Easy and Fun Outdoor Activities for Adults

Children love to play outside. But, as we get older, adults still want to enjoy the great outdoors, although it can be difficult to find activities we find age-appropriate. Well, here are a few suggestions for things adults can do outdoors that are sure to bring out their inner child.

  • I have participated in these activities and find them enjoyable.
  • I have had fun participating in these activities with adult friends.
  • I have found these activities to be completely safe.

Table of Contents

  • Gardening
  • Play Frisbee
  • Run Through a Sprinkler
  • Go on a Picnic
  • Miniature Golf
  • Yoga
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outdoor Bowling
  • Cornhole
  • Go on a Hike


Yes, gardening is an activity! Gardening is an outdoor thing to do that is enjoyable, satisfying, educational and it can keep you physically fit. If this is your first time gardening, you will find it takes a bit of preparation. You will need to decide what you want to grow. You will also have to prepare your soil and invest in basic tools. But once you get the hang of it, it will become an easy part of your routine.

The great part about gardening is it really pays off. In return for your hard work, you will be able to enjoy beautiful flowers or fresh fruits and vegetables. Graden is one of the few investments you can make in your home that increases over time. Unlike a new kitchen, for example, your garden will only get better with age.

Play Frisbee

Frisbee is enjoyed by people of all ages. It takes a bit of skill to throw a Frisbee so it’s more challenging than a ball toss and it can be a relaxing way to enjoy an afternoon.

To make the game more interesting, you can create challenges such as a Frisbee Hula Toss. In this game, players will test their skills by trying to get their Frisbee through a hula hoop that is hung from a distance away. Place bets with your friends on who will win to make it interesting.

Alternatively, make it even more legitimate and play frisbee golf. There is probably a frisbee golf course near your house or you can make your own frisbee golf course in your local park. Check out how to play frisbee golf here.

Run Through a Sprinkler (Seriously)

Running through a sprinkler is an activity usually reserved for little kids, but if it’s hot enough…why not? Honestly, if it’s a hot day, and you don’t have a pool, why wouldn’t you run through a sprinkler? Who cares what anyone else thinks.

This will be an exhilarating experience that is sure to bring out your inner child.

If you’re not up for it, you can always cool off by soaking your feet in a pool of water at the beach or up at the lake.

Go on a Picnic

A picnic is a great outdoor activity. You can bring lunch to a park or you can picnic in your own backyard. Just pack a blanket, some picnic-y foods and some fun things to keep you occupied and you are good to go. Don’t forget the wine!

Here are me and some friends having a picnic in probably the best park in the word: The Luxembourg Garden in Paris.

Miniature Golf

You don’t have to go to a golf course to play miniature golf. There are plenty of companies that sell miniature golf courses that you can play in your own backyard.

Alternately, you can make your own miniature golf course.

There is no end to the possibilities when it comes to creating your own golfing wonderland. One idea is to get bottles and carve a hole out of the bottom. Place them on the ground and see if you can get your ball through.

You can also use flat surfaces to create slopes, ramps and more.


Yoga is a relaxing activity that is often done in an outdoor setting. It helps promote a connection with nature that is valuable to the meditative state.

To do outdoor yoga, all you will need is your mat and a set of earphones. Then you can tune in for guided yoga, meditative music or whatever it takes to get you flexible and relaxed.

outdoor things to do for adults
Yoga outside is a great activity for adults

Arts and Crafts

If you are handy, try taking your arts and crafts project outdoors. This is a great way to create something without having to deal with a lot of clean up. The outdoors might also inspire you in a whole new way.

One simple arts and crafts idea is to set up an easel. Then use the scenery around you to create a painting that will bring the outdoors indoors.

Outdoor Bowling

Bowling is a fun sport that can be enjoyed outside of the bowling alley. To play this game outdoors, all you need to do is set up a couple of bottles. Use something with weight, like a softball, to see if you are able to topple the bottles over. You can even keep score just as you would in an actual game of bowling.

Alternatively, you can play legitimate lawn bowling at your local lawn bowling establishment. Find your closest lawn bowling club here.


The game of cornhole is played by two players going against each other to see who can get their bean bags in the hole in the board the most times.

outside stuff to do for adults
cornhole is one of the classic outdoor activities for adults

Each player has their own slanted board with a hole in the top. They are given four bean bags each. The players do their best to get the bean bags into the hole. The one who is able to sink more of their bean bags wins.

Cornhole sets can be purchased and set up in your lawn or if you are handy, you can even make one yourself.

Go for a Hike

Hiking is a great way to get in touch with nature and take in sites you may not be able to enjoy when you stay indoors. You can go to a nearby park with hilly paths for an adventure hike, or you can just take a brisk walk around your neighbourhood. Either way, you are bound to find some unique natural elements.

Adults can enjoy the great outdoors too! Hopefully, this article has helped you find an age-appropriate activity that is right for you. Which will you be doing the next time you have some extra time on your hands?

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