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Catch a crab and tick off no.39 on our list of 50 things (then let him go) © John Millar

Catch a crab and tick off no.39 on our list of 50 things (then let him go)

Nature misses you

This summer we'd like to help you and your children explore the great outdoors and get really close to nature. We're hoping to get 200,000 children playing outside and having a wild time.

So if you know someone who just loves getting face to face with scary beasts or finding crazy creatures from the deep, head to a beach near you and you can tick off no.30 and no.37 on our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.

Summer events

Join us at one of our events this summer. We've an exhibition by Quentin Blake at Mottisfont, 50 things events up and down the country, outdoor theatre and a new series of First World War poetry walks.

Get outside and active this summer

If you feel like getting active in the outdoors this summer then we’ve got lots of ideas. Explore somewhere by paddle power at one of our top canoeing spots. If you feel like making a weekend of it then check out some of our places to stay by the water.

What's growing

July is a time of plenty in kitchen gardens and farms up and down the country. Come and have a look at what we're up to this season. Maybe we can inspire you to get busy in your own garden or pick up some local produce from the farm shop or farmers' market and get creative in the kitchen.

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Shop 50 things

So, you've signed up for our challenge. Why not treat the children to something from our 50 things clothing and accessories range? We've brightly coloured t-shirts and hoodies, as well as baseball caps, bags and water bottles. Look the part this summer.

Become a member

Why not join us for a whole year of relaxation, exploration, discovery and great days out? Your membership fee helps us to keep these places special, and you'll be contributing to preserving them for generations to come.

Family holidays

Looking for a family holiday with a difference? We've some truly unique places to stay, from castles to towers. Or try a night under canvas at one of our campsites. If you've left it a bit late this summer try our last-minute search.

Dog walking

When you go walking several times a week it can sometimes be hard thinking up new ideas. We've got some fantastic places for you to explore with your dog and some useful information for you when planning your visit.