50 things to do before you're 11¾ at Devil's Dyke

A small boy runs ascross the grass flying a kite, just one of the ’50 Things’ you can enjoy at Devil’s Dyke

We have such a selection of fun for you here at Devil's Dyke. We reckon you can tick off 28 things from our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ list but maybe you can tick off more?

Climb a tree 50 things video
Climb a tree 50 things video
Climb a tree 50 things video

See what you can tick off your list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾? There's something you can do with your family, come rain or shine, summer or winter.

Get out and about

How long is your daisy chain?
Make a daisy chain at Chartwell
How long is your daisy chain?
  • Eat an apple straight from a tree - there are some wild apple trees hidden around the Dyke
  • Play conkers - bring your own or try to find the one and only conker tree on the hill
  • Run around in the rain
  • Play in the snow - being high up means we get a lot more snow than down in the local towns (but you hopefully won't be able to do this in the summer!)
  • Fly a kite - up near the car park is best
Fly a kite
A young girl at the 2014 Dunstable Kite Festival, on the Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire.
Fly a kite

And there's more....

  • Make a mud pie
  • Set up a snail race - forget about boring old garden snails, there are hundreds of different varieties to choose from here
  • Pick blackberries growing in the wild - there are bushes all over Devil's Dyke
  • Explore inside a tree - hunt down some ancient ash trees near Saddlescombe
Get to know a tree
Two young boys looking up, stood inside a tree
Get to know a tree
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Hunt for fossils and bones - sometimes you can find sea sponge fossils on the ground
  • Go on a nature walk at night
  • Climb a huge hill - we've one of the biggest in Sussex

Take a look

  • Hunt for bugs - join us on a bug hunt in the summer or get on your hands and knees with your family
  • Track wild animals - take a walk in the woods after it has rained to find animal tracks
Make friends with a bug
Hunt for bugs
Make friends with a bug

Find your way back

  • Find your way with a map and compass (bring your own)
  • Find a geocache –  there are quite a few round here, look on the Brighton geocache website (bring your own device)

Come and see our Membership & Information Officers to pick up you '50 things' wild adventure scrapbook and collect your stickers - look out for us on the downs in the big white van.