Backyard Water Activities to Cool Down

With the summer sun becoming more and more unbearable, it’s essential to cool down and hydrate. Try these five water activities you can do in your own backyard and enjoy a couple of laughs as you stay cool this hot season.

Water Gun Battle

A water gun battle is fairly simple- grab a couple of water guns from the attic or shed, fill them with water, hand each of your family members one, go out, and have a blast. Fill the guns with cold water for added effect, and make sure it’s clean enough so you won’t have to worry about them ingesting it.

Water Balloon Wars

In the same premise as a water gun battle, except this time you’ll need a packet of water balloons to fill. It’s recommended that you do this beforehand and have enough water balloons ready. The activity serves to cool you down and soon, you won’t mind the heat of the sun over the enjoyment.

Construct a Small Water Park

Buy commercial water park equipment if you want your water park to last for years, even decades. A reputable splash pad manufacturer will have all the things you need for a backyard water park. The good news is that you can order them online and have them shipped straight to your doorstep.

Relax and Refreshments

Take a few outdoor recliners out, a large umbrella for shade, and a jug or two of your favorite refreshments, and simply lay back and relax. Beat the heat without spending a fortune, and you can de-stress at the same time.


When the sun goes down and the moon goes up, head out to the yard or upstairs and marvel at natural beauty. You can watch using a telescope or simply let your eyes wander at the night sky.