Collection: How Much Space Do You Need for A Trampoline?
How Much Clearance Space Do You Need for A Trampoline?
Trampolines are one of the most popular items for the garden. Children love playing on a trampoline and will spend hours bouncing up and down on the piece of equipment. You can get their friends over and they will go straight on the trampoline.
It’s also a great way to get them off their devices and out into the sunshine for hours on end. They can enjoy some outdoor fun in the sunshine while also taking part in some much-needed exercise.
After all, a trampoline is an excellent way to work out and stay healthy. It offers a cardio workout from simply bouncing on the trampoline. It’s also a long-term present that the kids will get plenty of use out of. It will grow with them over the years and they will still enjoy it when they reach their teens.
However, when you do decide to get a trampoline for the garden, you need to make sure you choose one which will effectively fit in your garden. After all, you want it to safely be installed in the garden so the kids can enjoy it for years to come.
Therefore, here is our guide to how much space you need for a trampoline.
1. You need to consider the area around the trampoline
You might think you have found the perfect space in your garden for the trampoline.
But you need to make sure that you think about the area around the trampoline. You want to create an area that is safe so that if your child falls off the trampoline, they won’t have a bad injury.
For instance, if it’s close to the patio or the plants and bushes, they could get an injury when coming out of the trampoline. The safety margin you need depends on whether or not you are looking to have a safety net on the trampoline.
These nets are a great way to keep your children safe while jumping on the trampoline. They can jump around without falling off and it’s often an ideal choice for younger kids. If you are going to have a net then you should make sure there is a 1.5ft area around the trampoline that is kept clear and safe.
However, if you don’t plan on having any net, you should make sure there is an 8.2ft area around the trampoline. That way, if they do fall off the trampoline, it will be onto clear, soft grass.
2. You need to think about the sizes of the trampolines
Of course, the size of the trampoline will affect how much space you need for the trampoline. For instance, if you are going to be looking at installing a 10ft trampoline into the garden, you will need a 26.4ft area to safely have it in your garden.
This includes the space around the trampoline to keep your children safe when bouncing. If you are looking to install a 10ft trampoline that has an enclosure, then you only need a 13ft area in the garden.
If you are looking at a slightly larger 12ft trampoline, you will need a 28.4ft area to make space for the trampoline in your garden. But if you look at one which comes with a net, then you will only need to allow for 15ft of space.
As for the 15ft sized trampoline, this requires you to have 31.4ft of space for the trampoline and 18ft if you are buying one which comes with a net. Therefore, make a note of these before you decide on the area for your trampoline.
3. How to measure your garden for a trampoline
When it comes to measuring the garden to ensure you have enough space for the trampoline, there are a few things you need to do. Firstly, you should make sure that you measure the garden in yards and feet.
This will help you to accurately measure the space and enable you to match up trampolines with the space in your garden. You will also need a long tape measurer that will ensure you can measure the area of your garden properly.
When you have one to hand, you then should go out in the garden and measure the width of the area you would like to place the trampoline. You can then measure the length and then write these in a safe place.
Getting Your Garden Trampoline-Ready
Before you do decide on a good space for your trampoline, do ensure you do the following:
1. Make sure there are no overhanging branches
These branches could cause an issue if they do fall in heavy wind and damage the trampoline. If there is a storm, they might fall off and cause a hole in the net or even the trampoline mat which will be costly to replace.
Additionally, your child might jump and catch one of the branches, hurting themselves in the process. Cut them back from the space before placing the trampoline in this area.
2. You need to make sure the ground is flat and soft
To ensure the safety of children jumping on the trampoline, you need to make sure that the space you have decided on for the trampoline is of flat level. You don’t want to place it on an incline as the trampoline might move to the end and then fall when the children step onto it.
Also, it is more likely to fall if there was a storm. As well as being flat, you need to make sure that the space you decide on for the trampoline is nice and soft. That way, when your children jump on the trampoline, they will be able to absorb the bounce properly.
3. Keep it away from fences
Whichever space you decide on for the trampoline should be safely away from water areas. Whether that is a pond, a swimming pool or even a water fountain, these could potentially end up with an injury if your child falls from a trampoline into one of these.
Also, you do not want the area around the trampoline to be a risk when your child emerges after bouncing.
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