50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Penshaw Monument

Children examine a worm at Penshaw Monument

As the Great Outdoors goes, Penshaw Monument really is great. It's full of cool creatures and fantastic adventures. The National Trust has tracked down 50 of the best outdoor things to do before you're 11 ¾ and there's loads of them you can do here.

Our guide to doing the 50 things at Penshaw Monument

What are you waiting for? Get out there and start ticking the 50 things off. It sounds like so much fun even our Ranger team are having a go. 

No.1 climb a tree

There are loads of trees to chose from in the woods behind Penshaw Monument. Try to find one with big sturdy braches and get climbing.

No.2 roll down a really big hill

Find a nice grassy slope to roll down like Kate did. It's best to avoid places with thistles and nettles growing.

No.17 set up a snail race

Look under stones and logs to find your champion racing snails. Make sure you give them plenty of encouragement once they're off.

No.22 explore inside a tree

There could be all sort of exciting creepy crawlies in a hollow tree. Just take a peek and see what you can find.

No.25 make a grass trumpet

It's easy to make a grass trumpet. All you need is a nice big blade of grass and plenty of puff.

No.49 find a geocache

We've hidden a special geocache at Penshaw Monument, so it's a great place to try out this exciting hobby for the first time.