We're all going on a summer holiday

This summer we are encouraging you to get closer to nature with different '50 things' activities planned for each week of the holidays. Read on to find out what we have planned to help you make the most of your summer break.

Young girl with kite streamers

50 Things this summer: week one (20 - 26 July)

During the first week of the summer holidays have a go at flying a kite, building a den and getting to know a tree.

Two children in a tree

50 Things this summer: week two (27 July - 2 August)

During the second week of the summer holidays have a go at cloud watching, go on a scavenger hunt and help a plant grow.

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50 Things this summer: week three (3 - 9 August)

During the third week of the summer holidays have fun with sticks, join nature's band and go barefoot.

Girl in field looking through binoculars

50 Things this summer: week four (10 - 16 August)

During the fourth week of the summer holidays have a go at creating some wild art, keeping a nature diary and watching a bird.

Children exploring a tree at Kingston lacy in Dorset

50 Things this summer: Week five (17 - 23 August)

During the fifth week of the summer holidays go cloud watching, get to know a tree and wear a wild crown.

Bug hunting - one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

50 Things this summer: week six (24 August - 1 September)

During the sixth week of the summer holidays make friends with a bug, have fun with sticks and go on a scavenger hunt.

Get lost in the new maize maze in the Kitchen Garden at Kingston Lacy

Coming soon... Kingston Lacy maize maze 

New for 2019 we have planted a 'maize maze' in the Kitchen Garden at Kingston Lacy. Visit in the summer holidays to see if you can find your way out! Entry will be by donation which will help us continue to restore the Kitchen Garden.