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Which Outdoor Games Did You Enjoy Playing as a Child?

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So what did you all used to get up to when you played outdoors with your mates?

I loved playing British bulldog (which got banned when I was at school but didn't stop us from playing it), kerby, tag, stuck in the mud and my absolute favourite one of all being knock a door run. Also, whenever we had enough snow I'd enjoy going down a nearby relatively steep hill on a sledge.

So much fun I had as a kid!

RegularComper90
1 month ago
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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

Same games as yourself. Tag is still used in play grounds today. But den building pretending to be in a survival camp would be great take us days but loved the end results

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
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1 month ago

Ah yes, den building. I forgot about that one.

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mooncat
mooncat1 month ago

Making dens, making potions with stones/sticks/leaves, anything we could find, knock-a-door-run was so much fun (called Chappie where I’m from), racing each other... we had plenty of toys/games but had the most fun with our imagination. British Bulldog was banned at our school aswell. We all protested it but honestly I don’t think any of us had a clue what it was. We were just copying the bigger kids. 🤷‍♀️

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
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1 month ago

I never understood the rules of British bulldog. I just remember how fun it was.

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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

One game I can't remember in high school we would throw coins up against wall, closest would keep the coins

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

Ann1984 Pitch and toss, or Pidgey as we used to call it 😆

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitches1 month ago

British bulldog

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Hopscotch, Simon Says, two balls up the school walls, marbles, jacks, skipping. Nearly every girl had a skipping rope and the boys had bags of marbles.

mooncat we used to call the door knocking one 'knock down ginger'.......haven't a clue why.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
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1 month ago

Simon Says is great fun. Though my memory has never been the best, so I'd easily forget the sequence.

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jigsawx3x
jigsawx3x1 month ago

Where I lived was a very close community we all played together bulldog kiss catch marbles squarie like kick the can magic rope but that it us in lots of trouble two balls

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

I liked playing with marbles over the drains. Obviously we never thought about hygiene back then

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dawarwick
dawarwick1 month ago

Did you have china's?

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

dawarwick Lol that’s a term referring to marbles I have not heard in a long time 😊 Yes, I did, quite a few. I might still have them somewhere

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold1 month ago

Kurbs was often played in our street, Also, what's the time Mr Wolf & Knocky neighbours.

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dawarwick
dawarwick1 month ago

Knock down Ginger

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

I lived in the countryside and our neighbours owned a farm. We used to ride horses, feed the animals, play hide and seek, play in the tree house, roll the hay bales, play in the woods, paddle in the stream, walk all the neighbours dogs, ride our bikes, play rounders, football. We were a very close knit community, as kids we were always in and out of each others houses and our parents always knew which house we were in. My parents still live in the same house I grew up in and they are still a close knit community.

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