We’ve moved back to NZ… and for the first time in many years we had our first summer christmas. I do love a cosy winter christmas but there is something to be said for a hot christmas day where the kids can run around outside and burn off all that energy. As soon as I knew we were moving back I planted the idea in their heads that they could ask Father Christmas for a trampoline. My older sister and I had one when we were growing up and I think we played on it every day. They are great for kids as they improve flexibility, help develop their balance and co-ordination, it’s a great workout for their muscles and it develops their motor skills among many other benefits.
Trampolines have come a long way since I was a kid (we had no safety mats or nets!) but now you can buy springfree trampolines as Sara mentioned in an earlier post. I am proud to say these were invented in New Zealand by a father who wanted a safe trampoline for his children. Our trampoline was a huge hit and the kids have been playing on it ever since. I can not recommend these trampolines enough!!