How to choose a trampoline for a small yard?

Are you thinking about getting a trampoline but your garden is small? Don’t worry, there are trampolines specially designed for small garden spaces, it’s only a matter of picking the right one. This article reveals what you need to look out for when choosing the best trampoline for your home.


Nowadays there are trampolines of many different shapes and sizes to choose from, each of them designed for different purposes, age groups, and garden sizes. The size of your garden or backyard, where you plan on setting up your trampoline, is one of the deciding factors when it comes to choosing just the right model.

What should you do when you’re dealing with a small garden space? Follow our advice and you’ll find the right solution in no time.

Keep the size and shape of your garden in mind

The first step towards purchasing a new trampoline is taking precise measurements of the space where you want to put it. It’s important that your trampoline should fit the size of your garden or backyard, and keep in mind that you’ll need enough space to move freely around it, as well as climb on and off it safely. For safety reasons, we recommend leaving at least one meter of space around the trampoline.

When you’re dealing with limited space, choosing the right shape is important as well. In such situations, the shape of the trampoline depends on the shape of the garden. If your garden is rectangular, then a rectangular trampoline for smaller gardens would be a good choice, but if your garden is round then it’s better to choose a round model.

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What kind of trampoline will work best in a small garden?

The range of trampolines available today is truly diverse. Even if you have only a little space, there are still a lot of options so you can always choose the right one for your home:

  • We advise you to choose from among the smaller models of round and rectangular trampolines. The smallest size of round trampolines that allows unhindered jumping is 8 ft – or 244 cm – in diameter. If you’re thinking of buying a rectangular trampoline, the smallest available size is 10 x 6 ft, i.e., 305 x 183 cm.
  • Smaller gardens are perfect for in-ground trampolines. If preparing the ground is no problem, these are the best trampolines for such spaces. These trampolines are level with the ground, which means that the enclosure doesn’t obstruct the view of the rest of your garden, and is nearly unnoticeable. When choosing this type of trampoline, however, you’ll need to spend more time preparing the ground for installation. But don’t worry, the final result is worth the effort!
  • If your space is so limited that even the smallest model of family trampolines won’t fit, but you’d still like to do some jumping, you can choose one of the mini trampoline models. These come square-shaped in the sizes of 112 x 112 cm, 115 x 115 cm, and 125 x 125 cm, can be used on any surface, and are practical in terms of storage. This means you can use them indoors or in a small garden.

When choosing a suitable size, shape, and model of trampoline for a small garden, be sure to also check whether there are any trees or other structures that might hinder your jumping. It’s therefore recommended to measure the height of the enclosure and ask about the height of the rebound on individual models.

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Important factors to consider when choosing the most suitable trampoline for a small garden

After you’ve precisely measured your garden and chosen the trampoline that suits you best, it’s time to think about certain other important factors. When choosing trampolines for small gardens it’s also important to take into account all the factors that apply when choosing them for large gardens, such as:

  • The age group of users: It matters whether you’re buying a trampoline for children, teenagers, or adults. The age of the users mostly impacts the choice of the appropriate maximum allowed weight of the trampoline, as taking this into account is vital for safe jumping and the long service life of your trampoline.
  • Skill level of the jumpers: The springs of home trampolines are distributed differently, and thus their bounce properties also differ from those of trampolines intended for professional purposes. That’s why we recommend you choose a trampoline from a family category.
  • Trampoline quality: Even if you’re buying a trampoline for a small garden, be sure to look for quality. A high-quality trampoline has first-rate, sturdy springs and an excellent jumping mat. All elements of the trampoline must be made of certified materials of the highest quality.
  • Your financial capabilities: The prices of trampolines differ greatly, due to many different factors. Since you’re looking for a trampoline for a small garden, you’ll be glad to hear that the price usually increases in line with the size of the trampoline. This means that trampolines for small gardens are less expensive than larger models.

So as you can see, even if you’ve got a small garden, you can always find the trampoline that suits you best. Follow this advice and we’re certain you’ll find just the right one!