Dudmaston's top ten 50 Things to do before you're 11¾

Girl lying on the grass making daisy chains
How many challenges can you tick off? National Trust Images / John Millar

We've been trying out the 50 Things to do before you’re 11¾ challenges and have come up with the top 10 things that you can do at Dudmaston. Why not take a look at our list before you visit and see how many you can get done.

Roll down a really big hill

Take a roll down our terraces in the garden and see who can get the furthest.

Make a trail with sticks

There is always an adventure to be had at Dudmaston. Can you use your tracking symbols to find your way back to the car park? 
Why not follow someone else’s trail – did they find somewhere more adventurous than you?

Track wild animals

Dudmaston is full of many different varieties of wildlife. Will you be lucky and see the muntjac that sometimes visits the garden, or will you find tracks to follow?
Take a walk around the parkland and see what you can find.

Go bird watching

With our extensive grounds, woodlands and pools Dudmaston is a haven for wild birds.
Bring along your binoculars and see how many you can spot

Make a daisy chain

Our gardener’s aren’t keen on daisies, so you may have to be quick. One for your wrist; ankle or even a necklace get creative and see how many daisy chains you can make today.
Don’t forget to make one for The Watcher though he loves daisies.

Create some wild art

Dudmaston is the home of modern art both in the Hall and in the gardens.
Take a tour through the gardens and around Big Pool, and see if you can find some petals or leaves that have dropped to create your own masterpiece. 

Go on a walk barefoot

Ticklish feet? Throw off your sock and shoes and get the feel of grass between your toes. Where will you run through the Orchard or in the gardens?
Wherever you go it’s bound to be an awfully big adventure.

Build a den

With our many trees spread across the estate there are always small branches and sticks to be found. Gerard’s Walk or the Orchard where will be the perfect location for your den?

Play pooh sticks

Sticks at the ready, and off into the Dingle you go. We have two bridges to choose from, so get everyone in your group lined up; who will be your championship pooh stick player?

Hunt for bugs

Spider, caterpillar, ant, butterfly, bee or beetle we have many different types of insects living upon the estate.