'50 things to do before you're 11¾' at Coughton Court
Get your kids closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round and many can be done at home and in your garden.
Here are Coughton’s top five '50 things' activities to try out:
19: Play pooh sticks – Whose twig will win?
There are several bridges here that you can use. One is by the ford which is on our family walk. Check which way the water is flowing before you throw.
4: Build a den - Every part of den building is brilliant.
If you go over to the woods today you can try den building. There are lots of branches lying around. Please don't pull any off the trees. Can you build one big enough to get into?
18: Create some wild art - Can you make something beautiful?
Look around you at all the beautiful things lying around especially at autumn time. Can you make a picture or a sculpture from them? Twigs can make a really artistic frame. Take a photo and maybe even print it out when you get home.
7: Fly a kite - Do you need a windy day?
Cross over the river bridge towards Timm's Grove and there is a wide open field just right to practice flying your kite. Will yours fly?
31: Make friends with a bug
Bugs often hide from predators so you have to hunt for them. Try turning over a piece of bark or moving some fallen leaves to see what you can find.