Best Kids Trampoline with Bar

We love to see them jump. We love to see them burning off all that extra energy with laughs and giggles and activity. What we don’t love is seeing them fall over and get a bump to their head and a knock to their confidence. So what we’re looking for is a kids trampoline with bar.

 

It’s a great investment for that awkward in-between stage when they’ve just found their legs and are looking for any excuse to climb, jump and crawl but they’re not quite ready to tackle the giant, heavy-duty trampoline out the back garden.

A Kids trampoline with bar is the smart option

Let’s face it, they’re gonna climb and jump anyway…off the sofa, off the beds…off the dog!!!?? So therefore isn’t it better to offer them a safe and controlled jumping environment that has taken into account a bit of child proofing and can offer a bit of assistance such as a stability bar to get them started and build their balance and coordination before they take to the big time with their somersaults and trapeze acts. 

Here we’ll take a look at a few of the better models of kids trampoline with bar…pointing out the pros and cons and which is our favorite pick of the bunch.

 

Little Tikes 3’ Trampoline

Amazon Rated: 4 ½ Stars
Age Range: 3 to 6 years

Item Weight 15.5 pounds
Dimensions: 36 x 36 x 33.5 inches
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Maximum weight: 55 pounds

 

About the Little Tikes 3’ Trampoline:

A great trampoline to start your little monkey on their journey to greater confidence, muscle coordination, strength and balance…and they’ll get hours of giggle time out of it too! As will you while you watch them. Very portable and lightweight, this kids trampoline with bar can be moved from room to room depending on where you want to supervise them while you get on with your housework.

Constructed from a combination of plastic and metal, with a nice large surface area for your little one to jump their frustrations away. The stability bar is easy to attach and placed centrally, allowing for extra stability and support while they find their jumping feet and build their confidence.

Hours of fun for little one (and for grown up while they watch), this will definitely solve the riddle of “what to do when I don’t want them watching telly all day but I really don’t want the house covered in poster paints either”

 

The Good Bits:
  • Very easy to assemble in minutes…just attach stability bar and legs and you’re ready to go.
  • Compact size suitable for indoor use…kids entertainment without sacrificing too much of your floor space…great!
  • Nice large surface area to jump and wobble on.

 

The Bad Bits:
  • It’s one child only at a time for this one I’m afraid…so teach them how to wait in line!
  • Easy to move but not so easy to store as stability bar needs to be screwed off each time…which isn’t great for the thread either. However, it’s so small you won’t need to store it away. That and you’re little one will be on it the entire time anyway so you won’t get a chance to store it.
  • Stability bar can be quite high for a smaller two year old.

 

What the Reviews Say:

Lots of good reviews on this one, stating that the product is sturdy, safe and the kids love it. There were, however, some bad reviews advising that the safety mesh around the edges was loose and seemed to tear away quite easily. Also, a few reviewers had problems with tipping and wobbling and found the trampoline a bit too lightweight.

Finally several reviewers stated that the threads on the leg screws seemed to run bare quite easily, with repeated assembly and disassembly, causing a bit of a potential safety issue.

 

What We Say:

A good starter model and your little jumping bean will have no complaints. It won’t last forever but it will last long enough to boost their jumping skills and confidence until they’re ready for the next level. Yes, the mesh covering was a bit loose and flimsy but, having said that, it did stand up to the rigors of life in our house and hasn’t come away yet. The fact that only one child at a time can play on it is always a bit of a downer but with an indoor kids trampoline that’s just the way it’s going to be until they’re ready for something bigger.

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Good price for what you’re getting. 3 Stars from us.

 

Kangaroo’s 36” Kids Trampoline, Indoor Trampoline For Kids

Rated: 4 ½ Stars
Age Range: 5 Years and Up (although passes safety standards for 3 and Up)

Item Weight: 16.4 pounds
Dimensions: 17 x 11 x 3 inches
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Maximum weight: 120 pounds

 

About the Kangaroo’s 36” Kids Trampoline, Indoor Trampoline For Kids:

A great kids trampoline with bar, this model will easily fit into your lounge room and offer hours of bouncing entertainment for your kid. Constructed from steel and plastic, with stretch bands instead of the spring design used on a traditional trampoline, this product offers good bounce and sturdy, safe fun. Six month warranty on this one (which isn’t great to be honest) but all reports say that you’ll get a bit longer out of it than that.

With it’s nice bright colors and easy assembly, this is a great no stress investment to get your toddler away from the TV (and away from the poster paints…just for a little while!) and practicing their new found mobility skills.

 

The Good Bits:
  • Springless design uses stretch bands instead for bounce. While this does compromise on bounce slightly, there’s still more than enough in there for a toddler and it means no nasty pinches from trampoline springs.
  • Heavily weighted and balanced, so no tipping or wobbling.
  • Nice bright colors.
  • Very easy assembly.
  • Higher weight limit than other similar size trampolines (120 pounds)

 

The Bad Bits:
  • One child only at a time
  • To store you need to unscrew stability bar and legs. Not a major issue but more time consuming than just folding it up.
  • If the stability bar is leaned on (rather than just used as a support) the trampoline does tend to go off balance and may cause a problem with tipping.

 

What the Reviews Say:

Mostly great reviews on this one, saying that it’s heavily weighted, balanced and sturdy and even suitable for slightly bigger kids, unlike other similar models. Several reviews state that the stability bar is located off center and, if leaned on rather than just held for support, it does seem to cause tipping and wobbling.

However, structure itself seems strong and of good quality. The bounce is good for a kids trampoline with bar. However, a few buyers say it is a bit stiffer than other models.

 

What We Say:

A great product for a great price. The trampoline itself seems heavily weighted, balanced and sturdy and the stability bar is bolted on so it’s super safe, and yet still easy to remove. The bounce may be a little less than other models or trampolines with springs. However, there’s still plenty of bounce to entertain a toddler and they won’t be disappointed.

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4 Stars from us.

 

Bazoongi 48” Bouncer Trampoline with Handle Bar

Rated: 4 ½ Stars
Age Range: 4 and up

Item Weight: 21.6 pounds
Dimensions: 27 x 14 x 6 Inches
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Maximum weight: 110 pounds

 

About the Bazoongi 48” Bouncer Trampoline with Handle Bar:

This is a great kids trampoline with bar, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It’s good size jumping mat is supported by six legs, as opposed to the standard four, giving it extra stability and avoiding any wobbling or tipping over.

This particular model from Bazoongi also comes with springs. This is unusual for a kids trampoline with bar as the smaller models for younger children often come with stretch bands as a safety feature. While springs do introduce a potential injury hazard from pinching, they are well covered in this particular model with a thick padded material, therefore reducing risk of injury. And with springs comes extra bounce…the upside!

Another good feature of this model is that, unlike other similar trampolines, the stability bar on this one is adjustable to two different heights. This is a very handy feature in a product designed for this rapidly growing age range as a common complaint in reviews of other models is that the stability bar is either too high or too low.

 

The Good Bits:
  • It’s got springs! OK so while I also often put the “it’s got no springs” in the good bits column too that’s because there’s benefits (extra bounce) and downsides (risk of pinching) to springs. They’re covered up well in this particular model and the extra bounce is nice for them!
  • Stability bar has two different height settings.

 

The Bad Bits:
  • Rubber caps on legs to protect flooring aren’t very strong or hard wearing. Can be replaced with felt.
  • The foam tubing on the handle can tear off quite easily (or be bitten off by toddlers!). Not a great safety feature. One reviewer suggests duck tape…the solution to all of life’s problems!

 

What the Reviews Say:

Majority good reviews on this kids trampoline with bar. Handle seems strong and sturdy (and people love that it’s height adjustable). Assembly for the majority of buyers seem like a piece of cake (Mmmm, cake!), and the overall structure seems sturdy and safe. Only recurring problem is that the foam covering on the stability bar seems to be made out of tissue paper. OK, kidding, not quite tissue paper. But it seems to be very flimsy and comes away (or gets bitten away by toddler) pretty quickly. This doesn’t affect the functionality of the product however.

About 10% bad reviews stating that it’s a nothing short of a nightmare to put together, parts were missing, holes were drilled incorrectly and instructions were difficult to understand. These reviewers may possibly be a bit like me, in that any attempt at DIY usually results in trauma and tears. So, possible a bit difficult to assemble if, like me, YOU HATE DIY!

 

What We Say:

Think I said it all in the previous column. Top product, great quality (apart from flimsy foam covering), stable and strong and easy to put together. All you could want from a kids trampoline with bar. And we love that it has springs..well covered up springs that is! A few complaints in the reviews about springs breaking but hey, springs break! Easily replaceable and available from Home Depot…nothing lasts forever and if the springs are breaking at least that means you’re getting use from the product!

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The Original Toy Company

Rated: 4 ½ Stars
Age Range: 3 to 7 Years

Item Weight: 16.1 pounds
Dimensions: 36 x 36 x 34 inches
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Maximum weight: 150 pounds

 

About The Original Toy Company:

ASTM certified and claiming to be “From Box to Bounce in less than 5 minutes” (that’s a big claim!), this “Fold & GO” trampoline model from The Original Toy Company offers ease of assembly and ease of disassembly (which can be just as important) in minutes with this kids trampoline with bar. Trampoline is constructed from good quality materials and comes with a one year warranty.

 

The Good Bits:
  • Supported by six legs instead of four, allowing for extra stability.
  • Easy assembly.
  • Easy storage and very portable.

 

The Bad Bits:
  • Similar to other models, if stability bar is leaned on too much whilst jumping, the product may begin to tip over a bit at the back.
  • Stability handle needs frequent tightening.
  • Foam covering on stability bar a bit lightweight.

 

What the Reviews Say:

Well great reviews for the assembled structure. However, more than one or two of reviewers have indicated that the term “Fold & Go” is very misleading and this, in fact, just as awkward to assemble and disassemble as any other product. Also several reviews have stated that there can be a bit of a problem with stability and, if jumping is very vigorous, the back rises up off the ground and needs to be stabilized with something heavy.

 

What we Say:

Well, don’t buy it if the only reason is for it’s amazing “Fold & Go” design. We did find it fairly easy to assemble but no more than any other similar product. Once up, it’s a fairly good trampoline and your kids will love it. However, there are possibly heavier weighted products of a similar nature if your little monkey likes robust games.

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3 Stars from us!

 

Conclusion:

OK so four reviews of a kids trampoline with bar. There seems to be similar issues throughout all products. Those being the flimsy foam covering generally used on the stability bar. And a bit of tipping and wobbling with vigorous jumping. Assembly for all four products seems to be of a similar nature and difficulty level, depending on whether or not you’re gifted in the area of DIY.

Our favorite pick of the bunch would have to be Product 3: Bazoongi 48” Bouncer Trampoline with Handle Bar. Simply because it has springs for that extra bounce and has a height adjustable stability bar.

We hope you found this helpful and good luck on your long and never ending journey into kids’ entertainment!