10 of the best trampolines for children

Get them jumping for joy with our pick of the best trampolines around

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A trampoline – if you can afford the price and space – is a fantastic addition to any garden, as it guarantees hours of fun for little ones. However, it can be tricky to decide on which of the thousands of options to go for.

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  • Obviously size is a consideration – the smaller the garden, the narrower your choice – look for the suitable compact trampolines
  • Another aspect to consider is safety. There are some great new products that have redesigned the traditional trampoline to make its use less risky – making the enclosure more secure or replacing the traditional springs, for example
  • Finally, it’s worth weighing up how much good quality is worth. A trampoline has to withstand quite a bashing – from eager bouncers to the UK elements. It is therefore worth going for the best quality you can. Some brands provide excellent warranties, or clever ways of protecting your trampoline during winter months. Others have superior materials, that withstand UV better and deteriorate less quickly.

Below is our pick of the best trampolines for children…

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1. Springfree Compact Round trampoline, £895 – best for safety

Age: Up to 80kg

What it is: Dubbed ‘The World’s Safest Trampoline’, the Springfree range was specifically engineered to eliminate product-caused injuries. This is the 8ft version, which gives a jumping space of 10ft.

Why we love it: If you’re the kind of parent that winces with every bounce your kid makes on a trampoline, then this is for you – or for any parents, who want safe fun for their kids!

The Springfree trampolines were specifically designed to eliminate safety issues associated with traditional trampolines. For example, the round metal frame is tucked under the jumping area, with no chance of jumping kids hitting it, and there are no springs to get caught on or poked by.

Its special Flexinet Enclosure can keep the most overexuberant jumpers in check, and we love that it has some fantastic accessories, such as a basketball net.

Available from: Wicken Toys, Capital Play and Springfree

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2. Jumpking 14ft ZorbPOD, £669 – best for wow factor and jump experience

Age: 6+ years
Awards: MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019 Best Trampoline – Gold

What it is: A 14ft globe-shaped design that sits high off the ground. Its superior interlocking frame means that there is no movement on the legs during jumps. Maximum user weight of 120kg.

Why we love it: This is a fantastic, modern take on the garden trampoline. With its stunning globe design it really stands out and gives your young jumper the feeling of flying in a snow globe.

It is also very sturdy and secure once erected (although the instructions and build are a bit cumbersome).

At £699, you do pay full whack for this quality, but many of our MFM testers believe this is worth it – and it is by no means the most expensive out there. Cathryn, MFM tester and mum of Amelia, 7, as well as two little ones, loves the look of the trampoline – “it’s a fantastic looking piece of equipment” – but also praises its safety credentials and sturdiness. “It’s comfortable, robust, the quality is amazing… it’s the Ritz of the trampoline world.”

Available from: Trampolines.co.uk, Jumpking and Argos

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3. Plum Web Springsafe 10ft Trampoline and Enclosure, £449.99 – best for extra jumping room

Age: 6+ years
Awards: MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019 Best Trampoline – Silver

What it is: A 10ft trampoline featuring a new webbed design to replace the traditional steel springs. The result is a fantastic, safe and sturdy jumping experience. Maximum user weight of 100kg.

Why we love it: This trampoline is unique as it uses Plum Play’s patented new jumping technology, Springsafe.

It has ditched the steel springs and replaced it with woven, elasticated bungee webbing to make jumping even safer.

This change also means you get 20% more jumping space for the trampoline’s footprint.

It also has the usual safety features, such as an L-shaped opening and clasps, so should provide endless, safe fun.

MFM tester Zoe, mum to Jack, 6, says, “The design and quality were amazing and built a lot better than our previous trampoline. The netted enclosure is perfect too – the fastening and the way it is held together make it difficult for children to damage (which they had done on our previous by holding onto it).”

Available from: John Lewis Wicken Toys and Very.co.uk

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4. TP Infinity Leap Trampoline, £899.99 – best for user-friendliness

Age: 6+
Awards: MadeForMums Toy Awards 2019 Best Trampoline – Bronze

What it is: An innovative trampoline that has two jumping zones at different heights. It can be easily folded down for storing in the winter months.

Why we love it: This trampoline is perfect for the more adventurous jumper, as it offers two different height levels, so you can really lift off.

It is the most expensive trampoline on our list, but it comes with some amazing features and quality credentials.

For example, the enclosure is really easy to fold down, so you can cover and store it when not in use – which should considerable extend its life.

Our tester loved this trampoline, rating it one of the best they’d tried.

MFM tester Jason, dad to Taiyo, was impressed with the sturdiness, saying, “It’s very well built – the bars are heavy and solid, and the net seems very strong as well.”

Available from:  Winstanleys Pramworld, John Lewis and Very.co.uk

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5. Plum 4.5ft Junior Trampoline with Enclosure, £119.99 – best for younger kids

Age: 3+ up to 40kg

What it is: A simple, sturdy mini trampoline that is suitable for toddlers. Includes a safety enclosure and made from high quality materials.

Why we love it: This is a great little trampoline for pre-schoolers and beyond, providing a safe space to let off some bouncing steam. With a 140cm diametre it is a nifty little size that should fit in even small gardens, although the recommended safety perimeter is 2m so bear that in mind. We love that it is suitable for kids from 3 years, as the little ones are always keen to join in trampolining fun. Also, you can get it in a choice of blue and pink.

Available from: Argos, Amazon and Plum Play

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6. Kid Active Paw Patrol Toddler Trampoline, £44.99 – best for first bouncing

Age: 12 months +

What it is: Great first mini trampoline for indoors or outdoors. It has an easy-to-grip handle for extra stability for little ones.

Why we love it: The Kids Active toddler trampolines are fantastic for encouraging active play and boosting balance and co-ordination skills. The handle is soft to grip and there’s a padded safety mat. It also comes with rubber feet for added security on hard floors. Best of all, you can get them in some fun character designs.

Available from: Kid Active, Amazon and Very.co.uk

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7. B&Q Green 12ft Trampoline and Enclosure, £175 – best for tight budgets

Age: Not specified.

What it is: A great 12ft trampoline for those on a tighter budget. It features some reassuring safety features too.

Why we love it: This is a good value option for those who want a bit of bounce in their garden. It is nicely sturdy and uses some good design elements and materials.

For example, the enclosure is easy to fold down, which helps with keeping it protected when not in use – and therefore should prolong its life.

The enclosure net is also fixed further in to prevent your child from tripping or landing on the springs or frame – a good safety features! There is also a 8ft version for those with less space.

Available from: B&Q

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8. Sportspower Easi-Store ‘Slama Jama’ Trampoline with ladder and cover, £289.99 – best for sporty types

Age: 6+ to 100kg

What it is: A good value trampoline suited for beginners, with an integrated basket ball hoop that adds extra entertainment value.

Why we love it: This trampoline provides a lot of entertainment for its buck. It allows your kids to combine bouncing with shooting hoops – perfect for the aspiring Michael Jordans among them.

It is also good value and provides plenty of room for a good bounce.

Available from: Very.co.uk and Littlewoods

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9. 11x7ft BERG Ultim Champion Rectangular Trampoline, £829 – best for the budding gymnast

Age: 6+

What it is: A rectangular shaped trampoline that provides superior bouncing and fun.

 Why we love it: A rectangular shape means that users can jump safely in more ways, with a larger area available for bouncing.

BERG is a premium brand and offers a slew of high-quality features, which should provide years of fun, even for the most experiences jumpers – the frame has a massive 13-year warranty. This trampoline also includes a ‘Deluxe Safety Net’  with a self-closing entrance.

 Available from: Trampolines.co.uk, Fruugo.co.uk and Wicken Toys

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10. Exit Supreme Ground Level 10ft Trampoline, £650 – best for stylish gardens

Age: 3+

What it is: A 10ft trampoline that you can install at ground level. No chance your little one can fall off, and it fits in more seamlessly with garden designs.

Why we love it: Not everyone is keen on a hulking big trampoline frame sitting in their lovely garden, so a ground level version might be the answer. You will have to do a bit of digging to install this properly but once in place, it should provide some great fun for little ones.

We really like the green padding surrounding this Exit Supreme, its extra strong jumping pad and strong springs that provide a great bounce. Just be aware that no safety net means little ones can easily bounce off the webbing onto the ground.

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Available from: Homebase, Wayfair and Exit Toys

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