5 Great Kids Garden Games for Hours of Entertainment

Group of boys playing with a ball in a grassy glade

Summer is almost here! The sun is finally shining which means it’s the perfect time to get out into the garden and enjoy some fresh air while your children play. Playing outside is a great opportunity for children to develop their independence and self-confidence, whether playing together or independently.

At BrightMinds we know that outdoor play can be exciting, which is why we have found our top five kids' garden games that will keep them entertained all summer long.

Giant Play Parachute

Young girl playing outside with the Giant Play Parachute

The star of any children’s party, a Giant Play Parachute can bring hours of fun with friends and family. Have fun creating a ‘mushroom’, play cat and mouse with a group of excitable children, or start a game of the fan favourite ‘Parachute Popcorn’, the possibilities are endless. Parachutes provide lots of fun outdoor play options for kids of all ages, ideal for summer birthdays or end-of-term parties.

Garden Rounders Kit

Garden Rounders Kit

If your kids are active and love to run around then a game of Garden Rounders could be the key to a fun-filled afternoon. A classic game that your children will love this summer, this summer rounders kit includes stakes, a wooden bat and a traditionally stitched ball, all together in a handy little travel case if you want to take it out to set up at a local park. 

Get the kids together for some friendly competition that will tire them out before bedtime.

Slip and Slide Garden Water Slide

Kids and their dad playing in the garden on an orange slip and slide

The slide every child dreams of when the summer sun is that little bit too hot, a Slip and Slide Water Slide! All you need for this one is some outdoor space and a hose to create hours of fun for the whole family. Add some dish soap for some extra slippery fun as your kids slide into the buffer cushion before running around to go again.

Garden Hopscotch

Garden Hopscotch

One of our more Traditional Garden Games that are fun for children of all ages is the Garden Hopscotch. Made with padded puzzle pieces, you can set up your hopscotch anywhere and anytime with ease. 

Create a traditional hopscotch layout, or play around with the puzzle pieces to make new hopscotch patterns. The padded pieces make for a soft landing, so you can set up in the garden or on a patio for a stable base for all of that hopping.

Grow Your Own Summer Flowers

Grow Your Own Summer Flowers Kit

Getting outside is great fun and the summer can be the perfect time to find some fun gardening activities for kids, teaching them all about gardening whilst letting them get their hands dirty. 

Help your little ones plant their own Summer Flowers with the Grow Kit, including sunflowers, daisies, marigolds and geraniums. Once their summer flowers have grown they can make their own little summer bouquet or press the flowers to remember forever.

Get Outside with Garden Games from BrightMinds

With so little time to enjoy your garden each year, at BrightMinds we want to make sure you can make the most out of the space when the rain is away. Our selection of Outdoor Games and Toys has something for everyone, with activities for kids of all ages and abilities.

Get in touch with our friendly team today for more information about our full range of children’s toys and activities, or check out our blog for more outside fun.

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