May Half Term

A young girl exploring the serving hatch into the sitting room at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

Get out and about at Stoneywell by completing some of the 50 things to before you're 11 3/4 activities. It's a great chance for children to play and explore the environment as they tick activities off in their scrapbooks.

Come along and explore the gardens and woodlands at Stoneywell this half term, whatever the weather there’s something to do – you could be learning new skills and trying new things as you tick off more things as you explore the 50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4 trail. Start your half term adventure by making a mini-kite in the stables before heading down to the tennis court lawn and trying out your flying skills. You can have a go at creating some wild art in the copse by the walled kitchen garden and if you feel inspired to grow your own and see how green fingered you are make sure you pop into the stables and plant your own bean seed to take home.

A family explore the stone fort in the garden of Stoneywell, Leicestershire

Don't miss the view from the fort, a great lookout post for any budding adventurer and if you're lucky you may spot a Stoneywell slow-worm or common lizard basking themselves in the late spring sun. If it's wildlife you're looking for head down past the back of the cottage to take a peek at the birdfeeders, which are always a frenzy of activity and a perfect place to spot woodpeckers, nuthatch, robin, blackbird, chaffinch, blue tit, great tit and coal tit.

If all this adventure leaves you peckish head into the tearoom for a slice of cake and a glass of lemonade, but don't forget to get your scrapbook stickers before you go!

Explore the cottage on a personalised tour
A school group find out more about the oak dining table at Stoneywell, Leicestershire
Explore the cottage on a personalised tour

Just a few of the 50 Things you can definitely do at Stoneywell;

-    Make a trail with sticks
-    Create some wild art
-    Go on a walk barefoot
-    Hunt for bugs
-    Go bird watching

Stoneywell Woods offers a half an hour walk of exploration
Off to explore the woods at Stoneywell, Leicestershire
Stoneywell Woods offers a half an hour walk of exploration

Once you’ve done them don’t forget to pop back to the Stables and get a sticker for your scrapbook!