50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4

Children jumping in a big puddle

Get your kids closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do this winter at Quarry Bank, from watching the sunset to creating some wild art. Plan your next adventure here.

Boy jumping in puddle

Go on a nature adventure

Head outdoors and jump into winter with our list of 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4. Are you ready to try out 50 of the wildest, most fun-packed and exciting things to in the great outdoors? Build a den, play pooh sticks, go welly wandering, create some wild art or go bird watching - do you favourite activities over and over again, or try all 50: the choice is yours. Pick up a leaflet from Visitor Welcome and start your adventure at Quarry Bank.

Family running through the woodlands at Quarry Bank

Discover the outdoors at Quarry Bank

Situated just south of Manchester, Quarry Bank is a hidden valley filled with wildlife, beauty and nature. Home to birds, bats, fungi, heritage trees and plants, and with acres of heritage woodland to explore, it’s the perfect place to get out in the fresh air, and get closer to nature. Follow the river and discover caves, cliffs, historic bridges, and huge trees reaching upwards to the sky. Get to know local wildlife, and go on your own nature adventure.

The best winter challenges

Girl climbing under a fallen tree

No. 1 Get to know a tree

Some trees have spaces big enough to get inside. Others can be climbed. Many have vibrant summer flowers or colourful autumn leaves to catch. Get to know a tree this winter and see what creatures they are home to - it's No. 1 on our list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.

Children building a den

No. 4 Build a den

Build a den out of sticks on a flat spot in the woods, cover it with leaves, and you've got a pirate hideout or a meeting place for spies.

Girl getting ready to jump in a puddle

No. 6 Go welly wandering

When it's pouring with rain, what could be better than chucking on your wellies and waterproofs and zooming around in the puddles, soaking up all the watery fun?