What is the Best 12 ft trampoline?
12 ft Trampoline with Enclosure Reviews
What is the Best 12 Feet Trampoline?
Welcome to our page on the range of 12ft trampolines with their safety enclosure, all available in the UK. 12ft trampolines are one of the most sought after size of trampoline in the UK so it can be a little daunting which to choose or what to look for in a trampoline.
Within this guide we are going to cover what to look for in a trampoline in design, safety and the features. We have also collated several important items of information such as the maximum user weight so give you a quick lookup comparison of each trampoline and how they compare together.
There are many makes of 12f trampolines from Zero Gravity, Plum, JumpPRO, Salta and many more so we have collated what we think are top of the range in not just design but price so you do not have to stretch your wallet to invest in the best and safest trampoline for your family.
It is worth knowing that all trampolines sold as new in the UK are required by law to come with a safety netting enclosure. If you are buying 2nd hand we highly recommend you still buy one from someone that has an enclosure as they are extremely important to help prevent children falling from a trampoline of any height, as you can appreciate.
How much space do you need for a 12 foot trampoline?
No matter what size of trampoline you invest in for your garden, we recommend around 1.5 meters (around 5 feet) of additional space all around the trampoline. This means for a 12ft trampoline you would ideally need a garden with 22ft of space available or 6.7 meters.
This additional space allows for the safety netting to stretch and children not coming into contact with any objects or hazards nearby. The space all around the trampoline should be away from brick walls including your home, sheds, fences, greenhouses and even vehicles.
Additionally, please allow several meters of space above the trampoline so children do not jump and hit any overheard trees or washing, phone or power lines.
Even with a safety netting enclosure, there could be the risk of children falling from the trampoline when entering or exiting the trampoline onto the ground. Having this buffer space allows them to fall if they do happen to, and not hit anything close by.
Finally, please look to stand your trampoline on a level surface as much as possible and on grass. If grass is not possible then look to invest into some wood bark or similar material to place on the ground at the base of the trampoline in the event children do fall to the ground.
What Should I Put Under the Trampoline?
If your trampoline stands on grass then great, however if your only choice is a harder surface then we recommend you invest in some softer materials to place under the trampoline and around the surrounding edge to cushion any falls.
Materials you look to invest in are rubber mulch, wood chips, play sand, artificial grass. All of these will give help to take some of the impact if children were to fall from the trampoline or even fall over when climbing on or off.
Is a 12 foot trampoline big enough?
There are a few considerations to take into mind to decide if a 12ft trampoline is big enough of do you go for a larger size? A 12ft trampoline is suitable for any children over the age of 6 and we recommend around 22ft in total available in your garden if your garden is big enough.
Firstly, a 12ft trampoline will have a much better bounce than an 8ft or 10ft trampoline plus it is recommended only one child bounce on a trampoline at one time. When one child is using the trampoline at one time there is going to be more than enough to perform all sorts of acrobatics.
Age of your Children
The older your children the larger the trampoline you will require as an older child will take up more space, especially when bouncing around. All trampolines in the UK that are sold new come with a safety enclosure so there is a minimal risk of them falling off, however the older and taller your children the less impact they could have if they were to fall to the ground.
If you do allow more than one child on the trampoline at one time, then this is where a 14ft or 16ft trampoline can be more beneficial but of course, more than one child at a time is not advised.
Your Children’s Weight due to Age
The older your children the more than can weigh as you know. This is why each trampoline sold has a maximum user weight specified in the description on a manufactures and retailers website.
Here are a few examples of 12ft trampolines and their maximum weight in KG and Stone
- Zero Gravity Ultima 4 – 100kg so 15.7 stone
- Plum Space Zone 2 – 125kg so 19.6 stone
- Salta Black – 120kg so 18.8 stone
- JumpPRO Xcel Black – 150kg so 23.6 stone
As you can see, a 12ft trampoline is actually viable to be used by children and adults up to the maximum user weight which is superb.
So do you or we think a 12ft trampoline is big enough? Use the above and guidelines and it’s really totally up to you. Measure your garden, take into consideration the age and weight of your children and whatever you invest in, your family are going to have some incredible fun in the back garden and fresh air to.
The 12ft Zero Gravity Trampoline with FREE Ladder
A prime favourite overall no matter what size of trampoline you are looking for and this 12ft sized Zero Gravity option is no different. A very popular seller indeed and great for a low cost option but still the highest grade design and safety as you would expect from any trampoline manufacturer in the UK for your family.
When it comes to the space required, this is a 12ft trampoline so we recommend 22ft of space in total in your garden to give it breathing space for when children run in the safety enclosure netting, which comes as standard on a UK sold trampoline by law.
However, as the maximum user weight goes this has a maximum of 100kg so around 15 ½ stone which is the lowest in the range of trampolines we are covering on this guide for you. Saying that, if it’s your children to play on this and not adults then of course this maximum weight could be easily sufficient for your family. If adults are looking to bounce on the trampoline then a stronger model would be recommended, scroll down for more options.
What you do get with this low priced trampoline is a FREE ladder which to be honest seems to be quite rare as a feature, we have only seen a couple of different trampolines that come with one.
They are very important for a safety feature to allow children to climb on and off the trampoline much easier than without. Without a ladder, they could easily try and stretch to climb onto the trampoline and possible fall backwards on to the ground.
With a great colour scheme, this Zero Gravity Trampoline does come with some fantastic features. Firstly is has a grade “A” Permatron bounce mat that will not disintegrate under UV light so basically Sunlight.
With the safety enclosure on the edge as far as possible, this maximises the jump area and keeps the springs out of the way of your children.
|Size||12ft x 8ft|
|Jump Area||59.30 (Sq.ft) or 5.51 (Sq.m)|
|Shoe Store Included?||No|
|Number of Springs||70|
|Max User Weight||23 stone or 150kg|
|Frame Warranty||1 Year|
|Spring Warranty||1 Year|
|Padding Warranty||1 Year|
|Bed Warranty||1 Year|
|Safety Net Warranty||1 Year|
The Plum Space Zone 2 12ft Trampoline
Let’s take a look at the Space Zone 2 which has the next maximum weight of 125kg so 19.6 stone, this as you can tell easily allows many adults to bounce and jump on this trampoline compared to the Zero Gravity, however this of course does depend on adult to adult.
When parents or any adult of the family can partake in the trampoline fun, this is going to add to the overall family experience in your garden and build memories while families play together. Of course, one bouncer at the time and certainly no adults and children together as this could even easier cause injury if any collisions were to happen.
Onto the Plum Space Zone 2 itself, now the Plum Company have the trampoline frame galvanised so the steel is even stronger in comparison to standard steel. This immense strength not just gives the frame a long life but also helps prevent rust which if rust was to appear, would easily weaken the frame in time and become dangerous. With a galvanised frame, this should not be the case.
The 12ft JumpPRO Xcel Trampoline
If there was one reason we love the JumpPRO range of trampolines it’s the high maximum weight compared to other makes of trampoline.
This 12ft trampoline for example has a huge 150kg maximum user weight which works out as 23.6 stone so will means pretty much any adult who wishes to bounce on a trampoline can do so.
Even better, at the time of writing this JumpPRO trampoline also comes with a FREE safety ladder, what a great option so far in the 12ft range of trampolines.
The frame comes galvanised and has an extra black powder coating that has been melted to the frame. The trampolines frame has 1 year’s warranty which makes us wonder how long the frame will last as other manufactures have a galvanised frame and a 5 year warranty, although their description advises years of fun so let’s hope their frame does stand the test of time.
Safety is of course with the netting enclosure but there is also a PVC sleeve to cover the protective foam. The entrance and exit is zipped which means it gives a little extra protection than if it was an open part of the netting and children would slip through and possible fall off the trampoline.
Overall a great looking trampoline, basic but has a extremely strong maximum weight as we already mentioned which is always a very strong selling point.
The Salta Black 12ft Comfort Edition Trampoline
A little more expensive compared to the JumpPRO and previous models, this Salta comes with the becoming standard galvanised frame however this trampolines frame has a 2 years warranty. This so us shows confidence in a manufactures design however 2 years is not long when you consider how time flies when you look back.
Galvanised frames are something that enables a trampoline to easily pass the strict European safety standards due to the increased strength the galvanisation gives it.
As you can see, this has a stylish look with the shape held together by the multiple side arcs which are covered in a protective foam incase children were to collide into them. The top ring then completes the shape and holds the netting.
Finally, the protective pad around the edge shields the spring’s way from children and is a superb 20mm thick and 29cm wide. With a maximum weight of 120kg so 18.9 stone, this gives adults the chance to be able to jump around like a big kid.
|Size||12ft x 7ft|
|Jump Area||50 (Sq. ft.) or 4.6 (Sq. m)|
|Shoe Store Included?||No|
|Number of Springs||84|
|Spring Length||8.2" - 21cm|
|Bed||Heavy Duty Polypropylene|
|Maximum User Weight||28 Stone or 180kg|
|Frame Warranty||5 Years|
|Spring Warranty||2 Years|
|Pad Warranty||3 Years|
|Net Warranty||2 Years|
|Bed Warranty||2 Years|
The Plum 12ft Magnitude Trampoline
Lastly but a very popular trampoline is the Plum Magnitude 12ft trampoline again, with a galvanised steel frame but what you have as an extra are zinc covered springs again for added durability and strength and give an even better bounce.
With a trampoline you can easily get what you pay for which is why with the Plum Magnitude you get the Plum Patent 3G system which gives the maximum space available while protecting children from the springs by making sure they are well out of the way.
Another amazing patent is the Plum Tramp Klamp system which provides frame joints that are resistant to rust. Rust on a metal frame can easily cause weakness over time which would of course be a health and safety hazard, with their Tramp Klamp this is not the case.
Finally, following on from the Tramp Klamp they have their push button leg locking system to give a very sturdy frame indeed when standing in the garden. This trampoline comes with a easy to use, spring loading tool and a very long 5 year warranty on the trampoline frame.
The maximum weight is 127kg which is still not as high as the JumpPRO but it still gives a maximum weight of 20 stone which is more than enough for most families and the fun to be had on a trampoline for many months of the year.
|Shoe Store Included||No|
|Number of Springs||72|
|Spring Length||7" (17.8cm)|
|Top Rail Height||90cm|
|Maximum User Weight||18 Stone or 120kg|
|Frame Warranty||10 Years|
|Spring Warranty||1 Year|
|Pad Warranty||1 Year|
|Net Warranty||1 Year|
|Bed Warranty||1 Year|