Trampolines are a great addition to any home, providing hours of fun for people of all ages. They're a versatile toy that never loses its novelty factor and can be used as a form of exercise too.
When selecting a trampoline, you'll want to find something that's safe, durable and easy to assemble. There are thousands to choose from with several options from popular brands including Homcom and Plum.
The size of trampoline you select will be determined by how much floor space you have. Trampolines are typically placed in gardens and patios where there's a lot of free space, however, they can just as easily be erected inside the home in a spare room or basement.
Wherever you place your trampoline, you'll need adequate head clearance for jumping as well as a 2m safety perimeter around the edge.
Trampolines come in a range of shapes including circles, ovals and rectangles. You can also find various sizes measuring 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 14ft or 16ft in diameter. The smaller sizes will be suitable for just one jumper, while the larger sizes can accommodate up to three.
The majority of trampolines will include a ladder so you can climb up into it with ease. While others will come with a waterproof cover that can be placed on top whenever your trampoline's not in use. You can also find some trampolines for competitive athletes who want to practise their stunts and acrobatics.
Nothing wears out energetic kids quite like a few hours jumping on a trampoline. Lots of large trampolines are only suitable for children aged six and over so you'll need to select a kid's trampoline that's suitable for toddlers and younger children. 4.5ft and 6ft options are available.
In addition to trampolines, you'll find a range of covers, poles, padding and safety nets available in various sizes to fit your trampoline.