50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Castle Ward
Have fun exploring the great outdoors with our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.
Castle Ward is a perfect place to work on your 50 Things with lots to see from forests to shoreline. Tick them off your list as you finish each one on your outdoor adventure.
We’ve put together some of our favourites below:
22. Find some funky fungi
Castle Ward is full of weird and wonderful fungi. The best place for mushroom hunters is the Secret Shore Trail with all the deadwood. We don't recommend tasting any, just to be sure.
25. Join nature's band
We've already got you started with our drum kit and zylophone, but search your surroundings for anything else that could make some music
5. Skim a stone
From Strangford Lough, Temple Water and lots of hidden ponds and lakes around the estate, there's plenty of places to practice your skimming skills
31. Make friends with a bug
Dicover dragonflies by the water, butterflies in the meadows and a whole host of creepy-crawlies in the undergrowth if you look closely...
6. Go welly wandering
Rain or shine, Castle Ward is great to explore. If it's rainy then get kitted out and play at muddy Temple Water, splash at the shoreline and make sure you jump in a few puddles on the way down the Laurel walk.
The Barn is a great starting point for 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾, and tracker packs can be picked up there to help you get exploring. The Barn is open weekends during spring and daily in July and August from 12noon-4pm.