How to build a den

A woman and little girl building a den at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

Build the best den ever with tips from our elite ranger, Den Boy.

He is an expert at turning woodland materials into sturdy hideaways and gives some great advice on our video that should help you to construct your own den in no time.

Whether you choose sticks and leaves or twigs and branches, you'll soon have your very own den to hide out in. You might even tick off some of the other challenges from 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at the same time, like hunting for bugs or holding a scary beast.

And don't forget, building a den is number four on our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.

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How to build a den

Learn how to build a den with National Trust Kids' Councillor Mia and tick off another of your 50 things to do before you're eleven and three-quarters.