Another Trampoline for Coombe Mill

Posted on December 10th, 2012

Blame the Weather!

A fortnight ago we had the worst winds we have ever experienced at Coombe Mill. Situated in a lush wooded valley we rarely experience the winds of the neighbouring village of St Breward up on Bodmin Moor. However for just one night the winds howled through the valley scattering dustbins, surf boards and our two trampolines flying. The old one sailed from the chicken enclosure, where it was providing shelter for the polish bantam chicks and the shiny new trampoline skidded from the play area down towards the river.  By morning both were a right off and Farmer Nick was left prizing them out of the bushes! Having never had winds like it in the past it had never occurred to us to secure them to the ground!

Trampoline rescue at Coombe Mill from the River

Big Game Hunters to the Rescue!

When Big Game Hunters emailed me to see if I would be interested in reviewing a trampoline for them I was overjoyed! It couldn’t have been more perfectly timed. We have had a trampoline in one of the play areas for several years now and the children here on holiday love it. It is is a favourite with my own children too and one of the first places they head for when out playing on the farm. It is such a great form of exercise and fun all in one.

Big game Hunters have a whole section on their web site dedicated to their Trampolines with different sizes, shapes and even accessories, including anchoring sets which I can strongly recommend! In just a couple of days our Sky High Trampoline arrived and Farmer Nick and the children spent a happy Saturday afternoon putting it together on the site of the old one, which was in itself only a few weeks old. They are beginning to feel like trampoline erecting experts and had it up in no time at all.

Perfect Team Work: Erecting and testing our Skyhigh Trampoline 


Safe and Secure

We were really impressed with the quality of the safely net and padding on the surrounding matting for the trampoline and felt that at £149 it represents good value for money compared to others we have used in the past. Once more all the parts can be replaced (pads, mats, springs, enclosures etc) so you don’t have to throw your old one away and buy a whole new one if just the enclosure breaks for example as happened to us before.

The final test of cause is how much the children enjoy it. We had the children’s cousins down for the weekend and they were straight out to give it a go while mine were still at school! Note we do have a note up saying one at a time please!

trampoline fun 



I was sent a trampoline from Big Game Hunters for the purpose of this review, but all the views and opinions expressed here are my own.