With the summer months approaching fast, there are (hopefully) plenty of sunny afternoons in the garden to look forward to. If you’re looking for a way to keep your little ones active and pass the time, trampolines are hours of fun for the whole family.
Trampolines come in various shapes and sizes to suit the needs of both toddlers and older children but, with so many to choose from and design features to consider, which are the best trampolines for kids?
When buying anything for your children, safety is naturally your number one concern so there are some factors before purchasing your trampoline. Firstly, if you have a child under the age of six, we typically recommend steering clear of typical garden trampolines over 6ft. Safety guidelines issued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents state that trampolining is unsafe for children of these age guidelines as they are unable to control their bouncing. That said, there are several products on the market designed especially for toddler play and development.
Secondly, when it comes to trampolines, size really does matter. The larger the surface area of the trampoline, the bigger the bounce, so that’s worth keeping in mind. One way to put your mind at ease could be to select a design with built-in cushioning. Alternatively, if you have a smaller garden, another option could be an in-ground trampoline which can be embedded within flat, grassy areas of the garden.
Regardless of your preferences or garden space, here are the best trampolines for kids you can buy now.
Get your little ones loving trampolining from an early age with this nursery version, with a fun tortoise design. The cover is padded and the handle is easy for little hands to grip. Playing on this trampoline, indoors or outdoors, will encourage your little one's physical confidence, plus developing coordination and balance. You'll need two people to assemble this toddler trampoline.
British company Galt has been creating toys for children for more than 180 years so you can trust in their design and quality.
- Suitable from 12 months
- Maximum weight 20kg (44lb)
- Weighs 3.5kg
- Size: 60cm from floor to handle; 70cm diameter frame.
If your little one is obsessed with Peppa Pig, then this is the trampoline for them. Bounce away all day long with Peppa's smiley face jumping up and down with you. It's low to the ground, with safety padding for peace of mind, and can be used indoors or outside.
- Weighs 2.6kg
- Size: 58 x 58 x 65 cm
- Suitable from 12 months
Suitable from 12-18 months, you can use this indoors or outdoors for ultimate toddler fun. It has a soft grippy handle, and non-slip feet, plus a padded safety mat too – and it’s good and low to the ground for those first bounces. Reviewers say don't try to build this one on your own!
- Weighs 2.6kg
- Size: 58 x 58 x 59.5 cm
- Recommended from 12 months
This 55inch/4.5ft trampoline can be used both indoors and outdoors and is available in two colours. Safety features include thick foam padding with vinyl covering over the extra heavy-duty bands.
- Maximum weight 45kg
- Weighs 12kg
- Size: Diameter 4.5ft (140cm); Height: 122cm
- Recommended for ages 3-6 years
Best suited for ages three and up, this folding trampoline helps to promote balance and is easy to store. Comes with built-in padded cover around the mat, meaning your little one can't jump on to the springs. The handle detatches easily to fold away quickly and store when not being used.
This outdoor trampoline is ideal for fitness and playing for both children and adults. Its galvanised steel springs help to build stamina and balance whilst its jumping sheet, padded poles, safety net and spring cover promote safety. Not suitable for users over 246lbs/120kg.
Reviewers say it's really easy to assemble for such a large and sturdy trampoline - music to our ears!
- Maximum weight 264 lbs (120 kg)
- Features 54 galvanised steel springs
- Height 96.4in (245 cm)
- Entry height 26.7in (68 cm)
- Jumping sheet diameter 103.5in (263 cm)
This best-selling trampoline is easy to assemble and has a sturdy and durable design. It ensures the highest safety and stability for children and teenagers (definitely one for the bigger kids in the family).
- Size 266 x 305 x 305cm
- Maximum weight 105kg
- Suitable from 6 years
This trampoline may come with a higher price tag but it's award-winning for its safety features and provides plenty of jumping room. Ideal for smaller gardens and soft bouncing for little jumpers. It's innovative in its design with no springs, meaning there's a smaller bouncing area but actually gives you more stability to bounce all round - unlike normal trampolines where you can't bounce near the edge.
- Diameter of mat 2.5m (8ft)
- Maximum weight 80kg
- Total height 2.3m
This award winning Zorb trampoline certainly has the wow factor with its modern and innovative design. The unique interlocking frame ensures there is no movement on the legs during jumps for maximum safety. Suitable for ages six and up. The net sits inside the pad to avoid trapping fingers and toes for ultimate safety.
- Size 14ft
- 2-year warranty on the net
- Maximum weight 19 stone or 120kg
- Suitable for ages 6 years and up
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