Looking for some fun summer backyard family games? Having a weekend barbecue with friends and family? Trying to keep your family occupied while enjoying a staycation this year?
We’ve rounded up a top 10 list of awesome summer backyard family games! And they’re not only for playing at home – take these to the park or the beach, anywhere you can sprawl out and enjoy a hot afternoon.
Our Picks for Summer Backyard Family Games
Lawn Bowling – Break out the bowling pins! Lawn bowling on a BIG scale so you can play 10 pin bowling in the back yard. Or play European Skittle Ball, your choice.
Comes with 2 bowling balls (with finger holes), 10 pins and a carry bag to keep it all together after you finish playing.
Bucket Ball – It’s like a giant beer pong game! But this one is for all the family, no matter the age. Choose the type of balls you want, when you order. You can also get inflatable bucket racks, so the buckets don’t tip over. Great for playing with the family on a summer afternoon.
Lawn Scrabble – 146 tiles each 4 x 4 inches to lay out on your backyard lawn! Hours of afternoon fun with kids, young or old. Whether you are playing with preschoolers, tweens or adults, there’s always some fun learning going on with this game.
Comes with a carrying bag.
A super popular backyard summer game, no matter what you call it. Ladder Ball, Monkey Ball, Ladder Golf – lots of different names for this game. The object is to throw bolas, which are two balls connected with a rope, onto a ladder.
Each of the rungs has a different scoring value, 1, 2, or 3. 21 points wins the game. Helps kids with hand eye coordination skills, and counting too. Tons of fun for everyone.
More Fun Stuff
Badminton – A classic family summer game. This set is quality built to last, guaranteeing hours of fun in the backyard. Set comes complete so you are ready to play. And it also includes a Volleyball so you can switch up your summer fun.
Cornhole – The classic beanbag game for everyone in the family. Kids have a blast with their friends playing this game.Takes seconds to set up the game, and comes with a carrying case.
Tumbling Timbers – Start by building the tower on a flat surface, then begin removing timbers one at a time and stacking them. Last person to stack a block without the timbers tumbling is the winner. It’s a stacking game on a Giant level! Fun for the whole family.
Slammo – a 2 on 2 volleyball style game for the back yard or the park. Work as a team to spike the ball to the net. Take it slow or pick up the pace – you can even get a workout playing Slammo.
Hookey – Fun for the whole family, especially loved by Dads! Hookey is a safe alternative to a backyard dart board. A great game to play with the kids. Plus, it helps kids work on their counting skills by working with adding and subtracting.
Squirt Guns – Because it’s super fun on a hot summer afternoon to blast your friends with water! Set of 2 with a range of up to 35 feet. Grab a couple of these for family fun in the heat of the afternoon.
There you go, 10 great family games for backyard summer fun! Make this a family friendly, happy and fun summer staycation at home. Any (or all) of these games will provide laughs and some learning at the same time.
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