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Smyths 10ft Trampoline review: find out what real parents think of this budget buy

In our quest for the best trampolines to buy, we asked our tester and her twin boys to put this budget buy from Smyths through its paces. Here's our verdict.

By Poppy O'Neill | Last updated Aug 1, 2023


Price on writing: £129.99 | Buy now from Smyths Toys

What we like

  • Bargain price

  • Boxes fit in most cars

  • Strong, zinc-covered springs

  • Galvanised steel frame

  • No-contact bars

  • Compact size

  • Hours of fun

What we don’t like

  • Zip broke 

  • Ladder sold separately

Our verdict

For under £150, we were really impressed with this trampoline from Smyths. Our tester ordered hers online, but they’re also available for click and collect and fit in most cars. Assembly is a doddle, taking 2 people around an hour to get the trampoline from box to bounce. 

The frame and springs are built to last, but we couldn’t say the same for the entrance as the zip broke pretty early on for our tester. It still provides a great place for her 8 year old twins to let off steam, and doesn’t take up too much room in the garden. 

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Key specs

Available sizes: 10' | Material: Galvanised steel frame, zinc-covered springs, V-resistant jump mat | Weight limit: 100kg | Warranty: None

How we tested

We consulted with our Voices panel to find out more about the trampolines Mumsnetters have bought themselves and recommend highly. After all, if anyone can give honest advice on the best outdoor toys their kids really love, it's the parents who have tested these products through vigorous, long-term use.

Once we compiled a shortlist of the trampolines Mumsnetters recommended, we then interviewed our tester, in order to get her insights into what it was like for her family to own this trampoline. We asked our tester all about her and her twins’ experiences with the trampoline, including the ease of set up, safety, design, and how much play value it gives the children. Through turning to real, independent Mumsnet users for reviews, we ensure we get honest opinions and feedback from people just like you.

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What’s the Smyths 10ft Trampoline like to assemble?

Trampoline assembly can vary wildly - from epic battle to easy peasy and up within the hour, and the Smyths 10ft trampoline was at the easy peasy end of the spectrum. The trampoline was a birthday present for our testers’ twin boys for their 7th birthday, and a quick set-up is always a plus, especially if you’re building in secret the night before. 

“It was put together with 2 people in around 1 hour and nothing extra was required.”

What’s the Smyths 10ft Trampoline like to use?

Our tester’s twin boys use the trampoline all the time, so it’s definitely a winner in her eyes. Our tester bought a ladder for the trampoline, which is sold separately, to make it easier for her sons to access. The trampoline has a good, strong bounce and the springs and poles are safely insulated from the jump mat, giving parents peace of mind. 

The frame is made of galvanised steel, so it’s heavy and sturdy - no worries about it tipping over or getting blown away in a storm. If you are concerned about high winds, there are universal tie down kits available that fit all trampoline sizes. 

How does the Smyths 10ft Trampoline compare to other trampolines?

At £170, the Sportspower 10ft Outdoor Trampoline is a comparable, if slightly higher, price to the Smyths. We think the Smyths trampoline looks better - we prefer the green colour as it blends into a garden more easily. However, we’re also impressed by the fold-down mechanism on the Sportspower, which comes in handy if you want to store the trampoline in the garage over the winter. 

Is the Smyths 10ft Trampoline good value for money?

We think the Smyths trampoline is fantastic value for money. Made from top-quality materials and offering everything you’d want from a garden trampoline, it’s a great budget buy.

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About the author

Poppy O'Neill is a Content Editor at Mumsnet and a mother of two. She's been researching and reviewing baby and child products for 2 years, with a particular focus on baby essentials, toys and books for toddlers and outdoor play equipment. From potties to paddling pools and bunk beds to bedtime stories, she loves to deep-dive into research and find the best products out there.

Poppy is also the best-selling children's and parenting author of books such as Don't Worry, Be Happy, The Extraordinary Book That Makes You Feel Happy and Mother Power. She specialises in children's mental health and her books are used by therapists, teachers and SENCOs across the UK. She won the Kate Betts Memorial Prize in 2019, her books have been translated into eight languages and her writing has featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Sun.

After earning a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Leeds and a PGCert in Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism from University of the Arts London, she worked in fashion for most of her 20s. When her children were young, she undertook an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester and re-trained as an author and freelance writer.