How Much Does a Trampoline Cost?

lady-on-trampolineWhen I started looking for trampolines for my kids, cost was a primary concern. Because I knew that the safest ones are often the most expensive, that did give me a bit of an idea of what quality I would need. The other thing to keep in mind is that size and location also play a part in pricing, so let’s take a quick look at the types of trampolines you should be looking at.

6 Foot Indoor Trampolines for Kids

These are among the most common type of trampoline that parents will buy for children because they are reasonably safe with supervision. They are indoors so the elements don’t wear away at them and they are fairly low to the ground so there is less chance of a really dramatic fall.

“6 foot” is a rough approximation here since they generally run between three and seven and a half feet, but ultimately are all about the same when it comes to actual use.

A six foot round with a safety net enclosure can run anywhere from $100 to $300 depending on the brand and the materials used to make it, with the lower-end ones generally having a lot more in the way of plastic pieces. I didn’t really feel like risking those, so I stuck to the more expensive versions made out of metal.

8-10 Foot Backyard Trampolines

Generally more preferable for older children, backyard trampolines are usually larger and more expensive, but also more durable in many cases and capable of handling basic weather conditions.

As with the indoor types, size matters. An 8 foot trampoline from a decent manufacturer can set you back anywhere from $150 to $400, and the 10 foot variety is more likely to cost $180 to $620.

14-15 Foot Backyard Trampolines

These are some of the widest price ranges available, but that’s why it’s vital to look into quality before making a purchase. There are 15 foot backyard trampolines as low as $160, though it’s a very bad idea to buy one that cheap.

In my experience, a decent to high quality 14-15 foot trampoline should cost anywhere from around $300 to $1000 and can sometimes go a little higher than that.

I have been very happy with the mid-range purchases I have made over the years, but you may find yourself wanting something a little more robust. Now you at least have an idea of what that investment might look like.

Rick Mason