Just had eight kids (12-3 yrs in age) at our very small, very old cabin this past weekend. Our cabin is located on a river, and the kids enjoyed playing in the water fron sun-up to sundown.
The biggest hit of the weekend, though, was the hammock! All of them spent hours swinging, pushing each other into and out of it, and trying to flip it over. We had to put restrictions on some of their antics, but for the most part the kids made great use of this very low-tech, old fashioned, recreational device.
I needed to use the hammock for some old fashioned sleep after the kids had gone home – it worked for that, too : )