We cover a lot in this Kanga Trampoline review guide. The Trampoline build guide further down the page has been written for the Kanga 2019 model – The latest release.
Build time in total was 2 hours with one person for the 8ft Kanga Trampoline but will vary for different sizes. It’s an extremely easy trampoline to build with a low assembly time.
- The smallest 6ft Kanga Trampoline then you can check it out here.
- A Kanga Trampoline for a small garden then it’s the 8ft Trampoline.
- A Kanga Trampoline for a medium size garden then it’s the 10ft Trampoline.
- The Monstrous 12ft Kanga Trampoline which is suitable for large gardens and older children.
Each Trampoline (6ft-12ft) has different dimensions, so are best suited for different ages. That’s one thing to consider when looking for a garden trampoline.
So why not take a look at our comparison table below.
** With all trampolines I advise one child at a time, the golden trampoline rule and that supervision’s required when the trampoline is in use. The age recommendations should be checked against the official manufacturer’s guidelines. I only aim to inform but I’m not the rule.
Trampolines are one of the best ways to get kids outside and enjoy the outdoors, even if it is just in the garden. It makes it easier to encourage your kids to get away from in front of the television or tablet and out into the garden, especially in the spring and summer months when you want your children to play outside and enjoy some fresh air.
An added benefit to not only being fun for kids but trampolines are also proven to improve balance, coordination and help with development. They are the perfect entertainment for children throughout the year, don’t think that the kids are only going to want to have a bounce in the summer 🙂
So here’s our take on one of the safest and cheapest trampolines available in 2019. There’s a great possibility the Kanga Trampoline will be the trampoline for you especially if you want to balance budget and entertainment. Coming in at four different price points for each model.
Kanga Trampoline Review & Sizes
In this Kanga Trampoline review, we are going to break it down into certain sections. I will have a look at the sizes available for the Kanga Trampoline. List each trampolines dimensions and what’s included in the package. I’ll start with the 6ft Kanga Trampoline, followed by the 8ft Kanga Trampoline, the 10ft Kanga Trampoline and finish with the massive 12ft Kanga Trampoline.
Furthermore, we will layout the features of the Trampoline, the design, price, safety certificates and why I think is one of the best trampolines for your garden.
6ft Kanga Trampoline
The smallest trampoline has 3 support legs and is 183 cm (1.83 m) in diameter. It is 201 cm (2.01 m) tall.
The jumping mat diameter of the 6ft Trampoline is 142 cm (1.42 m) with a frame height of 51 cm (0.51 m) and an enclosure height totalling 150 cm (1.5m).
This sized trampoline has a max weight capacity of 50 KG (7 stone 9 lbs).
The 6ft Kanga Trampoline would be suitable for 4-year-old up to 10-year-olds as long as the weight capacity is not exceeded.
8ft Kanga Trampoline
The 8ft Trampoline has 3 support legs and is 244 cm (2.44 m) in diameter.
It is 225 cm (2.25 m) tall. The jumping mat diameter of the 8ft Trampoline is 202 cm (2.02 m) with a frame height of 60 cm (0.60 m) and an enclosure height totalling 165 cm (1.65m).
This sized trampoline has a max weight capacity of 100 KG (15 stone 7 lbs).
The 8ft Kanga Trampoline would be suitable for 6-year-old up to 12-year-olds as long as the weight capacity is not exceeded.
10ft Kanga Trampoline
The 10ft trampoline has 4 support legs and is 305 cm (3.05 m) in diameter. It is 245 cm (2.45 m) tall.
The jumping mat diameter of the 10ft trampoline is 263 cm (2.63 m) with a frame height of 65 cm (0.65 m) and an enclosure height totalling 180 cm (1.8 m).
The 10ft Kanga Trampoline has a max weight capacity of 120 KG (18 stone 9 lbs).
The trampoline would be suitable for 6-year-old and older as long as the weight capacity is not exceeded.
12ft Kanga Trampoline
This 12ft trampoline has 5 support legs and is 366 cm (3.66 m) in diameter. It is 260 cm (2.60 m) tall.
The jumping mat diameter of the 12ft trampoline is 318 cm (3.18 m) with a frame height of 80 cm (0.80 m) and an enclosure height totalling 180 cm (1.8 m).
This sized trampoline has a max weight capacity of 120 KG (18 stone 9 lbs).
The 12ft Kanga Trampoline would be suitable for 6-year-old and older as long as the weight capacity is not exceeded.
Here’s a quick look at the dimensions in a picture form.
The Design of the Kanga Trampoline
The Kanga trampoline has a very unique design and colour scheme, designed with an inner trampoline enclosure as opposed to an outer enclosure. It features curved support beams that go from the trampoline mat to the top of the enclosure ring.
All sizes, the 6ft, 8ft, 10ft and the 12ft Kanga Trampoline feature heavy-duty galvanized steel tubes that make up the entire frame, galvanized both inside and outside the steel tubes are strong, durable and provide protection from all types of weather.
The protection helps prevent both rust and corrosion of the steel frame because let’s face it. You aren’t going to take apart and store the trampoline every time it rains right?
The trampoline is designed in black and yellow. It includes a black mat, black padding, black enclosure while the only yellow part is the small band around the bottom of the trampoline safety net, with that being said the design is unique enough and looks great.
Depending on the size of the trampoline you’re looking to purchase, each Kanga trampoline model has a different number of steel legs, enclosure poles, and springs. See our comparison table above.
Kanga Trampoline Features
So what makes this one of my best buys? well, usually when buying a trampoline – ever since 2015 a safety enclosure should now be included with every new sold trampoline.
This is of course for safety concerns, but quite often that’s the only accessory that’s included. The Kanga trampoline includes some added extras like a trampoline ladder and a trampoline anchor kit which saves you buying those extras at a later date.
- Galvanized steel frame
- Trampoline enclosure
- Trampoline Ladder
- Trampoline Anchor Kit
- 6ft Weight Limit: 50 KG
- 8ft Weight Limit: 100 KG
- 10ft Weight Limit: 120 KG
- 12ft Weight Lmit: 120 KG
- All weather trampoline
- Step by Step Build Instructions
- Best Buy Trampoline (Price & Safety)
- Only one colour available
Let’s have a look at the features in more detail.
Galvanized Steel Tube Frame Support
- Galvanized steel tube frame – The steel frame that comes with the Kanga Trampoline has passed all EN-71 requirements for allowing general sale within the UK. This means that it’s sturdy and robust enough to hold the recommended weight for each trampoline size, whether it be the 6ft trampoline or the 10ft trampoline. The galvanized steel protects the structure from rust and corrosion, which protects the trampoline eliminating stability or durability issues. It makes for a trampoline that will last for years to come.
Kanga Trampoline Accessories
- Inner Enclosure – The item comes packaged with a number of extras, these include the net enclosure that adds extra protection for children by being an ‘inner enclosure’ net, this limits a child’s ability to reach the springs of the trampoline.
- Curved Enclosure – To add extra stability and support to ensure your child or children do not come to any harm while using the trampoline. It bends inwards to provide a strong barrier for children.
- Trampoline Ladder – Allows easy access and exit from the trampoline without injury occurring from getting on and off the trampoline.
- Anchor kit – This makes the trampoline stick to it’s desired location and won’t get uprooted by any children bouncing or any high-speed winds – I’m sure you’ve seen the viral videos of trampolines rolling past peoples windows before, and with the anchor kit, that won’t be you!
Weight Limits Of The Trampoline
This trampoline has a high weight limit – Starting from 50 KG for the 6ft Kanga model up to 120 KG for the 10ft and 12ft Kanga.
What does a high weight limit on a trampoline mean?
The high limit shows that this trampoline has been well built, featuring well-made materials and tested to very high standards. Each trampoline is rigorously tested before it is available to buy.
The Kanga Trampoline adheres to the following certificates and EU standards.
The CE, GS, TUV, and EN-71.
We know a lot about the EN-71, and to get a pass mark, it has to meet or surpass standards set out in the testing criteria.
A fail means that the item cannot be sold within the EU and the UK.
A pass means that it meets the requirements or exceeds those requirements.
The Kanga trampoline is one of the safest trampolines available in 2019 and with the inner enclosure we mentioned before, the included ladder and the curved enclosure design all these decrease the risk of any accidents occurring.
A 14 mm (1.4 cm) thick high quality, UV resistant trampoline padding comes with the Kanga trampoline which ensures any falls or bangs have minimum effects to the kids using the trampoline.
The Kanga Trampoline Build Guide
You’ll be provided with a variety of manuals for assembly and trampoline care. We suggest two people build this trampoline for a build time of 1-2 hours. Easy assembly is advertised with this trampoline and one person will be able to put the trampoline together within 2-3 hours if all instructions are followed correctly. Not a fan of paper manuals? then don’t worry. You will get a link to a youtube video that details the step by step process of building the Kanga trampoline.
Here’s the Kanga Assembly video that you need.
How to build A Kanga Trampoline with Pictures (23 Steps)
Would you rather picture’s instead? Here’s my step by step guide to building the Kanga 2019 trampoline. A detailed, easy to follow Kanga Trampoline Instructions to help build your trampoline.
1. Make sure you have all the parts needed
Check your delivery box and mare sure that all the parts are there. You can use this image as a reference or check your parts list that comes with the trampoline. If it’s not all there contact Kanga support or the retailer you bought the trampoline from.
2. Layout the T-Sections and Frame
Make sure you have a T-Section for each frame piece.
3. Join the T-Sections and Frame
Push the T-sections onto the trampoline frame. This creates the circular shape of the trampoline once all joined together.
4. Make the circular trampoline shape
Join each of the parts in section 3 to make the shape of the trampoline structure.
5. Join the legs to the circular frame of the trampoline
Join the legs – One side has a 3 pin leg and the other has a 2 pin leg to the circular frame of the trampoline to make it free-standing. Ensure everything is safely put together.
6. Screw the T-Sections to the Trampoline Legs
Ensure the holes line up and screw the T-Sections to the trampoline leg. Make sure that all legs are screwed and feel secure.
7. Layout the Trampoline Mat and Springs.
Layout the trampoline mat and springs, make sure you have all the parts needed here. Trampoline Mat, Springs and Trampoline Spring Tool.
8. Join the first 4 Trampoline Springs
Join the first four trampoline springs to the frame using the trampoline spring tool. Ensure you do the first four springs opposite and keep the mat tight.
9. Continue to add springs opposite
Continue to add springs around the trampoline doing them in between the 4 springs already added. This keeps the trampoline mat taught and secure.
10. Add all the Springs to the Trampoline
Next, add all the springs to the trampoline mat in a clockwise direction and make sure that it’s all secure and tight. That’s the trampoline mat done.
11. Secure the Trampoline Enclosure Support Poles
Add the enclosure support poles to the side of the trampoline structure legs. This will hold the trampoline enclosure to the frame.
12. Put the Padding on the Trampoline
Place the padding on top of the trampoline, secure the padding with the ties to the underneath of the trampoline. Ensure all springs are covered and there are no visible springs.
13. Building the trampoline enclosure
Layout all the pieces needed for the trampoline enclosure. Do you have all the parts required to build the trampoline?
14. Attach the Trampoline Enclosure Poles to the Support Pole added earlier
Carefully lineup the trampoline enclosure poles to the frame joints we added earlier. This secures the poles to the trampoline fixture.
15. Build the Enclosure Poles
The Enclosure poles come in two parts, once the lower part is attached you need to attach the top of the enclosure poles.
16. Add the Covers to the Trampoline Poles
Next, you have to add the trampoline enclosure covers to the enclosure poles, this keeps the enclosure in good condition.
17. Layout the Net Enclosure Parts
Here you have the enclosure net with the metal poles that will form the circular hoop that gives the trampoline enclosure the circular shape.
18. Join the Hoop Poles together
Screw the two-pole hoop parts together, in the end, you will have three long flexible metal poles.
19. Thread the Poles through the Trampoline Net.
Thread these three poles through the trampoline net. Ensure that each end can be screwed into the other end. This is important.
20. Screw and Tighten the Poles using the Tools
Join the hoop poles together and tighten to form the circular shape that will be at the top of the trampoline enclosure.
21. Slot and Attach the Trampoline Net to the Poles
Almost there! Next, attach the top of the trampoline enclosure net to curved enclosure poles shown above. They slot in nicely.
Thread the trampoline rope and attach it to the trampoline at the edge of the trampoline mat.
23. Finally, tightly secure the Trampoline Rope
Finally, Secure the trampoline rope by typing it up. The bottom of the net should now be tightly tied to the bottom of your trampoline.
If you decide to purchase the Kanga Trampoline feel free to bookmark this page as it may come in handy when you are looking to build your trampoline. The trampoline in this step by step build guide is an 8ft Kanga Trampoline. With the larger sized models – 10ft and 12ft you can still follow this build guide but remember that they have extra legs and enclosure poles that need to be added as they are much bigger.
Kanga trampoline Questions & Answers
Let’s try to answer some of your most popular questions about the trampoline if you have any other questions about the Kanga Trampoline comment below and we will try to answer as best as possible.
How many kids can go on the trampoline at once?
As with all trampolines, we always recommend that only one child bounce at the same time, although we know that not always be the case.
If you do let more than one child on the trampoline at the same time, we’ve had feedback that the trampoline can support 2 children but make sure that the trampoline weight limit is not exceeded and there is plenty of space to bounce around – this will depend on the size of the Kanga trampoline that you purchase.
Do not let teens bounce with younger children, the force a teen can exert on the trampoline will be unstable for a young child and they will struggle to find balance.
What is the minimum age to use the trampoline?
While the manufacturer does not provide an exact minimum age, we have searched and had reports of children from young as four years old enjoying the trampoline. Please ensure that a supervising adult accompanies any trampoline usage. Safety is our number one concern with trampoline usage. See our trampoline safety guide for more information on trampoline safety.
Can the Kanga Trampoline be folded or taken down when moving home?
The trampoline once assembled can, of course, be taken down again. Just ensure that you keep all the parts and instructions to rebuild the trampoline at your new home. Without all the parts, the trampolines reconstruction could prove to be unstable or unsuitable. Keep everything together and all the screws and joints easily accessible.
Can I place the Kanga Trampoline on a sloped surface?
With all trampolines we advise that it be placed on a flat surface, free from debris or obstructions that could cause damage to either the trampoline or the children using the trampoline. We advise the trampoline to be placed on a soft grass surface with the anchor kit keeping it firm and secure. A trampoline should not be placed on loose gravel, stones, or a concrete surface.
Do the supporting poles come with foam protection?
Yes, all the poles are protected with either foam or padded mats to ensure that safety guidelines are followed.
What size and weight is the delivered box?
The Kanga trampoline is delivered in one large box, the weight varies per trampoline size but you should expect a product that weighs around 30 KG.
Where can you buy Kanga trampoline replacement parts?
We are currently on the lookout for replacement parts for the Kanga trampoline, we’ve been searching for Kanga replacement enclosure and net, a replacement mat and other parts that could damage over time and need replacing.
How much does the Kanga Trampoline Cost?
The Kanga trampoline is available from Amazon here. It’s Available in all sizes from the 6ft up to the 12ft trampoline. The price of the trampoline depends on the size you will be purchasing. The Kanga trampoline can cost between £80 – £180.
With a steady price increase for each size up.
Kanga Trampoline Review and Scores
So you’ve made it to the end of our look at the Kanga trampoline, we had fun reviewing and talking about the Kanga, it’s rare you find a cheap and affordable trampoline that has so much to it. From the great design to the great range of features that the trampoline includes.
If you are looking for a great, affordable trampoline that has included accessories for a great price then the Kanga trampoline is a perfect choice. I really like the design of the trampoline, the inner enclosure is a must-have feature if safety is your priority.
The inner enclosure stops fingers getting jammed in the springs and the addition of the trampoline ladder and anchor kit it’s a bargain. One of my best buys trampolines this year.