Try these family games for outdoors for tons of fun for the entire family. Everyone in the family will have a blast with these 49 fun outdoor games for families!
Outdoor Games for Families
These family outdoor games include classic games and modern games that are perfect for any occasion. Everyone will enjoy these family-friendly games.
These games include family basketball, Marco Polo, and more games for adults and kids.
1. Family Basketball
There are a lot of basketball game ideas that everyone will surely enjoy. Games like H-O-R-S-E, Knockout, and Around the World are some games to try.
2. Frisbee Golf
If you have access to an open space in your area, try playing frisbee golf. It’s a fun game with simple rules where you take turns throwing frisbee discs into “holes”.
3. Hide and Seek
Everyone knows and loves hide and seek. There are also hide and seek variations that you can try playing with your family.
4. Hacky Sack
Hacky Sack is a simple yet fun game that you can play almost anywhere. Playing it doesn’t take much space or equipment.
5. Family Tennis
Play a game of family tennis if you have a nearby tennis court in your area.
6. Boochie Game
If you’ve heard of or played bocce before, then you’ll love the Boochie Game. his game includes tossing balls and rings with different challenges that will keep the kids entertained.
7. Jump Rope
Jump rope is a great way to have fun and exercise with the whole family.
8. Marco Polo
Marco Polo is a classic water game that you can play with your family in the pool.
9. Family Tag
Tag is a game where one person is “it” and chases the other players. There are so many tag variations that include different rules and challenges for this outdoor game for kids and adults.
10. Hula Hoop Contest
Play hula hoop contests with the family and find out who the best hula hooper is. All you need to play this game is a hula hoop and nothing else.
11. Family Tetherball
Tetherball is a classic outdoor game that only needs minimal space. You can install a set in your yard and even make a DIY version of the game.
12. Lawn Bowling
Playing a few rounds of lawn bowling is a great way to use your backyard space.
13. Kan Jam
Kan Jam is a fast-paced game where players will try to throw discs at other players’ goals.
14. Kickball Game
Playing kickball with the family is a fun way to exercise and increase your bond and teamwork.
15. Family Pickup Soccer
If you have enough players, family soccer is a great way to bond with your family outdoors.
Spikeball is a great game for outdoor parties or travel. It’s best played on fields or the beach because you’ll need a soft floor to play this game.
DIY Outdoor Family Games
Turn your yard into a fun family playground with these DIY outdoor family game ideas.
17. DIY Hopscotch Game
This is one of the simplest homemade outdoor games you can make. All you need for a DIY hopscotch game is a concrete floor and some chalk to draw the court.
18. DIY Ring Toss
Using old empty bottles, rope, and other materials at home, you can make your own DIY ring toss game.
19. DIY Volleyball Four Square
Making a DIY Volleyball Four Square game is a quick and easy project that only needs basic and cheap materials.
20. Homemade Horseshoe Match
This homemade horseshoe pit will take time and effort, but it’s worth it once you start playing with your family.
21. DIY Backyard Mini Golf Course
Make this DIY backyard mini golf course using your kid’s toys and other simple materials.
22. Homemade Heart Zap! Game
Heart Zap! The game is a creative outdoor family game where you throw balls at paper hearts and win points.
23. DIY Giant Jenga Board
Level up your regular game of Jenga by making a DIY Giant Jenga board and putting it in your backyard.
24. DIY Outdoor Pictionary
You can make a DIY Outdoor Pictionary game by bringing your Pictionary set outside and playing it there. Divide your family into teams and start playing.
25. DIY Bean Bag Toss
DIY Bean Bag Toss game is a fun family outdoor game that involves tossing a bean bag to plates.
26. DIY Giant Pick Up Sticks
Use long bamboo yard stakes to make your own DIY Giant Pick Up Sticks game. This giant version of the board game is so easy to make.
27. DIY Giant Hula Hoop Tic-Tac-Toe
Making your own DIY Giant Hula Hoop Tic-Tac-Toe game is super easy and only uses simple materials.
28. Homemade Lawn Twister
Turn your backyard into a fun homemade lawn Twister board. This game will surely be a hit with the family for a great group game.
29. Homemade Minion Lawn Darts
Set up your own homemade Minion lawn darts in your backyard. Your kids will love the Minion design on the darts that they can throw around anywhere in the yard.
30. DIY Backyard Yahtzee
Yahtzee is a dice game where you get scores depending on what combination you get on the dice. Make your own set of dice for outside.
31. DIY Hook and Ring
DIY Hook and Ring is a simple and fun game you can recreate anywhere with the family. All you need is an area where you can attach the hook to a wall or a tree.
32. DIY Outdoor Giant Kerplunk
Try turning this old-school board game into an outdoor game by making a DIY Outdoor Gian Kerplunk setup.
33. DIY Backyard Plinko
DIY Backyard Plinko is a fun party game perfect for parties or if you’re just relaxing with your family outdoors.
34. Sidewalk Chalk Checkers
Make a giant outdoor sidewalk Checkers board using chalk and the pieces using paper plates.
35. DIY Giant Yard Dominoes
Transform this fun game into an outdoor game by creating DIY Giant Yard Dominoes.
36. DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game
Play an outdoor DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game using cheap materials you can find anywhere.
Outdoor Games for Family Gatherings
Whether you’re hosting a party or any kind of family event, these fun creative games are good for all ages.
37. Capture the Flag
If you have a big family, we recommend playing Capture the Flag with them. Capture the Flag is a fun game where you divide yourselves into teams and steal each other’s flag.
38. Backyard Obstacle Course
Create exciting backyard obstacle courses using things you can find in your home. There are lots of obstacle courses you can make with different levels.
39. Sack Race
Everyone loves a classic game of sack race during a family party. You can also play variations of the game like relay races and three-legged races.
40. Tug of War
Have a battle of strength with your family with a fun game of Tug of War.
41. Scavenger Hunt
Liven up a family gathering with a good game of scavenger hunt.
42. Balloon Snatch
Balloon Snatch is a fun game where a player has to catch it before it falls to the ground.
43. Egg and Spoon Race
You play Egg and Spoon Race by reaching the finish line while holding a spoon with an egg on it.
44. Family Talent Show
A family talent show is a great finale during a family gathering.
45. Bean Bag Ladder Toss
Bean Bag Ladder Toss is a great party game where players throw bean bags to a ladder and win points.
46. Humana Piñata Chase
Human Piñata Chase is a hilarious game you can play during family reunions.
47. Summer Relay Games
These summer relay games are perfect for family reunions. Create stations where players will play a unique challenge for every station.
48. Water Balloon Dodgeball
Playing 13 water balloon dodgeball with your loved ones is a great outdoor summer activity.
Set up a few cornhole boards in your yard and compete with your relatives. This old-fashioned game never fails to excite everyone.