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. Many can be done at home and in your garden.

Children having a snail race on the pavement at a National Trust site.
Children climbing a tree at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Start your adventures 

Find out about all of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities with this handy list. From making a home for wildlife to cooking on a campfire, get out in the fresh air and try our 50 awesome adventures.

Activities to try this summer

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A family toasting marshmallows over an open camp fire at Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire.

Doing the '50 things' challenges safely 

The last thing we’d want is for your adventures to end in tears. Here are some tips for doing all of the '50 things' activities safely with your friends and family.

Child building a woodland den

What's '50 things' all 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.

Frugi and National Trust

Frugi's latest eco-friendly children’s range is inspired by our '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' outdoor activities and the gardens and parks we look after.

Child's t-shirt, green and white striped with gardening inspired applique

Sid Appliqué tee

Welcome the warmer weather with our Sid Appliqué T-shirt, perfect for your mini garden lover. In a fresh stripe design with garden-themed appliqué on the front, this organic cotton tee is super soft and breathable, with a comfy fit that’s perfect for exploring the great outdoors.

Child's raincoat, blue in colour with gardening inspired print all over

Rain or Shine jacket

Enjoy outdoor adventures whatever the weather with this colourful, lightweight waterproof coat. In a vibrant garden-inspired print, it's made from recycled plastic bottles and is perfect to wear alone or layered up – plus it can be folded away into its pocket when not in use.

Child's backpack, blue in colour with gardening inspired print all over

Adventurer's backpack

Prepare your little ones for a day of exploring the great outdoors with the Adventurer's backpack. With a bright garden-themed print, this spacious backpack is made from seven recycled plastic bottles and is ideal for holding books, snacks and all their adventure essentials.

Find everything they need for their next adventure Shop the Frugi collection



Things to do

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family. You won't be short of things to do this autumn.

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