8ft round trampolines offer a fairly small jump area and we always suggest to our customers that they try to fit in a larger 10ft trampoline. An 8ft round trampoline is very much a single user trampoline and is not ideally suited for teenagers, who just do not have the space to really enjoy themselves.
Bouncing on a trampoline is about safety but it is also about fun, so try to find an extra 2ft of space in your garden. Remember that your trampoline will always be the same size but that your children will grow at a rapid rate!
Not all the main manufacturers make an 8ft trampoline and amongst those that we sell, the TP Toys 8ft Genius trampoline is the largest seller. The Genius range was new in 2011 and is incredibly robust, with a great quality safety enclosure, and being a TP trampoline, you are assured of buying quality at a fair price. At well under £300 and a great warranty, it is well worth considering.
Springfree trampolines make the R54 round trampoline. This measures 8ft in diameter but as it is a springless trampoline, there is not the need for padding to go over the springs. As a result, the whole 8ft diameter is jumping space. On an 8ft TP Genius Surroundsafe trampoline the padding takes up 2ft of the diameter, so the jump area is reduced to a 6ft diameter. Even though Springfree trampolines are not the cheapest, their space saving design ensures that many of our customers choose them.
Our advice to all of our customers is to measure your garden very closely before buying an 8ft trampoline, because if you can squeeze in a 10ft trampoline, you will be buying your children a trampoline that is safer and more fun. Don't forget that a 10ft trampoline is light enough that two adults can move it around the garden very easily.