50 things to do before you're 11¾ at the Giant’s Causeway

Children with nets rockpooling at the Giant's Causeway

Come and get closer to nature with our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾! A jam packed fun filled program for kids with plenty of exciting outdoor activities to do over and over again all year round across the Causeway Coast - from watching the sunset to creating some wild art. Plan your next adventure here!

Join us at the Giant’s Causeway, spend time outside making your way through the 50 things checklist, have fun with nature and tick them off as you go!


Here are some of our favourite activities that you can do at the Giant’s Causeway;

No. 48: Clamber over Rocks


There’s no better place to clamber over rocks than the Giant’s Causeway, right? We’ve got a whopping 40,000 near-perfect hexagonal columns to check out! Hop, climb and explore over the basalt columns which date back to 60 million years ago. And learn about our resident Giant, Finn McCool!

Enjoy clambering over the Giant's Causeway rocks
A child enjoying climbing over the Giant's Causeway
Enjoy clambering over the Giant's Causeway rocks

No 37: Discover the wonders of a rock pool


Get your hands wet and explore of rock pool at the Giant’s Causeway! Turn over seaweed, pick up rocks, scoop up water in your bucket and look closely for some hidden creatures! Have a closer inspection of the rock pool creatures and record what you see before you let them go again.

You never know what hidden creatures you could find
A child looking into a bucket to inspect what she has found during rockpooling
You never know what hidden creatures you could find

No: 18 Create Wild Art


When it comes to creating wild art, the only limit is your imagination. What will you use, and how? There's so much to choose from in the natural world - but make sure you're not making your art from another creature's home. Search for things that vary in colour and texture so you can make some really wild art!

Have fun creating wild art with natures surroundings
A child creating an art piece on a tree with leaves
Have fun creating wild art with natures surroundings


No: 31 Make friends with a bug


Ladybirds, spiders, caterpillars, woodlice are all kinds of creepy crawlies hiding in natural places outdoors. Be a nature detective by searching under stones, in long grass areas and under bark – you never know what you could find hiding!


At the Giant’s Causeway be sure to stay on the lookout as we have some special visitors that come to say hello, you could see dolphins swimming, stoats sunbaking and fulmars in flight!

Make friends with a bug at the Giant's Causeway
Children investigating a bug with a microscope
Make friends with a bug at the Giant's Causeway

No 28: Climb a huge hill


At the Giant’s Causeway we have some tough trials to conquer, why not climb our toughest red trail hill by taking on the Shepherds Steps? On the way up the hill, look out for wildlife beneath your feet and in the sky, you'll be amazed at what you can find living on a hill. Don't forget to see how far you can see once you've got to the top of the hill, and enjoy the magnificent views of the Giant’s Causeway from a birds eye view.

Have fun exploring nature and the great outdoors with our list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’, start your adventures by downloading the activity list here