How Big is a 10ft Trampoline? (Australian Guide)

10ft trampolines are generally considered small/medium and 12ft trampolines are considered medium/large. These are the most common sizes of trampolines.

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Trampolines are a huge hit with most kids, but before you make the investment, it’s important to understand how big a trampoline really is.

This will help you understand what age it is appropriate for and how much room you need in your backyard.

In this article, we cover all you need to know about trampoline sizes in Australia.

We’ve also listed some popular models of 10ft trampolines to help you decide.

How big is a 10ft trampoline in cm?

When converted from imperial to metric, a 10ft trampoline measures 304.8 cm, or 3.05 metres.

This measurement refers to the diameter of the trampoline.

10ft trampolines are generally considered small/medium and 12ft trampolines are considered medium/large. These are the most common sizes of trampolines.

How are trampoline sizes measured?

To measure the size of a round trampoline, a measurement is taken from one side of the frame to the other (its diameter).

Note that the measurement includes the pads and springs.

Therefore, springless trampolines have a larger jumping surface than traditional trampolines of the same size.

What age is a 10ft trampoline for?

There are no hard rules in terms of trampoline sizes and ages.

However, if your kids are older than 10 or if more than one wants to jump at the same time, they will likely benefit from the extra space provided by a larger trampoline, such as a 12ft or 14ft.

But, the problem with bigger trampolines is not only are they more expensive, but they also take up a lot more space.

In their guide to trampoline sizes, Australian trampoline brand Vuly says that “families with one or two slightly older children (6-10) may find that our Medium-sized (10 ft) trampolines… more suitable”.

They say that this size provides enough space for users of all skill levels and can be used by both children and adults.

Vuly also comments that this size is just right for the average Australian backyard.

How much space do you need for a 10ft trampoline?

Popular trampoline brand Springfree recommends that people aim for a clearance space of 1.5m on all sides of the trampoline.

Therefore, for a round, 10 foot (3 metre) trampoline, you’d want a space that is 6m long and 6m wide.

It’s best to place trampolines away from any obstacles that could cause injury, such as buildings or fences.

Popular 10ft trampolines in Australia

Vuly Ultra 10ft

Vuly is well known for making high-quality trampolines, and the Vuly Ultra is one of their most popular models.

Vuly is well known for making high-quality trampolines, and the Vuly Ultra is one of their most popular models.

You can find this trampoline in thousands of backyards across Australia.

So, what makes it so great?

The reason this trampoline is so popular is that it delivers on all the basics:

  • Safety enclosure with curved poles and tight netting which means jumpers don’t make contact with the poles.
  • Springs that are completely external to the trampoline enclosure.
  • Strong frame made from sturdy and weather-resistant double galvanised steel that resists rust.
  • Extra thick safety padding.
  • Good, consistent bounce for a range of user weights.
  • Passes Australian and USA safety standards.
  • Reasonably affordable.

Even if you don’t end up going with the Ultra, it’s worth checking out just to use as a base to compare against other models.

Springfree 10ft Trampoline

Springfree trampolines are also very popular and are a safe option for young children.

Flexible composite fibreglass rods sit under the rim of the trampoline instead of being hooked at the sides like springs, so children can’t get injured or snagged on them.

The frame is sturdy and the rods are located underneath the enclosure so jumping kids will never come into contact with them.

The amount of bounce is good, although springless trampolines are generally considered to be less bouncy than traditional spring trampolines.

Everfit 10ft Trampoline

The Everfit Trampoline is our pick in terms of best bang-for-buck.

It features a heavy-gauge steel frame, UV-tested and stabilised materials, 20mm thick padding, anti-graze mat and safety netting.

It even has an included basketball hoop and basketball!

The Everfit Trampoline is great for kids over six years old and can support 120kg – 150kg depending on the size you choose.

Check out all of our top rated trampolines.

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Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY, and is always up for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking delicious meals from fresh produce picked from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.