Let the Garden Games commence!

Whether you’ve got a backyard or large garden, turning it into an active family paradise this summer is easier than you think and a hell of a lot of fun (even for grown-ups!)

This summer has been jam-packed with big sporting events, so why not transfer some of that active spirit into your own backyard (literally)...

You don’t need to own acres of land to ensure you, the kids and maybe family and friends who’ve popped by to visit make some seriously sporty memories.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these best buys from the online mine-of-sports-fun that is the Decathlon Store:

Take a bow
We love this Geologic SoftArchery Archery Set (RRP 34.99). It contains one bow*, two suction cup arrows and one target – a completely safe way to introduce small ones to a sport that works their hand-eye coordination and bring to mind exciting Robin Hood-esque adventures. *Suitable for left-handed archers. 

Kick of the day
Have the kids been inspired by the Women’s FIFA World Cup? We hope so! The Kipsta SG 500 Football Goal (medium, RRP 44.99) brings all the big-pitch action to your garden – it’s sturdy, nicely priced and is super easy to assemble.

Bowl right in
If you’re looking for something a bit more gentile to enjoy on the grass, we think this Geologic 8 Plastic Petanque Boules set (RRP 3.99 for a set of eight) is a great way to introduce kids to pétanque (the French pastime that’s a bit like bowls and gently works body and the old grey matter). 

Shoot some hoops
Everyone in the LK office is saying ‘wish we’d had this growing up!’. Indeed, hours of active fun are guaranteed with this portable and easy to adjust basket for kids up to 10 years. The Tarmak B200 Easy Kids’ Basketball Basket (RRP 59.99) only takes 15 minutes to set up (no tools required) and a summer of high-octane hoop shooting is guaranteed. Expect friends of friends to appear when they hear about it. Size: 1.60 metres to 2.20 metres. 

A quick makeover before you buy!
If you’re going to spend lots of time in the garden over summer (especially if there’ll be guests, keen to get in on the sporting action), why not give it a much-deserved makeover with a Mountfield lawnmower?

Mowing the lawn is great adult workout, so it’s a win-win. With guaranteed reliability and performance the large power-packed Mountfield range offers innovative and stylish mowers to suit every one. No matter how you use your garden, there’ll be a mower to match your needs. Prices start from £109 that won’t bring you out in a sweat!

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