50 things to do at Dudmaston

Visitors exploring Big Pool at Dudmaston

Roll down the steep bank in our garden or hunt for bugs and beasties in Gerard's wood. There's lots of opportunities to tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Dudmaston.

Get your wellies on and come and explore every inch of our estate. Investigate where Dudmaston's tiniest bugs and beasties hide out or make a tricky trail out of sticks for your friends and family to follow into the woodland. Don't forget to come prepared, you can't be too sure where your adventure will take you.

If you haven’t got one already, grab a ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ activity booklet from reception and get ready for lots of outdoors fun and adventure.

Top 4 ‘50 things’ to do at Dudmaston

Roll down the really big hill in our garden

Have you ever tried rolling or running or crawling down the steep bank in our garden? How many different ways can you get from top to bottom, or bottom to top? One thing is for sure, you’ll be huffing and puffing once you’re finished.

Skim a stone on Big Pool  

Skimming a stone takes skill and technique. Are you up to the challenge? First of all you need to find a smooth, flat pebble. Then have a few practice goes. How many times can you make it skip across the water?

Make a trail with sticks in the parkland

Can you use your tracking symbols to lay a trail of sticks for your friends and family to follow? Perhaps you’ll discover someone else’s trail. Where did they explore, what did they discover?

Track wild animals’ footprint on the estate

Can you tell an animal from its footprint? Find some muddy patches in our parkland and you’re sure to spot some animal tracks.

And if you’re feeling super adventurous and full of beans…

Pick up one of our free trails from reception and complete even more 50 things activities. Choose from the Explorer trail where you can find the best spots at Dudmaston for kite flying, bug hunting and much more. Get closer to our wildlife on the Animal Tracks trail, or take the Secret Tracks trail to find out how to make different signs using sticks and stones. These trails are self-guided and can be done whenever you're in the mood for exploring.

Once it’s time to go home, don’t forget to ask for your stickers at reception to show that you’ve completed some of the 50 things activities. Your activity booklet will soon start to fill up and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a fully-fledged outdoors explorer.