Autumn half-term is fast approaching and it’s the perfect opportunity for the whole family to discover new places and create special memories. Book a break at one of our holiday cottages and you’ll find lots of opportunities for family fun right on your doorstep.

Our cottages are also in great locations to try out a few of our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ challenges, from birdwatching to bike rides.

Children playing with leaves in autumn

No.33 Catch a falling leaf

There’s no better time of the year to try out this challenge. How many can you catch as they tumble to the ground?

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 A family cycling along the trail at Castle Ward, County Down

No.11 Go for a really long bike ride

Head to one of the places we look after and explore it with your family by bicycle. While youngsters pedal away their excess energy, you can enjoy some of our most beautiful landscapes.

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Birdwatching at a hide

No. 44 Go birdwatching

Our places are home to a huge array of birds. Get your little ones outside and see how many different species you can spot.

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Boy standing on sea edge about to skim a stone

No.5 Skim a stone

If you fancy learning to skim stones then you'll need a steady arm, a keen eye and a fair bit of practice to tick this challenge off your list.

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