets that would be just perfect.   They even have a wooden pirate ship playset that my little Jakei and his Neverland Pirates would surely love.

If you are also considering setting up a playset in your backyard, here are some things you might want to consider:

  1. Choose a reputable builder or a trusted brand.  Safety should be your topmost concern so you need to make sure that your builder has consumer safety protection in mind.  If you opt to purchase  playsets from the store,  choose those from trusted brands that conform to safety guidelines.
  2. Consider the materials used in the playset.  Wood, plastic,and steel are the most common materials used in making playsets.  Wood is the most long-lasting and sturdiest.  They’re a bit costly but would give you your money’s worth.
  3. Have the playsets professionally installed.  You may be handy with a hammer and a screwdriver but a professional’s skill is definitely called for when putting together a playset.  Again, safety should be of utmost concern.