50 things at Maidenhead and Cookham Commons

There’s plenty of outdoor adventures to be had with our list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾. How many can you complete at Maidenhead and Cookham Commons? Here's our pick of the 50 things to do and the best places to do them.

Children den-building in the woods

4. Build a den

Head to the woodlands at Maidenhead Thicket , where you’ll find branches galore to build a perfect den. Choose a dry flat spot for the most solid build.

Children on a bug-hunt at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

31. Hunt for bugs

Pack your magnifying glass and search under rocks and in mud around the commons. Cockmarsh is a good place for dragonfly spotting in summer.

Girl in field looking through binoculars

44. Go bird watching

The Commons are a haven for wildlife – keep your eyes peeled and listen carefully. To get a closer look, take your binoculars and don't forget your camera for pictures.

Boy walking along rocks holding a long stick

12. Make a trail with sticks

Pick up sticks or fallen leaves and lay a trail for your family to follow. Please don’t pick sticks from living plants or trees though.

Children finishing their climb to the top of a huge hill

28. Climb a huge hill

Put on your trainers and walk or even run up Winter Hill. Take a moment to admire the views over the Thames Valley when you reach the top.

Child making mud pies at Bath Skyline, Somerset

No. 13 Make a mud creation 

How creative can you get with mud? Put on your wellies and find a muddy spot to find out. Cook-up a mud pie or create a modern masterpiece are just some things you can do with squishy mud.

Man and two children playing a grass trumpet

25. Make a grass trumpet

Pick a wide blade of grass from the meadows at Cockmarsh to create your very own trumpet. Two hands and a big breath are all you'll need.

Two boys on a bride about to play pooh sticks

19. Play pooh sticks

The Causeway Bridge at Cookham Moor is a great place to play with friends. Don’t forget to mark your stick.

A small boy runs ascross the grass flying a kite at a National Trust site

7. Fly a kite

With lots of wide open spaces, Pinkney’s Green is the perfect place to fly a kite on a windy day.

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