50 things to do before you're 11¾
Show nature you care by getting outside and involved. Fly a kite or explore a cave, we've a list of 50 things to do with your family that are sure to make nature happy.
Does it feel like ages since you explored the great outdoors?
Well guess what, the feeling's mutual. Nature misses you. But don't despair - now's the perfect time to do something about it.
Back in 2012 we published the Natural Childhood report (pdf). The report brought together a mountain of evidence to show that children in the UK are becoming disconnected from the outdoors. 50 things is just one of the things we are doing to try to reconnect children with nature and the outdoors.
You'll get some great ideas and top tips for 50 activities for you and your kids to do outdoors and closer to nature.
Your children can track their progress, earn badges, certificates and collect secret rewards on the way. And spend quality time with you too.
Tick off number 22 of your ’50 things’ list and explore inside a tree. We look after thousands of trees so you'll be spoilt for choice. Lots of insects, like beetles, live inside hollow trees, eating the rotting wood. Look closely and you’ll see their burrowing holes.
What could be better than setting off to explore the countryside on two wheels? Our estates are perfect for little legs to pedal around. Or try cycling from your home, then stop off at our tea-rooms or bring a picnic, then cycle back again.
The countryside is home to a lot of animals from the tiny water voles and robins to wild ponies and peregrine falcons. Here are some of our friendlier (and cuter) native animals, with advice from our rangers on how and where you can find them. Or watch our video on YouTube for hints and tips.