We all need to get more exercise, but talking kids into putting down their screens in favor of a brisk walk is a big ask. Backyard trampolines take the chore out of exercise for everyone, and the fact that they are easily accessible and universally fun for all make them more likely to be regularly used.
Trampolines provide instant cardio, and help kids get their hearts pumping, while improving balance and coordination. They’re also a great tool for blowing off excess energy.
What to Consider
As fun as they are, trampolines can pose a safety risk for children, especially younger ones. The age and coordination skills of your children should be taken into consideration when selecting the trampoline and installing all the available safety accessories. Trampolines come in varying sizes, so we considered which are appropriate for older children and adults and some trampolines that are specifically designed for younger children.
In addition to following basic safety instructions when installing the trampolines, children should not be left unsupervised when bouncing. Caregivers should also talk to their children about best bouncing practices.
How We Selected
Every trampoline we selected was carefully vetted with children’s fun and safety in mind. We also took into consideration trampolines based on brand warranties and customer service. We researched trampolines that were rated highly by users and met safety standards. Every trampoline you find here has been given at least a 4-star rating, and many have a rating of 4.5 stars and above.
Finally, we picked a range of prices and styles—and many are suitable for inside if that’s a better fit for your space. You’re sure to find a trampoline that will have your entire family jumping for joy.
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Best Indoor Option for Kids
This is one of the safest trampolines on the market and it comes with a three-year limited warranty. The 40-inch-wide round trampoline comes with a patented enclosure that protects kiddos from pinching their skin at openings. The 360-degree padded handle bar helps stabilize the smallest customers as they jump.
The trampoline also features stretch bands instead of springs to protect jumpers’ joints. These trampolines are designed for inside use, though, so if you’re dreaming of a backyard jump space, move on.
Outdoor Combo-Jump Trampoline
This trampoline wouldn’t look out of place at a circus. It comes in multiple sizes, from 8 feet to 16 feet, with ladders starting at the 10-foot size. This is an outdoor-only trampoline, with a safety enclosure net that connects to the spring cover. The special enclosure system is designed to eliminate gaps and ensure safety.
A steel frame and jumping mat are included. The largest size has a weight limit of 330 pounds, which seems a little low for the size.
Safe Backyard Trampoline
This fully-galvanized stainless steel frame trampoline resists rust and corrosion. It was also built for supreme bouncing, with four U-shaped big legs, eight balanced contact points and 72 galvanized springs that give it powerful elasticity. The maximum loading capacity is 600 pounds in a stationary state, and 442 pounds when bouncing. This is a great pick for families with multiple kids, ages 8 or older.
Best Kids Outdoor Trampoline
Mini Outdoor Trampoline
This 7-foot trampoline is a great outside jumper for children on the younger side. It is built low to the ground, which makes it ideal for shorter legs (kids ages 6 and under for this one), and is much roomier than most trampolines designed for younger children. The trampoline also has padded poles and a zippered closure on the safety net, making it even safer.
Built from galvanized steel with a reinforced triangular base, the trampoline will withstand rust and stand up to enthusiastic, repeated use. Maximum weight is 220 pounds.
We love the colorful, kid friendly design and the range of bright colors: blue, yellow or green. This would make a perfect gift for an active young child (or two or three).
Best Portable Trampoline
Mini Trampoline for 2
This trampoline is built for two jumpers, and its unique oval shape and size (56 by 35 inches) gives kiddos just enough space to jump face to face. It also features a padded handlebar that is adjustable in height, from 24.5 inches to 35 inches.
What we love most about this trampoline is that it is transportable, and works indoors and outdoors. For energetic young kiddos, this kind of activity center is great to have on hand, indoors and outdoors; and at just 29 pounds, it’s easy to move.
Best Kid-Friendly Design
Panda Kids Trampoline
For families with budding design enthusiasts, this trampoline’s design will definitely win their hearts. This 5-foot trampoline works inside and outside. The frame is made of thickened galvanized steel, and the U-shaped base is reinforced to give it extra stability and strength, and prevent tipping.
The trampoline’s base is low to the ground, with an Oxford cloth wrap-around made to look like bamboo forest. The protective netting resembles a serene-looking panda, with cute little black ears that stick out. Perfect for children 3-6 years in age.
Best Built-In Hoop for Kids
Mini Trampoline with Hoop
The only thing better than a trampoline, is a trampoline with a built-in basketball hoop. This five-foot jumper is built with six thick foam-padded poles and a zippered net enclosure for ultimate safety and bouncing fun. The trampoline is also waterproof and UV-resistant, with a stable structure equipped with W-shaped legs for extra support. The basketball hoop adds to the fun, making this a wonderful option for young families with active kids. Reviewers rave about the quality and customer service.
Best for Basketball-Lovers
Trampoline With Basketball Hoop
This 15-foot trampoline could double as gym class for a large family of active kids. The trampoline features 6-foot high enclosures with galvanized rust-resistant steel frames and six W-shaped legs for maximum stability. The jumping fun gets kicked up a notch with a built-in basketball hoop designed to keep the ball from bouncing out of the enclosure. The trampoline comes with a four-step ladder. This trampoline is serious fun, but best suited for kids 8 years old and up.
AirBound Round Trampoline
This 10-foot trampoline is suitable for kids 3 and up, and is safe for adults, too. The net enclosure is 6 feet high, which makes it great for the older high-jumpers in your crew. The trampoline is also UV-resistant and rust-resistant. The only con is the weight limit, which seems very low for its size: 198 pounds.
Best Pro Option
High Performance Outdoor Trampoline
If you have aspiring Olympic gymnasts in your family, this professional-grade rectangular trampoline will fit the bill. The 10-foot by 20-foot frame is commercial grade, double-dipped galvanized steel inside and out to combat rust and corrosion. It was built specifically with competitive jumpers or gymnasts in mind.
Considering the hefty price tag, it makes sense that the trampoline comes with a lifetime warranty. This trampoline—for current or would-be gymnasts—definitely will bring home the gold.
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