Looking for fun, sporty activities you can do on a rainy day? Mini-golf at home is a great way to exercise your creativity by making your own golf course, while improving your golfing skills and having fun. The whole family can get involved and you can make it as crazy as you like!
Before you begin transforming your home and garden into a mini-golf wonderland, it may well be worth explaining to your kids exactly what mini-golf is. At their young age, they may or may not have seen golf on television, but it is still worth describing to them the differences between actual golf and it’s lower intensity, swing-free sibling: mini-golf (sometimes known as 'crazy golf'!). Better that then your child smashing a golf ball through a window due to a mix-up in communication.
Of course, when you're creating an at home mini golf course, you're free to adapt and create your own house rules! These might make it easier for younger children to join in with the fun.
As this is going to be a team operation, it’s also worth talking to your kids about what kind of course you want to create. When you're playing crazy golf at home, you get to customise it completely and can set different challenges for different skill levels.
To get you started, here are some themes and suggestions.