For families

50 Things to do before you're 11¾

Start yout 50 things to do at Houghton Mill © Britainonview/Rod Edwards

Start yout 50 things to do at Houghton Mill

How many things have you crossed off the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ list yet?

See the wildlife

See and draw the wildlife at Houghton Mill © National Trust

See and draw the wildlife at Houghton Mill

Explore the surrounding meadows and you're sure to see plenty of birds, fish, mammals and creepy-crawlies...

Make your own flour

make your own flour at Houghton Mill © A. Montgomery

make your own flour at Houghton Mill

Why not try your hand and making your own flour using the hand quern stones here at the Mill?

Bake your own scones

Baking at Houghton Mill © G.Vose

Baking at Houghton Mill

Hands-on bread making and baking for children. Don't forget to share your favourite recipes with us too!

50 Things to do before you're 11¾

  • No. 6 - Run around in the rain
  • No. 7 - Fly a kite
  • No. 8 - Catch a fish in a net
  • No. 23 - Visit an island
  • No. 25 - Make a grass tumpet
  • No. 27 - Watch the sun wake up
  • No. 31 - Hunt for bugs
  • No. 49 - Find a geocache

Lots to explore inside the Mill too

Counting the cogs at Houghton Mill

  • Talk to someone at the other end of the speaking tube
  • Count the cogs on top of the crown wheel
  • Lift the trap doors and see where the chain goes to
  • And there's lots more

Fun events for children and families

Fancy joining us for our spring challenge, a bit of scone baking, or some great outdoor theatre? There's lots of fun events happening throughout the year at Houghton Mill.

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