'50 things' to do in East Devon

After a popular programme of events that ran over the Easter and summer holidays last year, the National Trust rangers in East Devon are once again running free family activities in East Devon.

What's '50 things' all about?

There's nothing quite like fresh air, exercise and family time. You can't beat the fun you have in the great outdoors and creating memories that will last a lifetime. But sometimes convincing your kids to get outside can be a bit of a struggle.

That's why we've created '50 things to do before you're 11¾'. We want to encourage kids to get mucky, discover their wild side and most of all enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer!

'50 things' events in East Devon

There is an extensive list of events including treasure hunts, den building and a new event for 2016 where you can join the rangers for a night-time walk trapping moths and tracking bats. You can try your hand at stargazing and look out for bioluminescent glow worms.

On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter until the end of Summer, kids can join our beach rangers for fun on the beach including rock pooling, kite making, beach art and more. All children who come to one of our events will receive a '50 things to do before you're 11¾' scrapbook, ready for ticking off the list as you complete each adventure.

Tick off your '50 things' as family explorers

If you can't make one of the '50 things' events in Branscombe and Sidmouth, you can still get out and tick off some as a family. Branscombe is full of wonderful places to explore, with hills to roll down, streams to paddle in and lots of pebbles to be skimmed on the beach. There are plenty of scary beasts to hold in rock pools and you can jump the waves before creating some of your own wild art.

Follow our '50 things' trail around historical Branscombe village
Follow the 50 things trail around the historical Branscombe village
Follow our '50 things' trail around historical Branscombe village
" Getting children outdoors is a wonderful way of being able to encourage environmental awareness through the exploration of the natural world..."
- Head ranger, Peter Blyth