50 things to do before you’re 11¾ in Cheshire

Jump into the outdoors this summer with our amazing list of 50 Things to do before you’re 11¾. From tracking wild animals to cooking on a campfire – bring your friends and make some amazing memories!

50 things at Mr Straw's House

50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 at Dunham Massey

Are you ready for a fun family adventure? Take on the 50 things challenge and enjoy wild activities all summer long from making a mud pie to cooking on a campfire.

Kite flying at the Cage at Lyme, Cheshire


At Lyme you can do an amazing 26 of the 50 Things to do before you’re 11¾ activities. Most are self-led, but if you join Lyme’s rangers who are expert outdoor adventurers every Tuesday in the school holidays, you can try building your own den, creating wild art, or climbing up to the Cage to fly your kite.

Children playing on a log at Hare Hill, Cheshire.

Hare Hill

Here in our woodland garden you can create some wild art, make a grass trumpet, hunt for bugs, go bird watching, or hold a scary beast. Look out for newts, frogs, water boatman and pond skaters in the ponds – even a heron occasionally - as well as brightly coloured Mandarin ducks. In the trees around the garden see if you can spot Great Tits, Nuthatches and Blue Tits, and honey bees amongst the flowers in the Walled Garden.

Wildflower carpet at Thurstaston Common Wirral

Thurstaston Common  

Thurstaston Common on the Wirral is a great place in summer - go geocaching, star gazing or bug hunting as part of ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’, along with damming a stream and, towards autumn, picking blackberries in the wild.

Children playing in the woods at Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank is a good spot to go bug hunting, bird watching or barefoot walking. Look out for our outdoor adventure week with the rangers where you’ll find loads of ’50 things’ to do, and don’t forget our family bat walks at the end of August.