Lockdown amid a pandemic is certainly an interesting time, to say the least, and you may be running out of ideas of how to keep the family entertained over the next few weeks, with no signs that the restrictions are going to be lifted anytime soon.
If you are lucky enough to have a garden outside, perhaps now’s the time to take full advantage of the good weather and learn a few new lawn games, sure to be fun for all the family – although probably not without an argument or two.
Artificial grass is a great option for any and all homeowners, as it’s very eco-friendly, cost-effective and easy to maintain – and there are all sorts of games that can be played on this type of surfacing, so you’ll never lack sources of entertainment over the summer months.
What about a rousing game of Bocce Ball (also known as Italian lawn bowling)? This is one of the oldest lawn games in the world and it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, so everyone can take part and no one will get left out.
All you need is a stretch of level ground – like your fake grass lawn! – and a bocce set. This consists of one pallina (your target ball) and eight larger balls in different colours. You might want to have a tape measure close to hand as well so you can settle any arguments about whose ball is closer to the target.
To play, all you do is throw your bocce ball as close as you can to the pallina, with points scored for each ball that’s closer to the pallina than the balls of the opposing team.
If you’re feeling particularly creative, what about setting up a crazy golf course on your lawn? You could do this easily with household items and perhaps use cups on their sides as holes on the green. You could have endless fun coming up with all sorts of different courses – and set up a simpler one for the kids, of course.
Another fun game to set up is backyard bowling. All you need to do is fill up a few litre bottles with sand or water and then position them as you would see the pins at your local bowling alley. Get yourself a croquet or hockey ball and then see if you can score yourself some strikes. Or what about using a football instead and really testing your skills?
We’d love to hear how you’re keeping yourself entertained at the moment and if you have any ideas for your own backyard games. And, of course, if you need help or advice relating to synthetic lawns, we’d be more than happy to answer any queries you may have. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.