Outdoor games

Here are some simple fun games that you can play with your family and friends.

What will I need?

  • String
  • Scissors
  • Blindfold
  1. Use some string and create a maze with different heights. You can do this in your garden or in a park.
  2. Let the player take a good look at where the strings are. After the player takes a look blindfold the player, then cut some strings or even leave them whole to confuse the player
  3. Player 2 should use your voice to guide the blindfolded, giving them instructions such as ‘step over, step under & keep walking’
  4. Player 1 needs to make it from one side of the maze to the other with the help of player 2 whilst blindfolded
  • Decide who will be player 1 and all other players sit in a circle
  • Player 1 goes around the circle and taps all other players on the head saying “Duck”, the player must choose someone to challenge and say “Goose”
  • Both players must then run around the circle and the first player back to the empty space wins.
  • The last player standing is the next player to be player one

You will need

  • A bat
  • A ball
  1. Decide who is going to be player 1, player 2 & the fielders
  2. Player 1 then throws the ball, player 2 must use the bat to hit the ball
  3. The fielders catch the ball and aim to throw the ball at the batters legs. If you miss the batters legs the fielders must keep trying, if you successfully hit the batters legs with the ball, the batsman is out and the person who hit the batters legs is next to bat.
  • One person is designated Simon, the others are the players
  • Standing in front of the group, Simon tells players what they must do
  • However the players must only obey commands that begin with the words “Simon says”
  • If Simon says “Simon says touch your nose” then players must touch their nose
  • If Simon only says “Touch your nose” you must not touch your nose
  • Those who complete a task without Simon saying “Simon says…..” first will be out of the game
  • The last person left is the winner and becomes Simon for the next game
  • One player is chosen to be Mr. Wolf
  • Mr Wolf stands at the opposite end of the playing field from the other players, facing away from them.
  • A call-and- response then takes place; all players except for Mr Wolf shout in unison “What’s the time Mr Wolf?” and Mr Wolf will answer in one of the two ways:
  • Mr Wolf may call a clock time (e.g. 3 o’clock”). The other players will then take that many steps, counting them aloud as they go (“One, two, three”). Then they ask the question again.
  • Or Mr Wolf may call “Dinner time!”, then Mr Wolf will turn around and chase the other players back to their starting point.
  • If Mr Wolf successfully tags a player, that player then becomes the new Mr Wolf for the next round.

Play ideas and activities

We have put together some play ideas and activities for children, young people and families.  There are lots of different ideas including themed play, arts and crafts videos, activity sheets, word games, puzzles, outdoor and indoor games.

View the activities on Cardiff.gov.uk

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