A trampoline can offer the perfect platform for an endless supply of high-energy and incredibly fun trampoline games. With a little imagination, there are many trampoline games to play. We’ve picked a few fun trampoline games to provide hours of entertainment while motivating kids to get outdoors and stay active, and perfect for getting them away from the smartphones!
Bouncing Air Catch
A ball-based game, ‘Bouncing Air Catch’ is perfect for parents who want to get involved in some outdoor entertainment with the kids. Ensure you make sure everyone stays safe, so bouncing high won’t cause potential injuries. A tennis ball is the ideal size for use in this trampoline game, and it’s best played with 2 players.
How to Play:
• Position one player in the centre of the trampoline, with the other player on the outside.
• The player on the outside starts with the ball, throwing it as high as they can above the trampoline.
• The player on the inside of the trampoline must then time their bounce and try to catch the ball while they’re in the air.
• Each ball they successfully catch while airborne is worth a point. Whoever achieves the most airborne catches out of 10 throws, wins!
Piggy in the Middle
The name gives it away, but this classic game is given a fresh twist thanks to a bouncy trampoline surface! We recommend using a small-to-medium soft ball for this trampoline game, and it’s an ideal game for three players.
How to Play:
• Position one player on the trampoline — in the middle of the mat — with the two others on the outside of the trampoline. The player in the middle is the ‘Piggy’.
• The Piggy must bounce while the two outside players begin throwing the ball over the trampoline to one another, with the Piggy attempting to catch it.
• The two outside players can slowly move their way around the outskirts of the trampoline to try and confuse the Piggy, but they must always throw it over the trampoline.
• Once the Piggy catches the ball, the person who threw the losing ball is the new Piggy.
If you’re looking for fun activities for the kids, come and visit the Shrewsbury trampoline centre!