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What Should You Know Before Buying a Circular Trampoline for Your Home?

A circular trampoline is a great toy for any garden. It can be enjoyed by kids (and adults!) of all ages, offering endless enjoyment and exercise!

But, before you jump in and buy a round trampoline, it’s important to do some research. There are so many trampolines on the market and so many aspects to consider.

Choosing the right trampoline size is one thing. But then you also need to think about trampoline safety features, shape, age/weight limits, durability and weather resistance. That's a lot, right?

This buying guide will tell you everything you need to know about buying a circular trampoline for your home. We will also compare added features such as safety netting and padding. By the end of this article, you’ll be a better-informed shopper, ready to buy a brand-new, round trampoline.

How Do You Determine the Right Size of a Circular Trampoline for Your Space?

Finding the right balance between size and space is essential when choosing a trampoline. You want a trampoline that’s big enough to enjoy, but you also need to make sure it fits safely within your garden.

There are different types of trampolines, each offering different levels of safety.

Round trampolines are generally safer than square trampolines or rectangular trampolines. Because of the shape of a round trampoline, the bouncer is naturally directed toward the middle, away from the edges. This makes them a safer option, especially for younger children.

That being said, there is an important rule when it comes to choosing the right size trampoline for your garden. When thinking about trampoline diameter and measuring up, you must factor in the 2m buffer zone. There should be a minimum of 2 metres clearance around the whole perimeter of the trampoline.

This buffer zone is there to protect bouncers in case of accidental exits from the trampoline. The buffer zone should be free of any obstructions such as walls, fences, garden furniture, etc.

When choosing the right size of round trampoline for your space, it’s important to factor this buffer zone in. For example, a 10ft trampoline is roughly 3m in diameter. You then have to add 2m of clearance around the edge. So, for a 3m trampoline, you need a space of roughly 7m x 7m (23ft x 23ft).

What Are the Key Factors to Consider in Terms of Durability and Weather Resistance?

Durability and weather resistance are important things to think about when choosing a round trampoline for your home. You want a trampoline that will stand the test of time, putting up with the elements and frequent use.

High-quality materials are a must for the frame and the jumping mat. Find a frame that is made from galvanised steel, which offers great strength and good resistance to rust and corrosion. The jumping mat should be made of a UV-resistant material that will withstand the (brief!), British summers without deteriorating. You might also want to look into a weather cover, to keep your trampoline safe and protected from rain, snow, hail and debris when not in use. Investing in a trampoline that is built to last will pay off for years to come.

Another important factor to consider is the weight capacity of the round trampoline. Weight capacity determines who will be able to safely use the trampoline. Usually, larger trampolines have larger weight capacities, making them better for larger kids. And vice versa.

How Do Added Features Like Safety Nets or Padding Vary Across Different Circular Trampolines?

Safety features are an essential part of the trampoline. The safety features will vary, depending on the manufacturer and model.

A safety net, or safety enclosure, is a really important part of the trampoline. It is designed to prevent bouncers from accidentally jumping off the trampoline. The best safety nets are tall, sturdy and securely attached. The safety net should also have a secure entry/exit point. The safety net offers parents/guardians peace of mind that their kids are jumping in a safe space.

Padding to cover the springs and trampoline frame is another important trampoline safety feature. It should be high quality, durable and well-fastened to the trampoline frame. The padding helps protect jumpers from injury, in case they collide with solid parts of the trampoline such as the frame and springs.

When comparing trampolines, think about the quality and the design of these safety features. The safety net and padding should be made from robust, durable materials that will withstand rough weather and frequent use.


When buying an oval trampoline, don’t just go for the first option you see.

You should think about size and shape, weather durability and safety features, to help you choose the perfect trampoline for your space and for those who will bounce on it.

When buying a round trampoline, find one that is built with high-quality materials that offer good UV resistance. You should also check it comes equipped with safety features such as an enclosure net and padding.

And, don’t forget to think about the 2m rule. Your kids will probably want the biggest trampoline possible! But, for their safety, you need to ensure your garden has space to fit the trampoline with 2 metres of clearance around the edge.

Now you’ve read this buying guide, you're ready to choose the perfect, round trampoline for your family. Happy bouncing!


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