50 things to do before you're 11¾

Get your kids closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round, from watching the sunset to creating some wild art. Plan your next adventure here.

Child collecting conkers in autumn at a National Trust site
Father and daughter looking from a bridge through binoculars for wildlife

Start your adventures 

From floating in a boat to getting to know a tree, get out in the fresh air and try our 50 awesome adventures.

The best autumn challenges

Places to do ‘50 things’ that we'd recommend

Bristol, North Somerset

Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with garden and parkland

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill

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Ripon, North Yorkshire

Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site

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Hunting for bugs on Wildlife Explorer Day at Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire

What’s ‘50 things’ about? 

When children spend time playing outdoors in nature, it helps increase their wellbeing – and that of their families. It also means they’re more likely to care for our world and the natural environment. So we want everyone to have more fun - and help nature too.

Find a ‘50 things’ event

We've got loads of events to help you try out different ‘50 things’ activities, from den building workshops, to learn how to cook on a camp fire.

Join as a family

Join today and your membership will help us to protect the landscapes you and your family love to explore