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The best kid-friendly garden games to play this spring

From a jumbo version of Connect 4 to the brilliantly-named Throw Throw Burrito

1

Kids Wooden Guard Skittles

Kids Wooden Guard Skittles

Easily usable inside or out, these skittles are made from sustainably sourced wood, and shaped and painted to look like the Queen’s Guards. The set contains ten skittles and two balls, all of which pack away in a Cath Kidston carry case.

2

Professor Puzzle Giant Toppling Tower Game Garden Game Set

Professor Puzzle Giant Toppling Tower Game Garden Set

A twist on the traditional Jenga set, this game has a die which tells you what colour of block you have to remove. Although it’s “giant”, it’s not that big.

3

Softarchery Archery Set 100

Softarchery Archery Set 100

Simple but addictive, this children’s archery set is easy to set up and is great for competitive games or solo practice. It’s very portable – the target folds up and it has a carry handle.

4

Classic Swingball All Surface

Classic Swingball All Surface

A great way to burn energy after months stuck inside, Swingball is a stationary racquet ball game. The base fills with water to keep it steady, making it portable when emptied.

5

Sunnylife Beach Bats Unicorn

Sunnylife Beach Bats Unicorn

Games with beach bats are just as fun to play in a garden as on a seaside holiday. This sturdy pair, from the Australian brand Sunnylife, have soft foam handles, and come in several brightly coloured designs.

6

Professor Puzzle Sports Day Kit Garden Game Set

Professor Puzzle Sports Day Kit Garden Game Set

This kit is full of sports day classics: bean bags, rubber eggs and wooden spoons, relay batons, and three-legged race bands, as well as a booklet of 50 games to play.

7

Big Game Hunters Jumbo 4 Connect

Big Game Hunters Jumbo 4 Connect

Measuring 75cm tall, this jumbo set of the classic game is a great way to get children outside. It is easy to fit together, and its wooden frame packs down flat making it easy to store.

8

Throw Throw Burrito

Throw Throw Burrito: Extreme Outdoor Edition

Silly and original in equal measure, this game is described by its makers as “the world’s first dodgeball card game”. It involves collecting cards, and throwing inflatable burritos at your opponents.

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