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Trampolines aren't dangerous. They carry a risk but if you don't give your kids risk they'll end up hermits.

 

However, climing trees don't create as much noise pollution so trampolines should be out. If parents are too risk obsessed that they can't let their kids go to the local park with the miniscule risk attached to that then Britain is in a sorry state indeed.

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Trampolines aren't dangerous. They carry a risk but if you don't give your kids risk they'll end up hermits.

 

 

I think thats a sad thing about kids today, I was quite old fashioned when it come to fun when I was a kid...Tree Climbing, Camping, Bike Rides, Football, Building/Racing go karts etc. We wasn't brought up to be sheltered and be taught to be afraid of anything and everything. My cousin is a proper hermit, Scared of COWS :confused: I mean come on, COWS! With my childhood I did incur lots of bumps, scrapes, hospital visits however they also brought alot of good memories and experiences. I would never criticise a protective parent for wanting their children to be safe but somewhere you have to draw the line and let them go out and get dirty and in need of the odd plaster and bandage...it does more good then harm.

 

Going back to the trampoline, it is also a good source of exercise and I can imagine my nephew now is out like a light (or probably still on the damn thing)!

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We have one on our back garden for my 7 year old daughter, I would no way have a basket ball net or anything else attached to it, she has a safety net around it & only allowed one at a time n it as the rules state.

I would also like to add there is nothing better than hearing the sound of children having fun on a sunny day.

Better than hearing the sound of lawn mowers, people arguing & ice cream vans.

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I absolutely agree, it's great listening to your own little darlings having fun, next door's little darlings are an entirely different matter ....

 

As parents love to see and hear their children playing, I'm not sure why they always seem to erect the garden gyms and trampolines etc as far away from their own house as possible ... the same way as they seem to put the stinking bbq well away from their house too.

 

So you have the dubious pleasure every fine day when you want to enjoy your garden, listening to screaming, fighting brats or other people's friends and family inane yammering through the fence, when you want only to hear your own family's delightful conversations ;)

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I absolutely agree, it's great listening to your own little darlings having fun, next door's little darlings are an entirely different matter ....

 

As parents love to see and hear their children playing, I'm not sure why they always seem to erect the garden gyms and trampolines etc as far away from their own house as possible ... the same way as they seem to put the stinking bbq well away from their house too.

 

So you have the dubious pleasure every fine day when you want to enjoy your garden, listening to screaming, fighting brats or other people's friends and family inane yammering through the fence, when you want only to hear your own family's delightful conversations ;)

 

You can remedy that by accumulating around 350k and investing in a nice rural farmhouse or likewise.

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You can remedy that by accumulating around 350k and investing in a nice rural farmhouse or likewise.

 

If only ...... :D

 

But you did spot the irony in my post? We're all bad neighbours when we have to live cheek by jowl was my point. Except for me of course, I'm perfect .. ;)

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If your neighbours have put a trampoline or a playhouse up against your property and you want your privacy back, just start sunbathing naked. As soon as the kids start mentioning the naked people in the next garden the parents will move the kit quick sharp. :thumbsup: Although I hope my privacy freak neighbour doesn't do this to me as I don't want to see his hairy bum bobbing up and down in the back garden. :gag:

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If your neighbours have put a trampoline or a playhouse up against your property and you want your privacy back, just start sunbathing naked. As soon as the kids start mentioning the naked people in the next garden the parents will move the kit quick sharp. :thumbsup: Although I hope my privacy freak neighbour doesn't do this to me as I don't want to see his hairy bum bobbing up and down in the back garden. :gag:

 

Better yet, buy a trampoline and go on it naked...The jiggling could give the kids some sort of trampoline phobia! :D

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My daughter is asking me to buy her one of these this weekend anyone know of any great deals out there at the moment .

 

keep smiling:D :D :D :D :D :D

 

ps I have a high boundary wall so as not to offend my neighbours!!!!!

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About £80 from most places but you must get a safety net at about £50.

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I didn't like that bear clip at all,worrying about the poor thing now,did it die?

I dont know if there is any useful info for you here,as I cant be bothered to go through it all http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/search.html?searchid=3743329

We got ours 13ft from lxdirect about a year and a half ago,we got a huge a discount voucher for quite a lot off 30% or something.(got the discount voucher of relevant board on the site in the link)I think Its a body sculpture one and I love it.We paid about £180 for it and safety net and delivery.

I can understand people who hate them,we are very lucky and have a huge garden,with fields either side,before neighbours gardens beyond that,and sometimes my kids make so much noise on it I worry about the neighbours!So for terraced back to back gardens it must get a bit irritating for the neighbours.Everyone (normal) likes the sound of happy children,but I'm sure mine aren't the only ones who seem to spend half of the time wrestling and arguing on it!!And it does make a minor noise to go with each bounce.I love it though,but must admit(cant believe I am doing though!) when we first got it,I did nearly accidently wet my pants when I bounced too high,so ladies make sure you do your pelvic floor exercises!And be warned,as a few friends who have had a go admitted to the same thing!

Deffinately get a net though,can be really dangerous without.We have had a pop up tent on ours today( also fantastic,3 man real camping one about £40 in decathalon),nearly slept out in it!but it is not only great for bouncing,its almost like a little room in the garden.

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Back in the good old days when I was young and free and single I did happen to have a shag on one and I fully endorse it.

These things should not be for kids to enjoy but for us grown ups

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