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It’s a knockout!

Two teams in fancy dress race over obstacles carrying coloured water, just like the classic show from the 70s. If you haven’t got a giant foam costume in the back of the cupboard, try making some out of old cardboard boxes — ogres and giants were the norm.

How to create your own ‘It’s a knockout’ tournament


1) Prepare coloured water

For that authentic look, you’ll need some coloured water by adding food colouring to water (don’t overdo the food coluring unless you want to be wearing pink splattered clothes for the rest of the day). A different colour for each team.


2) Find something to carry the water

Something to carry the water like a measuring jug or bucket. One for each team.


3) Find something to collect and measure

A bucket or dustbin to collect and measure the water.


4) Create your obstacle course

Lots of obstacles to climb up, over and under.


5) Set up your costumes

Source plenty of ridiculous costumes! These could be oversized sumo suits or cardboard box contraptions. Alternatively, add in some unusual things to wear, like flippers.

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