When I was a little girl, my parents had a croquet set that they used to put up in the backyard, and my parents, brother and I would play often. It was a lot of fun; simple, don't have to leave home, outdoor fun.
I really enjoy sharing with my kids things that I loved to do as a child, and I haven't played in many, many years. When Coleman offered me the chance to feature a croquet set here, I gladly took them up on it.
6 Player Croquet Set Pro
- Perfect for family play (up to 6 players)
- Bright colours for low light play
- Includes (game rules, six 28” long solid wood mallets, six 3” molded plastic balls, nine vinyl-coated steel wickets with flags, two solid wood goal stakes)
- Reinforced polyester carry bag
- Available at Canadian Tire, MSRP: $74.99
Our set arrived this week and the boys were anxious to have it set up and start playing. We headed outside and they each chose the colour that they wanted to use; Mr. J chose Red, Mr. K chose blue and I was purple.
We followed the instructions for set up (although I had the wickets spaced much closer together than they should have been)
Mr.K doesn't really "get" the rules, but he had a lot of fun hitting the ball with the mallet, and he did understand that the ball had to go through the wicket. Mr. J would have had more fun if it had been just him and I playing, or with his dad. He doesn't really have the patience to play games with a little brother that is learning.
If you are looking for an outdoor game that can be used together as a family, either at home, at a picnic or camping then this is a great set to consider!
What is your favourite outdoor hobby to do as a family?