Summer outdoor games + activities that guarantee a good time


Do you have big plans for this summer? A road trip or a week at the beach, maybe? Or, maybe you’ll be staying close to home for one more season. No matter where the fun takes you, it helps to have a few guaranteed items to get you started. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite outdoor games and activities, perfect for hot summer days and nights!

>>> Giant Jumbling Tower by Sunnylife
Measuring around 17.72 inches tall, the Giant Confusion Tower is a lot of fun, so hold your breath, steady your hand, and dive in. Beyond stacking, it is ideal for developing the imagination.

basketball backboard

>>> Love of Sport Mini Hoop Backboard per round21
Place this mini polycarbonate back panel with a modern pattern on an exterior door for entertainment that is sure to last all summer and into fall.


>>> Moon Chalk, Set of 3 by Areaware
Push, pull, rotate and roll on any chalk compatible surface to create sidewalk murals and scribbles with Cosmic Pollen, Lunar Rake and Satellite Stack shapes.

Ping pong paddle

>>> Playpal ping-pong paddle by round21
This playground-inspired paddle will make you as happy to watch it as it is to use it. But it’s not only visually appealing, it’s designed with a lot of research to make it a high performance paddle that will elevate your next match.


>>> Mega 4 in a row by Sunnylife
Part game, part modern art, this sleek black-and-white version of a classic game looks just as good unplayed as it does in the middle of a heated match.

blow up the pool

>>> Forms Pool by Mylle
One of the most beautiful inflatable pools you can own, this fun-shaped oasis will help you get through the hot summer days in the chicest way.

stacking game

>>> Blockitecture Deco Mega Set by Areaware
Create a dream world of cities and buildings by stacking and balancing as you see fit with this 20-piece set inspired by colorful post-modern architecture.

modern children's play house

>>> Haus: the modern children’s playhouse from Haus
Aside from the beautiful modern design, we love that Haus can be used outdoors or brought in on a rainy day for so much exploration and creativity.

>>> Find other outdoor summer games and activities at the Design Milk Shop!

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