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Best trampolines for kids: family trampolines for every garden

Children love trampolines and having one in the garden can be a great way to keep them entertained – as well as ensuring they get plenty of fresh air and exercise. Read on as we reveal the best trampolines to buy in 2023, tried and tested by real families.

By Poppy O'Neill | Last updated Aug 9, 2023


This article was updated on 3rd August 2023.

Alongside one of our top-rated best paddling pools, investing in a trampoline will ensure unlimited (not to mention free!) fun and exercise for your kids this summer. Quite possibly one of the best outdoor toys you can buy, a trampoline is a reliable option for families with any sort of outdoor space, whether you have a small patio or a large, sprawling garden.

So if you're looking for the best trampoline for your kids - one that'll last for years to come and not prove too much of an eyesore for neighbours, you've come to the right place. To help you make an informed choice, we’ve tested and investigated the top models on the market, taking special note of the trampolines our trusted community of Mumsnet users rave about, especially those that have additional safety features.

A trampoline is a big investment but also one with which safety is paramount, so we also reviewed the latest safety guidelines, as laid out by experts from organisations such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), to make sure that every product we were recommending met or exceeded European safety regulations. We've also put together our own guide to trampoline safety.

We collated all this information to draw up a longlist of products and then whittled it down to our top ten – not only the most popular, but a selection that we think offers something to parents  with children of all ages, and gardens of all shapes and sizes.

Here are the 10 best trampolines to buy in 2023.

Best trampolines for kids - at a glance:

  • Best trampoline overall: TP Challenger 12ft Trampoline £349 | Buy now

  • Best trampoline on a budget: Plum Fun Springsafe Trampoline £125 | Buy now

  • Best trampoline for quality: Springfree from £1,095 | Buy now

  • Best 8ft trampoline: Zero Gravity Ultima 4 Trampoline £139 | Buy now

  • Best rectangular trampoline: TP Infinity Rectangular Trampoline £729 | Buy now

  • Best 10ft trampoline: Sportspower 10ft Outdoor Kids Trampoline £170 | Buy now

  • Best in-ground trampoline: Plum Circular In-Ground Trampoline £583 | Buy now

  • Best trampoline for toddlers: Chad Valley 3ft Indoor Kids Trampoline £60 | Buy now

  • Best trampoline for big gardens: Jumpking Oval Trampoline £300 | Buy now

  • Best rebounder trampoline: HomCom 45" Round Mini Fitness Trampoline £80 | Buy now

1. Best trampoline overall: TP Challenger 12ft Trampoline

tp challenger trampoline

Price on writing: £349.99 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Age: 6+ | Size: 365 x 260cm

What we love

  • Lots of safety features

  • Children of all ages love it

  • Also available in 8ft, 10ft and 14ft

What to know

  • Not suitable for under-6s

What Mumsnet users say

"Our 12ft TP trampoline is approximately 14 yrs old & still in fantastic condition." (Tried and tested by Mumsnetter Badgerstmary)

"We bought a decent condition second hand TP on eBay. That was 12 years ago and we finally had to get a new bed and enclosure for it last year (2 boys who are gymnasts!) We do dismantle it and put it in the shed (bar the base) for the winter." (Recommended by Mumsnet user JuniperBerry1)

Our verdict

While our tester found it time-consuming to build, once up this all-rounder 12ft Trampoline from TP Toys is ideal for children of different ages. You won’t need to replace it as they grow, and teens will be able to use it just as well as pre-schoolers. At 12ft, it’s a generous size, and Mumsnetters always advise getting as large a trampoline as you can fit and afford, for longevity.

The trampoline also has lots of great safety features, including padding on the top bar in case of high, side-impact bumps, and the springs are completely enclosed. We also like that it’s designed with a secure bounce-back system to keep jumpers safely planted on the trampoline. It’s also tested to guarantee it’s good for more than a million jumps so you should get years of use from it.

Read our full TP Challenger Trampoline review

2. Best trampoline on a budget: Plum Fun Springsafe Trampoline

plum fun springsafe trampoline

Price on writing: £124.95 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Age: 6+ | Size: 210 × 244 x 244cm

What we love

  • Amazing price

  • Trusted brand

  • Lots of safety features

What to know

  • Time-consuming to assemble

What Mumsnet users say

"Definitely Plum. Our trampoline is still going strong after 3 kids." (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user mycatisannoying)

"We bought a Plum one which has lasted years and loads of kids." (Recommended by Mumsnetter fairytwinkletastic)

Our verdict

This 8ft Springsafe trampoline from Plum is an amazing price for a trusted brand. The net, pad and mat are protected from wind and UV degradation, and the frame is made from strong galvanised steel for rust-free sturdiness and weather resistance.

The frame is well-cushioned for safe bouncing, and there's also a 10ft version available. Plum is a popular brand with Mumsnetters, who love its durability, great quality and thoughtful details. If you're looking for a great-value trampoline that's built to last, you can't go wrong with Plum.

Related: The best hammocks to relax in, as recommended by Mumsnetters

3. Best trampoline for quality: Springfree

springfree trampoline

Price on writing: from £1,095 | Buy now from Springfree

Key specs

Age: Not stated | Size: Various available

What we love

  • Great for active jumpers

  • Low impact bounce (thanks to the deep, soft bounce of the trampoline)

  • High quality trampoline to invest in

What to know

  • Expensive

  • Accessories sold separately

What Mumsnet users say

"We went wild over lockdown and splurged on a spring free trampoline but honestly it is the best money I’ve ever spent the kids were out on it for hours I’ve had to go on it myself and actually it’s better for your joints then running so that’s my new cardio three times a week." (Recommended by Mumsnetter Nothappyatwork)

"Spring free. Is very sturdy. Wonderfully silent six years after being bounced on every day for hours In all conditions. Safe too. What it is not is cheap. But given its heavy use if I calculate price per bounce I can justify it." (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user butterflyfox)

Our verdict

The Mumnset consensus on Springfree trampolines? If you can afford one, get one. While nobody is denying the hefty price tag, you won't hear any quibbling about quality either – so much so that you’ll probably end up enjoying this trampoline as much as your kids.

Springfree's range of trampolines are made according to the highest safety standards and it offers a soft bounce. Plus, it comes with a 10-year guarantee and free UK delivery. The only downside? It's a pain in the backside to assemble, so we recommend paying extra to have it professionally built.

Intrigued? Read our in-depth Springfree trampoline review

springfree 10" round trampoline

Springfree 10' round trampoline

4. Best 8ft trampoline: Zero Gravity Ultima 4 Trampoline

zero gravity ultima

Price on writing: £139.95 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Age: 6+ | Size: 305 x 305 x 256cm

What we love

  • High quality materials at an affordable price

  • Safety net joined to bouncing surface

  • 500kg weight-tested

What to know

  • Time-consuming to assemble

What Mumsnet users say

"Zero gravity are good and you can get storm straps to stop them blowing away." (Tried and tested by Mumsnetter trashcansinatra)

Our verdict

Formerly a strictly high-end manufacturer, Zero Gravity's Ultima trampolines combine weldless construction with simpel design to make a great-value trampoline. Also available in 6ft, 10ft, 12ft and 14ft, this is a straightforward, safe trampoline that will suit just about any garden.

The safety net is joined directly to the bouncing surface, a feature Mumsnetters love as it keeps kids separate from the springs, reducing the chance of injuries. Some reviewers found the assembly instructions difficult to follow, so do give yourself plenty of time and perhaps rope in a helper for building the trampoline. But once it's up, you really can't fault it.

Related: The best scooters for kids, tried and tested by Mumsnetters

5. Best rectangular trampoline: TP Infinity Rectangular Trampoline

tp infinity rectangular trampoline

Price on writing: £729.99 | Buy now from TP Toys

Key specs

Age: 6+ | Size: 8 x 12ft

What we love

  • Zip-free entrance

  • Rectagular shape is extra bouncy

  • Easy to assemble

What to know

  • Expensive

What Mumsnet users say

"We got an 8ft TP one recently. It's a good size but not too large. DD3 absolutely loves it. She spends ages bouncing or just sitting on it playing with her toys. Value for money for sure for the amount it gets used! The TP one seems very sturdy and think it will stand the test of time. I also liked it has zip-free entry as DD would struggle with getting in and out on her own otherwise." (Tried and tested by Mumsnetter Hugasauras)

"Our 12ft TP trampoline is approximately 14 yrs old & still in fantastic condition." (Recommended by Mumsnet user Badgerstmary)

Our verdict

There are many reasons to go for a rectangular trampoline. It's a brilliant space-maximiser as it'll fit neatly into the corner of your garden, and the bouncing area is more generous than on a circular trampoline. What's more, this rectangular trampoline from TP Toys' shape makes it extra bouncy.

We chose the TP Toys Infinity Rectangular trampoline over other rectangular options because of its unique YOYO enclosure system, which can be put up and taken down by one adult in less than a minute - hugely different to other trampolines on the market. This feature also makes this a great option for those who want to store their trampoline during the colder, wetter months.

6. Best 10ft trampoline: Sportspower 10ft Outdoor Kids Trampoline

sportspower 10ft trampoline

Price on writing: £170 | Buy now from Argos

Key specs

Age: 6+ | Size: 250 × 305 × 305cm

What we love

  • Amazing price

  • Good for big gardens

What to know

  • Time-consuming to assemble

What Mumsnet users say

“We have the 8ft sports power one from Argos. It was great during lockdown. My children range from teenagers down to pre-school age and sometimes three younger ones go on together, it holds up to 100kg in weight so if you take care of it, it should last a while.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user Imsayingnothing)

Our verdict

This sturdy outdoor trampoline from Sportspower is great value for money. This large model is for children aged six and above, making it a versatile choice for families with older children.

While it does take a while to assemble (approximately two hours), the trampoline's galvanised premium steel frame has a rust-resistant finish, offering maximum durability for long-lasting use. The steel poles are also simple to secure and lock in place with straightforward knobs that rotate and close. A great safety feature is the additional clip that closes over the zip to ensure it stays tightly closed while your kids are bouncing.

As well as strong springs for optimum bouncing, the Sportspower also boasts an enclosure, which can later be used as a cover to protect the trampoline when its safely folded away. This model is also available in different sizes (8ft, 12ft and 14ft) and comes with a 305cm safety mat.

7. Best in-ground trampoline: Plum Circular In-Ground Trampoline

plum circular in-ground trampoline

Price on writing: £582.99 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Age: Not stated | Sizes: 8ft, 10ft, 12ft

What we love

  • Blends in well with a garden

  • Perfect for older children

What to know

  • Installation is a bigger job than above-ground trampolines

What Mumsnet users say

“I have a sunken one and it's great. 3 kids under 5, and it's easy for them to walk on and off it, no chance of falling off (it's still netted though). Impossible to blow away in high winds, doesn't bother neighbours with privacy issues etc.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Tessaraqt)

Our verdict

If you're after a trampoline that sits almost at ground level so as to not compromise on space or garden aesthetics, look no further than the Plum Circular In-Ground Trampoline. Seamlessly blending into a garden of any size, the trampoline has UV-treated padding that overlaps its jumping mat (made of heavy-duty mesh), providing extra safety for jumpers.

The trampoline's thick frame and vented safety padding protect against moisture from the ground, and it comes with an enclosure for added safety. Mumsnetters love Plum trampolines for their reliable, high quality design and this one's no different.

8. Best trampoline for toddlers: Chad Valley 3ft Indoor Kids Trampoline

chad valley 3ft indoor trampoline

Price on writing: £60 | Buy now from Argos

Key specs

Age: 3+ | Size: 85 × 87 × 87cm

What we love

  • Brilliant for young children

  • Can be used indoors or out

What to know

  • Doesn't fold

Our verdict

If you don't have a garden and need a trampoline that's lightweight and compact so your little one can burn off energy in a fun, safe way then the Chad Valley 3ft Indoor Kids Trampoline may be just what you’re looking for.

With a Stretch-Tech material that distributes weight evenly, the Chad Valley will encourage active play and keep your child entertained for hours indoors. It also has padded edges for safer bouncing and a sturdy support bar with additional foam padding to encourage better balance and coordination whilst bouncing. At only 4.3 kilograms, this trampoline is light enough to carry for use indoors or outdoors.

Prefer an outdoor trampoline for your toddler? Here's our review of the Costway 7ft Toddler Trampoline

9. Best trampoline for big gardens: Jumpking Oval Trampoline

jumpking oval trampoline

Price on writing: £300 | Buy now from John Lewis

Key specs

Age: 3+ | Size: 8 x 11ft

What we love

  • Perfect for children who need more space on a trampoline

  • Great for larger gardens

  • Robust construction

What to know

  • Pricey

What Mumsnet users say

"Can't comment on the longevity of it - but am so far impressed. And it looks a lot better than I expected - was dreading the thought of an eyesore for a few years. It's also pretty quiet- the neighbours can't hear it. It's very strong and sturdy- hadn't actually realised a trampoline could be so heavy. Would recommend...." (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user winesolveseverything)

"Bought a jump king round 14 foot ten years ago. It has become our best ever value item in terms of amount paid v how many times it has been been used. Kids are on it on average every three days throughout the the year ....for the last ten years. Never had to replace base or springs, they're all still in good condition. Have had to replace net twice at a cost of £100 a time because they deteriorate and rip if left out all winter like ours. Would highly recommend." (Loved by Mumsnetter whatsthataboutthen)

Our verdict

JumpKing is the biggest trampoline manufacturer in the world and the brand is rated very highly by Mumsnet users for being safe, reliable and robust. This 8 x 11ft model is one of their larger trampolines, and is made from rust-resistant galvanised steel for an incredibly robust bounce. Mumsnetters are impressed by the quality and longevity of Jumpking trampolines.

They also take a fraction of the time to assemble than other trampolines such as the Sportspower 10ft Outdoor Kids Trampoline, plus the oval shape is a great way to maximise bouncing space, even if your garden isn't massive.

10. Best rebounder trampoline: HomCom 45" Round Mini Fitness Trampoline


Price on writing: £79.99 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Age: Not stated - suitable for adults and children | Size: 116 x 124 x 112cm

What we love

  • Sleek, modern design

  • Great for exercise

  • Perfect for bouncing in front of Netflix

What to know

  • Reviewers say it's quite difficult to assemble

What Mumsnet users say

"I love mine. Best lockdown purchase by miles. I also run (currently injured) and it’s much, much lower impact. Would definitely recommend." (Recommended by Mumsnet user PatchworkElmer)

"I've got this one... It’s got elastic bungee cords and is considerably cheaper than the bellicon. It’s not exactly running but I can sprint or do high knees running, but mainly I follow YouTube videos of rebounder cardio." (Tried and tested by Mumsnetter cannaethink)

Our verdict

A lockdown favourite that many Mumsnetters have kept up, rebounder trampolines are a great way to exercise without leaving the comfort of your own home. All you need is a small trampoline, like this one from HomCom, and maybe a YouTube tutorial to bounce along with.

While some Mumsnetters say the Bellicon rebounder is the best on the market, it's eye-watering price is a major turn-off. HomCom's version is far more budget-friendly and will withstand a lot of bouncing thanks to its quality construction and materials. The bar is adjustable and the feet are anti-slip to protect your floor and keep you steady.

Trampoline safety – what you need to know

Trampolining can be an exhilarating activity for children, but safety should always be the number one priority regardless of the type of trampoline you choose.

RoSPA states that garden trampolining isn't suitable for children under the age of six as they are not sufficiently developed to control their bouncing. They also advise that children using a trampoline be supervised by an adult at all times.

So while many of the outdoor trampolines we've recommended have a three-or-over age range, we'd recommend that you follow safety guidelines as set out by experts.

Rebounders are a good option to use indoors with older children, but indoor trampolines with a safety bar will be suitable for little ones. .

Common outdoor trampoline injuries include sprains or fractures caused by awkward landings, many of which occur when two or more people are using the trampoline at the same time (it should always be one at a time).

As such, it's important for parents to lay down some ground rules. Tell your children to bounce sensibly – no somersaults or back-flips – and, if they do misbehave, don't be afraid to ban trampoline time if they don't take your rules seriously.

Not all parents enforce this, but children are much safer bouncing alone. Having more than one child is not only more likely to end in the odd bumped heads incident, but children of different weights bouncing at the same time can cause injuries too. Most trampoline accidents happen on the trampoline rather than through falling off.

When it comes to buying a safe trampoline, look for models with safety pads that cover the springs and frame, or enclosures (ie netting) that should prevent children from bouncing off the trampoline.

Outdoor trampolines should be placed on a soft lawn or similarly cushioned surface with a safe zone of 2.5 metres. If you do place the trampoline on a harder surface, such as concrete, always use a safety mat.

If you aren’t buying a trampoline that's sunk into the ground, you want to look for one with surrounding nets that will prevent your child bouncing off it. You’ll also need anchors to keep the trampoline steady.

All trampolines should comply with European safety standard EN71-14:2014.

How do I pick the best trampoline?

Before you begin, you need to know where you’re going to put your trampoline. Then you can start to consider the shape, style and size.

Measure your back garden to find out how much space you have to play with and opt for a part of the garden that's clear of slopes and branches.

Look for materials and components that look like they’ll last. It’s also well worth paying a little extra for decent padding on the frame and covering the springs. Accidents do happen, but a bit of padding goes a long way.

Brands that offer access to easy replacement parts are also a good bet. You’re likely to have the trampoline for a few years so being able to easily replace the nets if they get mouldy, or the padding if any of it splits, is a good plan. That way you won’t have to shell out for an entirely new trampoline.

What is the best size trampoline to buy?

What size trampoline you buy will ultimately depend on how much space you have, but ideally, you'll want to get the biggest trampoline you can to allow your children to grow into it (a 10ft or 12ft trampoline is a good choice in this sense). Although you might not want the entire garden taken over.

An 8ft trampoline is ideal according to parents on Mumsnet. It’s also the most popular size to go for. As one Mumsnetter says, “We have an 8ft trampoline and I think it’s big enough. I wouldn't want it bigger in our garden.” 

What is the best shape for a trampoline?

Consider a rectangular or oval trampoline if your garden is on the smaller side, as they fit neatly into a corner. Rectangular trampolines also tend to be bouncier and give you a bit more control in the bounce too.

Round trampolines are the most common, however, and offer a light bounce, while octagonal ones are a bit more interesting and give a good vertical bounce.

If you're concerned about your lawn, and are planning to move the trampoline regularly to avoid dead patches in the grass, then consider the weight of the model  when purchasing – some of them are pretty hefty.

Should I buy an in-ground or above-ground trampoline?

When it comes to space, aesthetics (no spoiled view) and safety (less distance to fall), in-ground trampolines are a popular option.

You should be able to set the trampoline into the ground yourself by digging a big hole, but you'll need to know about retaining walls, drainage and such. Might be one for the professionals unless you're very handy.

Above-ground trampolines are easier to assemble, but larger ones could take up most of your garden and potentially irritate the neighbours.

As this Mumsnetter explains, “I have a sunken trampoline and it's great. 3 kids under 5, and it's easy for them to walk on and off it, no chance of falling off (it's still netted though). Impossible to blow away in high winds, doesn't bother neighbours with privacy issues etc. It's great.” 

Can trampolines be left out in winter?

Most trampolines are robust enough to be left outdoors, however, as with any outdoor accessories like patio furniture and tables, it’s best to cover them with a sturdy weatherproof cover – to offer protection against rain, frost, and snow. (The size of the cover will depend on the size of your trampoline. It’s also worth checking whether the trampoline you purchase comes with a cover).

If your trampoline feels particularly light, it’s a good idea to anchor it into the ground using an anchor kit. This will reduce the risk of it flying through the air and into your neighbour’s garden should there be a storm.

A sure-fire way to protect your trampoline from the elements in winter is to dissemble it and store it away in a garage or shed. Although this could be cumbersome, it’ll go a long way towards ensuring your trampoline stays in tip-top condition for longer.

How much should I spend on a trampoline?

Trampolines range in price from approximately £30 to over £1,000 but you can get a decent one of a good size for around the £250 mark.

As with anything, the most expensive product won't necessarily be the best, so consider your budget as well as how much outdoor space you have before you buy.

The bigger you go, the more expensive, generally. It’s definitely worth buying a trusted brand here, like any of the trampolines we’ve featured. Now is not the moment to be scouring the middle of Lidl for a bargain.

Which trampoline brands stand out?  

Parents and experts alike rate brands like Springfree, Plum, Jumpking, Sportspower and TP very highly, however most of their products can be pricey.

More budget-friendly (but still good) brands include the likes of Chad Valley, which is typically stocked by Argos.

What is the best trampoline on the market?

Based on extensive research and after considering countless reviews from real parents who have personally used the product, we believe that the best overall trampoline for kids is the TP Genius 10ft Round Trampoline. Despite its competitive price point, this model is made from good-quality materials and gets a thumbs up for its numerous safety features including a non-zip opening that closes securely, additional padding on the top bar and enclosed springs.

It's also a decent size, not too big or small and is suited to most children above age 6.

How we chose our recommendations

Opinions from real Mumsnet users 

We’re lucky to have a wealth of experience at our fingertips from  millions of Mumsnetters who have bought products and services and share their first-hand feedback. We headed straight for our forums to find out which trampolines Mumsnetters had bought and would recommend and any that they had doubts about.

Honest consumer reviews 

Next, we trawled through pages of reviews sites to see which brands had won awards and accolades and we also scoured consumer websites to find out their thoughts, taking special note of trampoline features such as sturdiness, durability, ease of use and safety features such as protective netting, pads and poles.

We also spent time researching the best trampolines on the UK market, enlisting the help of parents on the Mumsnet forums as well as consulting online bestseller lists and brand scores from reputable review sites such as Which?.

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