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messageSunken Trampoline
Posted by prdarling 28 May, 2012 13:34

Does anyone have a sunken trampoline in their garden and if so please could you give me contact details of who fitted it for you?

There was one in a rented house i stayed in the other week and it was brilliant, would love to check out how much it might cost me

Thanks PRD

messageRe: Sunken Trampoline
Posted by Saffron 30 May, 2012 16:03

I thought these looked cool, but we couldn't have one at the moment b/c we're in a rubbish rental property. [sunkentrampolines.co.uk] I think the decking option looks nice, if/when we buy our own place. Would also love to hear anyone's experience with these.

messageRe: Sunken Trampoline
Posted by EDmummy 31 May, 2012 08:35

I played on one of these a lot when I was a kid (in my friend's garden). I've seen plenty of broken arms, legs! In my opinion, the above ground ones with a safety net are much, much safer because when the child mis-bounces sideways they fall into the next instead of the hard ground around the side of the trampoline. Worth having a second thought about.

messageRe: Sunken Trampoline
Posted by Saffron 31 May, 2012 10:48

Well that IS food for thought! Perhaps these are best for only small trampolines, so kids can't make too high a bounce on them? Plus you could have fitted crash mats around the trampoline over the decking, I suppose. Good point about the importance of netting on large trampolines, EDmummy. Hmmm, on second thought, maybe a nice wood burning hot tube instead of a trampoline?

messageRe: Sunken Trampoline
Posted by dulwichgirl2 03 June, 2012 21:53

Edmummy, agreed. That was my immediate reaction too. I can imagine some very nasty jolts right through the leg by landing at the side of the sunken area, even on grass.

messageRe: Sunken Trampoline
Posted by popeye123 September 08, 01:13PM

Saffron Wrote:
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> I thought these looked cool, but we couldn't have
> one at the moment b/c we're in a rubbish rental
> property. [ingroundtrampolines.org.uk]
I think the decking option looks nice, if/when we
> buy our own place. Would also love to hear
> anyone's experience with these.

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In ground trampolines are fantastic as the risk of falling is so much less. Of course, the kids could take a fall if there is no net, but the risks are that little bit less, when you're level with the ground.


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