If you're looking to have some fun and exercise on a sunny summer afternoon or a cold winter night but are stuck at home, there's no need to get discouraged as there are many activities and games designed to be played in the backyard. There are backyard activities that can be enjoyed by men and women, and boys and girls of all ages, all year round. Backyard games such as golf, horseshoes, badminton, lawn bowling, bocce ball, and croquet are ideal for the summer; while skating rinks can supply winters of fun for the whole family. One of the attractions of backyard games is that you can enjoy most of them in yards of any size. Plus, they don't cost an arm and a leg to purchase or set up.