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4 Garden Games That Kids Can Enjoy

Fun in the sun isn’t just for our kids, we look at garden games that grown-ups can enjoy as well. We all need to unwind and let off some steam now and again. So if you’re planning a summer party or BBQ and looking for something to entertain the guests and kids, the garden game is a great idea.

There are plenty of garden games available to choose from these days, however we looking for the games that kids can enjoy in the sun and we got stuck into four: Croquet – the most quintessential of all lawn games; Kubb – a skittles type strategy game with way back in the Viking Ages; Ring Toss Quoits – a variation of a classic pub game, and Ladder Golf. Each has a similar need for hand/eye co-ordination but all are light hearted and easy to play (croquet and Kubb require a bit of time to learn the rules though).

The size of your playing area might restrict your options, but there is nothing to stop you taking them to a country park, on a picnic or even to the beach. The prices may seem high in some set but, looked after, they should offer years of fun!

Uber Games 9 Wicket Croquet Set

Features

Uber Games 9 Wicket Croquet Set available in 3 series, Championship, Executive, and Family Set. The Family Croquet Set is a great value, entry level complete croquet set includes (4) Hardwood Mallets; (4) Wooden Croquet Balls; (9) Steel Hoops – 8mm; (2) Hardwood Center Pegs with Topper; (1) Nylon Carrying Bag. Mallets come in 4 different handle sizes – (1) 24 inch, (1) 28 inch, (1) 34 inch and (1) 38 inch; Wooden Croquet balls – 3 inch diameter; 9 ounces each.

No matter which one of the Uber Games 9 Wicket Croquet Set you to choose to buy, they are all highly durable and are sure to last for years to come. These sets are the USA version of Croquet which uses 9 wickets or hoops versus the UK version which uses only 6 wickets.

Performance

Well made set – Beautifully crafted with high-quality materials, the mallets robust and well-balanced and the angled ends on the hoops pushed easily into the ground, worth the price. In order to make the game more fun, you do need a large lawn area.

Value

You can spend hundreds of dollars on sets but this is a great price for a set that’s a few levels up from the introductory ones.

Kubb Game Premium Set

Features

Kubb Game Premium Set is beautifully crafted, made of durable, eco-friendly, shock-absorbent hardwood. Kubb is a unique game involving strategy and skill. This team game can be enjoyed by both young and old. Kubb is perfect for any outdoor occasion. Complete package includes: 10 – Kubb blocks (6″ x 2.5″ x 2.5″) 1 – King kubb (12″ x 3″ x 3″) 6 – Kubb tossing dowels (12″ x 1.5″ diameter) 4 – Corner stakes 1 – Kubb tote bag 1 – Kubb rules brochure.

Performance

As with croquet, quite a bit of space was needed, but you can get away with less. This a good game for a team playing, both young and old. The wood used (rubberwood) is very solid, provide a long lasting life for the set.

Value

Something different and quite challenging. Very easily transported and really lends itself to parks or beaches as well as the garden.

 

Elite Ring Toss Game

Features

This ring toss game set includes five durable 42cm x 5cm x 1.8cm rope rings, sturdy wood base with point markings, screw in pegs and convenient carry storage bag. This game is very funny for everyone both adults and kids. Put your hand-eye coordination to the test helps develop their skills to assist them with writing, sports, fine motor control and more. Ring toss game can be played indoors or outdoors the carrying bag lets you take it with you on vacations, picnics, tailgating, camping, birthday parties, visiting family or just keeping it in the car for any occasion.

Performance

The Elite Ring Toss Game is very well made and take less than a minute to get it ready. The wood of the pegs and the stands are extremely durable, all you need is a fairly flat surface to place it on. The rings are extremely well made to endure the wear and tear of kids and adults. The “tear apart” is super easy as well. It can play both indoor and outdoor, does not take up a lot of space.

Value

Great indoor/outdoor game that can be played by anyone at any age. Does not need any batteries and can be quickly set-up. Children can play with parents or grandparents, awesome for picnics and family gatherings. This game also helps with hand eye coordination skill development for young children.

 

Optima Ladder Toss Golf Set with Carry Case

Features

Designed for 2 to 4 players for indoor or outdoor play. Easy to assemble, lightweight and easy to transport with included carry case. Ladder targets made by durable PVC and the ladders were fairly easy to put together. The rope was fairly easy to stick back through the hole in the golf ball. The game is very sturdy and the directions were very clear and easy to understand. This set Includes 2 ladder / targets, 3 blue bolas, 3 red bolas.

Performance

A really addictive game involving a great mixture of skill and luck. Great for the whole family when camping or just play in your yard. This game played very similarly to horseshoes or corn hole. Made from high-quality materials, which should last a long time. Assembled and dismantled easily and comes with a carrying bag that will really help to keep all the piece together when you’re finished as well.

Value

One of the most popular outdoor games that have proven the test of time. Perfect for all ages and getting everyone outside and active. Great for parties, BBQs, tailgating, camping or just a nice day in the sun. You can buy a replacement or additional bolts as well. Easily stored and transported with included carrying case.


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