50 things to do before you're 11¾ this autumn

A child playing with stick outdoors

There's lots of fun for the kids this autumn doing some of the 50 things in our beautiful outdoor space.

For a great day out this autumn, our beautiful gardens, paddock and lots of wide open space in the parkland, combine to make ideal place for 50 things adventures. Pick up a 50 things chart from the visitor reception and get some ideas for making life-long memories with your younger explorers.

Autumn fun, who will win?
Girls playing conkers
Autumn fun, who will win?

Play conkers (10)

Search out the horse chestnut trees in the parkland or by Visitor Reception and see if you can find some shiny conkers. Take some conkers home to play and go nuts!

Create some wild art (18)

Find some sticks, leaves and other natural fallen things (Conkers? Pine cones? Whatever is there!) and arrange them into some beautiful art on the ground. Can you make a picture, or a beautiful pattern? Let your imagination run wild.

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

Make friends with a bug (31)

Take a walk in our spinny, 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?

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 your're 11¾. Enjoy some family adventure time and don't forget to collect 'completed' stickers for every challenge.

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.