50 Things to do before you're 11¾ at Hatfield Forest

We've come up with our top ten list of 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ at Hatfield Forest. Whatever the weather, there is always something to do. Pick up your free 50 Things scrapbook from the shop and get a sticker each time you complete an activity.

Three children in a tree

Climb a tree

There's no shortage of trees in the Forest. Some are very old and special, so please follow our tree climbing code, which you'll find in the Discovery Room.

Mother and daughter building a den in the woods

Build a den

Venture into the coppice and you'll find plenty of sticks for den building. There are lots of example dens so either improve an existing one or build your own.

Boy splashing in puddles wearing wellies

Run around in the rain

When it's a bit soggy, there is still lots of fun to be had. Don your welly boots and go and run around in the rain. Who can make the biggest splash in a puddle?

Boy walking along rocks holding a long stick

Make a trail with sticks

Lay a trail with sticks and get a friend to follow it. Where will you take them?

Man and two children playing a grass trumpet

Make a grass trumpet

With a huge grassy plain to choose your blade of grass from, you could make a grass trumpet orchestra!

Two young boys looking up, stood inside a tree

Explore inside a tree

Hatfield Forest is the top place to look inside a tree. We even got a mention on Chris Evan's Radio 2 show. With so many hollow trees, take a look inside and see what you can spot.

People walking towards camera with bare feet

Go on a walk barefoot

Take off your shoes and feel the tickly grass, the bumpy roots or the squidgy mud.

Man and girl looking on cotton bag in field

Hunt for bugs

Roll over a log and see if anyone is living underneath. Make sure you roll the log back to keep the bugs home intact.

Girl in field looking through binoculars

Go bird watching

Head over to the bird hide and see if you can spot some of our feathered residents.

Two GPS devices on table used for geocaching

Find a geocache

Visit the geocaching website for the co-ordinates and join in this global treasure hunt.