50 spring-time things to do before you're 11¾ at Cliveden

After normal admission pick up your free 50 things to do before you're 11¾ booklet from the Information Centre as well as our new bespoke Cliveden 50 things map, and start your outdoor adventure from the moment you arrive. Here are a few of our top spring activities to get you started.

Den building

No. 4 - Build a den

Head for the woodlands where you’ll find branches galore to build a perfect den. If you’d like some pointers, then look out for ‘Clive’s Den’ that we’ve built near the play trail.

Child flying a kite

No. 7 - Fly a Kite

Bring your kite to the paddocks and see if you can catch the breeze. There's nothing quite like the swell of the wind under your tethered airborne toy.

Family on a walk in the woods

No. 34 - Track wild animals

Get on your hands and knees to look up close for little paw prints. Can you see any dropping clues? Investigate those mysterious holes in the ground and see if you can track a wild animal.

Make a trail to follow with sticks

No. 12 - Make a trail with sticks

Pick up sticks – or fallen leaves – in the woods or gardens and lay a trail for your family to follow. Please don’t pick sticks from living trees or plants though.

Boy and girl hunting for bugs in the woods

No. 31 - Hunt for bugs

Delve under logs, look under rocks, peek between bits of bark and investigate with a magnifying glass between little blades of grass for little creatures that live in Cliveden's gardens.

Girl and boy laying on grass making a daisy chain

No. 16 - Make a daisy chain

Nothing reminds us of sunny afternoons quite like making a pretty daisy chain. Use your thumb nail to make a hole in the stem before pushing the stem of the next daisy through.

Bird watching at Godrevy, Cornwall

No. 44 - Bird watching

Cliveden’s a haven for wildlife – keep your eyes peeled and listen carefully. To get a closer look, don’t forget your binoculars or you can buy a children’s pair in our shop.