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.

Families walking through mud in the woods at Nymans
Family on a sunset walk at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

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.

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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.

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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