50 things to do before you're 11 3/4: Top 7 activities to do on The Lizard

The National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ is about exploring, learning new skills and trying new things. We’ve listed some of our favourite activities that you can do on The Lizard this summer, so grab your scrapbook (or one from any National Trust property), or download the app, and start ticking off the list.

A family enjoy the beach at Poldhu

Number 14: Dam a stream at Poldhu  

The steam at Poldhu beach is idea for messing around in. There are plenty of good sized rocks available to use as dam building materials, bring a bucket and spade and get building.

Three children  on the wooden footbridge at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria

Number 19: Play Pooh sticks at Poltesco 

The bridges at Poltesco provide the perfect place to play the great family game of Pooh sticks. Whilst you're there take some time to explore this hidden valley and the ruins of a once thriving industrial community.

Girl jumping over waves

Number 20: Jump over waves at Kynance 

Surrounded by the sea, The Lizard is a great place to get your feet wet! There are beaches all around the peninsula but to experience crystal clear water we recommend Kynance, make sure you do this with an adult and that its not too rough though.

A group gather to go star gazing on a clear night

Number 27: Go star gazing at Lizard Point 

The Lizard is blessed with some very dark nights which means the stars can shine particularly brightly over us. Lizard Point is one of the best places in the UK to visit at night to see some of the most spectacular starry skies, just don't forget to go on a clear night!

View of Kynance cove

Number 29: Explore a cave at Kynance 

Caves aren't that easy to come across, however if you visit Kynance Cove at low tide you can explore inside the caves in the middle of the beach and image how pirates and smugglers may have hidden in them years ago.

Boy kicking and splashing while laying in the sea

Number 42: Go swimming in the sea at Poldhu 

It's the best time of year to go for a dip in the sea and mess around in the water. Poldhu is the perfect place to do this with the RNLI lifeguards on the beach all summer making sure swimming there is safe.

A Chough chick with its parent near Lizard Point

Number 44: Go bird watching at Lizard Point 

Pop along to the wildlife watchpoint at Lizard Point and learn how to spot birds with our team of volunteers who are on hand to assist you. You may even be lucky enough to see the iconic Cornish Chough.