Top Games for Kids at Home in 2024

Posted by HLD 11 MARCH 2024

Top Games for Kids at Home in 2024!

As Easter holidays roll around, parents often find themselves facing the familiar challenge of keeping their kids entertained at home. With the allure of screens ever-present, it's increasingly important to offer alternatives that engage both mind and body for an affordable price. That's where classic home games come into play! In this blog, we'll explore the top home games for kids for 2024 from £159, emphasizing the benefits they bring beyond mere entertainment.


Why Home Games?

In today's digital age, children spend significant amounts of time glued to screens, whether it's smartphones, tablets, or gaming consoles. While these devices offer instant gratification, they often lack the social interaction and physical activity crucial for children's development. Kids need to be stimulated and kept busy, by something other than a device.

Home games provide a refreshing alternative, encouraging kids to interact face-to-face with family and friends while engaging in activities that promote physical and mental well-being. From improving hand-eye coordination to fostering positive competitiveness, the benefits of home games are huge... 


The Easter Game Plan

This Easter, why not transform your home into a hub of fun and activity? Here are some top picks for home games that will captivate kids and promote healthy habits:


1. Pool Tables

Bring the excitement of the pool hall into your home with a quality pool table. Whether it's a standalone option like the Signature Stewart Folding Leg Pool Table or a versatile 3-in-1 games table like the Signature Redford Multi-Game Table, that includes pool, table tennis and air hockey, kids will love perfecting their cue skills while enjoying quality time with family and friends.

The Redford's unique, quick and easy rotating game change system takes only seconds to change from one game to another, with a simple lever operation. Whilst the Stewart's legs fold away for easy storage, the Redford can be stored upright to save space. Both games tables are easy to assemble and supplied with all the accessories needed. These pool tables will provide the whole family with a great game of pool or snooker at an unbeatable price. 

Signature Stewart Folding Leg Pool Table

Signature Stewart - £499

Signature Redford 3-in-1 Pool Table

Signature Redford 3-in-1 Multi-game Table - £679

Signature Redford 3-in-1 Pool Table - Air Hockey Flip

Signature Redford 3-in-1 Multi-game Table

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2. Football Tables

For football fans, a football table is a must-have addition to your home game collection. Total Foosball offers both the Olympico and Rosario folding tables, providing hours of fast-paced fun and fostering teamwork and strategic thinking.

The Olympico is the perfect starter football table for families made as a smaller size football table to suit children and includes telescopic rods to ensure safety and prevent injury when playing. The Rosario is a full-size football table currently in our clearance range so is a real bargain for the game your buying, plus choose from a Black or Grey Oak finish. Both the Olympico and Rosario have folding legs for easy storage and both come with all the accessories you need included in the price.

Total Foosball Olympico Folding Football Table

Total Foosball Olympico - £159

Total Foosball Rosario Folding Football Table in Black

Total Foosball Rosario - £199

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3. Arcade Machines

Step back in time with classic arcade machines that deliver nostalgia and excitement in equal measure. The Mercury Arcadepro TV Console and the Proteus Arcadepro Bartop Arcade Machine offer a wide selection of retro games, perfect for sparking friendly competition and improving reflexes.

With easy plug and play capability, the ArcadePro Mercury and Proteus are fantastic multi-game arcade machines for your bar, dining table, desk, many other playing surfaces.

The Mercury is a joystick and buttons console for 2 players with over 3,000 classic arcade games preloaded and ready for you to play, just plug into your TV or monitor and get gaming. The Proteus is a double-sided machine designed to look like a mini arcade cabinet including the screen, joysticks and buttons for 2 players with over 9,000 of the very best games preloaded and ready to play. Both include the most well-known and loved classic games from arcade history, including Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Metal Slug, King of Fighters and many more.

Arcade Pro Mercury Arcade Machine

ArcadePro Mercury - £269

ArcadePro Proteus Double Sided Arcade Machine

ArcadePro Proteus - £369

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4. Table Tennis

Turn any room into a table tennis arena with the Swift Shadow Indoor Table Tennis Table or the Swift Shadow Indoor Table Tennis Top. Table tennis is not only a fantastic cardiovascular workout but also enhances hand-eye coordination and concentration.

The full sized Swift Shadow includes free delivery and all accessories need to get you started. From casual family fun to intense competitions, the Swift Shadow Table Tennis Table promises an extraordinary playing experience every time. Embrace the perfect blend of style, stability, and performance, and take your table tennis journey to new heights with the Swift Shadow.

If you're passionate about your table tennis but don't have the space for a foldaway, the Swift Full Size Table Tennis Top is an ideal solution. Just pop it on top of your dining table or pool table and you can play as well as you would on a traditional table using this full-size table tennis top. The top comes in two halves to make it easier to set up and store, and has a padded underside with soft foam in order to protect the table surface it rests upon.

Swift Shadow Indoor Table Tennis Table

Swift Shadow Inndoor Table Tennis - £599

Swift Full-Size 2 Piece Table Tennis Top - On Table

Swift Table Tennis Top - £299

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The Health Benefits

Beyond the joy of playing, home games offer a load of health benefits for children:

  1. Physical Fitness: Engaging in active games like pool, football, and table tennis promotes physical fitness and helps combat sedentary lifestyles.
  2. Hand-Eye Coordination: Games that require precise movements, such as pool and table tennis, enhance hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
  3. Mental Agility: Strategizing and problem-solving in games like football and arcade classics stimulate cognitive function and boost mental agility.
  4. Social Interaction: Playing games with family and friends fosters social skills, communication, and teamwork.


Investing in home games not only provides endless entertainment but also cultivates lifelong skills and healthy habits for many years to come. So, gather your loved ones, clear some space, and let the games begin!

Remember, these are just a few recommendations to kickstart your Easter holiday fun. Explore the wide range of home games available at Home Leisure Direct and discover the perfect fit for your family's interests and preferences. Happy gaming!

The Top Home Games of 2024 for kids:

The Signature Stewart Folding Leg Pool Table - £499

Signature Redford 3-in-1 Pool, Air Hockey & Table Tennis Table - £679

Total Foosball Olympico Folding Football Table - £159

Total Foosball Rosario Folding Football Table - £199

Mercury Arcadepro TV Console - £269

Proteus Arcadepro Bartop Arcade Machine - £369

Swift Shadow Indoor Table Tennis Table - £599

Swift Indoor Table Tennis Top - Full Size - £299


With these fantastic options, you're sure to elevate your Easter holidays to new levels of excitement and engagement!

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