Trampolining is a fun activity that’s enjoyed by children and adults alike, but there are lots of types of trampolines you can buy and accessories you can choose from. Trampoline enclosures are one of the more popular accessories, and they often even come bundled with trampolines, especially when they’re for kids.
A trampoline enclosure is basically a net that surrounds the trampoline as a safety measure to reduce the chances of accidents happening. They make it much more difficult to injure yourself, as instead of falling off the trampoline and onto the floor if you miscalculate your bounce, you’ll get stopped by the net.
Enclosures are popular with trampoline users of all ages, but they’re most commonly used on trampolines for children, as safety should always be the main concern when you’re shopping for new children’s play equipment.
Whether you’re buying for yourself or your kids, get our advice on how to choose the best trampoline with an enclosure here.
Why choose a trampoline with an enclosure
Trampolines with enclosures are particularly great for kids and inexperienced bouncers who want a literal safety net to stop them from falling off the trampoline and injuring themselves. However, there are other reasons you might want a net around your trampoline, including if you’re:
- Practising flips and other tricks
- Trying to keep a pet off
- Using other equipment like balls
- Trying to protect the frame
How to choose a trampoline with an enclosure
To make sure you’re picking the right enclosed trampoline, ask yourself these four questions before you buy.
Who is it for?
Are you buying a trampoline for kids or adults? Experienced bouncers or newbies? These answers will help you to decide everything from what size of trampoline you need to what accessories you might want. A 6ft trampoline probably wouldn’t suit an aspiring Olympian, for example, but a 12ft trampoline might be too much for a little child.
How much space do you have?
Trampolines come in all shapes and sizes and the dimensions of your garden will determine what trampoline will suit the space. If you only have a small garden, for instance, a rectangular trampoline will help you to make the most of it. An oval or circular trampoline makes more sense in a large garden, but all three shapes can come with netted enclosures to keep bouncers safe.
What’s your budget?
How much you’re willing to spend will be another key factor that’ll influence your trampoline buying process. Their price can vary massively depending on their size and what brand they’re part of, so weigh up these factors against the cost. If you’re only buying for children, you might not need the largest, most professional brand trampoline so you can save money by choosing a less renowned option.
How often will it be used?
Finally, determine how often it’ll be used to decide what level of investment is appropriate. You’ll want to spend a little more to ensure quality if you think it’ll see frequent, year-round use, but if it’s likely to be a side-feature of your garden, you can probably spend a bit less. This is also a good opportunity to decide what you’re going to do with the trampoline during the winter season. If you plan on leaving it outside, consider buying a weather cover or canopy.
Buy the best enclosed trampoline for you
By following this advice, you’ll get a trampoline with an enclosure that suits you. If you find a product that’s perfect for your needs but doesn’t come with an enclosure, you can always browse the spare safety nets that we sell individually to see if we have the right size.
Browse our full range of outdoor trampolines today and get in touch if you have any questions about enclosures.