28 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Devil's Dyke

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Do we have a selection for you... We reckon you can tick off 28 things from our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ list at Devil's Dyke.

Here's a list of what you can do with your family, come rain or shine, summer or winter:

  1. Climb a tree - with adult supervision we've lots of gnarly old oaks that are great to climb
  2. Roll down a really big hill - we've possibly got the best hill on the South Downs to do this
  3. Build a den - we've plenty of woodlands to explore with the materials you need
  4. Skim a stone - you need to find one of our dewponds for this
  5. Run around in the rain
  6. Fly a kite - up near the car park is best
  7. Eat an apple straight from a tree - there are some wild apple trees hidden around the dyke
  8. Play conkers - bring your own or try to find the one and only conker tree on the hill
  9. Throw some snow - being high up means we get a lot more snow than down in the local towns
  10. Make a mud pie
  11. Go sledging - one of the best sites in Sussex
  12. Set up a snail race - forget about boring old garden snails, there are hundreds of different varieties to choose from here
  13. Balance on a fallen tree
  14. Eat blackberries growing in the wild - there are bushes all over Devil's Dyke
  15. Take a look inside a tree - hunt down some ancient ash trees near Saddlescombe
  16. Feel like you're flying in the wind - up near the car park the winds can be breathtaking
  17. Make a grass trumpet
  18. Hunt for fossils and bones - sometimes you can find sea sponge fossils on the ground
  19. Watch the sun wake up
  20. Climb a huge hill - we've one of the biggest in Sussex
  21. Hunt for bugs - join us on a bug hunt in the summer or get on your hands and knees with your family
  22. Find some frogspawn - look for it in our dewponds
  23. Catch a butterfly in a net - join us for a bug hunt in the summer
  24. Track wild animals - take a walk in the woods after it has rained to find animal tracks
  25. Discover what's in a pond
  26. Call an owl
  27. Find your way with a map and compass
  28. Find a geocache –  there are quite a few round here, look on the Brighton geocache website