‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ activity list

Two girls catch a crab on the Isle of Wight

Find out about all of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities with this handy list. From stargazing to crawling through mud looking for animal clues, we have something for every young explorer.

We have 50 ultimate activities for you to enjoy, so get out in the fresh air and build a den, make your world spin by rolling down a hill or watch stars glitter in the night sky. You'll be a seasoned adventurer by the time you've managed to try out all 50 activities. And it doesn't end there. You can enjoy doing our '50 things' again and again, in all seasons.

 
A family pond dipping at Cragside, Northumberland

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If you want to download a PDF of the whole '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' list, then here it is.

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‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ activity list

Find out about all of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities with this handy list. From stargazing to crawling through mud looking for animal clues, we have something for every young explorer.

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No. 19 Play pooh sticks

Pooh sticks is a simple sport that's thrilling to play. Fun fact: it was invented by the famous bear of the same name in the A. A. Milne stories. It also happens to be no. 19 of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾'. Follow our tips for a top game.

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No. 10 play conkers

First of all you should find the right conker. Next thread it with string and thirdly, you need to find at least one opponent to pit yourself against. Then you’re all set to play no. 10 of our '50 things to do before you’re 11¾'.

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Top spots to find champion conkers

If you want to win at conkers, the most important thing you'll need is a champion collection. Here are some of the best spots to find winning conkers.

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Great places for a family bike ride

What could be better than heading out as a family and exploring the countryside on two wheels? Our woods and parklands are perfect for little legs (and older ones too) to pedal around. It's also no. 11 of our ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ - explore on wheels.

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No. 1 get to know a tree

Some trees have spaces big enough to get inside. Others can be climbed. Many have vibrant summer flowers or colourful autumn leaves to catch. Get to know a tree and see what creatures they are home to - it's No. 1 on our list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.

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No. 2 Roll down a really big hill

Rolling down a really big hill is perhaps the best way ever invented to get to the bottom. It's also the most fun, so get out there, find a hill, and tick challenge no. 2 off your list.

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No. 3 Camp outdoors

Whether your wilderness is your own back garden or a favourite field or hill, camping outdoors is really fun. It doesn’t matter if it’s warm and sunny or cold, or rainy. And it's no.3 on our list of ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’.

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No. 4 Build a den

Build a den out of sticks on a flat spot in the woods, cover it with leaves, and you've got a pirate hideout or a meeting place for spies. There are loads of National Trust places with perfect spots for den building.