Summer Holiday Outdoor Games

Following on from our Summer Holiday Indoor Games blog, we have chosen 3 fantastic outdoor games which will entertain your little ones for hours!

Outdoor play is essential to childhood development. Kids will develop the following skills...

- Ability to follow instructions. 

- Ability to play in teams. 

- Increases physical stamina and strength. 

- Improves physical and mental health.

- Digital resilience - time away from the screen!

- Self confidence. 

- Awareness and curiosity of nature and the great outdoors.

Game 1: Rounders

An absolute classic summer game! Ideal for all ages. Click to download a reminder of the rules of rounders.

Game 2: Quoits 

A traditional garden game which has been much loved for generations. A combination of accuracy when throwing and mathematical skills, this is an ideal game to entertain kids and grown ups alike! Want to know how to play? Check out the Instructions for playing Quoits now.

Game 3: Kubb

Kubb is a traditional game, originating in Sweden. A fun and competitive game - Check out the full Kubb Game Rules for how to play.

Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.