Tick off your 50 things around Devon

Have you ever rolled down a hill, set up a snail race or made a grass trumpet? Ever dared to get mucky, discover your wild side and look for bugs and creepy crawlies? Have an adventure around Devon and tick off some more of your 50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

Two girls looking at a worm

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activity list 

Find out about all of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ activities with this handy list. From making a racket with a grass trumpet to crawling through the mud looking for animal tracks there's something for every young explorer.

Making art the natural way...

50 things to do in East Devon

After a popular programme of events that ran over the summer holidays last year, the rangers are once again running free family activities.

Exploring rock pools on the beach and discovering sea creatures

50 things at South Milton Sands

Come and join in with free family activities at South Milton Sands.

Three children in a tree

50 things at Killerton 

Find out which "50 things" you can do on your visit.

A child jumping in a muddy puddle

Things to do for families at Castle Drogo

We’ve got lots to keep your little ones entertained-from a free spotter sheet in the garden to miles of pathways in the woods to run wild in.

Overbeck's and view over Salcombe estuary

Hunt for birds and beasties at Overbeck's 

bug hunt and bird spotting trails for the children to help them find out about the wildlife in the garden

Children and mother lifting Lilly pad leaves to see what's beneath

Discover pondlife at Greenway 

Discover what’s in a pond at Greenway, bring along a fishing net and discover who is hiding in the dipping pond

children running through long grass in Knightshayes parkland with view of the mansion behind them.


With diverse grounds consisting of glorious gardens and acres of parkland and woods, Knightshayes has bags of space to explore, trees to climb, puddles to jump in and wildlife to discover.

Children running across the grass

Climb a tree at Arlington Court 

Find the Monkey Puzzle play area and see if you’re brave enough to reach the highest perch at Arlington Court

View at Parke, Dartmoor, Devon

Things to see and do at Parke

Make the most of your day when you visit Parke on the edge of Dartmoor.

Family playing in the sea at Woolacombe

Things to see and do at Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Ilfracombe

There are plenty of opportunities to explore the landscape and play around Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Ilfracombe.

A boy climbing on a rope at Coleton Fishacre's wild play area

Family fun at Coleton Fishacre 

There's lots to keep your little-ones entertained, from playing in the wild play area to completing the nature designs trail in the garden. During the school holidays there are Wild Wednesday events, where kids can complete some 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities with the rangers.

child making a face with sticks

Create some wild art, make a trail of sticks and more

Visit Lydford Gorge for a family adventure where everyone can feel young at heart this summer.

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50 things to do at the Foundry

Indoors or outdoors - the choice is yours. You'll definitely be able to complete some '50 things' activities while you're here.