50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Our places are all about exploring, learning and having fun. Our '50 things' activities are a great way to get started on your family day out. Why not try them at each property you visit and see which is your favourite?

Children playing in the Hardwick gardens

Family Fun at Hardwick 

Have fun in the great outdoors and celebrate the May bank holidays and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, enjoying the simple things in life in our stunning setting.

Enjoying the woodland at Calke Abbey, Midlands

Get playful with '50 things' at Calke Abbey  

Ready to embark on a nature adventure? See how many of our '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' challenges you can complete at Calke.

Two children run in a garden of wild flowers

'50 things' adventures at Kedleston Hall 

Have you seen the '50 Things' list? Kedleston is a great place to explore with family this summer and do some of the things on the list.

adult head and two children looking at tray of pond water

'50 things' to do at Longshaw 

Go Wild at Longshaw with your '50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾' booklet. Pick one up from the welcome building or one of our volunteers, and have fun!

Boy and girl hunting for bugs in the woods

50 things at Ilam Park 

Discover summer fun at Ilam and Dovedale with our '50 Things' wallchart, designed to help you explore the grounds and get back in touch with nature. While you're here, see how many 50 Things activities you can complete on your visit with your family and make some lasting memories in the great outdoors this summer.


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