How to Prevent Trampoline from Being Blown Away

Many people may encounter a question when purchasing outdoor trampolines. Do I need to purchase trampoline anchor kit? How the wind stake work?

Imagine on a stormy night, there is a trampoline in your backyard without wind stake installed. Guess what will happen?

A media report in 2022 reported that during a storm, a trampoline was blown onto a nearby track, causing a train delay of nearly two hours.

trampoline on the train

The trampoline became wedged under the high-speed train during storm (Image: Kevin Downton)

Mechanical engineering professor Dr Keith Alexander, who is on the standards committee for trampoline safety in America, explains that trampolines act like "wings" because of the way they are built.

He says: "From a purely aerodynamics point of view, these things (trampolines) are a wing."

He added that if the trampoline stays flat it is unlikely to take off, but if it tilts, even by a little, "it will want to fly".

Nets put up around trampolines to help keep users safe could also add to the problem. Even though most of the air goes through the holes, a net can act like a sail and could be enough to allow a trampoline to tilt.

Trees, hedges and walls that surround gardens often act as a natural barriers, so it is important to make sure that your trampoline is placed in the most sheltered part of the garden. Even then, experts recommend tying or anchoring it down.

Most trampolines should come with an anchoring kit, but you can also buy them separately.

Powerful Hurricane Into Florida

This is where one ended up during a storm in Florida (Image: Getty Images)

Dr Anderson adds: "What I would be recommending is that people are aware that when there's going to be high winds the trampoline might go somewhere and it's probably going to be their responsibility. If it hits someone's Mercedes Benz across the road, whose insurance company is going to pay?

"You want to tie it up like a dog that's likely to stray."

How to Anchor a Trampoline

So, let's take a look at how to install a trampoline wind stake!

Materials You'll Need:

  1. Trampoline Anchor Kit: You can purchase trampoline anchor kits that come with the necessary hardware. These kits typically include anchors, straps, and buckles. All of our Jumpfly trampoline will come with free anchor kit.
  1. Tools: You may need a drill, socket wrench, and a mallet or hammer.

How to Install Trampoline Anchors on a Jumpfly Trampoline

  1. Choose the Location: Select a suitable location for your trampoline. It should be level and free of obstacles. Ensure there is ample space around the trampoline to prevent accidents.
  1. Attach the Straps: Most trampoline anchor kits come with straps that you will attach to the trampoline frame. Locate the attachment points on the frame, typically near the legs or frame sections. Secure the straps to these points.

How to Install Trampoline Anchors on a Jumpfly Trampoline

  1. Install the Anchors: Drive the ground anchors into the ground. The type of ground anchors provided in your kit will vary, but they may be corkscrew-style anchors or metal stakes. You may need to use a mallet or hammer to drive them into the ground until they are secure.
  1. Connect the Straps to the Anchors: Once the anchors are in place, connect the straps to them. The straps should be taut but not overly tight.

How to choose wind stake for trampoline

There are several types of trampoline anchors available to secure trampolines to the ground, each designed for specific ground conditions and installation preferences. Here are some common types of trampoline anchors:

  1. U-shaped Stake:

These are long, pointed metal rods that are driven into the ground. They are simple and effective for securing trampolines but may be more suitable for softer ground.

  1. Auger-Style Anchors:

Auger-style anchors have a spiral shape and are driven into the ground using a twisting motion. They work well in various soil types and offer good stability.

  1. Heavy-Duty Tent Stakes:

Heavy-duty tent stakes, designed for securing large tents in windy conditions, can be adapted for trampoline anchoring.

  1. Sandbags or Ballast Bags:

Sandbags or ballast bags filled with sand or other heavy materials can be placed on the trampoline frame or legs to add weight and stability.



When choosing trampoline anchors, it's essential to consider several factors to ensure you select the most suitable option for your specific needs and conditions. Here are more detailed considerations:

  1. Ground Type:

Assess the type of ground or soil in your trampoline's location. Different anchors are better suited to various ground types. For softer soil, auger-style anchors or U-shaped stakes may work well. For harder surfaces like concrete or asphalt in-ground anchors like sandbags might be more appropriate.

  1. Long-Term or Temporary Use:

Consider whether you plan to keep the trampoline in the same location for an extended period or if it's a temporary setup. Temporary anchoring solutions like sandbags or ballast bags may be suitable for short-term use.

  1. Local Weather Conditions:

Consider the prevailing weather conditions in your area. If you live in a region with frequent strong winds or storms, you'll need more robust and heavy-duty anchors to ensure stability.

  1. Trampoline Size and Weight:

Take into account the size and weight of your trampoline. Larger and heavier trampolines require stronger anchors to keep them securely in place.


Looking for More Trampoline Accessories?

There are several trampoline accessories available to enhance safety, fun, and convenience when using your trampoline. Here are some popular trampoline accessories you may consider:

  1. Trampoline Basketball Hoop: Adding a basketball hoop to your trampoline can indeed level up the fun and provide an engaging physical activity for jumpers. It's a great way to encourage active play and improve coordination.
  1. Trampoline Ladder: A ladder is an essential safety accessory, especially for younger children who may have difficulty climbing onto the trampoline without assistance. It promotes safe entry and exit, reducing the risk of accidents.
  2. Trampoline Shade Cover: A sunshade is a fantastic accessory for providing shade and protection from the sun's rays, enhancing the comfort of jumpers on hot and sunny days. It helps prevent sunburn and overheating.

If you own a Jumpfly Trampoline or are considering purchasing one, explore our range of Trampoline Accessories to discover which ones are the perfect match for your needs!



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