Best trampolines 2021: 9 buys to keep the family entertained outside

Everyone can stay active with the best trampoline. Find one for your budget and space requirements in our guide

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The best trampoline is a great investment. Not only do they make a brilliant gift for kids of all ages, they also mean you have a great way to stay active in your own garden. So, if you are all in a bid to keep fit or ditch the devices, a trampoline is a must buy for your home.

A quality trampoline will feel like a pretty big initial outlay. They are built to last though, so choose wisely and it will keep your family entertained for years – and they have a good resale value when you do decided it is no longer of use. That said, most are big and strong enough to take adults, so it might become your favourite fitness activity long after the kids fly the nest. 

Apart from the smallest trampolines on this list, the products we've included all have safety enclosures. This means they can be used safely by younger children, but teens and adults will love them, too – just check the weight limit before you hop on!

To save you the job of searching for the best trampoline, we've rounded up the top products on the market, with options available for every budget (check out our trampoline deals for offers) and garden size. There are in-ground options and trampettes for smaller kids too, too. And if you need more advice on safety of the key design features to look for, just check the end of this guide.

If you're looking for more ways to keep the kids entertained in the garden, just head to our best climbing frame list. 

Best trampolines

best trampoline: best allrounder, Colours by Plum Springsafe 10ft Gold trampoline

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1. Colours by Plum Springsafe 10ft Gold Edition Trampoline

Best all rounder: a sturdy, good-looking trampoline with brilliant safety features

Specifications
Best for: Toddlers to teenagers
Recommended age: : 6 years+
Shape:: Circle
Material:: Steel frame
Dimensions: : H259, W426, D426cm
Self-assembly?: : Yes
Max user weight: : 75kg
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Reasons to buy
+Really secure+Weather resistant design+Enclosure included+More stylish design than many+Easier to construct than some+Excellent value
Reasons to avoid
-Sewing on the enclosure is fiddly-No ladder included

If you're searching for a good-looking trampoline with brilliant safety features and a sturdy, weather-resistant design, then this is it.

Safety features 
Keeping your family away from springs is the calling card of all good-quality trampolines. This one comes with a clever Springsafe 2G enclosure that keeps the jumper completely separate from the springs. We tried 'falling' into the sides of enclosure and it didn't budge, so kids of all ages will be safe and secure.

Design
Let's be honest, nobody wants the hassle of zipping and un-zipping an enclosure every time they get on or off a trampoline, so the unique wrap-over design of this one is a winner. The ends of the enclosure overlap so there's no weakness, and you can simply slip in and out whenever you fancy.

The Gold is the latest in the Colours by Plum series of play products, and is a great way to add a splash of colour to your garden. The gold is surprisingly subtle and blends well with the greens of the garden.

As trampolines are outside all year, they need to be made of durable materials and this one is. The safety pad and enclosure foam are both weatherproof, while the steel frame and gold legs are galvanised inside and out and protect against rust.

Assembly
You'll need two adults to put up any large trampoline and this one is no exception. The step-by-step picture instructions are easy to follow and all the tools you need are provided. 

You'll need a strong pair of arms to put tension onto the springs, and somebody with patience to 'sew' the enclosure on to the frame. It took us about two hours in total, so much quicker than some.

TP 14ft Genius Round Trampoline

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2. TP 14ft Genius Round Trampoline

Best large trampoline: brilliantly designed for top-quality bouncing sessions in all seasons

Specifications
Best for: the whole family
Recommended age: : 6 years+
Shape:: circle
Material:: steel frame
Dimensions: : H259, W426, D426cm
Self-assembly?: : Yes
Max user weight: : 135kg
Reasons to buy
+Super safe+Weather resistant+Comes with weatherproof cover and ladder+Enclosure included
Reasons to avoid
-Likely needs a couple of hours and two adults to build

Stylish and sturdy, this beast of a trampoline is a really fine specimen. 

Safety features 
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 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. 

Best in ground trampoline

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3. Sportspower 10ft In Ground Trampoline

Best in ground trampoline: for optimum bounce and security, the garden fence is your limit

Specifications
Best for: Avid bouncers
Recommended age: 6 years+
Shape: Circle
Material : Galvanised steel
Dimensions: H180 x W305 x D305cm
Self-assembly?: Yes
Max user weight: 100kg
Reasons to buy
+Weather resistant safety pads+Enclosure included+Big bounce+Great price point
Reasons to avoid
-Some minor DIY/excavation needed-Max users 1

A great option for energetic kids who go above and beyond when bouncing.

Safety features
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.

Materials
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.

Akrobat Orbit Round Trampoline

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4. Akrobat Orbit Round 10ft Trampoline

Best trampoline for adults too: this is the bee's knees of trampolines so you can expect some competitive spirits to come alive

Specifications
Best for: Established trampolinists/ family trampolining
Recommended age: 6 years+
Shape: Round
Material : Galvanised steel
Dimensions: H255 x W305 x D305cm
Self-assembly?: Yes
Max user weight: 100kg
Reasons to buy
+Good for the whole family+Superior bounce+Designed with safety (and joints) in mind+Ladder included+UV and tear-resistant+Quiet
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Things may get competitive-2 hour build time (2 people)

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.

Safety features
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. 

Good quality
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. 

Materials
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.

TP Toys Infinity Leap 2 Level Trampoline

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5. TP Toys Infinity Leap 2 Level Trampoline

Best infinity trampoline: for next level bouncing

Specifications
Best for: Thrill seekers
Recommended age: 6 years+
Shape: Circle
Material : Steel frame
Dimensions: H313 x W450 x D290cm
Self-assembly?: Yes
Max users at once: not specified
Max single user weight: 135kg
Reasons to buy
+Two levels!+Super easy YOYO installation+Super safe, comes with ladder and fine netting enclosure+Weather resistant
Reasons to avoid
-On the expensive side

The first ever duo level trampoline, the infinity leap is suitable for all levels of jumper, offering exceptional bounce for a heightened experience 

Safety features 
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.

Best rectangle trampoline: Jumpking 9ft Trampoline at John Lewis

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6. JumpKing 6 x 9ft Rectangle Trampoline

Best rectangle trampoline: uniquely shaped to fit into a corner of your garden

Specifications
Best for: All levels of jumping skills
Recommended age: 6 years+
Shape: Rectangular
Material : Not specified
Dimensions: 232 x 182.88 x 274.32cm
Self-assembly?: Yes
Max users at once: not specified
Max single user weight: 100kg
Reasons to buy
+Comes with a ladder+Looks smart+Weather resistant
Reasons to avoid
-Self-assembly can be tricky

A fine rectangular option, the Jump King is for budding gymnasts and a fairly stylish pick for those conscious of their garden decor. 

Safety features 
The pristine design boasts an integrated safety enclosure system, whereby the netting sits inside the legs of the trampoline. 

Materials
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.

Sportspower 8ft trampoline

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7. Sportspower 8ft Outdoor Kids Trampoline with Enclosure

Best trampoline for kids: great bounce, optimum security and a great price point, this is a current favourite

Specifications
Best for: Budding gymnasts
Recommended age: 6 years+
Shape: Circle
Material : Galvanised steel
Dimensions: H242, W244, D244cm
Self-assembly?: Yes
Max user weight: 100kg
Reasons to buy
+Super sturdy+Enclosure included+Weather resistant+Easy (self) assembly+Great price
Reasons to avoid
-Max one user at a time

This is a sound pick for an above-ground trampoline. 

Safety features
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. 

Materials 
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.

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Semaj Folding Round Trampoline

Semaj Folding Round Trampoline
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Semaj Folding Round Trampoline

Semaj Folding Round Trampoline
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8. Semaj Folding Round Trampoline

Best fitness trampoline: for an at home cardio workout

Specifications
Best for: Fitness bunnies
Recommended age: 3 years+
Shape: Round
Material : Steel springs
Dimensions: H113 x W102 x D102cm
Self-assembly?: Yes
Max single user weight: 120kg
Reasons to buy
+Supports muscles, increasing stamina and balance+Small and easy to take down/store+Good for small gardens and home gyms+Suitable for kids and adults
Reasons to avoid
-Not weather resistant -No safety net

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 fans 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. 

Safety features
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?

Materials 
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. 

Chad Valley 6ft Outdoor Kids Trampoline with Enclosure

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9. Chad Valley 6ft Outdoor Kids Trampoline with Enclosure

Best trampoline for toddlers: perfect for tots to test their biggest bounces in safety

Specifications
Best for: Energetic tots
Recommended age: 3 years+
Shape: Circle
Material : Galvanised steel
Dimensions: H195, W183, D183cm
Self-assembly?: Yes
Max weight: 45kg
Reasons to buy
+Compact so good for small gardens+Safety enclosure included+Weather resistant pads+Easy to store+Strong quad lok frame system
Reasons to avoid
-Not suitable for adults

This trampoline is specifically designed for little ones around 3 years of age. 

Safety features 
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. 

Materials 
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.

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. These remove some of the danger elements of a raised trampoline, but do require excavation for installation. If you want one of these they are harder to set up and more of a commitment – you might want to think ahead about what to do with the hole when the kids grow up.

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).

Trampolines have been selling out quickly recently, so if you can't wait for one of the very best to come back in stock, see the on sale options below.

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 Accidents has 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 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. 

If you have a small to medium size garden (and small children) six to 10 feet is plenty big enough for them to use until they are about 10 years old. Teens and adults will need at least 12 feet diameter to bounce safely with the exuberance that older kids are likely to exhibit. 

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 in your family garden.  

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.

Weather protection
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. It makes it easier to keep it clean and free of leaves during autumn and winter, so your trampoline can continue being one of the most fun garden activities for kids during the cooler months. Another added benefit would be a rust-resistant frame finish for all of the outdoor picks to increase its longevity furthermore.