A trampoline is the one toy in the world that makes me want to be a kid again. Watching my two girls bounce on their tramp, faces split into grins, hair flying, I really want to get out there and have a go too (and I often do!). Our trampoline has been one of the best investments we’ve made for our kids and here’s why: it makes them happy, gives them heaps of healthy exercise and really tires them out!
I was determined to find a trampoline that was super-safe, having read some worrying statistics about the number of kids visiting A&E each year because of trampoline-related injuries. It was fantastic to discover Springfree Trampolines, which, as the name suggests, have no springs, and no exposed hard parts. In fact, Springfree has removed almost all the hazards common to trampolines and created a safe, practical tramp that still allows kids to be kids.
Flexible composite rods lie beneath the jumping surface, as does the frame meaning you can’t hit them. The soft edge technology is 30 times more shock absorbent than the traditional pads on a metal spring-based tramp. And, Springfree’s FlexiNet enclosure has flexible net rods that cushion jumpers and prevent falls.
Designed by Dr (and dad) Keith Alexander, Springfree Trampolines are the only trampoline brand in New Zealand to pass the safety standard, according to the most recent Trampoline Safety survey by Consumer Magazine. Check out this video showing why Springfree Trampolines are the safest on the market.
You don’t need a big garden either; Springfree offers 6 trampoline sizes ranging from 2.4m in diameter to 4m x 4m, so there’s something for everyone. You can also get wheels for your tramp, in case you need to move it, and an anchor so it can’t be moved at all.
So, our tramp has become the new go-to place for outdoor play. The kids are either under it playing in the shade (as long as nobody is bouncing), or jumping around like kangaroos.
We decided that paying a little more money was worth the peace of mind to knowing our kids were safe on the tramp.