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39 Fun Outdoor Family Games and Activities (That Kids Love)

Those lazy hazy days of summer deserve a variety of outdoor games to keep the kids occupied and the parents sane! Whether you are looking for some fast and furious action, or something a little more sedate, our list has the best of the best to get everyone out of the house and into the fresh air.

Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine with our list of the best outdoor games for every budget and fitness level.

Gofindit Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game

Gofindit Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game

Get the whole family together for a game of GoFindIt. This outdoor scavenger hunt comes in the form of printed cards, encouraging players to find things: something small, huge, rough, green or many other descriptions. GoFindIt turns an ordinary walk into a lot of fun, and is educational, too, prompting conversations and further study.

$12.50


Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game

Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game

Promote teamwork with Gotrovo, the treasure hunt game that makes for a perfect outdoor activity for all the family. The set contains reusable clues, treasure map, gold coins, and loot bag, and each member of the team is given their own role to play as they solve clues, collect coins, and follow the map.

$34.95


Tiki Hook And Ring Toss Game

Tiki Hook And Ring Toss Game

This is one outdoor game that will really Tiki their fancy! Bring a touch of Hawaii to your backyard and challenge each other to play the Tiki Hook and Ring Toss Game. Set up the board, and test your skill and patience as you swing your ring and try to latch it on to the hook.

$29.99


Spikeball 3 Ball Game Set

Spikeball 3 Ball Game Set

Spike Ball is a fast action game that the whole family can play! Two teams of two compete to return the ball to the opposing side within three touches, by bouncing it off the central horizontal net base. A perfect outdoor game for burning off that excess energy and gaining one-up on your siblings!

$59.95


TidalBall Set

TidalBall Set

Grab your towels and head to the beach for a game of TidalBall. No-one wants to be running around in the sun, but lying on the sand is boring, so what do you do? This game is gentle yet competitive, and guarantees a lot of fun for all the family. Like cornhole, for the beach!

$24.99


FORZA Flash Pop-Up Soccer Goals

FORZA Flash Pop-Up Soccer Goals

Banish boredom with this set of pop-up goals, which assemble instantly and fold away again with just one twist. Perfect for a day outdoors with friends or family, just divide into teams, add a ball, and get playing! Stick to the rules, or make them up as you go along for fresh air and fun.

$69.99


BULZiBUCKET Next Generation Cornhole Game

BULZiBUCKET Next Generation Cornhole Game

Bring Hacky Sack back with this new version of an old classic! BULZiBUCKET is fun for all the family, wherever you happen to be. With two collapsible target buckets, eight hacky sacks, and a backpack, this is the ideal tailgate outdoor game for beach, park, or poolside. How you play it is up to you!

$69.99


TIP GOLF Next Evolution of Bag Toss Games

TIP GOLF Next Evolution of Bag Toss Games

If normal golf isn’t your cup of ‘tee’ then play a round with TIP Golf instead! It’s a complete golf course, in a bag! The board ‘green’ can be tilted and turned to change the game, while the hazard mats can be arranged however you like to keep things fresh. It’s ball tossing, but different!

Prices Vary

Mini Ogodisk Super Disk Set

Mini Ogodisk Super Disk Set

OgoDisk is several outdoor games in one, and fun for all the family. This set comes with two mini disks, and one OgoSoft ball, and can be used for Frisbee, water balloons, volleyball and even baseball – the possibilities are endless! Soft and strong, OgoDisks are also waterproof, so perfect for the pool and beach, too.

$29.98


Play Platoon Spider Web Tree Swing

Play Platoon Spider Web Tree Swing

Imagine those lazy, hazy days of summer, lying back and swinging gently under the trees. Now imagine that with two of you, or three, or even four! The Spider Web Tree Swing has a massive 40” diameter and can be attached to a swing frame or tree, holding up to 600lbs in weight! Perfect outdoor fun.

Prices Vary


METAKOO Drone with Camera Quadcopter Drone

METAKOO Drone with Camera Quadcopter Drone

Capture the action from the air with the METAKOO Quadcopter Drone. This awesome, state-of-the-art drone boasts a 2 million pixel HD wide angle camera with 15-17 minutes flying time, perfect for recording family days out from a unique perspective. Ready to relive the action? Simply load the SD micro-card into a viewing device and watch.

Prices Vary


Deluxe Outdoor Kids Binoculars Exploring Set

Deluxe Outdoor Kids Binoculars Exploring Set

Exploring has always been a great outdoor activity for kids, so why not give them the tools to do it with? This kit is awesome, and comes with hi-res binoculars, flashlight, compass, magnifying glass, whistle, insect magnifier, water bottle, and sketchbook and pencil, all contained in a drawstring bag. Just add kids, and imagination!

Prices Vary


OgoSport Mezo OgoDisk Set

OgoSport Mezo OgoDisk Set

Have hours of fun in the fresh air with this pair of full-sized 15” OgoDisks plus one OgoSoft ball. Made from EVO foam and Spandex, these disks are soft and durable, and make game playing easy. Will you choose backyard badminton, beach volleyball, or something else entirely? There’s no end to the fun you can have.

$32.99

In the Breeze Rainbow Stripe Fly-Hi Delta Kite

In the Breeze Rainbow Stripe Fly-Hi Delta Kite

The excitement levels will go sky-high when you take this beauty out! Kite flying is the perfect family outdoor activity which combines fresh air, exercise, and fun. The 46 Inch Fly-Hi Delta Kite will brighten any sky with its vibrant rainbow colored Ripstop fabric, and comes with a single line, making it great for beginners.

$16.95


Flexifoil Power Kite

Flexifoil Power Kite

Take your kite game to the next level with this 2-Line Buzz Power Kite from Flexifoil. The bold colors will look incredible as you take it through a series of twists and turns and put this high-flyer through its paces. Suitable for kids aged 10+, this is an outdoor activity that everyone can enjoy, together.

Prices Vary


Kubb Game Set

Kubb Game Set

Knock your opponent’s block off, quite literally, with this outdoor game of Kubb. Perfect for playing at the beach or in the park, each team must set their wooden blocks up, and it’s their rival’s job to knock them over with the tossing dowels. Comes with blocks, dowels, and instructions in Kubb tote bag.

$49.99


GoSports Portable PVC Framed Cornhole Game

GoSports Portable PVC Framed Cornhole Game

This easy to set-up game of cornhole is a must for impromptu gatherings or days at the beach. With two framed cornhole targets and eight bean bags, this lightweight set folds down into the compact carrying case provided. It’s the perfect outdoor activity – not too strenuous on hot summer’s days, but a ‘hole’ lot of fun.

$37.70


Elite Ring Toss Kids Game

Elite Ring Toss Kids Game

Get the kids away from their digital entertainment and out into the fresh air with this superb golden oldie! The Elite Ring Toss Game is something the family can enjoy together, and comes with wooden base, 5 rope rings, and screw in pegs, all within a handy carry bag. Old fashioned fun at its best!

$29.97


Spider Web Platform Tree Swing

Spider Web Platform Tree Swing

Families who play together, stay together, so swing out sister on this awesome spider web platform tree swing! The unique square frame and yellow ‘spider web’ rope netting makes this swing super-strong, taking up to 250lbs in weight, and fits up to 4 kids or two adults. Attach to tree or swing frame in minutes.

Prices Vary


Skywalker Trampoline and Enclosure with Spring Pad

Skywalker Trampoline and Enclosure with Spring Pad

Get the family bouncing on this awesome 12ft trampoline for a fab outdoor activity that seems like it is too much fun to be exercise! Built for durability, this round trampoline comes with heavy gauge springs, heavy duty UV-protected polypropylene, and rust resistant frame for all-weather fun, while the safety enclosure keeps bouncers safe and secure.

Prices Vary


Bocce Ball set by Hey! Play!

Bocce Ball set by Hey! Play!

For an outdoor game that everyone can play, from tots to grandparents, try this set of Bocce Ball from Hey! Play! Each set comes with 1 pallino ball, 4 red and 4 green balls, and carrying case. Perfect for grass or sand, Bocce Ball is perfect for a Sunday afternoon activity in the great outdoors.

$39.32


Waboba Moon Ball

Waboba Moon Ball

Give this to the kids and they will love you to the moon and back! The Waboba Moon Ball is a small toy with a big attitude that pops when it drops! Every bounce can send this little cratered ball soaring up to 100 feet in the air, leaving all other balls standing. Ages 5+.

Prices Vary


Lawn Bones Jumbo Wood Dice

Lawn Bones Jumbo Wood Dice

Take your favorite dice game outdoors with this incredible set of Jumbo Pine Dice. Designed to be played on grass or sand, each die carries a skull in place of the number one, giving a new edge to an old game. Set contains six dice, bag, and instructions to play Hot Streak and Dice Baseball.

$24.99


ANCHEER Inflatable Bumper Bubble Soccer Ball

ANCHEER Inflatable Bumper Bubble Soccer Ball

Don’t let your kids get pushed around…at least ‘til they’re wearing one of these! The Giant Human Hamster Ball inflates in 1-2 minutes, and comes with shoulder straps and handles to keep the ‘hamsters’ safe! They can rock, roll, bounce and bump to their heart’s content, and not feel a thing! Hilarious fun for outdoors.

Prices Vary


Blast Zone Superstar Inflatable Party Moonwalk

Blast Zone Superstar Inflatable Party Moonwalk

Inflatable bouncers are always a huge hit with kids (and adults!) and provide endless entertainment and exercise. The Superstar Inflatable Party Moonwalk is large enough to accommodate up to five children, and yet deflates to the size of a rolled sleeping bag, perfect for storage. Great idea for barbeques, parties, or just being outdoors.

Prices Vary


Giant Checkers and Tic Tac Toe Rug

Giant Checkers and Tic Tac Toe Rug

For a 2-in-1 outdoor game that’s hard to beat, try this double-sided game rug from Elite Sportz. The durable rug features checkers on one side and tic tac toe on the other, making it ideal for picnics or long days at the beach. Comes with full set of game pieces, over-sized playing cards, and carrying bag.

$26.97


ALPIKA Space Castle Play Tent Playhouse

ALPIKA Space Castle Play Tent Playhouse

Give the little ones their own space in the backyard with this beautiful Space Castle Play Tent. The pop up and fold down design means this tent can be assembled in seconds, and gives the kids a retreat from the sun, or just a quiet place to read or play. With windows and ventilation holes.

Prices Vary


My First Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper

My First Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper

My First Flybar is an awesome pogo stick that even adults can play on! The durable foam base can take weights of up to 250lb, while the bungee spring can stretch to accommodate different heights and the foam handles are comfortable for little hands. Bounce your way to a perfect outdoor activity for ages 3+.

$16.99


Joyin Toy Big Bubble Wand

Joyin Toy Big Bubble Wand

Family parties, barbeques, and other big gatherings are fun but can be tedious for kids. Blow away boredom with bubbles! Each tube in this pack of 12 comes with bubble solution and a giant wand to create big beautiful bubbles, providing endless fun for the young and young at heart.

$13.99


Waboba Extreme Ball

Waboba Extreme Ball

Heading for the water on your next vacation and need some outdoor games to take with you? We have the perfect thing for you! The Waboba Extreme Ball might be small on size but it is BIG on speed, and best of all? It bounces on water! Great fun for lakes or ocean games.

$8.98


Scoop Ball Game By YoYa Toys Scoop Toss Set

Scoop Ball Game By YoYa Toys Scoop Toss Set

For a fun twist on playing catch, try Scoop Ball from YoYa Toys. Each set comes with two catcher scoops, two airflow balls, and a carry bag, meaning the fun can go wherever you do, and the lightweight scoop and ball means that even the smallest member of the family can join in.

$17.99


LED Foam Finger Rockets Slingshot Rocket Copters

LED Foam Finger Rockets Slingshot Rocket Copters

There are plenty of ways to have fun in the sun, but what happens when the sun goes down? Luckily, these LED Slingshots make outdoor games possible, even after dark. These six superb finger rockets light up as they fly, creating an awesome light show, and making it easy to find them again! Ages 5+.

$18.99


Speedminton FUN Set

Speedminton FUN Set

For a great alternative to the usual beach or park games, give Speedminton a shot! With no net required, this outdoor game is easy to set up and play. Set comes with two rackets, two speeders, and two speedlights so the play can continue after dark. If you like Badminton, you’ll LOVE Speedminton.

$29.99


Pacific Play Tents Playchute Parachute with Handles

Pacific Play Tents Playchute Parachute with Handles

With more than 100 different game ideas, this 10 foot kid’s parachute will keep the little ones amused for hours. The brightly colored polyester taffeta circle has 12 handles, evenly spaced, meaning several kids can play at once, and its lightweight construction makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor activities. Includes storage sack.

$25.99


Maranda Enterprises Metal Ladderball Game

Maranda Enterprises Metal Ladderball Game

Ladderball is a great outdoor activity that can be played pretty much anywhere. With two ladder ‘goals’, players must toss the plastic ‘bolas’ (balls on rope) and land them on one of the rungs to score points. Great fun for kids and adults alike, Ladderball can be packed away into its storage bag for easy transportation.

$53.99


Waboba Surf Ball

Waboba Surf Ball

Surf’s up, and it’s time to dig out those outdoor games and head to the beach. The Waboba Surf is a small, squishy ball which fits in your pocket, but when it hits the water watch out, because it bounces far and it bounces fast! Brilliant fun for all the family, and great exercise, too.

$8.99


Squap Paddles & Ball Outdoor and Beach Game

Squap Paddles & Ball Outdoor and Beach Game

The classic game of catch has had a reboot, and it’s awesome fun for both indoor and outdoor play. Squap comes with two paddles and four balls, and, like a Venus Flytrap, the paddles snap closed to catch the ball, and open up to pop the ball back out and towards your opponent. For ages 6+.

Prices Vary


Giant Toppling Timbers Blocks Game

Giant Toppling Timbers Blocks Game

The higher they go, the harder they fall! Meet the Giant Toppling Timbers Blocks Game. Players take it in turns to remove one wooden block from the tower and place it on top without bringing the whole thing crashing down! It’s a game of patience, skill, and concentration. Have you got the nerve to play?

Prices Vary


OgoSport OgoDisk RAQ

OgoSport OgoDisk RAQ

OgoSport Raqs are just as much fun as regular OgoDisks, but they come with a handle, which makes them easier to control. Along with two Raqs, this set also includes a Flux ball, which features adjustable speed options for beginners right through to pros. Just perfect for outdoor activities, so O-Go and get a set!

$59.99

10 DIY Outdoor Game Ideas

How to Make a DIY Giant Jenga Game

How to Make a DIY Giant Jenga Game

You can use new or recycled wood in this project, which makes a fantastic giant Jenga set to play outdoors. With just a few lengths of pine wood, some plywood, and a few screws, you will be able to produce this super fun game in just a few hours.

Create a Chessboard Patio

Create a Chessboard Patio

The kids need never be bored again with the superb ideas for outdoor games listed in this blog post from DIY & Crafts. From a backyard movie theatre to patio scrabble, there are 35 awe inspiring DIYs to do that the kids will love (and we suspect a lot of the adults, too).

Diy Dunk Bucket

Diy Dunk Bucket

There are 27 insanely fun yard games in this post, and they are awesome! Cool off on a hot day with a DIY dunk bucket, or keep the fun going when the sun goes down with glow in the dark capture the flag and ten pin bowling. Don’t just choose one – try them all!

How to Make Cornhole Boards

How to Make Cornhole Boards

Dust off the power tools and put together a game that’s great for all the family. Cornhole can be made easier or more difficult by distance, so is perfect for tots to teens and beyond, and this great tutorial shows you how to make a Cornhole board that will last for years and years.

How to Build a Soccer Goal

How to Build a Soccer Goal

DIY projects are a great opportunity for some parent/child binding time. Even more so if the finished item is something that can be played with long after the project is complete. This homemade soccer goal does both. Using PVC pipe and netting, you’ll have your own goal in no time at all. Score!

How to Build a Miniature Golf Course

How to Build a Miniature Golf Course

This is a DIY project that the whole family can play a round with! This homemade mini golf course will ‘putt’ store bought ones to shame, and can be achieved with a few power tools, wood, felt, and a few other easy to source items. Make it as big or as small as you like.

Homemade Disc Golf Target (on the cheap)!

Homemade Disc Golf Target (on the cheap)!

Make yourself this fab disc golf target from old steel oil barrels, and practice practice practice! It’s a fairly complex DIY, so make sure you have the tools needed, and get stuck in! Once finished, you’ll have a portable target to take anywhere, and your disc golf game will really fly!

Giant Yard Twister Board Tutorial

Giant Yard Twister Board Tutorial

Twister is a lot of fun, but add lots of bodies and it can get wild! Make this DIY giant lawn Twister for your next barbeque or house party, and let the kids and adults go crazy! Designed for many more players, all you need is some spray paint and a few tools and supplies.

Make a Garbage Bag Kite

Make a Garbage Bag Kite

Take the kids back to the days before computers and games consoles, and show them how to make their own fun! With a couple of sticks, a garbage bag, string and ribbon, you can whip up a kite easily and quickly, perfect for a windy day’s activity. Just follow the simple steps in this blog.

Diy Outdoor Treasure Hunt

Diy Outdoor Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunts are great fun, and you can set up your own for the little ones with the instructions set out in this fab blog post from The Spruce. It even contains readymade clues and riddles for you to print or write out, so all you need to do is hide them and stash the treasure!

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