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We love: Oxfordshire-based Garden Games

How it started

Oxfordshire based Garden Games began in 1997 when Stuart Cardy made the first Hi-Tower for his twins' first birthday party. Stuart invented this first truly Giant Tower game to keep his guests entertained at a family barbecue and from that very first step Garden Games Limited was born, and will always remain exactly one year younger than his twins.

The motivation behind their first product was to produce garden entertainment, not just for children but adults too, and that has remained the driving force behind the company. They also offer a range of sandpits, play equipment and Action Climbing frames that are all about the younger members of the family.

Garden Games makes an incredible range of outdoor games, all of which are inspired by the energy and determination that went into Stuart's original Giant Tower. Overall, we think their products are fun, exciting, engaging and wholesome.

But, before you go contacting them...

Garden games is a business to business service that means they only sell to other retailers including Amazon. So we've taken the liberty of including links to the products on amazon.co.uk. And in the spirit of full disclosure, as an Amazon Associate, we earn a commission from qualifying purchases. It does not affect our editorial judgement, but it does help with the bills!

 

Mega Hi-Tower

The Garden Games Mega Hi-Tower in a Bag is a smaller version of the very popular Garden Games Hi-Tower. The Mega Hi-Tower set consists of 58 blocks measuring 18cm in length. The tower starts at 0.9m tall and can build on to an average of 1.5m high depending on the game - making it better suited for players of all ages (or heights); and especially children. Designed to be lightweight and portable, it comes in a sturdy carry bag that makes it perfect for transporting the game to the park or to parties. The bag also comes in handy for storing the game away when not in use.

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Wooden Skittles Set

These hardwood wooden Skittles are beautifully polished to give a high quality, tactile finish. The set contains 9 x 23cmwooden skittles and 3 x 8cm (31/4ins) regulation balls, plus instructions and full game rules. The skittles game comes packed in a canvas bag for storage which also makes it easy to carry around should you wish to take the game away with you. This stylish and beautifully crafted game set is suitable for a wide variety of ages and abilities. Great for playing outdoors, but can also be played indoors; it's guaranteed to keep everyone entertained for hours.

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Longworth 4 Player Croquet Set

The popular Garden Games Longworth Croquet set includes 4 high quality full sized mallets made from natural hardwood with leather bound handles, 4 championship-sized 12oz plastic balls which are durable and long lasting, steel hoops, hoop mallet, corner flags, plastic clips, hardwood winning post and rules. All items are packed in a zip fastening woven bag with PVC lining thats great for carrying the set around and for storage when it's not in use. We do recommend setting out your croquet lawn in the garden for the whole Summer.

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Giant Snakes & Ladders

This giant version of snakes & ladders really allows you to become part of the game. Players themselves act as the counters; move up the ladders and down the snakes on a 3-metre square plastic mat. There's a giant inflatable dice to determine your movement, and the mat comes complete with eyelet holes and pegs to keep the game fixed to the lawn. The mat is durable enough to be left outdoors for the summer season - although we'd suggest setting up in a shaded part of the garden. What's not to love about this classic all round family game.

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Boules Set

Boules is a traditional French game that is often played in small towns and villages. The aim of the game is to try and throw your Boules as close to the jack (the little ball) as possible. You can also knock the opponents Boule away from the Jack with your Boule. This Boules set features 8 metal boules (4 pairs) in a stylish metal carrying case with wooden jack and measure. Each boule pair has its own distinct markings to allow players to identify their boules. This set is ideal for use at home, and as a house-warming or summer gift.

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Garden Games
Holly House, Pinewoods Road, Longworth
Oxfordshire OX13 5HG

01865 391 060 | gardengames.com

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