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How to host your own back garden Olympics

Written by Eleanor Weeks

The Easter weekend is looking like it’s going to be hot!
Host your own back garden Olympics and let the little ones show you what they’ve got!
What better way for the Easter weekend to be spent!
Let your little athletes have a go at an Olympic inspired event!

Make Your Own Opening Ceremony


To kick start the Olympics themed fun, get your little ones picking a country from a hat, creating their very own flag and making their own mascots too! For a real celebration throw in some party poppers and put on some music.



Grab a Frisbee for some discus inspired fun! Have your little competitors stand behind a marked line and throw their Frisbee (marked with their initials to save confusion!) as far as they can. Whoever has thrown theirs the farthest away wins!

Gymnastics Display


Little gymnasts will love showing off their skills for a Gymnastics Display! Have your little ones create their own mini routine and perform it to the judges… you! Make up a batch of scoring cards and mark them out of 10. Whoever has the most points win! Be sure to have lots of sweets on hand to award all performers for their creativity!

Hold a Football Tournament


No sporting activity day would be complete without a round of the beautiful game! Set up your football pitch with either some nets, cones or any other markers to signify the goals. Divide your little David Beckham’s into equal groups (if you don’t have equal numbers, see if someone wants to volunteer as referee) and time your match. The team with the most goals wins!



Fancy having your very own basketball ring in your garden for this fun and competitive game? You can pick up one here! To continue the Olympics themed fun, divide your little ones into equal teams and time the match. The team who net the most basketballs wins!

Running and Relay Races


Give this much loved and traditional Olympic game a twist by passing on some cute and quirky items to pass on! Perhaps some inflatable animals, pretty wind catchers or the good old fashioned sports day beanie bag? The first team to reach the finish line wins!



Grab some rackets, shuttlecocks and set up your badminton court for this much loved Olympic classic! The team who score the most points at the end of the match wins! Why not get your little ones to decorate their rackets for some personalised fun?

Fruity Drinks

To quench your little athlete’s thirst after a busy and active day, make up a batch of fruity and vitamin packed drinks. Add fancy straws and wedges of fruit on the side for a summertime twist!

Awards Ceremony


And now time for the Awards Ceremony! Present your winning little athletes with some gold medals… and prizes in the form of sweet treats! Buy them here.

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