Bonfire Night Trampoline Safety and Care
Bonfire night is always a time of caution – lock the dogs and cats away, don’t hold sparklers without gloves and NEVER throw fireworks are just a few of the words of caution we often hear around this time of year.
However, there is one word of caution I would however impress upon anyone who is planning to have a bonfire in their garden and that is to protect your garden play equipment.
In this article we look at some helpful bonfire night trampoline safety tips.
Your Bonfire Night Trampoline Safety Guide:
Strange to think we celebrate the Houses of Parliament almost being blown up by setting off fireworks and lighting bonfires! Although I would say any excuse to have a party in the cold winter months is a good excuse.
There is no need to feel like a party pooper or to be too wary of having fun in your garden on bonfire night. All you need to do is exercise a little bit of common sense and your party will go without a hitch. It may be too obvious to mention that bonfires create ash and embers that rise up with the smoke. These will happily land anywhere in your garden without any consideration to what they are going to land on.
This is the main reason why shell suits were said to be a dangerous outfit of choice around bonfire night. The super flammable 80’s/90’s attire could easily burn or go up in flames when coming into close contact with fire debris.
The 'Shell Suit' of the play equipment world
Trampolines could be seen as the shell suit of the play equipment world. If you own one you will know that a lot of thought and effort goes into making them safe for your little ones to bounce on. But have you ever considered making them safe from the danger that is a local bonfire?
Little pieces of hot ash landing on a trampoline bed can quite easily create tiny holes. After some time, these holes can grow making most parents lose confident in the safety of the trampoline bed as their children bounce.
Families are not going to entertain the idea of their children accidently slipping through the trampoline bed to the floor as they bounce! This usually results in a new trampoline bed being purchased, which is not always the cheapest or easiest of tasks as many beds sizes are hard to replace.
Cover it up!
Trampoline covers are amazingly inexpensive. As well as keeping any unwanted burning embers from creating holes in the bed they will also keep the trampoline free from any other unwanted autumnal debris.
We would recommend getting a cover for your trampoline – they start at well under £20 for a simple (yet effective) tie on cover and will keep it clean and free from anything that is likely to damage your trampoline.
This simple little accessory will keep your garden trampoline out of harm’s way and leave you to worry about how many toffee apples your children are going to consume this firework’s night.
There is a whole range of types and size of cover at BGH Trampoline shop - just click here to view their range.
Bonfire night is a time for fun and celebration, but it's important to remember that safety is paramount. By following the bonfire night trampoline safety tips in this article, you can help to keep your trampoline safe and protect your children from injury.
Here is a final thought to leave you with:
Bonfire night is a great opportunity to teach your children about fire safety. Explain to them the dangers of bonfires and fireworks, and how to stay safe around them. Also, remind them that trampolines can be dangerous if they're not used properly.
By teaching your children about fire safety, you can help them to stay safe on bonfire night and all year round.