Start your '50 things to do before you're 11¾' adventure at Cuckmere Valley

A close up image of a tiny frog in the hands of a child

Cuckmere Valley is made up of two beautiful coastal and riverside properties. Chyngton Farm is a haven for birds and wildlife at the mouth of the Cuckmere river. Frog Firle Farm is a haven for bugs, flowers and other wildlife on the banks of the river. There are plenty of ‘50 things to do before you're 11 ¾’ that you can tick off here at Cuckmere Valley. How many can you do?

Get outside

Can you roll down a really big hill?
Children roll down a hill
Can you roll down a really big hill?

There's no excuse for not getting going with your list at Cuckmere Valley. Start with:

No.2 Roll down a really big hill

No.7 Fly a kite.

No.21 Forage for wild food.

No.22 Get to know a tree.

No.24 Go barefoot.

No.25 Join nature's band.

No.40 Go on a nature walk at night

Don't let the weather put you off!

Create a splash with No. 6 of our '50 things': go welly wandering
50 things to do at Flatford
Create a splash with No. 6 of our '50 things': go welly wandering

Why not try ‘No.6 Go welly wandering’ if the weather isn't up to much? There's plenty to do in wet weather at Cuckmere Valley, including ‘No.13 Make a mud creation’.  If you’re lucky enough to get to see Cuckmere Valley in the snow then you can try ‘No.15 Go on a wintery adventure’.

Hello sunshine

The cuckmere at sun set
The Cuckmere at sun set
The cuckmere at sun set

Watch the beautiful sunrise above the Cuckmere river with ‘No. 23 Get up for sunrise’, or you could stay late and catch the sunset. Either way, watching the sun come and up or set over the Cuckmere river is well worth the wait.

Get closer to nature

Make friends with a bug
Hunt for bugs
Make friends with a bug

Visit Frog Firle Farm and see what bugs you can find. You can:

'No.31 Make friends with a bug.

No.34 Discover wild animal clues.

No.35 Discover what's in a pond

Follow the path

Find your way with a map
Girl holding a map, obscuring her face
Find your way with a map

There are plenty of trails to follow around Cuckmere Valley so why not have a go at orienteering?

No.45 Find your way with a map.

Messing about on the river

Float in a boat is no. 32 of our '50 things'. Where will you try it?
Children playing in a dinghy boat on the River Ouse at Houghton Mill, Cambridgeshire
Float in a boat is no. 32 of our '50 things'. Where will you try it?

Stop off at nearby Exceat to try canoeing around all the bends of the Cuckmere river.

No.50 Float in a boat.

Complete the challenge

Once you've completed your challenges, don’t forget to go to the 50 things website to get it ticked off.