5 Croquet Sets for Kids & Families

We just bought our first croquet set as a family, and I can't believe it's taken this long. While we got a relatively simple one to start, I was surprised to find some unique and fun different sets that kids will enjoy. And yet, nary an Alice in Wonderland set among them!

Teak Croquet Set from Design Within Reach: This is a classic set, meant to last and be suitable for kids and adults. The price is steep, but you'll have it forever. $625.00.

Plan Toys Croquet Set at YoYo.com: A simple and beautiful set, perfect for kids just starting out on the croquet circuit. $38.99.

Great Exhibition Croquet Set from Jacques London: If you are seriously considering this set, then you don't need me to tell you about croquet. This set was created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of croquet, and from the equipment to the price tag, you can tell. Four different kinds of mallets, a smasher (?) and a croquet book amongst much more will set you back, but it's fun to dream. $1500.00.

Melissa and Doug Happy Giddy Croquet Set at Magic Beans: Are you or your children happy and/or giddy? Melissa and Doug have your set, then. The kit is scaled down for kids and incorporates a garden-friendly bug theme. $50.00.

Indoor/Outdoor Kids' Croquet from Toys to Grow On: This set moves from inside to outside so you can play croquet whenever. It's a simplified version of the game with animal wickets that's aimed at kids from 5 - 10 years. $40.00.

Have you introduced croquet to your kids yet? Did you inherit a set or have you invested in one?

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Beth is a writer, crafter, DIYer and design enthusiast, living in L.A. with her husband, 2 young boys, and a large mutt named Caesar. She loves fonts, yoga, matcha lattes, and home-grown tomatoes and is not shy about being a consummate nerd.