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

Winter is the perfect time to complete many of the activities on your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 list. The wet weather makes it perfect to run around in the rain and the damp brings out all the best creepy crawlies.

Go bug hunting at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

No.31 hunt for bugs

The damp weather makes autumn a great time to go bug hunting - all the best creepy crawlies come out when it's wet. Remember to look under rocks and logs and even fallen leaves. If you're really brave, try holding some bugs in your hand so you can tick off No.30, hold a scary beast.

Hold a scary beast at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

No.30 hold a scary beast

Once you found a bug that's especially creepy, see if you can pluck up the courage to hold it in your hand. Spiders and beetles are particularly scary, are you brave enough to hold one of each? Make sure you put the little fellow back where you found it when you're finished.

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.

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.

A family enjoying the rain

No.6 run around in the rain

When it's pouring with rain, what could be better than chucking on your wellies and waterproofs and zooming around in the puddles, soaking up all the watery fun? You don't need any instructions for this challenge, it's exactly what it says on the tin

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.