One of the biggest perks of owning a home is having your own backyard to use and enjoy! Looking for some ways to make the most of your yard? We’ve got some fun backyard activity ideas that will leave you excited to spend some time outdoors!

Host a Backyard Game Night

Lawn games can be a lot of fun! Life-sized Jenga, bocce ball, cornhole, croquet, horseshoes, lawn darts, KanJam, badminton, volleyball – the possibilities are endless. Gather up some friends, divide up into teams and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition.

Go on a Picnic

Who says you need to leave the house to have a picnic? Set a blanket out on the lawn, pack up your favorite foods and head out to the backyard for a picnic. This fun family activity makes mealtime a little more special. Forgot something? No problem! You can run right back into the house to get it!

Have a Campfire

Gathering around a campfire is a fun way to spend evenings in the spring, summer and fall. Small fire pits are relatively inexpensive but make a great addition to any backyard! Grab some kindling, a few folding chairs and some s’mores ingredients and you’ve got yourself a pleasant evening just a few steps from home!

Host a Barbecue

During the summer, there’s nothing better than firing up the grill and hosting a backyard barbecue. Whether you do all the cooking yourself or invite guests to bring a dish to pass, barbecues are a great way to spend some time outside, get to know your neighbors and enjoy some great food without even leaving the house!

Create Your Own Water Park

Why spend the day (and a small fortune) at a water park when you can transform your backyard into a wet and wild attraction the neighborhood kids will love? Turn on the sprinkler, fill up the kiddie pool, set up the slip-n-slide and spread the word! The kids will have a blast and you can lifeguard and enjoy an afternoon in the summer sun in the comfort of your own backyard.

Make the most of your yard space with these fun, easy backyard activity ideas!

Whether you already have a home with a yard you love or you’re looking to purchase a new home with lots of backyard space to enjoy, keep these ideas in mind!

In the market for a home with a beautiful backyard? Contact Heritage Custom Builders today at (518) 348-0931. Our team of experienced builders can help you find the perfect lot in one of our local communities and help you create the home you’ve always imagined with a backyard you’ll enjoy for years!