50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 this winter

some red wellies jumping in a puddle

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ is a great way to start an adventure and explore outdoors. Pick up a free booklet from visitor reception and see how many activities you can tick off.

Whether it’s at Kedleston Hall or in your own back garden, there’s plenty of inspiration on the 50 things list. We’ve picked out the top things to do over the winter which you might try if you are able to pay us a visit in the coming months:

6. Run around in the rain

Embrace the British weather, whatever time of the year.

We have things to do whatever the weather
Children walking in the rain
We have things to do whatever the weather

12. Make a trail with sticks

Collect sticks from around the pleasure grounds or parkland to create your trail. Where will it lead?

15. Play in the snow

If we get a white winter, wrap up warm and have plenty of fun. Kedleston’s grounds are great for snowmen and snow angels. Cross your fingers and toes and wish for snow!

Find your special place
snowy woodland at kedleston hall
Find your special place

22. Explore inside a tree

Take a peep or even climb inside to discover a whole new world.

34. Track wild animals

The mud or snow make this even more fun. There are all sorts of animals to spot at Kedleston.

A closer look
Child bug hunting
A closer look

44. Go bird watching

See if you can spot some of the winter visitors.

Winter visitors
geese grazing in the mist at kedleston
Winter visitors

We expect you’ll be exploring further afield, so check out the 50 things full activity list to see what else you can do.