17 Fun and Enjoyable Backyard Activities for Adults

Backyard activities for adult

Did you know that most adults don’t use their backyard? They are just sitting around, working in the house, or doing nothing. Sometimes the backyard is just a place to dump things and not look at them. But you can easily change this and make your backyard fun again, even though you are an adult.

So we thought we would give some ideas on what to do in your backyard. You could start by doing one of these activities every weekend or just once during the summer.

Take a break from being cooped up in the house. Use the backyard with these 17 adult backyard activities!

Hanging out on the patio with friends and family

Just talking or catching up with each other is enjoyable. When it’s a hot day, chilling out in the yard with a cold beer is perfect. It is fun to share beers with your buddies or family that you haven’t seen all week.

Playing backyard games

Playing games with the whole family or Meeting up with friends or neighbours to play yard games like UNO or Jenga.


Meditating in the backyard practising yoga, or just sitting and enjoying the peace. Yoga is always a fun thing to do, even if you are an adult. Just taking some time out on your own to meditate in the yard really calms you down. This will help you reduce stress and relax on weekends!

Reading outside when it’s nice out

It can be relaxing and fun at the same time. It’s a good break from looking at the computer screen all day.

Having backyard dance parties

Set up an outdoor sound system outside with a microphone. Create playlists of fun songs and dance when it gets dark outside!

Hold an outdoor concert

If you have musical instruments inside the house, bring them outside and start playing together! This is fun to do with other people because it’s two parties in one: 1) playing instruments 2) enjoying music.

Get a trampoline

Get a nice big trampoline, put it in your backyard, make sure all family members are supervised well enough, then start jumping! Who knows, maybe you’ll even jump high enough to touch the sky one day!  This is fun for kids as well as adults because all people love bouncy things that cheer them up instantly.

Picnic day

A picnic is a nice day out in the backyard. Prepare a big picnic basket full of your favorite dishes and eat it near the fire pit or on your patio. It’s fun to get everyone together and enjoy each other’s company while eating delicious food. Make sure you pick a nice, sunny day to do this. Clear the backyard table and put out your best china plates with some tasty finger food like sandwiches, salads, and fruit.

Do gardening

This is perfect for those who like to keep their backyard clean and healthy. Also, you can be proud of yourself because you are working hard for something that will benefit others as well, i.e., the plants that grow from your garden! Gardening is also fun to do with friends or family members.

Hold a BBQ party

The perks of this include eating meat, meeting new people, and having fun with loved ones.

Play hopscotch or jump rope outside

Adults can also play these games too! They are both good ways to exercise anytime during the day, and they’re fun too!

Play volleyball or badminton

This is enjoyable to do with a big group of friends and family because it’s a healthy way to cheer everyone up!

Have a bonfire outside

Bonfires are nice to have in the backyard whenever you want. The old days when people would have bonfires every now and then is dying out, so why not bring back those memories? Have a circle of chairs around the fire pit as well as s’mores. Get some snacks and tell scary stories around the fire. Roast marshmallows as you sit around the crackling fire listening to your favourite music playing from inside your house or from someone’s phone.

Build an outdoor theater

This is way better than going to the big movie theatres. Even if you’re just hanging out with friends and family, sit back and watch a nice outdoor movie on your patio or driveway! You can even get a projector for this.

Set up a hammock

Set the hammock under a shady tree and relax. Some people work so hard that they forget to take care of themselves when they come home from school/work. A hammock is a perfect place to be when it’s sunny outside, and you want to feel like you’re on vacation!

Have a water balloon fight

All you need to do is set up teams and collect some balloons from inside the house. When you’re on team 1, you have to wait on your side of the yard while the other team hides. Once there are people on the other team, count down from 3 and start throwing! Whoever gets hit has to do a forfeit. Keep playing until all the balloons are gone!

Play Frisbee

Frisbee is so fun to play outdoors with friends! It’s a great way to pass the time when you’re bored.

Backyard activities are fun for the whole family! They are great to do on sunny days, but also nice to do even when it’s raining. These ideas are not only fun but healthy as well. So why not try them out today? You don’t know what you’re missing!

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