Outdoor Family Games


Family reunions, birthday parties, picnics, holidays or perhaps a day at the beach are wonderful excuses to enjoy some well-known games or to try some new ones. Click the links below to choose from our treasurehouse of family outdoor games.

Ball Games are an easy way for all the family to get some active exercise while experiencing the outdoors. Some are suitable for the backyard while some may need more space, such as a field.

Among the best things about planning a family reunion or perhaps a family weekend together are the games. Family games are fun for everyone and give you a chance to interact with each other. Check out these great outdoor games.

Musical Chairs

With this game, you will need one less chair compared to total number of people participating in the sport. To play the game, have someone (who doesn’t desire to play) hold a small boom box. Arrange the chairs in a manner that every alternate chairs face exactly the same direction. Ask the person who has got the music to look the other way and switch the music on. Everybody stands inside a line and as soon because the music starts to play, walk round the chairs lined up. When the music stops, take a seat on the closest chair in front of you before other people gets a chance. Whoever remains standing, they are out. Take one chair out again and stick to the same instructions. Whoever remains sitting on one chair ultimately, wins.

Sevenses – can be played by a number of players. It needs a tennis ball or rubber ball along with a brick wall.

Dodge Ball – suits 3 or more players. It needs a soft ball (concerning the size of a soccer ball; a volleyball is perfect, although you could use a tennis ball, or similar, without having a bigger ball) and an area which does not matter if the ball is thrown fairly hard.

Newcombe Ball – is really a ball game for 6 or more players and 2 helpers. It needs a piece of rope about 6 metres (20 feet) long along with a volleyball (although a football, or similar, could be used).

Ball Trap – needs one tennis ball (or similar) for every group of 6-8 players.

Astride Ball – would work for 6 or more players. It requires a basketball, soccer ball or volleyball, while you might be able to use a tennis ball with older kids.
There are many Beach Games which can be enjoyed on the sandy beach without much equipment. There’s also some water games that can be played in a swimming pool or any other still body of water (dam, river etc).

Try some Chasing Games, where one player chases another players and tries to catch them. You will find variations on the simple bet on Tag, as well as Crossing the forest and Catch my Tail.

Seeking Games can also known as hide and seek or hunting games. The goal is to find one or more objects which are hidden. A large outdoor space with a lot of hiding places is ideal for these games.

Team Games are extremely much fun at picnics, family reunions along with other get togethers. They can involve players of every age group, from young children to grandparents. Just come up with sure the teams are fairly even! Games include Balloon Volleyball, Rounders, Square Chasing, Tunnel Ball, Tug of War and a lot of Relay Races.



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