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If I could pick only one piece of play equipment for my children, it would be the trampoline, without a doubt. It’s the one thing all four of my children enjoy, every single day. Every day I tell you! Most weekday mornings, the children will get ready for school and then head out to jump. Often late into the afternoon, I will call them in for dinner from the trampoline. And on weekends, they play out there for hours! It’s all kinds of brilliant for my active kids.
I snapped these expressions of my four on the trampoline. Gold!
How I met Springfree
Over the years, our family has tried a few different types of trampolines and recently I was made aware of the Springfree Trampoline when I attended the Digital Parents conference in Sydney. I couldn’t resist a jump on the display trampoline (pic here) and immediately knew I wanted to write about this product.
I told my husband about it, and planned to email Springfree to see if they would allow me to review the trampoline. But, as often happens, life gets busy and I never got around to sending that email. And then one day – eight months later – I opened my email inbox to find an email from Springfree who found me! So there you go! Love when that happens: when things just…come together in some sort of invisible gravitation force.
Importance of Outdoor Play
Play and outdoor activity is important to our family, and many Aussie families. A recent State of Play report underlined resonating statistics about how families feel about outdoor play: more than 95% of parents and grandparents rate outdoor play as essential to a child’s development, with two thirds of children responding that outdoor play (interestingly – not technology) was their favourite activity.
I know from experience that trampoline play works for our family so absolutely worth investing in. And that is one of the big reasons I wanted to work with Springfree: it’s the world’s safest trampoline and the only trampoline to pass major safety tests by CHOICE. And there’s something else that drew me to this brand: Springfree is designed by New Zealand father and engineer, Dr. Keith Alexander, who wanted to create a safe environment for his children in the backyard and I love that.
About the Trampoline
Our model shown below is the Springfree Medium Round Trampoline.
The excitement was palpable when the trampoline arrived at our backyard. On first appearances, I noticed the heavy and solid frame. In contrast to our previous model, the springs were gone, and the traditional padded metal frame was replaced with a flexible vertical rod system. The enclosed net material is strong and moves easily, as it’s attached to a flexible pole system (so no more head clashes on the net supports).
I had a close look at the inside of the trampoline, and there are no metal/hard objects for the children to fall into. It’s obvious the design is built from the ground up with safety in mind as there are no bits and pieces added on (for example: no pads) – it all looks so seamless — because the features are already built into the trampoline. Brilliant. You can read more about the inbuilt safety benefits here.
– There are 6 different sizes to choose from
– Priced from $985
– All trampoline components are waterproof and UV protected
– World’s safest trampoline
– Up to 8 years warranty on frame
– 2013 CHOICE recommended
– Strong flexible rods instead of springs
– Designed by New Zealand Dad and Engineer
But the BIG question: how does it bounce? Well the kids adore it and all agree that it is “very bouncy”. As parents, Matt and I love it because, not only do the children have a great time, they are safe too.
The Springfree trampoline is a premium trampoline so it’s not cheap. However, I have no hesitation in recommending it. Without a doubt the best investment for play equipment for our family because the kids love it, use it and it aligns with one of our family values of getting outside and being active. The safety features are brilliant and after having a few close-calls on previous models we have owned in the past, the piece of mind with Springfree is worth it on all accounts.
I was not paid for this post. Springfree gifted a trampoline for my kids (THANK YOU!!) and all my opinions and views are my own. You can read more about my disclosure policy here.