Considering buying one of the best trampolines? Smart idea! Owning one of these is an easy way to entertain (read: tire out) the kids while soft play centres are closed and we are slightly confined to our homes. Oh, and having a trampoline – whatever size – encourages them to play outside more. Whether you are looking for something for your small back garden or you want a large option for the whole family to use, we can help.
We've found the very top trampolines on the market for 2020, and we've popped them in our guide below. Just be sure to move it around your garden every now and then, so as not to kill your lovely lawn. Other than that, everything you need to know when investing in the best trampoline, you can find below. A trampoline also makes a great Christmas present, and some are on sale in the end of year sales...
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Best trampolines 2021
Stylish and sturdy, this beast of a trampoline is a really fine specimen.
Although this trampoline isn’t springless, they are well hidden and the surroundsafe enclosure offers solid bounce-back, meaning there's no risk of jumpers coming into contact with the springs.
Design and materials
The sleek black paint finish makes this an aesthetically pleasing addition to all types of outdoor space. The igloo door entry and (zip free) crawl through tunnel adds an extra element of adventure, while the trampoline ladder and integral shoe tidy means that clumsy and disorderly looking moments are kept to a minimum. Complete with a steel frame, weather-resistant padding and cover, this product will survive the cooler months.
This Smyths Toys trampoline is our best pick for small gardens. It measures eight-foot-wide, it has a safety enclosure and it's affordable.
With a high safety net that wraps around the mat instead of the frame (to protect them from falling on the springs and bars), this trampoline features thick, 15mm padding outside the net.
Made from UV-resistant material, this trampoline can be left in the blazing sun with no worries. What's more, all springs are coated in zinc to protect against the weather and rusting. It's also made from galvanized steel for your peace of mind, with a maximum user weight of 100kg.
Design and assembly
With three wide legs for extra stability, you should place this eight-foot trampoline on the grass. The padding cover over the springs is green, and it features green covers around the bars for safety reasons, too. Small enough to fit inside a car, once assembled it measures 244cm in diameter and 245cm high.
A great option for energetic kids who go above and beyond when bouncing.
With a below ground steel frame, this trampoline promises great bounce alongside optimum security and durability. It also comes complete with an enclosure net and accompanying steel top ring for added peace of mind.
This trampoline is built for UK weather. Rust-resistant and complete with a PVC trampoline cover, plus anchor pegs, to protect it from the weather.
Design and assembly
The patented Easi-Store Quad Lok frame makes assembly quick and easy, while the enclosure net can be put up and pulled down in seconds. Adults will like the simple – borderline camouflage – colour-scheme also.
We are well aware of the luxury price tag on this one, which is why it's not top of our list, but it is phenomenal and worth a mention.
So, if you’re looking for another level of at-home trampolining, for the whole family, then then look no further. Aside from its exceptional bounce capabilities, and the integrated AkroSPRING® Spring System which means there is less impact on the body (good for the knees), we love the round shape of this trampoline, and the ladder makes it the perfect pro garden addition for the whole family.
Manufactured to the highest of industry standards, and designed with its unique spring system and the AkroAir perforated jumping mat, this model will not only let you enjoy incredible bounce, but it will also stand the test of time. Parents will also love the lack of squeaking and the failsafe assembly using the AkroCLICK® smart click system.
It's made from non-toxic materials, and is also both fire and rust resistant. Installation is screwless (marvellous) and the frame comes with a frame lifetime guarantee, plus a three year warranty on the pads, two years on the mat and net, and a 10-year guarantee on the springs.
The first ever duo level trampoline, the infinity leap is suitable for all levels of jumper, offering exceptional bounce for a heightened experience
As you’d expect with a masterpiece, this comes with a netting enclosure for better safety. There is also a zip-free entry tunnel door for added protection when coming on and off the trampoline.
A first in design
With two levels, boasting unique dual suspension, the coiled metal springs work seamlessly as part of the bungee spring system – guaranteeing better lift, every time. Made from steel and finished in a powdered coating, this trampoline is quite literally on another level.
A fine rectangular option, the Jump King is for budding gymnasts and a fairly stylish pick for those conscious of their garden decor.
The pristine design boasts an integrated safety enclosure system, whereby the netting sits inside the legs of the trampoline.
Built with a galvanised steel frame, plus 20mm of foam padding – this trampoline also has a slightly higher price point, but is durable, built to last, and easy to assemble.
This is a sound pick for an above-ground trampoline.
Reputed for its sturdy frame and strong springs, this trampoline means you’re guaranteed to enjoy a good bounce, while the added bonus of a safety enclosure means you’ll have more peace of mind when your little one decides to get wild.
Built from galvanised steel, and complete with weather-resistant safety pads, this trampoline has been constructed so that it can be both easily put up and taken down when you’re done, while the rust-resistant finish makes this a great and reliable addition to any UK garden.
Get ready to up your at home workouts with this cheeky trampoline, the perfect addition to your home, to get your heart rate going! Not just for kids (but a great way to let them dispense energy) but also fitness bunnies who are looking for a gym alternative. After all, a trampoline workout couldn't provide a finer or more fun way to stay fit and healthy.
The adjustable handrail on this model gives you more security, while there are safety pads too so kids will be fine under supervision. Bouncing has the added bonus of reducing stress, all while toning the muscles and improving general balance and wellbeing, need we say more?
This can be used both indoors and outdoors in the garden, though it is not weather resistant so will need to be brought in when you're done. Its simple assembly and the fact that it’s foldable (and therefore easier to store), means that this is ideal for small space dwellers without much room to spare.
This trampoline is specifically designed for little ones around 3 years of age.
It’s safe, sturdy and sure to let them unleash their inner bouncy monster. The galvanised steel frame is built lower to the ground for easier access, and it comes complete with the safety enclosure.
Parents will like both the price point, the fact that it’s easy to put together – 'quad lok' frame with easy-to-link joints – and that the colours will blend easily into your garden’s background.
Small garden? Don't want a trampoline up year-round? Choose the LBLA Kids Trampoline as it folds away after use. Great for toddlers, this compact and portable option takes just seconds to fold. You can use it indoors or outdoors, too.
With no net due to its small size and the fact it sits only seven inches off the floor, this trampoline does, however, have a handle for your little one to hold while bouncing. It also has anti-slip foot pads so you can use it anywhere.
Measuring 36 inches in diameter, this trampoline has a tight jump mat to keep its bounce for longer, and to protect your child's ankles, knees and hips. It also has high tension springs and a heavy-duty frame to ensure durability, making its maximum capacity 60kg.
How to buy the best trampoline
It's down to personal (family) preference, but there are some key factors to consider when choosing yours. You can opt for in-ground trampolines (aesthetically pleasing some may say) which are secured, much like the name suggests, in the ground, meeting European safety standards, and therefore removing the need for an enclosure.
Then there are excellent above-ground trampolines, which are now pretty hi-tech, complete with safety padding and mesh (a very much ‘pimped’ version of what you may remember jumping on as a child).
Safety on trampolines
You must always take care when using trampolines and follow all the safety notices provided by the manufacturer of your product. In special regards to children, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidentshas plenty of advice for parents looking to invest in a trampoline for young ones, so we do recommend having a read of the latest advice and that children, especially young children, be supervised at all times to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Then when buying your trampoline be sure to check the quality of its design, the springs and the materials used to build it. Choosing something that is weather, fire and rust resistant is best to ensure it will last more than a few years, while choosing a model complete with robust safety pads is also a must to catch those awkward falls.
What is the best size for a trampoline?
Trampoline size is probably one of the most essential things to consider when investing. If you're you looking for a small trampoline for a toddler, be aware that it will need replacing when they grow out of it (and you know they will!). While if you want one that will stay with you for years to come, and if your child is over 6 years old (usually the minimum age requirement for bigger models) it might be worth investing a little more to increase its longevity. We've included a variety of sizes above, from 3ft upwards, but many of the models we've featured are available to order in bigger sizes too if you have the space available.
What else to consider
Max weight limit
With the size of your trampoline in mind, you need to take a look at the max weight limit stated by the manufacturer in order to keep play safe and to understand whether you can have a couple of kids, or a parent, on there at the same time with no concerns.
Enclosure and accessories
Many of the above come with protective safety enclosures, but if yours doesn't we recommend investing in one separately for more security, especially if you have small children. Other accessories include steps and covers so do check what your one will come with and make sure you're set up for your needs.
A highly important factor all year round – but most especially as we're going into winter – we'd recommend choosing a trampoline that comes with a cover and weatherproof pads/other properties. Another added benefit would be a rust-resistant frame finish for all of the outdoor picks to increase its longevity furthermore.