5 Ways of Upcycling your Trampoline Frame

Upcycling is a trend that has exploded in the last decade due to people being more conscientious of waste. Upcycling represents a variety of processes, which change “old” products into a “new” product that has a different purpose, subsequently giving the product a reincarnation beyond its original purpose. In other words, upcycling is about materials or items that get to be re-adapted and/or re-purposed in a creative way, therefore creating an extended lifespan.

Trampolines are the perfect products to upcycle, due to their size, and simplicity of design. When unassembled, they are mostly different length metal poles that fit perfectly into one another. Partsfortrampolines.com makes it possible to fix and extend your trampoline’s life, but sometimes trampolines can be slightly beyond repair. For those occasions, we have listed and explained the 5 best way to upcycle your trampoline.

Swimming Pool

A great upcycling use of old frame and the jump mat could be used on ground under also is to make a low cost swimming pool from the frame structure, makes a fantastic reasonably deep pool on larger trampolines and an ideal paddling pool on smaller structures. There are many videos on youtube and other channels showing some methods to do this, we think this is one good example although may not be in your native language the visual gives enough information and is delivered quickly with sped up video to give good basis of understanding how to achieve this. If you have a trampoline cover this could be handy for stropping leaves and insects etc gathering on it when not in use.


Another thing that is more of a long term product, is an Arbor. An Arbor is something that is used as a feature of the landscape, that is often used to grow climbing plants onto. In the picture below, we can see that they used their trampoline to act as a shade cover to a seating area. Once the plant grows over the poles this will look perfect, very innovative, and a great use of unused poles.

Trampoline Arbor
An upcycled repurposed trampoline.
Grow Tunnel

Staying on the topic of horticulture, this crafty person reused their trampoline frame into a grow house. With a small bit of wood and plastic covering, they were able to create a grow house for their garden. Extremely crafty way of using the trampoline frame to create support for the grow house!

An upcycled repurposed trampolone.
An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a grow house.

If this seems a bit too complicated, the trampoline frame can also be propped up against the wall, and used a pot hanging frame; as pictured below.

Trampoline frame used as a flower pot hanger.
Hen Coop

A secure hen coop is essential for keeping your hens safe if you want to have them in your garden. A large hen enclosure can be quite costly, but this clever upcycle of a presumably unused trampoline is a good way of avoiding that cost. The hens can live happily within the boundary of the wired in trampoline, and the mat serves the purpose of a sunshade if you’re in a hot country.

An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a hen coop.
An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a hen coup.
Movie Screen

This requires a projector, but a spraypainted trampoline propped up against a tree can make a perfect movie screen for an outdoor showing. It could even be used to show images to family and friends from a recent holiday or event.

An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a projector screen.
An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a projector screen.

These are all undeniably great ideas, in comparison to leaving your trampoline dormant in your garden or dumping it. We would always urge people to replace broken parts rather than buying a new trampoline to circumvent unnecessary waste and expenditure.

5 Reasons to Gamify your Trampoline

Following the recent product launch of the JumpGames, we thought it would be a great opportunity to explore the idea of gamifying your trampoline.

Following the recent product launch of the JumpGames, we thought it would be a great opportunity to explore the idea of gamifying your trampoline. Gamifying may sound like a made-up word, but trust us, it isn’t. Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles to a non-game context, such as your trampoline.

JumpGames Set on display, showing Giveaway prize.

To celebrate the launch, we’re also giving away a JumpGames Set, to enter you simply have to head over to our Facebook, and comment below.

Giveaway prize, showing the JumpGames Set.

JumpGames, the new product from North Trampolines, can turn your trampolines into an outdoor gaming destination. You can play alone, play it with friends, or challenge yourself against the world as you level up and improve your score. The JumpGames sound effects, commentary, and music will get you jumping like never before. It is like being inside a game, but being outside enjoying all the benefits that come with physical movement outdoors.

If you’re still wondering why anyone would want to add more technology into their kid’s lives, we have explained 5 benefits of gamifying your trampolines with the JumpGames.

1. Movement Helps Brain Function

Exercise has been referred to as “Miracle-Gro for the brain”, due to the role that it plays in stimulating nerve growth factors. Many studies have suggested that regular physical activity will support child brain development by improving memory, concentration, and yield a positive outlook. Research has also found that kids that partook in some form of exercise before school started, were less distracted and more attentive to their schoolwork.

2. Children Already Spend a Lot of Time on Devices

The reality of 2020 is that screen time is a huge element of almost everyone’s life. We all spend hours watching Netflix, playing games, sitting in front of a computer, and on our phones. We are instinctively more appalled by this, when kids are the victims of it. Studies show that kids spend on average 60 hours a week consuming media, while less than 60 minutes are spent playing outside. Or more shockingly, most kids spend less time outside than prison inmates. With JumpGames, we are not aiming to replace that digital connection, but rather replace the screen time with outdoor exercise. It isn’t about attempting to get rid of something that is so deeply ingrained in the child’s life, but rather substitute it for something they will equally enjoy.

3.  We Want Kids to Be Outside and Active

Everyone knows the amazing health benefits of being outside and active regularly. Regular physical activity improves strength and endurance, helps build bone and muscles, and can even help reduce anxiety and stress. All of this is at its utmost importance during a child’s developmental years, which is why we believe so strongly in the products we sell. The JumpGames set is a perfect complimentary item to both a trampoline that is a big hit with your kids, but also for a trampoline that has become a somewhat forgotten garden ornament.

4. We are Embracing Technology

Accepting the reality of the role technology is playing in kids’ lives, is the first step in trying to remedy the issues that arise with it. There is certainly an issue that that most kids would rather move their fingers on a device to watch other kids do something on YouTube, than they would actually move their own legs. We understand that kids are growing up in a digitally saturated world, so instead of fighting to get kids off technology, we want them to go outside with it.

5. It is a Way of Involving the Whole Family

JumpGames is not only for kids, it also comes with an adult sized band which can be enjoyed by someone of any age. The whole essay writing service family can join in on the fun by engaging in a competition with JumpGames. For adults, it can help you get fit without leaving your house, joining expensive gyms, or going for grueling runs.

Be sure to check out our Facebook for more details on how to win!

The What, Why, How & Where of replacing your trampoline jump mat


The jump mat is one of the most important parts of any trampoline. Although the life span of a trampoline jump mat should span several years, especially if it is made from top quality fibres, you may have started to notice that your jump mat has suffered wear and tear or weather damage.  If you have started to see also that the springs are becoming rusted or damaged this is also a sign it is time to up cycle. A jump mat can be easily replaced so no need to worry that all the family fun is coming to an end.


There are many reasons why a trampoline jump mat may need replacing such as

  • Too much weight, or too many people on the trampoline
  • A stretched jump mat will sag over time
  • There will be less bounce the more the mat is used
  • Rain may cause the mat to sag or snow
  • Overuse may cause the stitching to come loose or the rings may get damaged
  • Foreign bodies on the trampoline may rip holes in the mat


In order to replace the trampoline mat you must first measure it so you can see what size the replacement needs to be. Simply get a measuring tape and record the width of the mat from edge to edge. You then need to measure the springs from tip to tip and lastly count the number of eyelets.



When shopping for a trampoline mat replacement you must ensure that the mat is made of good quality material and the company is a reputable business and experts in this area. They should be on hand to advise you and assist in measuring, any questions you might have and offer a money back guarantee.

spring-tool-800x800When you purchase your your new mat, simply remove the old one and replace with the brand new one and continue having fun with your friends and family. (Top tip: we advice the use of a Spring Tool to help get those tight springs off and the last few new springs on easier)

In order to enjoy your trampoline for many more years, you must keep it well maintained to help ensure maximum safety for any jumpers both young and older. Also you must firmly  establish rules for use, for example, there can never be more than one person jumping on the trampoline at the same time.

Trampoline jumping mats produced by Parts for Trampolines are made with superior quality fabric are strong and offer UV protection. We can reassure you that we have worked on becoming leaders providing the  best quality trampoline mat in the Irish market. We also offer next day delivery within Ireland for a hassle free replacement. You can read all our customer reviews here