10 of the best outdoor games for spring

You may not believe it but spring is just around the corner, so put your woolly hats and gloves to one side and start planning some outdoor activities. Here is a list of the 10 best outdoor games this spring to get the family away from the TV and into the great outdoors.

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Hide and seek

How could you not love a good, old-fashioned game of hide and seek? The great thing about this game is that it won’t cost you a penny and the children will absolutely love it.


This is like tennis but you don’t have to keep retrieving the ball after every wayward shot. Swingball can be played on most surfaces – as long as you have two bats, it is game on!

Limbo set

This is great if you are having a garden party or barbecue and you want to break the ice. It is easy for children, who will breeze under the lower notches, but not so easy for adults – especially after a drink or two!


Children will spend hours trying to perfect the ultimate summersault, while adults will get a rigorous workout after a few minutes spent leaping up and down.

Rodeo bull

A bull from a rodeo bull manufacturer such as http://www.gsrodeobulls.com/ is a great way to introduce a bit of competitive fun into an outdoor activity, with those who brave the bull trying to hang on for the longest length of time.


A classic game of rounders gets everyone involved. Rounders sets are easy to find and most come with the bats, balls, posts and bases you need.

Twister picnic blanket

This novelty game was popular in the 60s and the Twister picnic blanket will be irresistible once the crumbs have been brushed off.

Freeze tag

Running around the garden shouting ‘you’re it’ is a fantastic way to expend a little pent-up energy. This is a game both children and adults will enjoy.


This is so simple, yet so much fun. Why not have a game of Ultimate Frisbee and select teams – just keep the Frisbee away from the dog!

Dodge ball

This can be a great game as long as you use soft balls. The last person not to be hit by the ball is the winner.