Summer’s here and the children are probably looking forward to all the activities that they’ll be doing in the following months. That includes going to the seaside, traveling abroad, and visiting theme parks, zoos, etc. However, these activities are an integral part of almost every summer break and they lose their value over time.
We need to think about the things that our children will do while they’re home. The last thing we want to happen is to not be able to separate them from their computers, iPads, and smartphones. Fortunately enough, there’s a solution, and it lies in sleepovers. People might be wondering: How could a simple sleepover be more interesting to them than their phones? Well, this is no ordinary sleepover.
Parents have found a way to combine regular camping activities with a trampoline, essentially creating a ‘Campoline.’ Who would have thought that these two things would be such an excellent match? Trampoline sleepover seems to be extremely popular at the moment. That’s why we’ve created a list of three trampoline camping ideas that our readers can utilize.
Before we move on to the ideas, we want to explain what a campoline actually is. Well, a campoline is basically a regular trampoline that has a camping tent on top of it. There’s also a set of benefits that come with it.
First of all, the trampoline enclosure is elevated from the ground, which means that there will be less contact with non-flying bugs. In addition, there won’t be any bumps on the bottom part of the tent since it’ll rest on the trampoline.
Second of all, the entire tent will be a safer space because it’s located within the safety net. The children will feel a lot safer and the sleepover experience will be more pleasant.
Now that we know what a campoline is and what benefits it offers, it’s time to talk about the things that we can utilize and combine with it. We’ve selected three interesting ideas that will help our readers do just that. We’re presenting them in a form of a list, and they are as follows:
There are two ways to go about this. We can either set up our own tent or purchase a tent that is specifically designed for a trampoline. The first way is probably more favored by people since it doesn’t require that they spend more money. We think that’s perfectly understandable.
Setting up our own tent is as easy as it gets. The only thing we need to do is to make sure that it fits into the safety enclosure of the trampoline. People who worry that the tent might move can fix it by tying it to the poles of the trampoline. That’s also convenient for people that have trampolines without the safety net. That’s literally it.
However, setting up the tent alone won’t be sufficient if we want that perfect sleepover experience. We also have to add the appropriate bedding for the children, as well as some light source. Any regular sheets and pillows will do, but we doubt that they’ll be that much needed since it’s summer. As for the lights, we can use those small solar lights or flashlights. They are neither too bright nor too dark.
People who don’t have their own tents but have a trampoline don’t necessarily have to be denied the experience. They can easily make their own tent by using the basic household items. This works best if there’s a safety net on the trampoline or if there are poles on the side where the sheets can be attached.
This is the full list of items that they’ll need:
We’ll have to attach the sheets on each side of the safety net, as well as on top of it to cover everything. We can either use clothespins to attach the sheets or we can sew them all together. All that’s left to do is to add the blankets, pillows, and lights inside and we’re good to go.
One of the best things to combine with a trampoline sleepover is watching movies. Children love it, and they’re not involved with the devices directly. This is an activity that they’ll do under the open starry sky.
We’ll have to attach a large white sheet to one side of the trampoline’s mesh. Alternatively, we could just hang it over. After that’s done, we can set up a projector and play whatever it is we wish to watch. We can also add the appropriate bedding across the surface of the trampoline.
If we want to get that authentic feel of a real movie theater, we can even prepare some homemade popcorn and other similar snacks.
Children often like to pretend that they’re like their favorite cartoon heroes or idols. They all want to be astronauts, fantasy warriors, pirates, elves, and whatnot. Why not use this to our advantage? We can make a themed trampoline sleepover that will feature a lot of interesting decorations.
Depending on what the theme is, we’ll probably have to pick items from our house (or purchase them) if we want to immerse the children. There are a plethora of activities that can be tied to this type of a sleepover.
For example, if there’s an astronaut theme going on, then stargazing is one of those suitable activities. The children can compete and look at the constellations to see who knows them best.
So there we have it. Those are our ideas for a perfect trampoline sleepover. We really hope that you liked our article. If you did, it would mean a great deal to us if you could share it with your friends. Additionally, we’d like to hear what you think about the article, so be sure to leave us a comment. Oh, and one more thing — thank you for reading!