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Trying to decide between a 10ft and a 12ft one. Is the extra 2ft really worth an extra £60?

I have two girls who are relatively small for their age, so not big bouncy boys. Any suggestions?
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  • Comms69
    Comms69 Posts: 14,229 Forumite
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    Trying to decide between a 10ft and a 12ft one. Is the extra 2ft really worth an extra £60?

    I have two girls who are relatively small for their age, so not big bouncy boys. Any suggestions?



    Hard to say for sure, but the one we got was 9ft I think (!) and was plenty big for atleast 2 boys at a time!
  • pollyanna24
    pollyanna24 Posts: 4,370 Forumite
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    Comms69 wrote: »
    Hard to say for sure, but the one we got was 9ft I think (!) and was plenty big for atleast 2 boys at a time!

    Thanks for this. Have realised the ones I was looking at don't come with a ladder, but surely I can get these fairly cheap as the next ones in price (i.e. from diff company) seem a lot more expensive just because they come with a ladder!
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  • Comms69
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    Didn't have a ladder on ours, just side netting. It was about 2 foot off the ground (maybe slightly less) so wasn't needed.
  • pinkshoes
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    Go 12ft!!

    I bought 10ft and really regret not going bigger.

    The bigger the better!
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  • Comms69
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    pinkshoes wrote: »
    Go 12ft!!

    I bought 10ft and really regret not going bigger.

    The bigger the better!
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  • JimmyTheWig
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    A 12 foot trampoline is nearly half as big again as a 10 foot trampoline.
  • Savvy_Sue
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    I know no-one will take any notice of this, but accidents happen more often with more than one child on the trampoline ...
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    Savvy_Sue wrote: »
    I know no-one will take any notice of this, but accidents happen more often with more than one child on the trampoline ...

    I agree. Golden rule is one kid at a time.

    I would get the bigger trampoline and not have a net. Without a net people tend to be more careful. With a big base size it should be easy to remain central and without a net, there is no danger of people trying to bounce off the sides.
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  • pinkshoes
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    Comms69 wrote: »
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    That's What She Sai..... :)

    Ohhh c'mon... everyone knows size matters!!!! ;)
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  • LandyAndy
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    A 12 foot trampoline is nearly half as big again as a 10 foot trampoline.

    Indeed.

    113 sq ft vs 78 sq ft. Well worth the extra.
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