If you’re self-isolating with young kids or tweens, you’ll know it’s essential they burn off some energy for a happy, harmonious household.
A great alternative to playing games inside the house (and worrying about everything and anything getting broken or smashed), the best trampolines for kids are perfect for getting them outside and moving.
As well as being great fun, trampolines offer an activity that takes children away from their screens and fits in half an hour of exercise without them barely noticing. It also helps improve children’s development by increasing co-ordination, balance and strength.
You’ll want your trampoline to give good bounce, be robust and durable, and, of course, safe. Make sure it’s surrounded by grass in case your child does fall out, and don’t forget to measure the space to make sure it will fit comfortably.
So what are you waiting for? Jump on…
The best trampolines for kids
1. Best for all the family: Ampel 24, Deluxe 14ft trampoline
Jump, jump! Get the whole family in on a bundle bounce wit this large 14ft trampoline with a reinforced structure.
The net is made from tough, tear-proof fabrics and a fibre-glass ring for added stability. You will have to get your DIY hat on to assemble it, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Then all that’s left to do? See who can pull off the best forward roll.
Price: £490, Amazon – buy here now
2. Best for little kids: Greenbay 55inch 4.5ft Kid Indoor Outdoor Trampoline
Full-sized trampolines are usually only recommended for ages six and upwards, so if you’re looking for a great time-filler for the little ones, this is it.
Perfect for ages three to six, it’s safe and super-fun. It has a no-spring bungee system with a padded cushion and foam for extra safety, and an easy-entry zip.
It also boasts a powder-coated, rust-resistant frame and UV-resistant mesh netting for a long-lasting investment.
Price: £199.99, Amazon – buy here now
3. Best for a budget: Sportspower 8ft Folding Trampoline
A full-sized trampoline for under £100? Yes, please. This option from Argos is a great-value buy that will offer endless hours of fun for a fantastic price.
Also, you’re not compromising on quality just because there’s a lower price tag. The strong galvanised steel frame is durable and rust-resistant, and there’s a steel enclosure top rig for added strength and safety.
What’s more, there’s super-strong springs for brilliant bounce action. We’ll take it. Looking for a larger one? 10ft, 12ft and 14ft options also available.
Price: £100, Argos – buy here now
4. Best for aesthetics: Round Capital In-Ground Trampoline
If you’re not keen on a cumbersome trampoline spoiling your carefully-cultivated garden view, an in-ground trampoline is the perfect solution.
Capital Play undoubtedly has the best selection, and you can choose from different shapes (round or rectangular) and sizes, which go up to 14ft in the circular options.
Easy to install, they’ve got a great bounce and also come with a safety net included.
Price: From £685, Capital Play – buy here now
5. Best for narrow gardens: Jumpking Rectangular Trampoline
Garden long and thin? Opt for a rectangular or oval-shaped trampoline.
This brilliant option from JumpKing has three separate jumping sections so you don’t all get drawn into the middle as with round versions.
It’s the ideal choice for budding gymnasts, and can also be used by adults wanting to work on their cardio. A super-reliable option, it has large top rails and the fully galvanised steel frame is guaranteed for 10 years.
Price: £265, John Lewis – buy here now
6. Best for small gardens and juniors: Plum 6ft Magnitude Trampoline with Enclosure
Another really fun option for kids aged three and over is Plum’s enclosure trampoline, which makes them feel like they’re bouncing in a bubble.
The innovative 3G enclosure design curves in to protect the jumper from springs, while also maximising jump space.
What’s more, the galvanised steel bracket is rust-resistant for longevity.
Price: £200, Argos – buy here now
7. Best for safety and large gardens: Springfree Large Square Trampoline
Most trampoline-related accidents are linked to the springs, making this spring-free (the clue is in the name) option one of the safest trampolines around.
As well as being super-safe, no springs also equals more jumping space, so this 11ft square trampoline is great for all the family – even the adults.
The jumping surface of the 11ft square trampoline is equivalent to that of a 14ft square trampoline with springs – allowing you to maximise your jumping surface while saving garden space at the same time. Perfect.
Price: £1,395, Springfree – buy here now