'50 things' to do indoors

Getting curious with the '50 things' indoor activities

The '50 things' indoors activities have been specially created to help you get curious and notice rare, unusual or beautiful things in some of the special places we care for, or your own home, whatever your age.

Have you ticked off all of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ in the outdoors? This year we've got a brand new list of activities to be ticked off, all indoors.

Here you can download the new 50 things to do before you're 125¾ activity sheet, all in celebration of the National Trust's 125th birthday this year.

What is '50 things' indoors?

You're invited to experience Dunster Castle and Watermill in a whole new playful way. This is your invitation to stop, look and experience the rare and beautiful sights, sounds and unusual items found within our house and collection.

Visitors at Dunster Castle, Somerset
Visitors at Dunster Castle, Somerset
Visitors at Dunster Castle, Somerset

You'll probably need to visit more than just the castle to complete the whole list, so don't forget the watermill or the summer house high up on the keep! Simply pick up your leaflet from Visitor Reception on arrival or print your own at home, head up to the castle or watermill and get involved. 

50 things to do indoors before you’re 125¾ (PDF / 0.4MB) download


Fancy some '50 things' activities to do indoors at home?

In addition to the checklist above, and while the we are closed here at Dunster, here are some top indoor activities and challenges to have a go at at home: 

  • Listening to a clock chiming
  • Looking through a window with a beautiful view
  • Lying on the floor to do some ceiling watching
  • Finding an object that has travelled a long way
  • Finding the funniest, happiest, grumpiest face
  • Putting together a jigsaw
  • Dusting with a paint brush
  • Striking a pose and taking a selfie
  • Finding out the name of a family pet

Don’t forget to share your experience with us on social media  #50ThingsIndoors