Trampoline Buying Guide | Argos

Trampoline Buying Guide

Find the perfect trampoline for your garden and family.

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Choosing the right shape trampoline

Our trampolines come in 3 different shapes: round, rectangular and oval. Read below to find out which one will be best suited to you.

Round trampolines Shop all round trampolines

The most common type on the market, round trampolines are a lot of people's go-to shape when buying for their garden. They come in a variety of different sizes, with our range spanning from 4ft to 14ft.

Their round shape provides more surface area to bounce on, while the even distribution of springs around the outside (on most models) means that wherever you start jumping, you'll generally end up back in the middle. This is where you will get the most consistent and powerful bounce.

Rectangular trampolines Shop all rectangular trampolines

Rectangular trampolines are generally associated with gymnasts and professional use, but they are becoming more widely available in the domestic market too.

Unlike round trampolines, the springs work independently, meaning that the user has to be more careful and controlled in their take-off and landing because they won't be automatically redirected back to the middle.

These are ideal for children or adults who are keen trampoliners, or for people with limited garden space.

Oval trampolines Shop all oval trampolines

These are a hybrid between rectangular and circular trampolines, combining the benefits of each.

Like the round versions, there's a big jumping area, but have the same space benefit as rectangular in that they won't take over your garden.

Like rectangular trampolines, they also have two distinct bouncing areas at either end, rather than just one in the middle.

Over-ground or in-ground trampolines?

Learn the benefits of each to help you make an informed decision.

Over-ground trampolines

These are the standard type of trampoline, sitting on legs above the ground. Maintaining these requires little effort and they are generally cheaper than in ground trampolines due to minimal additional costs, like installation. You can also move these relatively easily if needed, or remove it with little effort.

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In-ground trampolines

More aesthetically pleasing, these trampolines sit in the ground. You'll have to dig a hole for one to fit in, but once in the ground, users will be able to easily walk on and off with no need to struggle climbing on or using a ladder.

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Trampolines for toddlers

Trampolines are a great form of exercise for your little ones, and can help build their coordination and balance.

For really young children, we have a selection of small trampolines with a bar at the front, giving them extra support when they bounce. But as they get older, they can feel more grown up with our range of smaller round trampolines with enclosures.

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Trampoline size guide

From little kids to big kids, small gardens to large, find the best size trampoline for you and your family.

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Small gardens



Small gardens



Small/medium gardens



Medium gardens



Medium/large gardens

Kids and adults


Large gardens

Kids and adults

Trampoline assembly

All our trampolines will require assembly, but they will come with instruction manuals with easy-to-follow step-by-steps. Most will take roughly 2 hours for 2 adults to assemble.

Trampoline maintenance

Regularly check your trampoline before you use it, looking out for holes, a sagging trampoline mat, bent or broken parts and damaged springs. You can buy replacements for most parts if you notice any issues. And to keep your trampoline in the best condition, you should either be using a cover to keep it protected, or if you don't mind the extra effort, you could dismantle it until it will be used again.

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Trampoline safety

Trampolines can be loads of fun, but if you're not careful injuries can happen. Make sure children are supervised constantly, and only the appropriate amount of people are using a trampoline at one time. Enclosures are a good and easy way to make bouncing safer, preventing anyone from falling off.

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