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 this summer 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 - this summer's the perfect time to do something about it.
We've hundreds of adventurous ideas for all the family to enjoy, including rolling down hills, bike rides and even snail racing. Search our events listing for the best 50 things events this summer holiday or take a look at our top 10 of the best 50 things events.
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.
50 things activities at the beach
Catch a crab, fly a kite, skim a stone...get close to nature on the beach.
A beginner's guide to fossil hunting
The best places for fossil hunting and advice to help you get going.
Top tips for birdwatching
Our nature and wildlife expert Matthew Oates gives us his top tips for birdwatching.
How to skim stones
Learn how to skim stones across water with our expert Ranger Captain Skim.
How to go bug hunting
Find out how to track down bugs with these video tips from one of our Elite Rangers.
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.