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 den building, eat a picnic in the wild or bring 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.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.4 Build a den
The Plantation has everything you need to make a creative den – leaves, twigs and big branches. Can you make friends with any bugs hiding away at the same time?
No.12 Have fun with sticks
When you've made your den in the Plantation, why not make a trail to it so that other children can have fun in it too?
No.13 Make a mud creation
If its been a damp day, you might like to make a mud creation in the woodland. You 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 and 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.33 Get to know a tree
Want to know more about trees? Pick up a tree trail from Visitor Reception when you arrive and learn more about the native trees in Standen's woodland. In autumn when the leaves are falling why not see how many different leaves you can find.
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?