50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ in Petworth

Attention, explorers - we’ve got 700 acres of parkland perfect for your outdoor adventure. You can do 25 of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ here, whatever the weather.

Just pick up an activity sheet from our visitor reception. Here are our top five things: trails, tracking and trees included.

There are plenty more things you can complete in Petworth Park and Pleasure Grounds too. Head to the 50 things website to find out more and sign up for some exciting online adventures.

    34 Track wild animals

    A child bird watching in the park

    There are hundreds of fallow deer to track in the park, not to mention mice, birds and rabbits. Look down low for footprints and rabbit burrows and up high for nests and hunting birds of prey.

    49 Find a geocache

    Two girls geocaching in the parkland

    Our high-tech trail leads you across the park in search of hidden treasure. Pick up a trail from reception and follow the clues with a GPS to find the ‘cache’.

    22 Explore inside a tree

    An ancient tree in Petworth Park

    There are some seriously hollow ancient trees in Petworth Park. You can see all the way through some of them and small explorers might even be able to fit inside a few.

    2 Roll down a really big hill

    A 50-things challenger rolls down one of Dyrham

    Lawn Hill in the park is great for rolling down, with a soft-lawn landing too. Why not race a friend and see if you can perfect your technique?

    12 Make a trail with sticks

    Children making a trail out of sticks

    You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the sticks in the parkland and there’s lots of trail making space in our 700 acres.