Top places to tick off 50 things

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Family events

Find a family event near you this summer.

We've got everything from 50 things days and self led trails to outdoor theatre.

Ever wondered how families kept themselves entertained in a world before videogames and TV? Find out how some of the families that lived at the places we care for staved off boredom.

The great outdoors is full of things to do this summer. In this film, see just a few of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ in action.

Watch it, get inspired and get out and start ticking off the fun things to do.

50 things on the beach

Jump waves to tick off no 20

Jump waves to tick off no 20

Some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ require a trip to the beach, so pack your bucket and spade, some suncream and a picnic and see how many of these you can do:

  • Jump over waves
  • Check our the crazy creatures in a rockpool
  • Go swimming in the sea
  • Catch a crab


  • Framing the view, at Killerton, gives you the chance to take a photo with one of 12 installations in the garden.

    Share your selfie with the team to become part of a huge mosaic of submissions.
  • Visit the Woollen Woods at Arlington Court to see the knitted nature throughout the woods. Woollen Woods in Bloom is being led by Voluntary Arts.


We're dog friendly


Days out can be tricky when you've got a four-legged friend to consider. Of course dogs are part of the family, and many of our places are dog-friendly so you don't need to leave your pooch at home.

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Download the app

Complete your adventures with our companion app, helping little explorers to tick off their 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.

Available on iOS from App Store, and Android from Playstore.