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It was recently my son's 2nd birthday and with the recent glorious weather I was keen he had some garden toys so my sister brought him this trampoline.
I had a look on the internet and found one on offer at Tesco. Normally £24.50 but currently £16.33 so I quickly phone my sister and informed her to which she reserved one and collected.
My little boy had never been on a trampoline before so I was not sure how he would react. On receiving his present he eagerly ripped off the wrapping paper and saw the box which was bright green with a picture of a girl jumping on it. His first response was build it!! Right I'd already had a glass of wine so I knew this was going to be a challenge. I distracted him with this sand pit and started on the instructions. The frame was easy enough to build but the complicated part was threading the rope!! 40 minutes later I still hadn't figured it out but luckily my brother in law arrives so I delegated him to do the job prior to a drink!!
Voila...10 minutes later he had it build and ready to bounce. My little boy ran straight up it, jumped on grabbed the handle and started bouncing.
The trampoline is square and approx. 80cm so plenty of room for little feet to bounce on. The handle is covered with rubber grip for security. With the typical British weather it is useful that it was painted in all-weather finish. I have used this both inside and outside. The feet have rubber protectors to prevent damaging the floor. However make sure the feet are clean prior to putting on you best rug. While this product stats suitable for children over 3 years old my 2 year old is more than ready for it. But I would never leave him unattended on it.
Considering my little boy had never been on a trampoline before he loved it and knew exactly what to do. His friends and cousins also enjoyed bouncing on it when he eventually let them have a go. Their age ranged from 3 years old to 6 years old. 4 weeks on from his birthday and he is still keen to play on it.
We have no room to store this in our shed so it will have the British weather to contend with I just hope it is ok for next summer.
==Tesco Trampoline With Handle==
Jack loves to play outdoors and I love to watch him playing outdoors too as it means we are both getting fresh air and I can top up on my tan if the sun ever does make an appearance. The fact that at this moment in time we don't have our own private garden does pose a bit of a problem as we don't really want to fill the communal garden up with thing that belong to us. However luckily mum is more than accommodating and with the fact that it should be any day now that we do move into our own house with a massive garden she hasn't been too bothered that I begin to fill her garden up with play things for Jack as she knows they won't all be there forever!
This trampoline was another bargain that I came across at a boot sale and I have to say that for the £1 I paid for it, it was well worth getting. Okay so it wasn't in the best condition as there were very small patches of rust and the whole thing could do with a good clean down but once back at mums and the sand paper out I managed to rub it all down and give it a fresh coat of paint and the trampoline section a really good scrub and the whole item looked brand spanking new!
I think the money saving we made on this was well worth the time and energy that it took to make it look like new and Jack probably wouldn't have minded if we hadn't of bothered and had left it with the patches of rust and dirt. The usual price of this item is near the £20 price mark which isn't especially pricey compared to other items such as this and the size of it is really quite good.
The trampoline itself is made from a metal frame which is very sturdy and because it was already made up at the boot sale we did have to fart around with it slightly to take it apart when we got it back to the car. It was however pretty easy to put back together once at Mums and I must say that even without instructions we managed it fairly easily.
The metal framework is sturdy but I guess it would need to be with a heavy lad like Jack jumping up and down on it. When his little friend Indie was with us at Mums they were jumping on it together and they are not the smallest of children I was sure it was going to fall to bits but in fact it stayed looking strong.
The thick elastic cables which hold the main body of the trampoline onto the frame work are super strong and super bouncy make the height of each jump pretty high and Jack literally sequels with delight each and every time.
The handle which is at the front of the toy really is a god send as jack is such a clumsy boy that I am sure he would go flying off into next doors garden without it. Holding on to the handle ensures he doesn't go too far off course when having a good bounce and this I am very thankful for.
Although I did give the frame a good sand down and lick of pain I must say that really considering it appeared like this item had been left out in the rain it wasn't as bad as you would expect an item like this to be. I could have got away without doing it but the perfectionist in me decided it would be far better to clean it up. I think we will aim to bring the trampoline in the shed each time it rains just to prolong the use of it but I am sure it will take a good few weeks out in the rain before any unwanted rust areas appear.
I would say that even at £20 I would be happy to buy this trampoline but at the grand sum of £1 I can't believe we snatched up such a bargain! I do however think that because it was near the end of the day the stall holders just didn't' want to have to put it back into their trailer!
All in all I think it would be only fair to give this super bouncy and super safe item a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation. I was able to get a right bargain but I would still be pleased had I paid the full RRP for it.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
My grandma did her usual trick come my daughters' birthday, she told us what she wanted to buy her, how much she wanted to spend and then expected us to sort it. Last year for my daughters third birthday she decided she wanted to buy her a little trampoline. We looked all over for a trampoline that would be safe for my accident prone daughter and that would be small enough that we could keep it in the house cause we didn't trust her to play on one outside on her own.
Eventually we found this one from Tesco which was selling at £25 although just having a look it is reduced to £20 and at the moment there is an extra 20% off. The trampoline is in red and blue which I wasn't really that keen on as we have a little girl and she loves everything pink but it was the best we could find.
The night before her birthday we decided that we would build the trampoline and then cover it with a sheet to stop her seeing it as we knew she would want to play on it and would torture us the next day to be building it. It is a good job we built it in advance as what a carry on, the instructions were fine as far as putting the metal bars together goes, these just clip into each other and are really easy. The handle also just clips into the base made by the metal bars and has 2 red foam tubes to go over the bars for extra comfort for the child. Then we came to the bouncing base and oh dear. The material is thick and tightly woven with numerous holes around the edges to put the elastic through. The elastic is very thick and strong and has to weave in and out of the holes and round the bars but has to be done in such a way that you can get it around the corners of the metal base, the elastic then joins together in one of the corners. Well it took us ages, working out how to get the elastic on right was hard enough but also the strength needed to pull it into place was unbelievable, myself and my husband did this but I was 6 months pregnant at the time so not the easiest thing to do.
So the following day she saw the trampoline and she loves it, she calls it her bouncy and doesn't seem bothered by the colour. I can't wait until the summer when this is going to move outdoors as I now know she is safe on it.
I would recommend this but be prepared for needing strength to put it together and the instructions aren't much help when it comes to weaving the elastic.
It was my friend's daughter's birthday at the weekend and despite the wet weather my friend insisted that her daughter needed some toys for the garden. Now when she'd actually get to use them living in England I'm not so sure but I didn't want to disagree and so set aside Saturday morning to go shopping for something. I felt that I needed to psych myself up somewhat for visiting Toys R Us on a Saturday morning and so popped into my local Tesco to do a quick food shop. I decided to have a quick browse of the toys aisle to see if there was anything there that would suffice and that would mean I could avoid the torture of Toys R Us!
Now I didn't want to buy anything that would be considered "boring" by her four year old daughter who has already developed quite a strong idea of what is "cool" and what is "so not cool" as she says! After looking down the aisle a trampoline caught my eye, I can remember always wanting one when I was younger but never getting one and so I decided to get her a trampoline... I also thought that when the children had all gone to bed my friend and I could have a go after a glass of wine and therefore fulfil my dream of owning a trampoline! I settled on the Tesco Trampoline with Handle as it was within my budget and seemed like a good buy.
The trampoline was priced at £19.97 but it was on special offer for only £14.97 making it seem like a bit of a bargain and a better buy than the smaller Tesco Trampette which was the same price and didn't have the handle to hold onto. It also offered double club card points as well so it seemed I was winning all around. The trampoline came in quite a large yet flat box which meant it was a little struggle to get it into my car but I managed, the trampoline itself when assembled weighs 4.3kg so the overall weight of the box was fairly light. The box was brightly coloured and eye catching with a picture of a child bouncing away happily on the trampoline.
My friend's daughter was amazed by the trampoline and demanded that it be assembled straight away when I arrived... having obviously not wrapped the box due to the size of it and the fact I'd completely forgotten to buy any wrapping paper (I didn't think left over Christmas paper would go unnoticed either). Assembling the product was apparently quite easy, probably more so as I didn't insist on interfering, and the whole thing took around ten minutes to assemble. It was simply a case of attaching the four short legs to the trampoline base and then screwing in the accompanying handle to one side of the trampoline, instructions were provided.
Once the trampoline was assembled it's height was 81cm meaning it was easily accessible for my friend's daughter, she didn't need any help to climb onto the trampoline and it was a very small distance off the ground so if she did happen to bounce off the chance of serious injury was smaller. It is 81cm in width so it's easily large enough for a child to bounce around on comfortably, the trampoline reached the end of the frame and there was no padded boundary around the edge of the frame but to be fair it was a bit small to warrant that. The handle was really quite sturdy and had a rubber covering to protect any hands when holding onto it.
The trampoline has an all weather paint finish to it and a powder coated steel frame which makes it able to withstand all types of weather. It's suitable for indoor and outdoor use although you would need to clear quite a large floor space to have it indoors. The frame of the trampoline is blue in colour, as is the handle, while the actual material on the trampoline and the rubber hand protector on the handle is red meaning it's suitable for both boys and girls. The box recommended that it was suitable for children over the age of three with adult supervision whilst the instructions in the box suggested it was suitable for children over the age of five.
My friend's daughter absolutely loved this present and spent a good chunk of the afternoon bouncing away happily on it. It also seemed quite a hit with her friends that were there, it was just a shame it wasn't bigger so it could have accommodated all of them. I'd thoroughly recommend the Tesco Trampoline with Handle as it's an absolute bargain price, it will no doubt provide hours of enjoyment and it really does seem quite sturdy. I have no doubt that they'll be able to store it and keep it for next summer; it really didn't seem likely to break anytime soon at all. I'm giving this the full five stars, unfortunately I did seem to be a bit big for it though!
Thanks for reading.