Explore '50 things' at Brockhampton

A boy looking through a pair of binoculars

Brockhampton is the perfect place for your '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' exploring. Whatever the weather, get outdoors and explore the gardens, orchards and parkland and start your new adventure.

Little ones can get busy when they next visit Brockhampton with all sorts of playful experiences to be had in the great outdoors. Our natural play area is a short walk from Lower Brockhampton Manor, why not pick up a ‘kids only’ map when you arrive and take inspiration from the new ‘50 things’ guide?

Be intrigued by nature as you 'get to know a bug'
A child's hands holding a snail
Be intrigued by nature as you 'get to know a bug'

Your map will lead you to Paradise Wood where you can take part in all sorts of fun activities such as no.4  'build a den' and no.1 'climb a tree'.  Whatever the weather, the new list has activities which can be done come rain or shine. On a rainy day you could ‘go welly wandering’ on the estate or even ‘discover what’s in a pond’ as we have several here at Brockhampton including the impressive moat by the manor or a trip to Grove Pool. On a sunny day you could go ‘cloud watching’ or ‘eat a picnic in the wild’ the whole family can have fun taking part.

The ancient trees here home many rare species
Mistletoe in an apple tree at Brockhampton
The ancient trees here home many rare species

There are many different kinds of bugs at Brockhampton meaning it’s a great location to tackle no.31 on your list which is ‘hunt for bugs’. As you wander around the orchards keep your eyes peeled for mistletoe, there’s a very rare Mistletoe Weevil living on the estate, so rare in fact it was discovered here at Brockhampton. Inside the manor, ask a member of staff about the strange creepy crawlies that call Brockhampton home and find out all you need to know about silverfish, woodlice and moths.

Number 1 on the list 'Get to know a tree'
Children climbing a yew tree
Number 1 on the list 'Get to know a tree'

If you’d like to encourage your children to create lasting memories of the great outdoors then pick up a ’50 things’ list when you next visit. With 1,500 acres of Herefordshire countryside to be explored here you can take part in these activities again and again. We believe in making nature part of every child’s lifestyle, to nurture a compassion for wildlife and the countryside and to promote a happy and healthy childhood whilst spending time as a family; all important stuff.

The best memories are made with loved ones
A family of three (Mum, Dad and child)  holding hands on a walk.
The best memories are made with loved ones