'50 things' adventures are waiting to happen!

A child playing with stick outdoors

There's lots of outdoor adventures to enjoy at Canons Ashby. Have a great family day out and see how many '50 things to do before you're 11¾' challenges your young explorers can complete.

Our paddock, gardens and parkland combine to make a great outdoor adventure space. Pick up a chart from visitor reception and get some ideas for making life-long memories for all the family.

No. 1 Get to know a tree

There are lots of trees in our open spaces. Can you find the oldest one?

Hello tree
Girl Hugging Tree
Hello tree

No. 34 Discover wild animal clues

Look for the signs of wildlife ... feathers, fur, poo and footprints are all clues.

Discover wild animal clues
Children looking for wildlife tracks
Discover wild animal clues

No.31 Make friends with a bug

Take a walk in our spinney, pick up some leaves and see if you can find any creepy crawlies underneath. Have a look at our insect hotels - do you think you can make one at home?

Taking a closer look
Canons Ashby boy looking at bug in jar
Taking a closer look

 No. 18 Create some wild art

Find some sticks, leaves and other natural fallen things and arrange them into some beautiful art on the ground. Can you make a picture, or an unusual pattern? Let your imagination run wild!

Would you like some more ideas?

Have a look through your 50 things list (available from our visitor reception) to see all the great things you can do before you're 11¾. Enjoy some family adventure time and don't forget to collect 'completed' stickers for every challenge.

Visit us again in a few months to try our suggestions for other seasons and in the meantime keep an eye on our what's on page for special 50 Things events coming up.

Want to explore other nearby sites to check off more 50 things to do? Here are some suggestions.