50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Charlecote Park

Family build den in spinney in autumn at Charlecote Park
Have you built a den in the spinney yet? Jana Eastwood

Have an adventure in the park and gardens at Charlecote. There are some things you can do all year round, and some that you’ll have to plan ahead for the right weather or season. Collect your scrapbook on your way in and start ticking off some amazing activities.

06. Run around in the rain

Never mind the weather. Come in your wellies, splash in puddles, feel the raindrops on your face.

07. Fly a kite

It doesn’t have to be blowing a gale – a simple box kite will take off in a breeze. Bring your own or choose your favourite colour from our shop.

10. Play conkers

Look for the horse chestnut trees and collect a pocketful of shiny brown conkers to string when you get home.

12. Make a trail with sticks & 18. Create wild art

Collect twigs, leaves and feathers and whatever you can find in the parkland and see if you can make a trail for people to follow, or make your own original artwork.
Sometimes, it's the simple things that make us happy
Children with sticks play in puddles at Charlecote Park
Jana Eastwood

19. Play poohsticks

Stand on the bridge by the entrance to West Park and see whose stick comes out on the other side first.

16. Make a daisy chain

Create your own jewellery for free. Perhaps a grown-up will help you make a hole in the stems to thread your daisies together.

22. Explore inside a tree

Stroll down into the park from the end of the long border and you’ll see a huge fallen tree to investigate. Is anything hiding in there?

25. Make a grass trumpet

Put a wide blade of grass between your thumbs. You'll need to hold them together side by side and keep your fingers out of the way. Then blow – how loud can you be?

31. Hunt for bugs

They’re everywhere! Look in the grass, check tree bark, look under stones, what will you find today?

33. Catch a falling leaf

Chase them and catch them before they land. How many colours can you find? Make a collage when you get home.
It's a great time to have some outdoor fun
Children play with autumn leaves in parkland at Charlecote Park
Jana Eastwood

34. Track wild animals & 44. Go bird watching

Can you see the tracks from our deer and sheep? Bring your binoculars and see what you can spot, from friendly robins and blackbirds in the gardens to swans and herons on the river. Can you spot a woodpecker’s rising and falling flight in the park?