What if you did not need to go out to enjoy a round of mini golf? What if you could set up a mini golf course in your own back yard? Or perhaps even in the house if you have enough space? Or perhaps in the garage?
Mini golf is a great family game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages: young kids, parents and even grandparents. Unfortunately there are not always mini golf courses in the vicinity. So what if there were mini golf course building kits and you could build your own, in your back yard? I am sure you could keep family and friends entertained with it.
Don’t worry; you don’t have to dig up the back yard or the garden. The kit I am going to tell you about can be setup on any flat surface: outdoors or indoors (space permitting).
Not only this, it is a great educational tool that will challenge kids of 8 years and older during the setup stage. It will keep them constructively busy for a good while and they will have great fun enjoying the course when they are done.
Let me introduce to you…. (drum roll)….
The K’Nex Mini Golf Building Kit!
- Suggested age: 8 years or older
- Number of pieces: 3100+
- Special items: 4 golf balls and 2 putters
The set contains enough pieces and instructions to build an entire 9-hole mini golf course. The models are quite complex and will not suit most children under the age of 8 years old if they are working without adult assistance. Building the whole course is quite a large project and will take a few hours, perhaps even a whole day. It is much better as a team project than as an individual one. Or it could be broken down over a few days, building 2 or 3 of the holes each day and then having a chance to try them out.
This makes a great holiday activity in that it can keep the children (and other family members) entertained both in the building stage and when it is ready for a game of mini golf.
Each hole is different and the play gets more difficult as you move along the course. There are also different obstacles to challenge you along the way like false platforms, tricky curves and swinging doors. This really is a well thought-out set.
If you do perhaps get bored with it then you can change it up. It is a building set after all, so you can add or remove elements as your imagination leads you.
Who is it for?
I have mentioned that this set is great to get the whole family joining in, both with the building and the playing afterwards. It is also great for schools, churches, clubs and other groups to encourage a fun time and as a teamwork activity. This set is definitely for the older kids because the models are quite complex and the set is large.
This set is great for both indoor and outdoor play. You will need a reasonable amount of space to set it up and the box itself is quite large (20 x 16.2 x 12.5 inches) and will need storage space. My kids will love it (as will the cousins and friends).
Did you know that there were mini golf building kits available? I think it is a brilliant idea.
This one is going on my wish list!
Would you buy this K’Nex Mini Golf Building Set? I would love to hear your thoughts, please leave a comment below.