50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Emmetts Garden

Emmetts Garden is a great place to complete the challenges in your scrapbook. From geocaching to kite flying, there's so much to do. If you haven't got an adventure scrapbook yet, you can pick one up in our visitor welcome centre.

Find a geocache at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

No.49 find a geocache

Unleash the explorer within and go geocaching around Emmetts Garden. Collect a GPS tracker from the visitor centre and see what treasures you can find hidden around the site or go further afield and see what you can find around Ide Hill, Toys Hill and Mariners Hill.

Flying a kite and other 50 things at Emmetts

Let's go fly a kite

Windy days make the best fun as it means you can go kite flying, No.7 on your challenge list. The meadow makes the best spot to complete this task. Whose kite can go the highest? Here's a tip: start with your back to the wind, it'll help your kite to soar.

A child enjoys building a den at a National Trust property

No.4 build a den

Grab logs, sticks and leaves to build a den to rival all others in our wild play area and woodland. Can you make your den waterproof? Piling leaves on top of the den will help.

Bug hunting, one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Creepy crawly adventures

Our gardens and woodlands are perfect for ticking off No. 31 hunt for bugs. These little creatures love dark, damp spaces so have a look under big rocks and logs. Have you got the courage to hold one in your hand? Hold a scary beast is challenge No.30. Don't forget to put the bugs back where you found them and try not to disturb their habitats.

Bird watching

No.44 go bird watching

Binoculars will help with this task, so don't forget to bring some with you. Woodpeckers can be found in the woods but don't worry if you can't spot one, they're very shy. Give yourself points if you hear the sound of the woodpecker pecking at the tree bark. Birds can frighten easily, so it's best to keep a distance from them and keep very quiet.

Family facilities at Emmetts Garden

Baby changing facilities can be found at the entrance to the site, next to the visitor welcome centre as well as at the old stables café. Bottle warming facilities can also be found at the café. The meadow makes the perfect spot for a picnic; grab a table or bring a blanket. Please note that scooters are not suitable for the pathways at Emmetts Garden.

Child enjoying climbing a tree

Want to find more 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4?

Visit the National Trust's campaign page to view the full list and find out where you can complete your challenges.