50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ at Frensham Little Pond

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We’ve got loads of open space, full of everything you need for great adventures. You can complete many of the 50 things activities here, so bring your friends and family along and start ticking stuff off your list.

If you haven't already got one, pick up a scapbook from nearby Hindhead Commons.

Be an adventurer

No.1 climb a tree
We’ve many fantastic trees for you to climb. Pick one that has strong branches and that you can reach from the ground. See how high you can climb – what can you see?

No.4 build a den
Go deep into our woods and discover fun spots for hiding, There are lots of sticks and twigs to build a home with too.

Or a discoverer

No.12 make trail with sticks
Pick up sticks and use them as arrows to make a trail that twists and turns around trees and over logs. How long can you make your trail?

A ranger

No.22 explore inside a tree
There are many old trees around the pond, some over 500 years old. Look inside the hollows and see what you can find. Do any bugs live there?

No.24 go on a walk barefoot
Kick of your shoes on one of the beaches near the pond and feel the sugary grains and prickles between your toes.

No.27 go star gazing
Wrap up warm and cuddle up to wonder at the night sky on Snowball Ridge. If you're lucky you might be able to make a wish on a shooting star.

A tracker

No.31 hunt for bugs
Follow our many paths - there’re lots of creatures to hunt for; butterflies, caterpillars, beetles and spiders. Remember to leave the bugs where you find them, safe in their homes.

No.34 track wild animals
Frensham Common, near the pond, is sandy and perfect for seeing the indented footprints of many creatures – birds, rabbits and lizards. You’ll also see many horse hoof prints, but can you track a lizard?

No.35 discover what’s in a pond
Bring your fishing net and pond dip on the southern side of the pond? Can you see a wriggly tadpole?

Or an explorer

No.44 go bird watching
The best spots are on Snowball ridge, the bird sanctuary on the south side of the pond or the viewing platform and bird hide near the café. Look out for swooping, white terns...

No.45 find your way with a map and compass
There are lots of tracks and footpaths around the pond, some of them unchartered – perfect for an intrepid explorer. Bring your compass and Ordnance Survey map Explorer 145 and set off on an adventure.

'50 things to do before you're 11¾'

For lots of different ways to connect with nature and to get to know the world around you all while having fun, check out '50 things'.