50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Following the success of last year’s campaign to encourage outdoor fun at Seaton Delaval Hall, we are aiming to make this year even better. The list of things you can do here is amazing including looking inside a tree, going on a barefoot walk, running around in the rain, flying a kite, catching a falling leaf, and making a daisy chain or a grass trumpet. Some activities will be organised events, like 'Plant it, Grow it, Eat it' and others will be self-guided, like our nature-spotter's guide which you can collect from our admissions team when you arrive, and others you can do yourself or with friends and family.

    Look inside a tree

    Person looking inside a hollow tree trunk at Seaton Delaval Hall

    Next to our woodland play area there's an old hollow tree trunk which makes an ideal habitat for all sorts of mini beasts. Take a peek and find out what's lurking within.

    Plant it, grow it, eat it

    Young children planting vegetables at Seaton Delaval Hall

    We provide community allotments where groups of all ages can grow their own fruit and vegetables. We hold 'Plant it, grow it, eat it' activities throughout the year, so make sure you keep an eye on our events page for the next one.

    Fly a kite

    Child flying a kite

    Our paddock field is a wonderful space for playing games, jumping off haystacks, or just running around as fast as you can - and the breeze from the nearby coast makes it the perfect place to fly a kite.

    Go bird watching

    Bird at seed feeder at Seaton Delaval Hall

    We're looking after our feathered visitors by setting up bird feeding stations in the grounds - keep an eye on them and see how many different species you can spot.  Don't forget to listen out for the woodpecker.

    Run around in the rain

    Children from Sightlines Early Learning Project at Seaton Delaval Hall

    The rain doesn't stop us having fun at Seaton Delaval Hall.