There are fewer more exciting activities for kids than jumping on a trampoline. There’s something so freeing about bouncing up and down. Even adults enjoy it. Trampolines are also pretty rare in a child’s life. They appear at friend’s houses and the occasional birthday party. They’re basically the unicorns of your children’s world. Kids take every possible opportunity to jump on a trampoline, because they know it’s a rare opportunity. Trampolines aren’t just fun and games though, they’re a great way for your kids to get some exercise. They’re said to increase muscle strength, help with bone health and promote heart function. Trampolines are even good for you—the parent—too. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) said that 20 minutes of bouncing around on the trampoline is as good for you as running is.
If you’re thinking about making your children’s dreams come true and bringing home a trampoline, you should make sure it’s the best kids trampoline that you can find. We found three trampolines that fit the bill. There are two mini-trampoline options that can be used indoors or outdoors. We found one larger enclosed option that makes for a great addition to your backyard.
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1. LBLA 36-Inch Kids Trampoline
This 36-in. children’s trampoline features a colorful spring-protector that will make playing around on the trampoline more exciting. Here’s some good news for parents: This trampoline has an adjustable, padded handrail, so the trampoline can be used for children ages 3 to 6. With a total of six legs, parents can feel confident that their children will be well-supported when they jump. The trampoline takes around 10 minutes to assemble, and it is foldable and easy to store.
2. Giantex Kids Trampoline w/Safety Enclosure Net
This trampoline is 83 in. in diameter, which means that your kids have a lot of space to jump. Multiple kids can fit within this enclosed trampoline with rust-resistant, because the trampoline can hold up to 275 lbs. The net goes all the way down to the trampoline, unlike other trampolines, so your children won’t get caught up in the gap between the net and trampoline. There are EPE foam sleeves around the bars to protect your children in case they bounce into the bars accidentally.
3. Wamkos Upgraded Dinosaur Mini Trampoline
This mini-trampoline absorbs your child’s jumps and doesn’t squeak when they’re bouncing up and down. You won’t be driven crazy by noise from the trampoline. The mini-trampoline has a steel frame, jumping mat, rubber-tipped legs and quiet tension bands. There’s a sturdy handle, which is coated in foam, for your child to hold and grab onto while they jump. The trampoline can support 220 lbs. but only weighs a total of 18 lbs., so it’s relatively lightweight and transportable. The mini-trampoline can be folded up and stored away when not in use.
4. Skywalker Trampolines Mini Trampoline
This trampoline is meant to be used indoors and by one child at a time. The trampoline mat features the moon and stars, which make space noises every time your child jumps. The stretch bands surrounded the powder-coated trampoline frame will keep your kids from falling.
5. Clevr 7ft Kids Trampoline
This enclosed trampoline features a zippered panel, so your child can enter and exit the trampoline safely. It’s low to the ground, too, which makes it easier for kids to step in and out. It’s recommended for kids between the ages of 3 and 10. The trampoline will need to be assembled, but it can be done within hours.