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  • Writer's pictureSarah Roberts

Capital Play - Trampoline Install

Friends of ours have a Capital Play Trampoline, so we had seen first hand how brilliant they were. And knowing how much our kids love trampolining and how much use they’d get out of it, I suggested to Chris that perhaps it’d be a good idea for us to get one ourselves. His initial response was that he didn’t want to mess with the new grass, he’d lovingly had laid and tended too a few summers ago but when I explained how it all worked, he came round to the idea.

The main reasons we’d wanted an in ground trampoline was firstly safety but also because our eldest son Oscar has Down syndrome and we knew that he’d get so much enjoyment out of it, for years to come.

We’d gotten our first trampoline when Oscar was only 2 years old. He couldn’t actually jump at the time but he’s always loved a trampoline. The fact that the in ground trampoline is easily accessible is a huge draw for us, not forgetting the sense of freedom and independence it gives him, just to be out in the garden, giving us peace of mind he’s safe

Sam and the rest of the guys from Capital Play, turned up around 8.30am on the morning of the install. Sam had come round previously to take a look at our side access (or should I say lack of) as the slight issue with our property, was that the digger that would have normally used, wouldn’t be able to squeeze through, so they’d subsequently dig all of it by hand. I’d been worried this might have been a problem but Sam assured me it wasn’t at all and that they could use a hand held digger along with spades and cold hard sweat ;0)

The guys positioned where the trampoline should go, then marked it out, moving the trampoline out of the way whilst they started digging. They worked solidly, give or take a tea and lunch break, all day and we were so happy with the results. I had no idea they’d have to dig such a deep a hole or that there was so much science behind how to dig it!!!!

My kids had wanted to join in, which I don’t doubt would have been a little irritating (having to negotiate their way around little people) but the guys couldn’t have been more accommodating. The kids loved them. Whilst the other two retreated inside after a short time, Oscar's staying power was to be commended. Even in the cold and rain, he kept digging and it honestly made his week that he’d been allowed to help them like that - So huge thanks to them all for their patience

Capital Play trampolines are for anyone - children, adults, keen gymnasts but not only that, they have also fit number of trampolines in SEN (Special Educational Needs) settings across the UK. The benefits of “Rebound Exercise” and “Rebound Therapy” have become increasingly apparent over recent years and in ground trampolines have become a big part of this movement and the promotion of aided play and exercise.

For a child like Oscar the benefits the trampoline provide, such as strengthening muscle tone and enhancing coordination were obviously another big pull for us.

And aside from all the above, it goes without saying, it’s just so much fun. We’ve even managed to get both the kids Grandads on it… so definitely one for everyone.

The whole process from start to finish was just so great. From speaking to Sonia and Becca in the office, to watching the guys install the trampoline itself. Capital Play gets a big thumbs up from us and highly recommend anyone to make the jump (sorry awful pun) to an in ground trampoline!

To contact Capital Play email or call 01276 855600

To see how the whole process from start to finish, click on the link below...

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