Are you on the search for fun ways to entertain the family during your next backyard camping adventure? While there is something to be said for the peace and tranquility of nature, sometimes you just need a fun game or activity to enjoy your time together.
My husband and I are avid campers, taking every opportunity possible to pull out the tent and enjoy the fresh air. Over the years, we have accumulated some fun games and activities to keep us busy, including card games, more active outdoor games, and more. We have also collected a few geared towards children for camping adventures with our nieces and nephews.
In this guide, we will share a selection of the best backyard camping activities that the whole family can enjoy. Not only are these great choices for camping at your favorite park or campground, but they are also perfect for a fun time together in your backyard. Check out our suggestions and stock up before your next big camping trip!
A fun game for the whole family, this classic game of ladder toss is made from lightweight and durable PVC and soft rubber bolos.
Compatible with Fire Stick, USB, HDMI, VGA, Laptops, and more, this mini-movie projector is a great way to enjoy your favorite TV show or movie outdoors.
A fun option for sharing kid-friendly stories around the campfire, this story collection includes both hilarious and spooky stories that the whole family will enjoy.
Play over 20 dice games with this oversized dice game set including large laminated score cards, a collapsible bucket, and 6 solid wood jumbo dice.
Which activities will work best for your family will depend largely on how many people are involved and their ages. Activities geared towards younger children may be too boring to hold the attention of teens and adults for long. However, older-focused games will be too complicated for the youngest family members to enjoy. Consider rotating through a variety of activities to keep everyone engaged and happy.
If you are camping with a large group of people and have access to a reliable power source, a movie projector like the Groview Mini Outdoor Movie Projector with 100” Projector Screen is a great solution to boredom. Movie nights are always a fun time, but movie nights under the stars are especially magical! Set up some comfortable places to sit, gather up a variety of your favorite snacks, and put on a family-friendly movie that everyone will love.
Another time that these activities come in handy is when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Camping in the rain doesn’t have to be a complete bust. However, one of my biggest camping tips is always to pack plenty of activities that you can do in the tent, just in case. A perfect family-friendly example is the UNO Family Card Game. It is the type of game that will be entertaining for everyone, regardless of their age. It brings plenty of laughter and good times, whatever the weather may be.
Finally, if everyone in your camping crew is a little older, you should consider Jax SEQUENCE in a Tin. It is a game that my husband and I bring to every outdoor trip, whether it’s a camping weekend, an afternoon picnic, or a backyard BBQ. If you’re in a larger group, consider a game of guys vs girls to add a fun spin.
Whatever you choose, remember the most important rule: Have Fun!