50 Things to do before you're 11 and 3/4


Get the kids moving, discovering, having fun...

Wondering what to do with the kids during the holidays?  How about working your way as a family through the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4?

Kids adore the outdoors and exploring, getting messy and muddy, discovering and adventuring, splashing through puddles, jumping over fallen logs, catching leaves, making sandcastles. The 50 things to do give them a great chance to link up with nature and get active.

The National Trust has five different types of activity kids can do:  

  • Adventurer
  • Explorer
  • Tracker
  • Ranger
  • Discoverer

You'll find most of the activities which involve animals are in the Tracker section.  

The National Trust has a PDF you can download and print off, so that you can tick the activities off as you go.  And you can also download apps as well to help you keep track.

Check here to visit the National Trust's website and find out more

Check here to visit the National Trust's website to find out more

Some of the 50 things involving animals or where you might find animals are:

  • Discover what's in a pond
  • Make a home for a wild animal
  • Check out creatures in a rock pool
  • Go on a nature walk at night
  • Learn to ride a horse
  • Go bird watching
  • Catch a fish with a net
  • Explore the inside of a tree
  • Create wild art
  • Hold a scary beast
  • Hunt for bugs
  • Find frog sprawn
  • Track wild animals
  • Bring up a butterfly 
  • Visit a farm
  • Climb a tree

The National Trust has lots of events around the country so that you can have a go at some of the activities there.  You can also find out information about admission charges.     

They also have safety information pertaining to the activities for parents.  

Get the kids involved with nature - they are the future generation who will be looking after it.  Family memberships are available from the National Trust - find more info about them here