Our Top 10 Things to do before you're 11¾

The team have been trying out the 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ and we 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

    A photograph of a child rolling down the terraces at Dudmaston

    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, or join us on 5 and 7 August for our Which Wild Animal activity day.

    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; or join our Ranger on 5 May and take a look at the baby grebes being carried on their parents back on Big Pool.

    Make a daisy chain

    A photograph of a child making 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

    A photograph of The Watcher one of the modern art scupltures at Dudmaston Hall

    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. Or join us on 21 and 23 July for our Awesome Art Adventure.

    Go on a walk barefoot

    Photo of boy

    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

    A photograph of children in a den they have built

    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

    A photograph of a family playing 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

    A photograph of children hunting for bugs

    Spider, caterpillar, ant, butterfly, bee or beetle we have many different types of insects living upon the estate. Why not become a detective for the day on either 11 or 13 August and help Inspector Magpie in his hunt for the best camouflaged creepy crawlie