50 things to do before you're 11¾ at Standen House and Garden
From making mud creations to watching birds your next adventure awaits. Experience '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' with the whole family at Standen. Have a go at having fun with sticks, eating a picnic in the wild or bringing your friends on a nature adventure.
There's lots of '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' activities you can do at Standen but here are a few of our favourites to try on your next visit:
No.1 Get to know a tree
There are lots of fascinating trees to discover at Standen, from Acers in the garden with gold and red colouring in the autumn to a variety of native species in Hollybush and Rockinghill Woods. In autumn when the leaves are falling why not see how many different leaves you can find.
No.2 Roll down a really big hill
See how far you can get rolling down the lawn at the back of the house. Challenge a grown up to have a go too.
No.13 Make a mud creation
If its been a damp day, you might like to make a mud creation in the woodland, and could warm up with an edible treat in the Barn Cafe afterwards.
No.16 Wear a wild crown
While on a walk through the woodland, see if you can make a wild crown from sticks, leaves and fallen flowers.
No.24 Go barefoot
The lawn is a great place for little explorers to try out barefoot walking whilst mum and dad take it easy. Maybe you could have a barefoot running race? Make sure you bring a towel to clean your feet before you put your socks back on.
No.25 Join nature's band
Pick a dry, thick piece of grass that’s quite long for the perfect trumpet – can you make a tune? Or try drumming with sticks you find while on a walk.
No.44 Watch a bird
As you walk around the garden and estate you’ll hear many different bird’s songs – can you spot the birds and match them to their sounds?