4 Simple Summer Games for the Whole Family

With this heatwave set to last for a few more weeks you might want to make the most of the summer sun by gathering your friends and family and have a games day in your garden or local park.

Games are a staple activity of the summer so it’s a good idea to start with a classic, Rounders. This game is perfect for family fun and potentially bringing out your competitive side. Even if you don’t fancy participating you can show your support from the side-lines whilst relaxing with food and drinks.


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Giant Kerplunk is a simple game which can create hours of fun for everyone! The goal is to get the sticks out of the structure without making any of the balls fall to the floor. If any balls fall, the person who made them fall takes them. Once the last ball has fallen, players count how many balls they have, and the player with the fewest balls wins the game. This game is perfect for the more DIY (do it yourself) enthusiastic people out there as it will need some assembly.


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Another game that you can easily make at home is a beanbag ladder toss. This is a brilliant game for the whole family and it’s harder than it looks! Simply get a ladder out, add point cards to each rung then try to throw beanbags through the holes. This game easily allows anyone to play and you can create a whole tournament with it.


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The last game is less of a competitive game and more of a fun spin on a classic, Bobbing for Doughnuts. All you need for this game to be a success is string, lots of doughnuts and hungry competitors! Simply hang doughnuts from a tree and watch on with amusement as your youngest family members struggle to catch these swinging delights.


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No matter how you usually spend your summer days these game ideas can bring some fun to any gathering, from a summer BBQ to a birthday party.

We hope you have a lovely summer.

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