Explore nature near you this half term

Children running through daffodils in springtime at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Get the whole family outdoors locally and closer to the natural world this school holiday. Whether it's learning while having fun with the 'What's stirring underground at Cliveden' activity or reconnecting with nature through the list of '50 things to do at Cliveden before you're 125 ¾'; there's lots of fun to be had come rain or shine. To avoid disappointment, please pre-book your tickets online as without them we cannot guarantee entry to the estate.

What's stirring underground at Cliveden February half term activity

This February half term, book your tickets and bring the children along for Cliveden’s fun half-term activity. Just like we have this winter, many animals and insects have stayed inside the safety of their homes. Find out how the animals, insects and plants that call Cliveden home survive and thrive in the cold months of winter.  Explore Cliveden’s gardens and woodlands if you're local and able to visit Cliveden, or print off the activity sheet to complete at home here:

What's stirring underground at Cliveden activity sheet

The Glorious Gardens trail at Cliveden.
Girl taking part in garden trail at Cliveden
The Glorious Gardens trail at Cliveden.

50 Things to do at Cliveden before you're 125 3/4

As part of our celebrations for the 125th anniversary of the National Trust last year, we released 50 things to do at Cliveden before you’re 125 ¾, as suggested by our staff, volunteers and visitors to help you and your little ones get the most out of your visit to Cliveden. We hope that ticking your way through this list will help you to re-connect with nature, re-discover your inner child and fall in love with all Cliveden has to offer, come rain or shine.

Pick up a leaflet from the Info Centre and let us know how you’re getting on using #50thingsatCliveden

50 Things to do at Cliveden leaflet (PDF / 2.5078125MB) download

Whilst you're here...

  1. 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ - Pick up a booklet from the Information Centre and have fun completing the National Trust's 50 suggestions to get children close to nature.
  2. Storybook Play Den is ideal for little ones to let off steam under your watchful eye. Please follow the How to Stay Safe and Play Safely sign by the entrance to the play area.  Please note it normally closes at 4pm but if it's too icy, this play area will be closed until it's safe to re-open.
  3. The Kiosk in the Walled Garden is open for you to grab a cuppa and a snack to fuel your adventures around the estate. 
  4. The Woodlands offer you and the children a chance to really stretch your legs. Within the acres of trees and winding paths, you'll find the Woodland Play Trail, where children aged six and above can challenge themselves by building, balancing and climbing.