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.

Make a mud pie

No. 13 make a mud creation

Put on your wellies and find a muddy spot. Stones, leaves, flowers and twigs are great for decorating.

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.

Upcoming events

The Dawn Chorus of Maidenhead Thicket

Sat 16 May 2020
Come and immerse yourself in the chorus of birdsong with our local expert as you wander through Maidenhead Thicket.