Enjoy the summer at Cherryburn

A family enjoying Wild Art with a ranger

Tucked away in the Tyne Valley is Cherryburn. Are you up for a discovery this summer?

Have you heard of '50 things to do before you're 11¾'?

It's all about getting outdoors and enjoying everything that nature has to offer and the National Trust has put together a list to complete, which you can download here.

So, if you think you're up for a challenge; don your explorer hat, have your microscope to hand and let's head off on an adventure. 

To help champion this crusade for all things outdoors, we have two ambassadors. Step forward Lily 10½, and Millie 11½. They've been making their way around Cherryburn working their way through the list before the end of the summer holidays. 

Create some wild art
Two boys at a table with leaves, rocks and pens
Create some wild art

Throughout the summer holidays, you can meet ranger Rob every Wednesday to take part in '50 things' activities from 11am - 3pm, then on Thursdays we'll be getting creative with Wild Art.

We've also got some special drop-in events with Northern Print's Inky Print Club. On Thursday 18 August it's Northern Print's Inky Print Club: Brilliant Bewick Birds, and on Thursday 25 August it's Northern Print's Inky Print Club: Marvelous Monoprint Buzzing Bees.   

The fun doesn't stop at the weekend either, on Saturdays, it's lawn games from 11am - 3pm and if you're still looking for fun things to do there's Bat Watch on 29 August. A ranger-led evening where we'll be looking out for bats. Please book to let us know you're coming and make sure we have enough cake!

When there isn't an activity on, there's still plenty of self-led things to try or if you'd rather turn up and enjoy relaxing in a deck chair, that's fine too.

The more the merrier we say and if you're up for some live music it's Folk in the Farmyard on Sunday 7 August with Tune Army and on Sunday 4 September Fool's Gold will be performing.

There's plenty of lush green grass for a picnic and you can buy hot and cold drinks, plus ice-creams from the cafe.

Treat the family to ice cream
Children enjoying traditional ice cream cones outside a National Trust property
Treat the family to ice cream