50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Runnymede

Runnymede is a brilliant place for exploration and investigation. With its variety of different woodland and wetland areas, you'll be able to tick off loads of activities from your list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. Don't forget to tell us when you complete an activity so we can give you a sticker for your scrapbook.

A red kite flying against a cloudless blue sky

Go bird-watching

We're lucky enough to have quite a lot of unusual birds visiting or living at Runnymede and Ankerwycke. You're pretty likely to see a red kite soaring above your head, but what else can you see (No.44)?

A red long-nosed beetle on some bark

Hunt for bugs

Runnymede is crawling with unusual bugs. Some of them are really colourful, like the red and black cinnabar moth and the azure damselfly. See what you can find in the meadow and at the waterside (No.31).

A wild rabbit in the grass

Track wild animals

All sorts of wild animals live in hidey holes at Runnymede and Ankerwycke. Learn to recognise tracks, poo and nibble marks and you might be lucky enough to meet some of them (No.34).

A family exploring a geocache

Find a geocache

No.49 on your list is to find a geocache. There might just be some gems to find in the meadows, on the hillside or by the river - ask staff or check the Geocaching app for more info.

A girl in red trousers splashing in a puddle

Run around in the rain

They're not called water meadows for nothing! After a few rainy days, Runnymede becomes the perfect place to slosh around in your wellies (No.6). Why not have a go at making a mud pie (No.13), too?


All about the 50 things challenge

Find out how, why and where you can complete your 50 Things adventure. Take a look at the full list of 50 things and get inspired: