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Take your wild bunch out on a den building adventure © NTPL/Paul Harris

Take your wild bunch out on a den building adventure

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 a budding builder or aspiring architect then feed their imagination by taking them to one of our best places to build a den, where they can tick off number 4 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.

Best beaches

Pack a picnic and head for the coast for a memorable day out. We can help you find the best beach for families, dog-friendly beaches, or secret places to spot some wildlife. If you're planning on getting wet take a look at our top surfing beaches or discover the perfect places to canoe or kayak.

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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.

Unique holidays

Looking for a holiday with a difference? We've some truly unique places to stay, from castles to towers and isolation hospitals to lighthouse keeper's cottages, we're sure you won't find anywhere else with quite such stories to tell.

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.