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Top garden games for the whole family

Jul 31, 2019
Top garden games for the whole family

Garden games are a great way of getting your family together in the sun, whilst making the most of your outdoor space. Whether you want to keep your teens occupied, or help your little ones learn some hand-eye coordination – discover our pick of the best family friendly games.


Skittles is a classic family favourite and a game that both children and adults can enjoy. Easy to follow and easy to set up, it's perfect for a when you have limited time to play. To start, simply set up the skittles in a triangle, with one skittle at the front. Then roll the ball and try to knock down as many as possible in one go. There's hours of fun to be had with this game.

Available at Argos

Swing ball

Swing ball is a great, portable game that is easy to set up at home in the garden. Start by filling the base with water or sand to keep it sturdy. The ball is attached to a string, allowing the players to take turns hitting it round. This game has all the exhilaration of tennis, without worrying about a tennis ball through the window, making it perfect for the garden.

Available at Argos

Giant wooden tower block

This scaled up version of the classic tower block is bound to keep your children occupied for hours. Stack up the wooden blocks to form a tower and then each player takes a block out of the tower. The aim of the game is to avoid letting it crash to the ground. Suitable for all ages, this is a great way of testing skill and nerve.

Available at Smyths Toys

Egg and spoon race

If you remember your first school fête, you'll remember racing down the green with your egg and spoon. Brilliant for little ones, they can get stuck in by decorating their own egg and racing it to the finish line. If you want to avoid cleaning up runny yolk, you can purchase this plastic version from a variety of stores, or hard boil your eggs before you begin.

Available on Amazon

Water balloons

An extremely simple game which can provide lots of fun for the family on a hot day. Simply fill balloons with water, and throw them at an opposing team member in hope of soaking them. The perfect challenge for families, while being the perfect cool down at the same time.

Spending quality time with your family in the garden is one of life's greatest pleasures. If you're looking to buy your first home with a garden, or in need of a little more outside space, you can find your perfect place with Barratt Homes today.