Pooh sticks is a simple sport that's thrilling to play. Fun fact: it was invented by the famous bear of the same name in the A. A. Milne stories. It also happens to be no. 19 of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾'. Follow our tips for a top game.
Build a den out of sticks on a flat spot in the woods, cover it with leaves, and you've got a pirate hideout or a meeting place for spies. There are loads of National Trust places with perfect spots for den building.
Safety is really important to us. We've got lots of tips on how to have fun completing our '50 things' activities, while keeping safe. Read our general advice and discover links to useful websites containing more information.
You don't need to be an expert to spot stars, satellites and planets. Just follow our top tips for a stargazing experience from the comfort of your garden. It's also no.27 on our list of '50 things to do before you’re 11¾'.
Follow willow tunnels or make your very own woodland den in our natural play areas. You can also splash along muddy trails, hang onto rope swings and hunt for treehouses and bug hotels. Here's our pick of the best natural play areas at our places.