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November 14, 2021

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A kids’ trampoline is a must for any family backyard in Australia, and they’ll be jumping for joy when one of these beauties pops up, ready for a bouncing good time.

Kids’ trampolines are the ultimate in backyard fun. They are brilliant exercise, getting the heart pumping and muscles working. The beauty of modern kids’ trampolines is that they’re designed to fit any shaped backyard, and even if you’ve got a tight space, there’s a tramp to fit. Kids’ trampolines are also safer than they’ve ever been, with padding and nets helping keep little bouncers protected.

There’s also more variety than ever before. From choosing a shape to the type of springs and size, there’s plenty to think about when buying your kids a trampoline.


10 Best Kids Trampolines in Australia 2021

From compact and cute to roomy and robust, we’ve gathered some of Australia’s favourite kids’ trampolines for backyards full of bounce.

Kahuna

Kahuna Trampoline

 

Kahuna 14ft Trampoline Free Safety Net Spring Pad, $899

An all-in-one fun factory, this kids’ trampoline comes with everything you need for hours of bouncy fun. The inner safety net around the mat separates the jumping section from the padded springs. It also comes with a trampoline roof for shade, basketball set, ladder and shoe tidy, and at 14ft, it will last growing kids for years.

Trampoline Size: 14ft
Weight Capacity: 150kg
Included Extras: Ladder, shade, basketball set and ladder

 

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Plum Play

Plum Trampoline

Plum Play 10ft Magnitude Springsafe Trampoline, $449.00

Supreme bounciness abounds with this 10ft trampoline. The enclosure separates the springs from the jumpy fun zone, and the pad and enclosure foam are all added safety features. And another tick – this trampoline meets the voluntary Australian safety standards.

Trampoline Size: 10ft
Weight Capacity: 120kg

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Everfit

Everyfit Trampoline

 Everfit 8FT Trampoline, $329

If you don’t have a huge back or front yard, this more compact sized trampoline is a great option. And there’s no compromise on fun! The steel framework is built to handle even the roughest of bouncers, and we love that it comes with a ladder and handy storage compartment for shoes.

Trampoline Size: 8ft
Weight Capacity: 120kg
Included Extras: Ladder and storage compartment

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Lifespan

Lifespan Trampoline

Lifespan Kids HyperJump3 14ft Springless Trampoline, $1179 

Big, bouncy and able to take a beating this trampoline is built for kids who want to try out tumbling and flipping. There’s plenty of foam padding, with reinforced netting and the zipless doors means kids can get in and out in a jiffy.

Trampoline Size: 14ft
Weight Capacity: 140kg
Included Extras: Ladder

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VULY

VULY Trampoline

 VULY Lift 2L Trampoline, $1499

Built for Australia’s harsh weather, the VULY’s UV-resistant enclosure is made for many summers under the harsh sun. And the tightly woven netting is designed to make sure little fingers don’t get caught.

Trampoline Size: 14ft
Weight Capacity: 150kg

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Springfree Trampoline
Springfree Trampoline

 Springfree Compact Round Trampoline, $1499

Don’t let the size full you, this compact round trampoline has a huge tested weight capacity and plenty of bounce. Designed for smaller yards, it still has a generous five square metres of jumping surface area.

Trampoline Size: 8ft
Weight Capacity: 600kg

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Big W

Big W Trampoline

Elmo 4.5ft Indoor Trampoline, $169

Has there ever been a more adorable first trampoline? With its Elmo net, this cutie is the ultimate starter trampoline for tots just starting out. And it’s super compact, so will fit most tight yard spaces.

Trampoline Size: 4.5ft
Weight Capacity: 55kg

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Kmart

Kmart Trampoline

Kmart 12ft Springless Trampoline, $259

With extra thick padding and springless design, this is a great medium-sized trampoline to get the kids jumping for joy, at a handy entry-level price.

Trampoline Size: 12ft
Weight Capacity: 100kg

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Jumpflex

Jumpflex Trampoline

Jumpflex FLEX100 CITY 10FT Trampoline, $749

If you’ve got around five metres of spare yard space, this 10ft trampoline is the perfect fit. With a soft net, with a UV additive to stop sun damage, the Jumpflex trampoline will keep the kids jumping for years to come.

Trampoline Size: 10ft
Weight Capacity: 150kg

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Up Shot

Up Shot Trampoline

 

Up Shot 10ft Round Trampoline Basketball Set Safety Net Spring Pad Ladder, $779

Curved safety poles, safety pads and an enclosed safety net keep kids safe and sound while they’re having a ball bouncing to their heart’s content. We love that the mesh is anti-graze and the mat is water resistant.

Trampoline Size: 10ft
Weight Capacity: 120kg
Included Extras: Basketball set and ladder

 

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What to consider when buying a kids’ trampoline

Kids trampolines

From size and shape to safety features and add-ons, there’s a few things to weigh up when you’re choosing a kids’ trampoline.

Safety: Trampoline injuries are really common, around eight kids a day are injured by trampolines in Australia every day. And while there is a current Australian standard for trampolines, it’s only volunatary.

The main thing to remember when buying your kids their very first trampoline, is that they are not recommended for children under the age of six.

One of the best advances in trampoline safety has been the addition of safety padding over the frame and springs. And for ultimate safe jumping, ensure your trampoline has a safety net installed around the entire perimeter.

Once you have the trampoline, the rule should be that only one child uses it at a time, and always while being supervised. And as tempting as it is to put a hose under the tramp on a hot day, the kids should never jump on it when the mat is wet.

Size: Trampolines come in a huge spread of sizes, from 2.5m x 2.5m up to 4m x 4m. When measuring up where your trampoline will go, make sure you look around for any hazards like tree branches or uneven ground.

Weight: All trampolines come with a weight limit, and if it’s just the kids jumping, a smaller limit will be fine. But if mum and dad are keen for a jump, well you’re going to need to hop on the scales and read the fine print!

Shape: The most common trampoline shape is round, but they also come in square and rectangle. A rectangle shape is perfect if you have less room or an awkward, narrow backyard. But you still need to make sure you have plenty of clearance around the trampoline.

Style: Generally there are two main styles of trampolines, springless and the classic spring mechanism version. Spring-free trampolines have rods or steel leaf springs to help give the mat bounce. And some use wide rubber bands instead of the traditional metal springs.

Age: As we’ve already mentioned, trampolines aren’t intended to be used for children under the age of six.

Backyard: Even if you choose a compact trampoline, Raising Children recommends having at least 2.5m of clear area around the trampoline, that has a soft surface, like grass. It means if the kids do take a tumble, their landing won’t be onto hard concrete. Also make sure you set up the trampoline well away from fences and trees, and it can’t be placed over the top of something that isn’t flush with the ground.

You also need ground that is flat and even, with a gradient no more than 3 degrees.

Accessories: There are a few different trampoline accessories available. Some make life a whole lot easier, and others are just for added fun. Certain trampolines have the accessories included and others are additional extras. They include things like a ladder (which is essential), basketball hoops, sprinklers, slides, tents and shade covers.


Are you a brand that thinks your trampoline should be included in our MoM Guide Best Trampolines? Contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

If you’re a MoM member and have tried a trampoline worth including on our list, let us know in the comments below. 

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  • It’s funny how protected they are now, so much safety. We just had rhe jumping part and maybe a mat over the springs if you were lucky when I was young. And they’re so big.

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  • Kids love a trampoline. It keeps them occupied, entertaining and actively keeps them fit and happy. The sizes do make a difference and also brand. Research before purchasing is important.

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  • I just got my 2yo a 4.5 foot one… he wont stop jumping.. he loves it & it takes me back to my childhood. I want an adult trampoline!

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  • Father Christmas bought our kids a VULY trampoline about 9 years ago. It is still going strong. It is such good quality.

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  • I’d love to have room for one, but our yard is so small I feel as though a trampoline would dominate the space and not leave room to run around.

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  • Thanks for sharing – love the cute Elmo!

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  • Thank you for the info to help me compare trampolines!

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  • Some great ideas here! I love the pizza oven and the egg poacher

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  • We have a small trampoline and it the perfect size of my little one, we don’t have much room for a big one so this ones perfect. I can’t remember what the brand is though!

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  • I wish we had enough room for a trampoline!

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  • We don’t have enough space in our backyard.

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  • We had for our son the original rectangle type trampoline. No walls, no safety nets… and he managed quite well to understand his limits, etc.

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  • We purchased a plum one quite a few years ago. The mat and springs are standing the test of time. The zipper for the netting has busted so it is not as safe as it once was.

    Features that would have been useful on the one we purchased are a ladder and shade cloth over the top. We use a little step for the kids to get on and have put some of our own netting across the top.

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  • Have always been keen to get one but worried about the unsafe ones or the kids getting hurt

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  • My kids would love it for a week then never use it again.

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