What is a Sunken Trampoline?

What is a Sunken Trampoline?

A sunken trampoline, also known as a flatground or inground trampoline, offers a sleek and visually appealing alternative to traditional trampolines. By installing the trampoline at ground level, you can enjoy the fun and exercise benefits without sacrificing your garden’s aesthetics or safety. Sunken trampolines have their own advantages and a few disadvantages, so let’s take a look.

What is a Sunken Trampoline: Advantages

Sunken trampolines have a few advantages over their traditional counterparts. Most Berg trampolines are on raised metal frames that can obstruct your garden’s view. By integrating the trampoline with the ground level of your garden, you can maintain a tidy appearance that doesn’t obstruct your view. The most common cause of injury on traditional raised trampolines is not from jumping, but from mounting and dismounting. By placing the jumping surface at ground level, sunken trampolines reduce the risk of injury caused by mounting and dismounting. With a regular trampoline, it’s often best to p0reparing the surrounding area with softer materials, such as wood chippings, to help minimise the impact of any accidental falls. This is unnecessary with a flatground if you are using it in conjunction with a safety net.


Despite their benefits, sunken trampolines do also have a few drawbacks. While a regular trampoline can be moved around anywhere on the garden, you must dig a ditch underneath your sunken trampoline. This does take work. And this also means that sunken trampolines cannot be moved easily once you’ve installed it. So make sure to choose your site carefully. When you’re not using the trampoline, such as during the winter, you might need to fill or conceal the trench.

Choosing the Right Trampoline

If the disadvantages seem to outweigh the positives in your case, you might consider a regular trampoline. If flatground will you suit you, there are several models available on the market. We recommend the Berg Champion Flatground and the Berg Flatground Elite. These are popular choices and are known for their durability and safety features. These models feature the AirFlow jumping mat, which reduces air resistance by 50%, allowing for higher jumps, and they come in different sizes to suit your garden.

Safety First

Sunken trampolines are not recommended for children under six years old, and adult supervision is advised for all users. Some inground trampolines come with netting. We always recommend going with a net. This provides extra safety for children by reducing the risk of falls.

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