Glow in the park: After dark activities for kids

When you’re on holidays with kids, don’t let a lack of light finish your night. Instead, keep children entertained well up to their bedtime with these simple yet engrossing after-dark games.

All you need are a few glow sticks, which can be bought for just a few dollars at most discount stores or $2 shops. Then simply find a bit of free space, and let the games begin.

And once the final siren sounds, the glow sticks can enjoy a second life as nightlights to be placed besides the kids’ beds.

We have a few fun night-time games to get you started. You’ll likely recognise these long-time favourites, which have been adapted to after-dark conditions.

It’s time to go with the glow…

Play glow in the dark ring toss using glow stick bracelets
Hop, skip and jump your way through this glowing hopscotch course
The classic game of noughts and crosses made fun with glow sticks
Put glow sticks in water bottles for outdoor, night-time bowling

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