Create an obstacle course

Why not make an obstacle course for the whole family to enjoy?

Time to get adventurous and create an obstacle course in your garden to compete with your family with.

What you will need:


Some of the things you might want to create your obstacle course:

  • Ball

  • Hoops

  • Net (Football/basketball)

  • Bat and ball

  • Skipping rope

  • Hurdle (or something to step over)

  • A blanket (to crawl under)

  • Wet sponges

  • Buckets

  • Paper and pens (for a quiz station)

  • Noodles

  • Paddling pool

  • Egg and spoon

  • Any toy which you have in the garden (But check with an adult first!)

  1. Use a pen a paper to create a map/plan of how the course will look.

  2. Plan each station in detail. What activity will happen at each station, the equipment which you need and remember to consider any health and safety requirements. (If you are unsure, check with an adult)

  3. Begin to build your obstacle course

  4. With an adult, walk through each station. Check it is safe to do the planned task.

  5. Ask your family to give it a go!

  6. You could time each other completing the course.


  1. Wear appropriate footwear

  2. Tie your hair back

  3. Do not compete whilst chewing

  4. Check that the course is safe before use (with an adult)

Station Ideas:

Here are some ideas of stations you could setup:

  1. Throwing a ball into a hoop

  2. Using a hula hoop for 30 seconds

  3. Skipping

  4. Crawling under a net/blanket

  5. Keepy-uppies

  6. Throwing a wet sponge

  7. Solving a problem (answering a question)

  8. Press-ups/Star jumps

  9. Sitting in pool of water

  10. Hitting a target

Tell us about it!

How you can support your child:

Got your obstacle course sorted?? If you're happy to share, make a recording of it, , you can submit it using the form found in the navigation bar titled "Tell us about it." You can also tweet us and tag @OGATrust on twitter, don't forget tagging your academy twitter account as well!

You can help out too! How?

  • Help with the planning to make sure that it is safe!

  • Race against your child to see who wins!

  • If there are siblings you can be the person timekeeping

  • Record a video of them doing the course so they can share it with others.