'50 things to do before you're 11¾' at Attingham

Children looking at creatures captured in pots

If Attingham is your local green space for exercise stretch your legs around the grounds this spring. You can discover more about nature on your walk using the National Trust's list of '50 things to do before you're 11¾'.

You don't always need us to help you explore the outdoors - there's plenty of ideas for nature adventures on the list of 50 Things that you could do at home, or while you're on a walk at Attingham. Attingham is open for local pre-booked visitors to exercise in our outdoor spaces.

Here are two ideas for nature adventures to be had while on your walk at Attingham.

Number 1. Get to know a tree

There'a wealth of trees to be explored at Attingham. What do they feel like, what leaves do they have, do they have a smell? Walk up to the top of the Deer Park to see the Repton Oak - this tree is over 600 years old!

Get to know a tree
Children climbing a tree in the grounds of Mottisfont, Hampshire.
Get to know a tree

Number 33. Go cloud watching

On a dry and sunny spring day stop off somewhere like the bee lawn, pick a spot, sit or lie down, look up: what shapes or images can you see in the sky?  Can you see a fluffy sheep, a smiley face or a funny shape?

Find a comfortable spot to watch the clouds drift by
Child lying on the grass looking at the sky
Find a comfortable spot to watch the clouds drift by

50 Things activities to do in your back garden

While we can’t explore the world outside in the way that we used to, our gardens can be amazing places to discover wildlife and experience nature.

Children looking at a bug

50 things activities to do in your back garden 

Even bold adventurers don't need to go too far from home to tick off challenges from the '50 things' activity list. Here are our top ten ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden, nearest park or outdoor green space.

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