50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Canons Ashby

Two children using binoculars in a field of wildflowers.

As the weather gets warmer it's the perfect time to get the family out in the fresh air and enjoy the outdoor spaces here at Canons Ashby.

Pick up a 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ scrapbook from the Coach House shop or visitor reception and get some ideas for making life-long memories with your younger explorers.

Here are some of the best 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ this spring at Canons Ashby to get you started.

Enjoy some natural play this spring
Children holding daisy chains
Enjoy some natural play this spring

Number 16. Make a daisy chain
The daisies will soon be flowering happily everywhere. Why not visit our paddock, look for flowers and try making yourself a daisy crown.

Number 22. Explore inside a tree
Explore one of our big old trees in the parkland (and watch out for lambs!)

Number 25. Make a grass trumpet
Pick a nice piece of grass from the paddock or parkland and give it a go!

Number 31. Hunt for bugs
Have a closer look on the plants and ground around the site and see what little creatures you can find. In spring many of them will just be waking up.

Number 44. Go bird watching
Bring your binoculars and keep your eyes on the sky!

And if the weather lets us down you can always…

Get out and about: rain or shine!
A boy splashing in puddles
Get out and about: rain or shine!
Number 6. Run around in the rain
Bring your wellies and find yourself some good puddles to splash in!

And there's plenty more. Have a look through the book and enjoy some family adventure time.
Once you have done one of these 50 things to do, visit the Coach House shop or visitor reception to collect the sticker for your scrap book!

Why not visit later in the year and try our suggestions for other seasons! 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.