50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 at Dunham Massey

There are lots of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities to experience outdoors at Dunham Massey this summer whether rain or shine. Take part in family events and continue your ‘50 things’ adventure together in the park and garden.

Pick up your free ’50 things’ leaflet on your next visit, or download the app and get ready to explore Dunham. Remember you can do as many or as few as you like, as often as you like!

Make a den at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

1. Get to know a tree and 4. Build a den

Branches, twigs and leaves make surprisingly cosy dens! Make a den in the North Park or Deer Park. Did you know some trees have hollows so big you can climb right inside? Find a tree you can explore inside near the visitor centre.

Go welly wandering at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

6. Go welly wandering, 20. Go paddling, 13. Make a mud creation

Make the most of the rainy weather and get ready for some serious splashing! Bring your wellies and go splashing in Dunham’s many muddy puddles – some of them might even be deep enough for a quick paddle! If you’re feeling really adventurous, why not make a mud creation?

Bring a friend on a nature adventure at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

50. Take your friend on a nature adventure and 45. Find your way with a map

Double your fun by sharing your next nature adventure at Dunham Massey with a friend. Explore the deer park to discover some of our wonderful wildlife, from fallow deer to green woodpeckers. Make sure to pick up a map from the visitor centre so you can find your way back!

Watch a bird at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

44. Watch a bird, 41. Help a plant grow and 31. Make friends with a bug

Head over to the garden for a summer full of natural crafts and activities! Make a bird feeder to attract birds to your own garden, plant a seed pocket to take home, grow and eat, and build your very own bug hotel to give a home to mini-beasts!