Join us for 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Kick start your 50 things adventure at Mr Straw's House this May. As the weather brightens and the days warm up there's nothing like spending time outside as a family exploring together. Hunt for bugs, dig for fossils and bones or even make a mud pie, there is plenty for you to get your adventure started.

Join us for 50 Things to do before 11 3/4

Continue your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ adventure today. As the weather brightens and the days warm up there's nothing like spending time outside as a family exploring together. Hunt for bugs, dig for fossils and bones or even make a mud pie, there is plenty for you to get your adventure started.

Here's a list of some of the 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 you could get up to during your visit to Mr Straw's House:

12. Make a trail with sticks

Why not make a trail through the orchard for your family to follow using the sticks and leaves you find?

18. Create some wild art

Help us to create a masterpiece in the Orchard using natural materials and make your mark on our giant piece of art.

24. Go on a walk bare foot

The mornings are a great time to walk bare foot in the gardens and orchard whilst the dew is still on the ground.

25. Make a grass trumpet

What noises can you make from a piece of grass? Could you make an orchestra together? Give it a go in the gardens.

31. Hunt for bugs

You never know what may be hiding under the rocks and leaves in the garden or crawling up the fruit trees in the orchard. Watch out for creepy crawlies and see how many you can find and identify.

You could even spend a little longer with us and have a look in the children’s second hand book shop in the Family Zone, and the second hand book shop in the house and unwind with a cuppa and a good book together. 

All the 50 things activities are self-led this summer, but if you need any help please just pop into reception and let us know. If you’d like to combine your activities with a visit to the historic property please give us a call on 01909 482380 to book your visit today.