Old outdoor trampolines can be an eye sore. These old trampoline ideas will turn that unsightly mess to the ultimate trampoline sleepover! Take it from these parents who didn’t throw out the old trampoline, but used the platform for inspiration of some amazing trampoline spaces. These trampoline forts will be the envy of the neighborhood. We hope you are inspired to turn your old outdoor trampoline into a new beautiful outdoor space the whole family can enjoy. 

Outdoor trampoline ideas - old outdoor trampoline turned into a lovely trampoline den with curtains, cushions and plants
Source: Pinterest

Old Trampoline Ideas for Cool Backyards

These old trampolines turned comfy garden dens, trampoline forts and trampoline slumber party headquarters are absolutely perfect for summer sleepovers and backyard camp outs. Or, upgrade your own trampoline into a cozy seating area for parents to relax after a long day and enjoy a glass of wine.

Related: Our experience with Springfree trampoline for kids

Or, just a fun place to hang out on a beautiful, warm day.

Or, a place to hide out from your kids, if you need a break. (Don’t worry, we won’t judge). 

Top Ways to Transform Old Trampolines 

Your kids may be tired of jumping on the trampoline, or maybe it’s just broken. Either way, keep it! With this DIY project, you just may be able to breathe new life into an unused or broken trampoline, and create something pretty darn awesome in the process. 

1. DIY Trampoline Hide Away

This DIY project isn’t a massive project. In fact, all you need are a few items to decorate and make it comfortable and beautiful. 

2. Create a Trampoline Fort

Hang curtains from the top bar to give the space some privacy. String up fairy lights to light up the “room” for evenings “out” in the yard. Last but not least, add in some comfy pillows and blankets to complete the space. 

3. Turn that Trampoline Upside Down

Alternatively, if you want to get extra creative, turn that trampoline upside down. Seriously. We’re not kidding. That’s what mother Angela Ferdig did, and she turned something old into something new: a magical play fort space for her kids. She hung up curtains too, to give the space some privacy, and added a kid’s table and stools. Easy peasy, and I bet her kids absolutely love it. 

4. Willow Domes Goes Secret Garden Trampoline Style

Old trampoline used as a willow screen from Oxford Oak Blog
Make a secret garden trampoline!

I love this idea from Oxford Oak Blog which is to create a willow screen around a trampoline. It all reminds me of the book, The Secret Garden! I can’t wait to see what it looks like once summer is in full force…

5. The Perfect Outdoor Space For Summer is Your Trampoline

old trampoline fort shown with sheets over the trampoline to give cover and pillows and blanket on the trampoline surface
Source: Pinterest

Whether you keep your old trampoline right side up or upside down, the decoration possibilities are endless! This is totally a DIY lockdown project we can get behind. 

6. Trampoline Fairy House

Create a trampoline fairy house for a birthday party from Hill Country Homebody

I love this cute idea from Hill Country Homebody which is to create a fairy house on the trampoline for a special occasion…or just any day!

7. Underground Cave Trampolines

Cave with large trampoline surfaces inside
Photo via Zip World

Be inspired by this cool idea from Vice to create a trampoline world. This one happens to be in the underground caves of Llechwedd caverns in Wales.

8. Add a Parachute Roof to Your Trampoline

Add a parachute to your trampoline as a cover from Rave and Review

This super cute idea comes from Rave and Review to add a parachute roof onto your trampoline.

9. Make a Trampoline Water Park

child jumping on a trampoline with spray everywhere

Check out this cool trampoline sprinkler pack to transform a regular trampoline into a trampoline water park!

10. Trampoline Light & Music Show

trampline light pack with bluetooth music and led lights
Let’s add light and music to your trampoline!

This cool product creates a full blown music show on your trampoline complete with LED light show!

Now the only question is: how will you decorate your old trampoline to create your own Summer backyard retreat? 

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What was your favorite trampoline idea?



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