Autumn is a great time to try some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾, and on the Island we have some of the best places to do them. You could catch a falling leaf in Borthwood Copse (No. 33), or pick blackberries from the hedgerows on Mottistone Estate (No. 21). At Newtown, the hides are a great place to go bird watching (No. 44), and if you’re feeling brave, the waves at Compton may just be warm enough to splash through (No. 20). With woodlands, coast and downland to explore, you’ll soon have them all ticked off.