Win: a children’s play tent to celebrate spring

February 18, 2015

Children's playtent

I’ve recently made Eliza a tepee-style children’s play tent, and since then we’ve had a lot of fun playing in it. So far it’s been a brilliant springboard for creative play when we’ve been stuck inside; it’s been everything from a rocket to a reading nook and a lunch venue.

But spring is on the way – it is! it is – and that means lots more potential for outdoor play. I was contacted by Big Game Hunters, a family-run business that supplies children’s outdoor play equipment. After spending most of last year on our house renovation, this year we’ll be working on the garden and there are so many brilliant things on this site I have my eye on (how amazing are these castle playhouses?).

Big Game Hunters has offered to give a children’s Aztec Wigwam play tent (worth £59.99) to one reader, in a bid to spur on your own creative play this spring.

To enter: 

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to leave a blog comment and tell me your favourite outdoor game (anything you want from rounders to hide and seek).

The prize draw giveaway will open at 12am on Thursday 19th February and close at 12am on Monday 9th March. UK entries only.

Once you’ve entered, make sure you check out my prize giveaway of a Skip Hop Deluxe baby bag worth £65.

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Make sure you also check out my posts on toddler entertainment tactics, and 15 tips for new parents.

380 Comments

  • Natasha

    February 19, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I loved playing pooh sticks (and now so do my kids!).

    What a fabulous tent!

  • wendy procter

    February 19, 2015 at 10:57 am

    As a child I spent hours skipping and still enjoy it as a way to keep fit x

  • Tracy Nixon

    February 19, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I love playing rounders!

  • Lucy Pasifull

    February 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    French cricket!

  • Layla Thomas

    February 19, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Hide and seek is our favorite.

  • Jean Vaughan

    February 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    My grandson and I play explorers- we have to put all our kit on, then off we go. Sometimes it is in the back garden where we each add the next bit of our adventure, it might be bug collecting or we go to the park where the climbing frame becomes the mountain, or the swing takes us over the river. Sometimes we go off into The National Forest (still in our gear) and do the designated bare foot walk or do tree rubbings which we take home and make frames to create pictures.The list is endless due to his imagination but it all costs nothing.

    1. Christine Lockley

      March 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      What a lucky grandson – what wonderful memories you are making too

  • aaron broad

    February 19, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    When I was a kid stuck in the mud was always fun

  • Sarah Pybus

    February 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Rounders 🙂

  • Susan Lloyd

    February 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Hide and seek x

  • Stacy Sorrell

    February 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    i love making Dens, we went on the Gruffalo Trail at Delemere Forest and they had a Den building section, dont know who enjoyed it more, me or the little one 🙂

  • Chris Andrews

    February 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Tell me your favourite outdoor game…………..hide and seek

  • Lee-Anne

    February 19, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Our favourite outdoor game is a treasure hunt, we have a list of different objects/animals/people to see if we can find them. Brilliant for long walks or trips to the shops x

  • iain maciver

    February 19, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    tennis

  • Liam Bishop

    February 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Rounders with the family 🙂

  • Chrissie Curtis

    February 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    French Cricket!

  • Paula Barker

    February 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Making daisy chains

  • Natalie Crossan

    February 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Tennis 🙂

  • Jessica Powell

    February 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    rounders x

  • kim neville

    February 19, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Badminton

  • lauren tourle

    February 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    i used to like football when i was younger. i love playing on the trampoline with my daughter now though.

  • kim plant

    February 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I have a boy and girl so we play tag x

  • gemma brown

    February 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    swingball

  • sarah flory

    February 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Im so lucky that at the back of our home we have a huge park we often play rounders or frisbee in the summer followed by a bbq even more fun playing football in the mud

  • Nicki Evans

    February 19, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Treasure/Scavenger hunts.

  • debbie smith

    February 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    football
    well running around with a ball lol
    great giveaway xx

    1. Pam Hubbard

      February 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Tennis

  • elaine dale

    February 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    riding bikes

  • Sam Morgan

    February 19, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Lovely tent.

  • charlotte qualter

    February 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    manhunt

  • Chloe b

    February 19, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Hide & seek, obviously!! Hehe

  • S Edwards

    February 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    cricket

  • caroline pawson

    February 19, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    swingball x

  • Julie D

    February 19, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    badminton or rounders!

  • Jennifer Bailey

    February 19, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Kirby, where one person stood on each side of the road and you tried to bounce a football off the edge of the kirb to come back to you.

  • Graham Riches

    February 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Cricket – or a form of

  • Paul Scotland

    February 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Bowels

  • Harley

    February 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Rounders x

  • susan younger

    February 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    hide and seek or treasure hunt. all costing nothing

  • SARAH HAWKINS

    February 19, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Croquet. Not as genteel as it looks!

  • Tanya Camilleri

    February 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I love playing hide and seek with my daughter. I hide her little zoo animals in the garden and she hunts for them

  • Angela treadway

    February 19, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    My boys love playing football x

  • Cath Joyce

    February 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Hide and seek in the garden

  • ashleigh allan

    February 19, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Rounders!

  • Janet Coverdale

    February 19, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Hide and seek my children love this game

  • laura banks

    February 19, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    we play basketball

  • Martina Pichova

    February 19, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    frisbee

  • Sandra Lane

    February 19, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    With boys it has to be football!

  • Rachael Jess

    February 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    We love to go shell hunting on the beach, even in the colder months 😀

  • tracey bowden

    February 19, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I love playing tennis I’m no good at it but still love to play

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    February 19, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Non stop cricket

  • Siobhan Davis

    February 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Hop scotch and Tag with my children 🙂 Would love to be considered for this for my son x Good luck everyone x

  • mjhale

    February 19, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    My kids seem to love the trampoline, they’ve become very popular over the last few years.

  • Stephanie Tsang

    February 19, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Tennis

  • Sarah Lee

    February 19, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    My favourite outdoor game to play as a family is rounders.

  • Amy Rennocks

    February 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    TREASURE HUNTS 🙂

  • Sarah S

    February 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Treasure hunts with my 3 year old – just need a bucket to put all the ‘finds’ in & we hunt for all sorts – feathers, leaves, empty snail shells, big twigs/little twigs and at the end we make up a story about all our ‘finds’!

  • Christine Caple

    February 19, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Tennis

  • Gemma Snell

    February 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Hide & seek 🙂

  • Louise Smith

    February 19, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Den building

  • Joanna Butler-Savage

    February 19, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    swingball

  • hannahf

    February 19, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Riding my bike and pretending it was a horse!

  • Helen Swales

    February 19, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    We love flying kites but in case you don’t consider that to be a game; we also love to ride our bikes on the country lanes near where we live.

  • Amanda Walsh

    February 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I loved hopscotch when I was at school

  • Zoe G

    February 19, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    We love playing swingball, it can get very competitive

  • Anthony Harrington

    February 19, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    at the moment (on a decent day) playing in the sand pit and on the swing and slide

  • kallie

    February 19, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    We love cloud watching – we have a competition of who can find the most objects in the clouds

  • Emma Gibson

    February 19, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Definitely swing ball!!

  • Caroline H

    February 20, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I think it’s frisbee in this house.

  • Justine Barnes

    February 20, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I love team games where there is a good spirit of competition (I.e everyone wants to win!) & lots of banter, laughs & fun 🙂

  • Lisa Everaert

    February 20, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Tennis but if its with the children then we play hide and seek alot.

  • Julie Henderson

    February 20, 2015 at 12:32 am

    hopskotch

  • sadia iqbal

    February 20, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Hide and seek! each generation loves it.

  • Eva Appleby

    February 20, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Tennis

  • Kat Lucas

    February 20, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Has to be Hide and seek

  • Becky John

    February 20, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Swingball

  • claire blaney

    February 20, 2015 at 9:24 am

    rounders is my favourite game to play

  • Catherine Thyne

    February 20, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Hide and seek!

  • Nancy Cullinane

    February 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Good old fanishoned skipping!!

  • Victoria Biggs

    February 20, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Cricket is definitely my favourite. I’m not sure I can go through labour another 8 times though for a full team!!

  • Claire Nutman

    February 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

    swingball !

  • Ruth Harwood

    February 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

    We love playing Tennis x

  • hayley berry

    February 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

    football

  • Samantha Lancaster

    February 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Basketball x

  • lucy robinson

    February 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Badminton and football

  • Stephanie Lear

    February 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    My granddaughter has just got her first slide. She loves it. Xx

  • justine meyer

    February 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I like the big games like chess and draughts

  • Fiona

    February 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    bouncing on the trampoline

  • laura jayne bates

    February 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    scootering

  • Keshia Esgate

    February 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Swingball

  • Megan Bayford

    February 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    FOOTBALL

  • tamalyn roberts

    February 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    it has to be football

  • judy kennedy

    February 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Badminton, when we dont loose the shuttlecocks over the garden fence

  • samj

    February 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    tennis

  • Heather T

    February 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Swingball

  • Ray Becker

    February 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    cricket

  • Jane Lethbridge

    February 20, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    just running around chasing my young twin grandchildren – they love it!!!

  • Cathy Glynn

    February 20, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    We love having treasure hunts.

  • Allan Smith

    February 20, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    tennis

  • PAULINE Hill

    February 20, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    tyennis

  • Katherine Teff

    February 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    My brother likes to hide lots of garden toys around our garden and then the small children run off to find as many of them as possible each. The child who finds the most items then gets to do the next lot of hiding. It ends up getting ridiculous, but that is more to do with my brother than the game itself….

  • Isabel O’Brien

    February 20, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    We like treasure hunts. 🙂

  • Stephanie Whitehouse

    February 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Croquet. One day I shall learn the rules

  • laura stewart

    February 20, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    i like playing tennis xx

  • nicola clarkson

    February 20, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    swingball

  • jen morgan

    February 20, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    rounders

  • Maria Blythin

    February 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    hopscotch x

  • Megan Adams

    February 20, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Tig/tag 🙂

  • valerie cooper

    February 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    tennis

  • leigh boyle

    February 20, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    hide and seek =)

  • Paula Readings

    February 20, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Badminton

  • Lorraine Tinsley

    February 21, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Hide and seek, but my daughter is rubbish at it!! To be fair she is only 3

  • Barbara Jane Shaw

    February 21, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I loved playing with swingball – think it gave me a love of tennis!

  • Leanne Lunn

    February 21, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Football

  • John Taggart

    February 21, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Swingball

  • Sarah

    February 21, 2015 at 7:30 am

    My son’s game, which we played down the high street the other day, walking until he says “freeze” then “make a shape!” We had fun, and I didn’t really matter what it looked like.

  • EMMA WALTERS

    February 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

    making treasure maps to follow 🙂

  • Sarah Anguish

    February 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Rounders

  • Lisa C

    February 21, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I used to love playing sardines, which is a bit like hide and seek

  • fozia Akhtar

    February 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Rounders

  • Jodie W

    February 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Treasure hunts

  • Kristy Brown

    February 21, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Treasure hunts!

  • Laura Pritchard

    February 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    We love playing swingball.

  • Geoff Dagger

    February 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Football

  • Laura Oxley

    February 21, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    stuck in the mud 🙂

  • Kate Deakin

    February 21, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Football! Love kicking a ball around in the mud.

  • Rebecca Whitby

    February 21, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I love building dens – not just for the kids either, for me too 🙂 And beach combing is another fav, when I am at the coast.

  • Catherine McAlinden

    February 21, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Making dens!

  • samantha price

    February 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    i love to make dens

  • Lesley Bradley

    February 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Skipping (though I was always rubbish at it!)

  • lynn heath

    February 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    99 in – best outside game ever!

  • Keith Hunt

    February 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Beach football with the dogs.

  • claire woods

    February 22, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Football

  • Michelle Ferguson

    February 22, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Hide and seek

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  • Amanda Hattie

    February 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Swingball

  • karen Howden

    February 22, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    hide and seek

  • Julie Ward

    February 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Playing in the sandpit with the bucket and spades etc, what a mess after

  • Gemma Crossley

    February 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    i love playing football with my kids 🙂

  • Ruth Elder

    February 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Rounders

  • Naomi

    February 22, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    I loved climbing trees!

  • Marie B

    February 22, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Hide and seek, what’s the time Mr Wolf and catch

  • Anne Bostwick

    February 22, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Treasure hunts for Easter eggs and other treats are always taken very seriously in our garden.

  • Louise Perry Fairweather

    February 22, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Having problems commenting so sorry if you have already got this – I like tennis

  • Jemma Bond

    February 22, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Love playing rounders!

  • Corinne Peat

    February 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Hide and seek

  • sian hallewell

    February 22, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    we enjoy swingball

  • Lara Latchem

    February 23, 2015 at 9:34 am

    playing on the trampoline xx

  • jennifer thorpe

    February 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

    football

  • LUCY BISHOP

    February 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    climbing trees, making dens and hide ‘ n ‘ seek!

  • Amy Skinner

    February 23, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    My son loves football, I enjoy badminton

  • Rishona Taylor

    February 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    our fave is hide and seek, especially when my 3 year old finds amazing places to hide

  • janine atkin

    February 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    swingball, we get quite competitive!

  • Claire O

    February 23, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Would have to be a treasure hunt in the garden.

  • Amanda A

    February 23, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Hide and seek is the best game ever!

  • Kate Davies

    February 23, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Hide and seek 🙂

  • LINZ W

    February 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Hide and Seek in the woods with the kids

  • Doreen Mccarthy

    February 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Football x

  • Natasha M

    February 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Good old rounders!

  • Emma Bennett

    February 25, 2015 at 12:22 am

    I loved playing Blockey 123 when I was a child, it’s like hide and seek but you had to get back to base first when you were found!

  • Phil Oneill

    February 25, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Playing Bulldog

  • tilly c

    February 25, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    ‘find where the toddler left the toy dog he won’t go to sleep without’ is a good one, but always used to enjoy our version of Colditz, which involved two of us marching back and forth as sentries, while the others tried to sneak closer and closer in the dark until spotted.. Not much to do with Colditz, but it kept us occupied for hours, so the parents were happy too…..!

  • MichelleD

    February 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Football!

  • Kirstin

    February 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Making dens

  • katrina walsh

    February 27, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Hopscotch at the moment. I don’t mind joining in with it either as its keeps me fit!

  • Laura Anne Farnworth

    February 27, 2015 at 12:57 am

    I love our annual easter egg hunt

  • Jennifer Toal

    February 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Rounders

  • Nicola McC

    February 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I love good old fashioned football.

  • katherine s

    February 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Stuck in the Mud!

  • Hannah Walker

    February 28, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    On wet days we play muddy puddles like in peppa pig. Welly boots on and old clothes and the kids go for it. Then home for a bath and hot chocolate.

  • Fiona B

    February 28, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Hide and seek x

  • Michelle Banks

    March 1, 2015 at 8:28 am

    pooh sticks x

  • Angela Wilcox

    March 1, 2015 at 10:26 am

    tennis

  • Sue McCarthy

    March 1, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Treasure Hunt

  • Spencer Broadley

    March 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Rugby defintely – or cricket

  • Karen Barrett

    March 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Bowls

  • EJ Dunn

    March 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    HOCKEY!

  • Jessica Walker

    March 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Has to be building dens or making daisy chains

  • Emma T

    March 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    frisbee (I can’t wait until N’s old enough to chuck a frisbee properly!)

  • amanda davis

    March 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    tig or kerby

  • Hekna

    March 3, 2015 at 9:20 am

    love a bit of rounders

  • helen booth

    March 3, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    football!

  • Jackie Chapman

    March 3, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    It’s all about football at the moment with my boy 🙂

  • Viv C

    March 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Football.

  • Lori Mckillop

    March 3, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    rounders 🙂

  • Jess Howliston

    March 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Swingball! I used to love playing this when I was a little girl and now my son loves it just as much x

  • @jamesmum15

    March 3, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Rounders is a great game.

  • vicky Hulme

    March 4, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Skipping!

  • HAYLEY WYNN

    March 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Tig…the kids and i love playing that

  • emma falvi

    March 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    rounders in the park

  • Angela Turley

    March 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    What’s the time Mr Wolf – tho I am always the wolf!!!!!!

  • Ema J Lowe

    March 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    we play tag in the garden

  • Char A

    March 4, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    rounders

  • Hannah Igoe

    March 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I love having the parachute outside with beanbags

  • Danielle Graves

    March 4, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    i play football with my two year old

  • claire york

    March 4, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    When me and my brother were kids we use to love out swing ball!

  • Tina edwards

    March 4, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Hide and seek

  • Carrie Preston

    March 5, 2015 at 12:42 am

    I used to like playing kirby

  • Clare White

    March 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

    We love to play baseball especially as our dog also chases the ball.

  • Celia West

    March 5, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Hide and Seek

  • Gloria Heathcote

    March 5, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I have 8 grandchildren , and we love garden games and picnics, we would love one of these, thankyou

  • Becca Staples

    March 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Piggy in the middle x

  • Carolyn Benjamin

    March 5, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Playing with a parachute on the trampoline and making it like a den.

  • donna l jones

    March 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    hide and seek

  • elaine stokes

    March 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    i love making mud pies

  • Diana

    March 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Chase 🙂

  • leanne weir

    March 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    French cricket!

  • James Travis

    March 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Football

  • Sarah Ruse

    March 5, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Rounders

  • Sarah Palmer

    March 5, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    the one at the moment with four sons is football but as a kid I loved hide and seek or 40 40 xxxx

  • Helen Allan

    March 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Duck, Duck, Goose!

  • Leanne newsome

    March 5, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Hide and seek

  • kate kathurima

    March 5, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Love running

  • Claire Ward

    March 5, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Hide and seek

  • Heather Simpson

    March 5, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    drawing chalk pictures on the slabs

  • Michelle Addy

    March 5, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    When I was a child we often played kerby which I loved. This involves scoring points for bouncing a football on the opposite kerb so it comes back to you.x

  • Wendy Tyler

    March 5, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    The trampoline (as it gets me fit if the kids will let me have turn)!

  • Emma Anderson

    March 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Kubb!

  • Caroline Blaza

    March 6, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Hide & Seek around the garden

  • Dawn Henson

    March 6, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I love Hide and Seek

  • katherine b

    March 6, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Riding a bike in local park x

  • Paul Walsh

    March 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

    hide and seek

  • steph lovatt

    March 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    We love playing skittles

  • Kelly Hooper

    March 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I liked hopscotch as a child, my daughter loves hide and seek

  • chirag p

    March 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    one where your imagination runs free called hide and seek

  • pamela gossage

    March 6, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Hide and seek

  • maureen.m

    March 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    A game of cricket

  • sandy

    March 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    catch or frisbee 🙂

  • Katherine Coldicott

    March 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Tennis

  • Samantha Sugden

    March 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    playing football with my dad

  • Christine Lockley

    March 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    We love spending time outdoors and are very lucky to live near some great parks and a wonderful nature trail too – we love playing hide n seek, tag, football and swingball

  • Pamela Downey

    March 6, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Pooh sticks

  • John Mills

    March 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Pussy in the corner was fantastic

  • Eileen Tingle

    March 6, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Hopscotch

  • Laura Cooper

    March 6, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Just running around!

  • Jo W

    March 6, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Swingball

  • Barbara Handley

    March 6, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Kicking a ball about with the children.

  • rebecca smith

    March 6, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    i can’t wait til spring arrives so me and my children can start exploring the great outdoors and this would be great for our adventures together

  • nikki white

    March 6, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Swingball me and my children love playing that 🙂 x

  • Susan Hoggett

    March 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    loved rounders the whole street would join in great times we had

  • Claire Bingham

    March 6, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    swingball

  • ros bonner

    March 6, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Hopscotch. We used to play for hours

  • Rebecca Nisbet

    March 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    tig! it gets the kids moving and myself.

  • Emily

    March 7, 2015 at 12:03 am

    My children still love Hide & Seek, as do my nearly 14 year old Scouts – oldies/goodies! xx

  • Andrew Hindley

    March 7, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Hide and Seek

  • Lyndsey Beckford

    March 7, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Swingball

  • Nicola Findlay

    March 7, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Badminton, best when shuttlecock doesn’t go over neighbours fence :/

  • Adam Curson

    March 7, 2015 at 1:34 am

    never had anyone on my street to play with except my little brother. Curby always went down well. Could play it for hours

  • sarah

    March 7, 2015 at 5:48 am

    rounders 🙂

  • Sarah Parker

    March 7, 2015 at 8:53 am

    rounders

  • Vicki A Smith

    March 7, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Kerby!

  • barbra

    March 7, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Beach cricket

  • Kirsten Barthy

    March 7, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Puddle jumping

  • Vickie Jackson

    March 7, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I love playing hide and seek with my children! And skipping and jumping in puddles 🙂 big kid at heart here!!

  • carlie bryan

    March 7, 2015 at 10:03 am

    playing with the kids rocket laucher , so much fun x

  • Jo-Anne holton

    March 7, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I use ti love playing 40-40 and bull dog!!!

  • Lucy Dorrington

    March 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Quoits or Hoopla

  • Kayleigh

    March 7, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Our favourite garden game is swingball. So much fun!

  • claire toplis

    March 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

    hide and seek

  • Christina Palmer

    March 7, 2015 at 11:24 am

    When I was younger I loved to play Hopscotch

  • Daniel Stacey

    March 7, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Football or Hide & seek

  • Gary Topley

    March 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Hide and Seek x

  • claire wilkinson

    March 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    hide & seek

  • Mr James Holyland

    March 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Football

  • sarah stevens

    March 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Hide and seek x

  • Amanda Longman

    March 7, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    As a child it definitely was Hide and Seek with all the children who lived in the nearby houses!!

  • Kim Styles

    March 7, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Swingball!

  • Lisa Houston

    March 7, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    rounders if you can get enough ppl

  • jessica

    March 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    tag is my favourite outdoor game

  • Sarah Mills

    March 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    tennis

  • jo liddement

    March 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Used to love roller-skating up and down the driveway

  • Vera Bahounkova

    March 7, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Hide and seek

  • catherine sharrod

    March 7, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    hopscotch 🙂

  • Jamie

    March 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Freebie 🙂

  • SARA CLARKE

    March 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    swing ball

  • JULIE WHITTAKER

    March 7, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Quick cricket!!

  • Claire Barker

    March 7, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Hopscotch

  • Lauren Main

    March 7, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Rounders!

  • katie w

    March 7, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Hide and Seek

  • LEE HARDY

    March 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Building biggest sandcastle on the beach

  • Lani Nash

    March 7, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Football or hide and seek

  • Wendy Guy

    March 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Hide and seek.

  • Rachael Pilkington

    March 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    We like playing any ball game

  • leighanne palfrey

    March 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    hide and seek

  • rachael jones

    March 7, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    hopscotch

  • Erica Price

    March 7, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Kite flying

  • NATALIE BRADLEY

    March 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    HOPSCOTCH XXX

  • Rachel Low

    March 7, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Elastics!!! LOVE LOVE TENT!!!!

  • Rachel B

    March 7, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    we love swingball. It’s a great fun game and great exercise!

  • Clare S

    March 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    My daughter love making dens in the garden and I love her showing them to me and explaining her design!

  • jen jackson

    March 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    football

  • jessica newman

    March 7, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    i loved playing rounders

  • Wendy Smith

    March 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Definitely tennis

  • faye armstrong

    March 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    skipping

  • mechelle williamson

    March 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    my favourite is rounders, but at our afterschool club its always tig x

  • Victoria Gooch

    March 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Hide and Seek

  • Cathryn Bowen

    March 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    making mud pies – cathryn1

  • Philip Clements

    March 7, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Football

  • Kirsty Woods

    March 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Swing ball

  • Kate Cass

    March 7, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Bowls, loved playing with my Grandad on the beach when I was young and now love playing with my family!

  • Eve Burke

    March 7, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I love taking my boys out on their scooters. We love camping holidays too. They would love this!

  • Jessica K

    March 7, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Fav out door game has got to be rounders! Or bulldog, not sure if its still called that anymore but thats what we called it in school…. 🙂

  • Sarah H

    March 7, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    hide n seek!

  • Zoe Coen

    March 7, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Hind and Seek

  • Jamie Millard

    March 7, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    the boys loved the easter egg hunt last year. they felt like real explorers ‘looking for hidden treasure’. We couldn’t let it be a once a year activity so planted some gifts in the snow at Christmas.

    Football is the ultimate outdoor game for them but the treasure hunts are getting there.

  • Jane Middleton

    March 7, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Hide and seek

  • Tracy Ashwin

    March 7, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Used to spend hours playing skipping games and French Elastic with my friends and in school playground.

  • Claire B

    March 7, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    loved my bike as a child my son loves tampolining

  • Ellie Spider

    March 8, 2015 at 12:07 am

    hide and seek 🙂 im a great hider

  • angela sandhu

    March 8, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Hide and seek

  • Julia Plant

    March 8, 2015 at 12:17 am

    We do role playing games which is fun with the kids. I pretend to be a crocodile chasing pirates – that kind of thing. Is fun – they laugh their socks off (and great exercise too).

  • Steph Meakin

    March 8, 2015 at 12:31 am

    We like playing cricket!

  • Robyn Logan Clarke

    March 8, 2015 at 12:46 am

    We like rounders

  • Monika S

    March 8, 2015 at 12:48 am

    rope skipping

  • Leanne Rowlands

    March 8, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Hide and seek 🙂

  • Kay Ellerby

    March 8, 2015 at 1:09 am

    ☆:-) I love treasure hunts in the woods who can find a pine cone, feather, red leaf, who can see a squirrel first brilliant fun keeps the kids occupied for ages and the treasures change depending what time of year it is ☆:-)

  • Andrea Johnson

    March 8, 2015 at 1:14 am

    chase

  • Emma Beckett

    March 8, 2015 at 1:35 am

    We love to play with water pistols (in the warmer weather)

  • Vicky Osborne

    March 8, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Hide and Seek in the woods

  • Tressatress@aol.com

    March 8, 2015 at 2:19 am

    We love drawing chalk pictures on the patio and playing hop scotch

  • claire matthews-curtis

    March 8, 2015 at 5:41 am

    skittles

  • pauline black

    March 8, 2015 at 7:50 am

    rounders

  • Heather Harris

    March 8, 2015 at 8:18 am

    My grandson would love this tent

  • Jane Green

    March 8, 2015 at 8:39 am

    good old fashioned hide and seek as long as the kids aren’t too good at it

  • Tracey F

    March 8, 2015 at 8:56 am

    British Bulldog, its a game that we can involve all of the family in, including the grandparents!

  • Samantha Lowe

    March 8, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Hopscotch

  • Jill fairbank

    March 8, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I loved skipping

  • claire fawkner

    March 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Hide and seek

  • Jennifer B

    March 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Definitely making dens, and hiding treasure in them!

  • dawn nash

    March 8, 2015 at 10:04 am

    We love puddle jumping, perfect activity for twin boys who need to burn off some energy x

  • Gemma Matthews

    March 8, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I love a big family game of rounders at the beach 🙂

  • Hazel Rush

    March 8, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Badminton

  • Laura Pyper

    March 8, 2015 at 10:57 am

    kerbie

  • Kerry lethbridge

    March 8, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Anything imaginative. Normaaly some fairy story

  • Karen Dixon

    March 8, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Hop scotch

  • Susan B

    March 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Quoits is my favourite outdoor game.

  • Sarah Archibald

    March 8, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I like getting the swingball out with my little girl 🙂

  • Vicky Yaxley

    March 8, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I love tennis 🙂

  • Rebecca Lis

    March 8, 2015 at 11:49 am

    We love playing catch

  • Victoria Dixon

    March 8, 2015 at 11:50 am

    We like playing rounders and football with the kids, then make a den and have a picnic inside the den – perfect family time, can’t wait for the nice weather to come!

  • natalee gosiewski

    March 8, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    both my kids love Den making lil boy loves riding his bike lil girl loves hop scotch but both of them make dens everytime they play out together

  • christine westlake

    March 8, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    my boys always loved football

  • D Winfield

    March 8, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Hopscotch followed by a water pistol fight to wash the chalk away!

  • Rebecca Evans

    March 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Swingball!! 😀

  • Jacqueline Roberts

    March 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Football always football

  • Chris Fletcher

    March 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Stuck in the mud!

  • Helen Garner

    March 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Love a bit of petanque on the beach

  • Patricia Avery

    March 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I love to play tennis with hubby 🙂

  • Amanda Norwood

    March 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Hopscotch

  • kathryn booth

    March 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    pooh sticks definitely!

  • Amanda Johnson

    March 8, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I loved the game ‘May I’ and the boys loved it too, although we did invent out own additions including a moon walk, a flappy bird jump and a tigger bounce lol.

  • Alisa Moore

    March 8, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Tag

  • CAROLINE WATSON

    March 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Skipping

  • Tim Woolfenden

    March 8, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Bows and arrows..had a set when younger

  • Donna Gilligan

    March 8, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    rounders

  • Martina Alban

    March 8, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    croquet

  • Allan Fullarton

    March 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Hid & Seek.

  • Aaron Milne

    March 8, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Hot day cool drink – letting the hours drift by over a game of chess

  • Tamsin Dean

    March 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    loved hop scotch as a kid

  • sarah louise gray

    March 8, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Kiss Chase 🙂 x

  • Nancy Bradford

    March 8, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I used to love Red Rover when I was young.

  • Lorraine Foster

    March 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    We love playing rounders!

  • Eleanor Powell

    March 8, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    French Cricket

  • Jannette Roden

    March 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Croquet x

  • Kevin Minihane

    March 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Big Jenga

  • Denielle Nicol

    March 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    The jumpy game with elastic

  • olivia kirby

    March 8, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Cricket and football!

  • Kelly Summerfield

    March 8, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I looooooved playing rounders, or quick cricket, can’t wait til my beautiful babies are old enough to play 🙂

  • James Williamson

    March 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Hide & Seek

  • Yvette D

    March 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Just playing in our field when I was a child! I spent hours just finding snails, feeding the chickens and riding around on a bike

  • LoobyLee

    March 8, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Hide and seek

  • jemima

    March 8, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I loved being outside as a child climbing trees and making dens and getting very dirty!!

  • Helen Atkins

    March 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Rounders

  • michelle hamilton

    March 8, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    football and exploring

  • Kate johnson

    March 8, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Footbalk

  • Caroline S

    March 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    We’ve recently started geocaching – a treasure hunt and a lot of fresh air and exercise without the kids even realising!

  • Sara Owen

    March 9, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Hide and seek my daughter Loves it just as much as I do

  • terri-louise dudey

    March 9, 2015 at 12:25 am

    hide and seek xx

  • claire little

    March 9, 2015 at 12:36 am

    hide and seek 🙂

  • Natalie Gillham

    March 9, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Bike riding 🙂

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