Trampoline Rules: Staying Safe While Having Fun

Trampoline Rules: Staying Safe While Having Fun

Trampolines are a great way to get outside, have fun, and exercise all at the same time. But with any physical activity, there are risks involved.

It’s important to follow some basic trampoline rules to ensure that you and your family can enjoy bouncing around without injury. In this article, we’ll cover the essential trampoline rules to keep you safe while having fun.

Trampoline Rules

Always Have Adult Supervision

Trampoline Rules

If you’re allowing your kids to use a trampoline, make sure that an adult—preferably one with experience and knowledge of safe trampolining—is present at all times. An adult can watch and enforce the rules, as well as provide assistance if necessary. 

They can also help identify potential risks and hazards, such as objects left lying around or other people in the vicinity who might cause injury due to over-excitement or recklessness. 

Use Safety Equipment

Make sure that everyone using the trampoline has proper safety gear, including a helmet, elbow pads, wrist guards, and knee pads. 

This is especially important for younger children who may not have developed an understanding of how dangerous it can be to jump without protection.

It is also recommended that you have a protective net surrounding the trampoline so that no one falls off accidentally or jumps too high. 

No Double Bouncing

Double bouncing is when two people jump simultaneously on a trampoline; this increases risk significantly because it puts more stress on the springs and could cause them to break or snap back into someone’s face/body. 

To prevent this from happening, only allow one person at a time to use the trampoline—and make sure everyone knows this rule!

No Flips or Somersaults Without Training

Flips and somersaults require advanced training in order to be performed safely on a trampoline; even then there is still some risk involved since any misstep could lead to serious injury. 

Unless you (or your child) has been trained by an experienced instructor, avoid performing these types of maneuvers on a trampoline. Stick with simple jumps instead! 

Only One Person at a Time

Just like with double bouncing, only allowing one person at a time will help reduce risk significantly; having multiple people in close proximity increases chances of collision which could lead to injury for both parties involved. 

Make sure you remind your kids about this rule before they start bouncing—no sharing allowed! 

No Roughhousing

Roughhousing might seem harmless enough when done outside of the confines of a trampoline but it can quickly turn dangerous when done on top of one; even something as simple as running across the mat can disturb its balance and cause someone else nearby to lose control and fall off unexpectedly. So make sure everyone using the trampoline knows that roughhousing isn’t allowed! 


What age is appropriate for trampolining?

boy jumping on a trampoline

Children under the age of 6 should not be allowed on trampolines. Kids between the ages of 6 and 14 should be supervised by an adult at all times.

Can trampolines be used indoors?

Trampolines are not recommended for indoor use. They require a lot of space and can be dangerous if they’re not used properly.

What should I do if someone gets injured while trampolining?

If someone gets injured while trampolining, seek medical attention immediately. Do not move the injured person and call for emergency services if necessary.


Trampolines are a great way to get outside, have fun, and exercise all at the same time. But it’s important to follow some basic rules to ensure that you and your family can enjoy bouncing around without injury. 

By following these trampoline rules, you can minimize the risks involved and have a safe and enjoyable time on the trampoline. So, stay safe and happy bouncing!

Susan Lee