Our top five garden games this summer

wayfair garden games

As a child I absolutely loved being outside whether we were playing imaginative play or playing garden games I always had so much fun. I want to instil the same love for the outdoors in my children and as much as possible they play outside. Especially now that the weather is warmer they are always outside. Although, come rain or shine they will still venture out, the weather never stops them.

I am so pleased to be working in collaboration with Wayfair on the garden games campaign they are running. They have asked me to share five of our favourite garden games with you. Putting this post together has really made me so excited for summer. We have had such lovely weather this last week, I hope it continues because you never know in England. One day it may be hot and the other it could be raining. 

There are some fantastic garden games on Wayfair’s website and I am going to share five that I think are absolutely fabulous for this summer and to get us all outside as much as possible, whether as a family or leaving the children to their own devices. Both are equally just as good as the other.

wayfair garden games

  1. Sack Racing Game  | 2. Parachute Game | 3. Hoppin Mad Space Hoppers | 4. Aztec Wigwam Play Tent | 5. Square sandbox with cover

1.Sack Racing Game

This game is so much fun and it reminds me of sports day when I was a little girl. We would always play the sack racing game along with the egg and spoon race. It always ends with someone falling over and everyone laughing as they try to win the race.

2.Parachute Game

My children really love this game, we used to play it in one of the clubs they attended. This is a firm favourite with so many children especially running under while the adult’s throw it up and down.

3. Hoppin Mad Space Hoppers

This is lots of fun and the children can definitely be left to play this on the own hopping all over the garden. Lots of exercise for them too and getting rid of all that energy they have.

4. Aztec Wigwam Play Tent

Sophia and Archie adore playing in tents. They love having their own little hideout to take toys to and to sit and play on their own. I think this tent is beautiful and something they would both love this summer.

2. Square sandbox with cover

We actually had this sand pit last few years and we do need to invest in a new one for this summer. Sophia and Archie both absolutely love sandpits it keeps them entertained for hours.

I hope you enjoyed finding out our five favourite garden games for this summer. I would love to know what yours would be or if you already have any garden games for the children you will be getting out for this summer?

*Post in collaboration with Wayfair




  1. stephanie
    June 5, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Such a lovely post, I can’t wait until my girls are bigger and we can enjoy these kinds of games, at the moment Emily is obsessed with water painting and chalking in the garden. xx

  2. June 5, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    i love the wigwam, really cute. Plus, with my mother head on, it acts as a shade in the garden too! Space hoppers are a winner as well x

  3. June 5, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    We bought a parachute a few years back as my kids loved the one at their toddler class so much, we thought it would be fun to have one at home to use in the garden. It’s been a great investment as we use it lots. x

  4. June 7, 2017 / 12:19 am

    We’re wanting to get a sandbox this year as Oscar loved playing on the beach last year. I think we’d get a lot of use out of it 🙂

    Louise x

  5. June 7, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    That sandbox is amazing! We are taking note of garden items as we hope to move soon.

  6. June 7, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Rosalie loves the sand pit! Whenever she sees one she is in it. I havnt got her one for at home though. I don’t want sand in the house!

  7. June 8, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    My kids would love all of those! The sack race is my favourite sports day race!!

  8. June 9, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Funnily enough I was only looking at parachutes a couple of days ago. Love the idea of sacks for races too

  9. June 24, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Sack races was also one of my favorites as a child. Also three legged racing. My siblings and I could play those for days on end.

    Thanks for sharing this other games.

  10. February 9, 2019 / 9:09 am

    Thanks for the lovely share. Though Playing in tents is coolest way to past time with kids. Loved the fun activities and article you posted.

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