Keep trampolining a fun and relaxed activity by reading our safety tips.
If you’re getting a trampoline, or already own one, it’s important to make sure you follow the right safety precautions to keep your kids happy and healthy, and avoid any trips to A&E.
Find out which companies parents rate as the best trampoline brands.
Trampoline safety features
When buying a trampoline, look for:
- safety pads that fully cover the springs, hooks and frame
- safety netting that runs along the inside diameter of the springs and pad, minimising the chance of your child making contact with any hard or sharp material.
In a June 2020 survey of 663 parents with a child under 12 who own a trampoline, 50% told us their child had injured themself while using a trampoline. The most common injuries were bruises, followed by sprains and fractures.
You should never leave your children unsupervised while using the trampoline, but remember that many accidents can still happen under supervision, so keep these other rules in mind as well:
- Only allow one child on the trampoline at a time. We know this may be a bit of a sticking point, as part of the fun for kids is bouncing on the trampoline together, but according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), 60% of trampoline injuries occur when more than one person is using the trampoline at a time.
- No bouncing exits. Don’t let your little ones launch themselves off the trampoline on to the ground – it seems obvious, but this is a common cause for injury.
- No somersaults. Kids shouldn’t attempt somersaults unless they’ve been taught properly – the chance of landing badly is high.
- Kids under six years old shouldn’t use the trampoline unless it’s one that’s been specifically designed for younger children. Children under the age of six are not yet developed enough to handle the bouncing movement, and are more susceptible to injury.
Injuries children have when playing on the trampoline
Read through our guide on how to buy the best trampoline to get more expert buying advice.
Best trampoline brands
We asked parents to rate trampoline brands they’ve bought, including Jumpking, Plum, Skyhigh and more
With trampolines costing anywhere from £100 up to more than £1,000, you’ll want to make sure you find the best brand before you splash out.
We surveyed 1,194 parents in June 2021 to find out which brand of trampoline they owned and how happy they were with that choice.
We asked them to rate each brand for ease of assembly, durability, quality, safety and value for money – some of the key concerns parents have when looking for the best trampoline.
To get our customer scores, we asked parents to tell us how satisfied they were with their trampoline and whether they would recommend the brand to a friend.
From this, we’ve ranked 15 brands – including Chad Valley, Early Learning Centre, Jumpking, Plum, Skyhigh and Sports Power – to help you find the best.
The best trampolines
The best trampoline is one that’s easy to assemble, has a good-quality frame, decent padding covered with quality PVC, and durable netting. To find out more, our guide on how to buy the best trampoline covers everything from what size to go for to the difference between spring-based and Springfree models.
Most popular trampoline retailers
Our survey also looked at where parents were most likely to buy their trampoline. Top of the list was Amazon, followed by Argos, John Lewis and Smyths Toys.
Figures are for the percentage of parents who bought their trampoline from this retailer, based on a June 2021 survey of 1,194 parents with a child under 12 years old.