The 10 Best Trampolines For Kids

Trampolines are timeless. It doesn’t matter who you are or how old you are, the thrill of jumping higher than you could normally is an irresistible treat.

This is the kind of fun you can share with your entire family. With the right trampoline, you can get hours of fun for you and your kids for a very reasonable price.

Trampoline play can be great exercise. It can improve coordination, teach jumpers gymnastic moves, and most importantly: get them away from screens and couches.

Not all trampolines are created equal. Some are safer than others. Some are made with better materials and will last longer than others. You should be prepared for a trampoline to break at some point, but it’s all about how much you can get out of it.

Some of the trampolines on this list even combine basketball with bouncing, sweetening the deal even further.

Keep in mind when reading the reviews: some trampolines come defective from the factory. With the right warranty, you can get replacement parts and get back to the fun.

We’ve ranked these trampolines based on price, safety, type of use, and customer reviews. Let’s see what we found!

1) 2019 Upgraded Dinosaur Camo Kids Trampoline

This trampoline comes with a slick dinosaur design and color way. It can be used inside or outdoors, and has a a handle plus a foldable design. It’s easy to assemble, and was designed with safety in mind.

There’s a 30 day money back guarantee on this trampoline in case you don’t like it. It’s quiet, and has rubber tipped legs to prevent floor scratching. It weighs under 18 pounds, and can handle toddlers up to 220 pounds of bouncer.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users were happy with the sturdiness of this trampoline.
  • Owners said their children loved this trampoline.
  • Reviewers said it was easy to assemble.
  • One owner said it could support up to 220 pounds.
  • That same user was happy with this product as a workout tool for kids and adults.
  • One reviewer said this product is great for tiring out kids before bed.
  • Owners praised the customer service they received after having some trouble with this product.

Cons

  • One user said their handle bar tore off, but customer service fixed the problem for them immediately.
  • One reviewer said this wasn’t as bouncy as they’d hoped, but attributed it to how little their nephew weighs.
  • Reviews for this trampoline were overwhelmingly positive, so there wasn’t much criticism to report.

Score

Price: (3rd) Score: 91/100
General or Specialized Use: Specialized
Reviews: 4.3 (4th) Score: 88/100
Safety: 8 (3rd) Score: 91/100
Overall Score: 90/100

2) Lovely Snail Trampoline with Basketball Hoop

This trampoline is unique! It comes with a basketball hoop that kids can dunk on and practice jumping with a goal in mind. It has a five foot diameter, and netting around it. The weight limit on it is 220 pounds.

It was built to keep children from hitting the springs, and with protective guards around the poles that hold it up. It can be used indoors, or outside.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users called it a perfect indoor trampoline.
  • Owners said toddlers loved it.
  • Children spent hours with this trampoline, owners said.
  • One reviewer loved how it’s big enough for two toddlers to enjoy at the same time.
  • Owners said it was easy to assemble.
  • It comes with tools to help build it.
  • Users praised its durability.

Cons

  • Reviewers said it could use better assembly instructions.
  • One reviewer was unhappy with the basketball hoop and ball that it comes with.
  • Another owner said it wasn’t sturdy enough.
  • One reviewer complained about the flimsiness of the metal in this trampoline.
  • Some reviewers said this product came with tears in it.

Score

Price: (5th) Score: 85/100
General or Specialized Use: General
Reviews: 4.3 (4th) 88/100
Safety: 8 (3rd) 91/100
Overall Score: 88/100

3) Happy Trampoline – Galactic Xtreme

This heavy duty trampoline is the most expensive on our list, but it makes up for that in size and durability. This trampoline is 14 feet round, and can hold up to 550 pounds. There are 96 springs inside this monster, which comes with a safety enclosure that encases the entire jumping zone.

This trampoline was endorsed by Olympic skier Bode Miller, and has six sturdy legs to support bouncing. This trampoline has a lifetime warranty. You can expect priceless customer service and on-time delivery when you order.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The only customer review praised this trampoline profusely.
  • Larger than many other trampolines.
  • Can hold more weight than most trampolines.
  • Rare lifetime warranty.
  • Built for young jumpers through those doing gymnastic training.
  • High quality materials.
  • Can pay for installation if desired.
  • 9” long springs.

Cons

  • Too large for some homes.
  • More expensive than most trampolines on this list.

Score

Price: (10th) 70/100
General or Specialized Use: General
Reviews: 5 (1st) 97/100
Safety: 9 (1st) 97/100
Overall Score: 88/100

4) Merax 15 FT Trampoline

The Galactic Xtreme gets some competition here, as we feature another massive trampoline. This one is 15 feet, with a 6 foot high safety net. It has galvanized, rust resistant steel and six legs to prop it up.

Just to sweeten the bounce this trampoline also comes with a basketball hoop. The backboard is in front of a net to prevent balls from leaving the trampoline. There’s also a durable pad frame and padded support poles riding up the safety net to keep kids from injuring themselves.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Customers said this was easy to set up.
  • Reviewers were happy with how quickly this trampoline was delivered.
  • Owners were very happy with the 375 pound weight capacity.
  • Users said this trampoline was an excellent value buy.
  • Kids loved this trampoline, according to reviews.
  • Reviewers were especially complimentary of the basketball hoop.
  • Many users wrote their expectations were met or exceeded.

Cons

  • This trampoline is delivered in three shipments.
  • One users noted they needed replacement parts, but did receive them.
  • A user said there was an issue with closing zippers while keeping a ladder attached.
  • One user said this took too long to build.
  • There were some complaints about the basketball hoop being unstable or not vertical.

Score

Price: (8th) 76/100
General or Specialized Use: General
Reviews: 4.7 (3rd) 91/100
Safety: 9 (1st) 97/100
Overall Score: 88/100

5) Kinetic Trampolines K12-6BE

This trampoline features 12 feet of bouncing, and can hold up to 250 pounds. It meets the latest safety standards, and has 72 springs to offer the ultimate bounce. It has an “impact-absorbent enclosure system” that features six padded poles and netting.

There’s also a sturdy “Sure-Lock safety pad” to further assure safety. This trampoline is great for hours of fun for kids and parents alike.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Owners were overwhelmingly happy with this product.
  • 63% of reviewers gave this product 5 stars.
  • Kids were very happy with this product, with users repeatedly saying they “loved” it.
  • One user said this device was very high quality.
  • A customer found this trampoline could take a lot of abuse.
  • Owners said it was great for the money.

Cons

  • Some users mentioned confusion in assembling this trampoline, but they were able to get it done.
  • One user said you’d need two people to build this, but it could take them only about 45 minutes to an hour, and less with three.
  • A reviewer said the netting loosened over months of use.
  • One user said this was difficult to assemble, but their kids loved it when they finished.
  • A user complained that their trampoline came scratched and the frame seemed used.

Score

Price: (6th) 82/100
General or Specialized Use: General
Reviews: 4.3 (4th) 88/100
Safety: 8 (3rd) 91/100
Overall Score: 87/100

6) Zupapa

The Zupapa comes in three sizes, 12, 14, and 15 feet. They also clock in at 164, 184, and 192 pounds respectively. These models are known for their tough steel, great frame, and net poles that Zupapa says should last decades.

Backing up their durability claims are a ten year warranty for the frame, two year for the jumping mat, safety pad net, and springs. Replacements for broken parts will be sent at no cost to customers. It was designed with safety in mind, including more galvanized springs than competitors.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Out of 834 customer reviews, this product got 5 stars 88% of the time.
  • Users were very happy with the customer service with these products.
  • Reviewers praised the safety of this trampolines.
  • Owners loved the design on these trampolines.
  • Customers were happy with how easy and quick it was to build these products.
  • Many users praised the fun their kids had on this.
  • Users said this was better than other trampolines.
  • Owners repeatedly praised their overall experience with Zupapa.

Cons

  • One reviewer was unhappy with the quality of the pad and net.
  • Users complained this trampoline couldn’t stand up to extreme heat and sun.
  • One reviewer recommended buying a Skywalker instead of this trampoline.
  • Some reviewers said they didn’t have a good experience with Zupapa customer service.
  • Some owners complained about poor instructions on how to build the trampoline.

Score

Price: (9th) 73/100
General or Specialized Use: General
Reviews: 4.8 (2nd) 94/100
Safety: 8 (3rd) 91/100
Overall Score: 86/100

7) Skywalker Trampolines 15-Foot Jump’N Dunk

This trampoline was built with safety in mind above all else. This product was repeatedly tested to make sure it was safe, and meet all standards. It has a 3-year limited warranty on the frame, and a 1-year warranty for all other pieces.

This trampoline comes with a great mini-basketball hoop that was built to dunk on without it falling apart. The entire trampoline can support 200 pounds. There’s a no gap safety enclosure surrounded by durable springs.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Owners commended the ease of assembly on this trampoline.
  • Out of 1,492 reviews, 69% of reviewers gave this 5 stars.
  • Reviewers praised the spaciousness of this trampoline.
  • Kids loved the basketball hoop.
  • One customer said kids preferred this to video games.
  • Customers raved about the construction on this trampoline.

Cons

  • One reviewer said this trampoline had cheaper materials than more expensive ones.
  • That same reviewer gave specific instructions about assembly that cautioned against making mistakes that will ruin the trampoline.
  • Some reviewers were unhappy with how long this trampoline lasted.
  • One reviewer complained about the zippers on this trampoline breaking.
  • One user criticized the welding on this trampoline.

Score

Price: (7th) 79/100
General or Specialized Use: General
Reviews: 4.3 (4th) 88/100
Safety: 8 (3rd) 91/100
Overall Score: 86/100

8) Skywalker Trampolines Mini Trampoline

Skywalker returns with a miniature model that comes in several sizes. This is more of an indoor trampoline for smaller children. It prizes safety above all else.

This mini trampoline has a 360 degree padded handle bar for stability. It also has an enclosure net. There are themed jumping mats to encourage bouncing. This trampoline also features a 3-year limited warranty on the frame and 1-year limited warranty on the other materials.

This trampoline is great for encouraging active, imaginative play.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Owners said two and three year olds loved this trampoline.
  • Reviewers praised the safety design on this trampoline.
  • Customers said this trampoline was great for kids with sensory issues.
  • One owner said this trampoline lasted a lot longer than they expected it to.
  • Users were happy with the value they got out of this trampoline.
  • Out of 3,287 customer ratings, 60% gave this trampoline 5 stars.
  • 15% gave it 4 stars.

Cons

  • One user found this trampoline had cheap production.
  • That same user was very unhappy about the 90 day warranty on the netting and foam pole coverings, but that warranty seems to have been extended.
  • One user said this trampoline moves when kids jump on it.
  • That same owner said the metal safety bar on this trampoline detached.
  • Owners complained about the styrofoam safety coverings coming off after not much use.

Score

Price: (3rd) 91/100
General or Specialized Use: General
Reviews: 4 (8th) 76/100
Safety: 8 (3rd) 91/100
Overall Score: 86/100

9) Marcy Trampoline Cardio Trainer

This trampoline is small, portable, and designed for working out. Trampoline exercise works many different muscles, and also improves balance and coordination. You’ll burn calories, bump up your heart rate, and much more.

This trampoline was designed with safety in mind. It can handle up to 250 pounds. It comes with a handle bar, and is a great way to mix up your exercise routine.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Customers praised the safety bar.
  • Owners called this trampoline, “wonderful.”
  • Even people over 70 enjoyed this trampoline.
  • One user said this was great for a 3-year-old.
  • Out of 609 ratings, 57% of users gave this 5 stars.

Cons

  • One owner said the assembly was harder than expected.
  • One user said this trampoline is hard to open.
  • A customer said there was bad quality control on the pieces that make up this trampoline.
  • Some users complained about the durability on this trampoline.
  • Some customers said closing and opening this trampoline can be dangerous.

Score

Price: 1st (97/100)
General or Specialized Use: Specialized
Reviews: 4 (8th) 76/100
Safety: 7 (9th) 73/100
Overall Score: 82/100

10) Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline

This Amazon exclusive is great for toddlers. Three to six-year-olds will love the handle bar for added stability, and the bouncing to tire themselves out.

It’s made out of plastic and metal, and can handle a max weight of 55 pounds. Only one kid at a time! It’s the perfect thing to tuck in a corner of a kid’s room.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users said kids had a lot of fun with this trampoline.
  • One customer said this trampoline was so good they bought two.
  • Customers said they could build this in 15 minutes.
  • It’s mostly already built.
  • One user said this was great for their kid who struggles with sensory issues.
  • Reviewers said their kids loved using this multiple times a day.
  • Out of 3,898 customer ratings, 56% gave this trampoline 5 stars.
  • 14% gave it 4 stars.

Cons

  • Some owners complained the handle bar cushion on this trampoline was too fragile.
  • One reviewer said this could easily be fixed with tennis racket grip tape and electrical tape.
  • One reviewer complained about the safety guard around the edge of this trampoline failing.
  • One user said the wobbly bar fell off after only months of use.
  • 14% of reviewers gave this trampoline 1 star.

Score

Price: (2nd) 94/100
General or Specialized Use: Specialized
Reviews: 3.9 (10th) 70/100
Safety: 6 (10th) 70/100
Overall Score: 78/100

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