Whether in your garden or local park, playing outdoor games is a fun way to get the whole family having fun together, not to mention it barely costs a thing! Here are some of our favourite games that we are sure everyone knows, from the kids to the grandparents.
It’s not summer until there’s been a game of rounders at the park! Divide everyone into two teams, and choose your batters and your fielders. This is a great game for family outings, picnics or when you have a large group of people. Other great bat and ball games for the park or garden are cricket and baseball.
A simple game but one that kids and adults can both enjoy. Frisbee is a cheap and easy way to bring some relaxed fun to summer afternoons, and can be played with as few or as many people as you like.
Divide everyone into two teams, and try to take out your opponents by hitting them below the waist with an inflatable ball. Energetic and lots of fun, dodgeball is a great way to work off that BBQ and get everyone laughing.
Simple and free to play, freeze tag requires you to freeze when the player who is ‘it’ tags you. Other players can untag you if they get to you before getting ‘frozen’ themselves! This can be played anywhere from the garden to parks, and is easy enough for younger children to join in.
Lots of fun to prepare as well as take part in, DIY obstacle courses can be as easy or as difficult as you like! Use hula hoops, ladders, planks of wood and be prepared to get dirty!