Tick off your '50 things' around Devon

Have you ever rolled down a really big hill, set up a snail race or made a grass trumpet? Have an adventure around Devon and tick off some more of your '50 things to do before you’re 11¾'.

Two girls catch a crab on the Isle of Wight

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ activity list 

Find out about all of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities with this handy list. From stargazing to crawling through mud looking for animal clues, we have 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.

Family walking by the river

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


Wear a wild crown, go barefoot or go cloud watching at Overbeck's.

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

Discover what's in a pond at Greenway

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

Spot a bird at Arlington Court 

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

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.

View of the house in early summer at Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Coleton Fishacre

A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea

child making a face with sticks

Create some wild art, spot a fish and more

There’s plenty of outdoor fun and adventure for all the family this summer at Lydford Gorge.

Children bird watching

'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.