Gather the family for a weekend adventure

Cool your toes with Surfin’ Sam’s taster sessions and play kids versus adults to see who can stay up on a paddleboard for the longest. If you prefer to stay on the beach then help is at hand for beach activities such as rockpooling or explore independently to tick off your ’50 things to do before you are 11 ¾’.

Explore the coast from the water with a taster session at The Rock: Watersports Festival

The Rock - Watersports Festival 

The National Trust is hosting ‘The Rock: Watersports Festival’ at South Milton Sands over the weekend 25 and 26 June, for the second year. South Milton Sands is a beautiful stretch of sand with a clear blue sea between Hope Cove and Bigbury in South Devon. The festival aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to have a go at a wide range of on and off the water activities, including kayaking, paddle boarding and beach volleyball and rockpooling.

Four snails sit on carved arrows on a stone platform

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ activity list 

Find out about all of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities with this handy list. From stargazing to crawling through mud looking for animal clues, we have something for every young explorer.

Children explore a rock pool in warm weather

Rockpooling at South Milton Sands

Check the tide times and discover an amazing, underwater world as the sea goes out. The pools here are teeming with life such as limpets, sea anemones, crabs and starfish, see what you can find hiding among the rocks.

Family looking into long grass for a geocache

What Is Geocaching? Outdoor Adventure For Kids 

We’re introducing more people to the fun of geocaching. Many of our places have GPS devices available for you to try geocaching for free.