There’s nothing quite like that split second of bliss as a kid when you’ve reached the peak of a double jump. You’re soaring. You’ve never felt closer to the clouds. Then a moment passes, and you’re crashing back onto the mat, ready to do it again. You loved your trampoline when you were growing up, so there’s no doubt the child you’re buying for won’t be over the moon for one, too. So, if you or a youngster you know is looking to practice a few backflips, here are some trampoline options that we recommend.
What to Look for in Your Trampoline
When you’re narrowing your final few options down, you should be staring at a lineup that understands an assortment of factors for your needs. Consider options that clearly fit the age demographic your trampoline is for. After all, you don’t really want your 2-year-old niece struggling to keep her balance on a trampoline that’s ten sizes too big for her. And if you are buying for younger children, consider the safety measures that the model has implemented for users. Precautions like extra foam padding on areas that may be too close to the jumping area and a reasonable height off the ground are big perks. Finally, buy with dimensions in mind. If you’re feeling uncertain about a large unit that you won’t always have your eyes on with young kids, then consider a trampoline that fits comfortably indoors so that you don’t have to worry.
Top Choice: Skywalker Trampolines 12-Foot Jump N’ Dunk
More in line with traditional large-and-in-charge backyard setups, this 12-Foot Jump N’ Dunk from Skywalker Trampolines offers plenty of room to flip, double jump, and even get a game of basketball going. Featuring 96 tightly coiled springs covered by a thick vinyl pad, this trampoline ensures maximum bounce efficiency alongside great safety features. Its patented woven net utilizes a dual zipper and clip closure system that protects children from slipping or jumping off the sides. While safety is first, this trampoline also knows how to deliver plenty of enjoyment too. Its soft breakaway basketball hoop includes one foam ball for an air-bound pickup game.
Skywalker Trampolines 12-Foot Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline with Enclosure Net - Basketball Trampoline, Blue
This trampoline measures 12 feet tall and features top of-the-line safety considerations.
Best for Toddlers: Skywalker Trampolines 60” Trampoline
Looking for a trampoline that your younger kids can enjoy safely, too? This 60-inch trampoline, also courtesy of Skywalker Trampolines, offers children a reasonable bounce off the ground with all of the expected safety considerations. Just like other dependable models from the brand, this trampoline treats safety as a priority with its woven enclosure net sewn directly into the jump mat, 360 degrees of padded handlebars that help stabilize a bouncer, as well as stretch bands instead of hardened springs. Another key safety feature here is located just beneath the jump mat, where a lower enclosure keeps children from crawling underneath the system when another child is bouncing.
Skywalker Trampolines Mini Trampoline with Enclosure Net, 60 - Inch, Blue
This child-focused trampoline set makes for a great addition inside or outside.
Best Mini Trampoline: Wamkos Dinosaur Mini Trampoline
Another option that’s more than capable of finding space indoors, this Wamkos Dinosaur Mini Trampoline offers some fun that’s anything but prehistoric. Trampolines are a great means of exercise, but mini trampolines like this are specifically designed to build stamina and coordination through the simple act of continuous jumping up and down. It’s also highly durable for a little mat like this, capable of supporting up to 220 pounds of weight per bounce on its ultra-quiet tension bands. It also features a padded handrail for added stability with each jump.
36-Inch Dinosaur Mini Trampoline for Kids with Handle, Foldable Kids Trampoline for Play & Exercise Indoor or Outdoor, Camo Safety Padded Cover Toddler Rebounder Trampoline for Jump Sports
An indoor option that's tiny, mighty, and fully capable of offering ample fun.
Also Great: Clevr 7FT Kids Trampoline
For parents who would like to meet in the middle of traditionally large trampolines and petite toddler units, this Clevr Kids Trampoline offers the right mix of air time fun and security measures. Standing 7 feet tall and capable of supporting up to 150 pounds per bounce, this is a 3- to-10-year-old-friendly trampoline with a good amount of buoyancy to its name. Unlike options that cater to younger users, it favors galvanized springs for maximum jump potential. All tried-and-true safety features are present, like protective foam padding around its steel frame. However, the real standout security consideration is its elastic PE net with an upgraded arched door zipper. Whereas the common L-shaped zipper is easier to break, this arched door design allows for easier entry and exit without users tripping over its net.
Clevr 7ft Kids Trampoline with Safety Enclosure Net & Spring Pad, Mini Indoor/Outdoor Round Bounce Jumper 84", Built-in Zipper Heavy Duty Steel Frame,Green/Blue
Meet in the middle with this 7-foot tall, super padded kid's trampoline.