'50 things to do before you're 11¾' at Lanhydrock

Family in the gardens of Lanhydrock

There are over 900 acres of countryside to discover at Lanhydrock, including woods and parkland, gardens, pool, pond and river. The perfect place for ticking off some of your '50 things to do before you're 11¾.'

Build a nest

Test your construction skills and build your own nest. What will you line it with? Can you build as well as the resident Lanhydrock birds?


Create some wild art

Forage in the woods for some quirky craft materials. What will you create? Keep an eye out for events throughout the year for plenty of 50 things inspiration.

Hold a beast

Killerton's woodlands offer the perfect habitat for all kinds of creepy crawlies – come and explore under rocks and in trees. Will you be the bravest?


Hunt for bugs

There are plenty of butterflies, caterpillars, beetles and spiders for you to spot all over the estate.


Track wild animals

The gardens and parkland are home to lots of wildlife including badgers, deer, foxes, otter and pheasants. See if you can spot any of them. Remember to stay quiet so you don’t scare them away. 


Go bird watching

The estate is alive with birds all year. In winter, keep your eyes open for noisy rooks roosting in the chapel grounds and for the blue flash of jays as they dive into trees.

A family pond dipping at Cragside, Northumberland

Download the '50 things' activity guide 

If you want to download a PDF of the whole '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' list, then here it is.

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden and limited house route at Lanhydrock are open. We've introduced advanced booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance especially at busy times such as bank holidays and weekends. However, where space is available pre-booking may not always be necessary. If you do not book, we cannot guarantee admission. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday and you will need to book by 3pm the day before your visit.