Family fun at Overbeck's

Overbecks clouds

This summer the garden at Overbeck's is filled with fun waiting to be had by families. You can complete some of the '50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ here, go butterfly spotting, create a journey stick, and watch boats on the sea.

Get outside and have some fun

Use your imagination to draw what you see in the clouds. You never know what might pop up as you gaze skyward. Why not go cloud watching (number 33 on your list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’)?

There are lots of great spots in the garden to go cloud watching.

Of course, there are plenty of other '50 things' to have a go at as you. So have lots of fun and don't forget to make sure you get help from a grown-up if you need it.

More family fun at Overbeck's
Ways to connect to nature

Ways to have a mini-adventure 

From collecting fallen petals, feathers and leaves to feeling lots of different textures, there are lots of ways to have a mini-adventure in nature. This activity sheet will show you how to create a journey stick with the things you find on your walk. You could also have a go at leaf rubbing and writing a nature diary.

How many butterflies can you spot?

Spot butterflies  

Butterfly spotting takes a little bit of patience, so take your time. If you're very still and are careful not to cast a shadow over the butterflies you see you'll be in with a chance of getting close to these winged beauties. Use this spotter's guide to identify the butterflies you see.