A summer of 50 things

With its winding paths and a wooden lizard hidden in the trees, the gardens at Stoneywell have provided the backdrop for excitement and adventure for generations. The cottage, too, offers fun for the whole family as you reminisce over a past childhood with our collection of period toys and games. This summer embark on your own adventure of '50 things to do before you're 11¾', and have fun outdoors.

A pale tussock moth caterpillar

Have fun with '50 things' at Stoneywell

From making friends with a bug and watching a bird to having fun with sticks, you can have '50 things' fun in the garden at Stoneywell. You can also get to know a tree in the woods, discover what's in a pond (or, rather, the plunge pool) or go barefoot across the grass.

A young family flying a kite in the garden at Stoneywell

A '50 things' adventure at Stoneywell 

Have fun with '50 things' at Stoneywell. We've picked out a few ideas for you to have an outdoor adventure in the garden and woodland.

Off to explore the woods at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

'50 things' at Stoneywell

We often have '50 things' events during the holidays, with trails getting you up, close to nature.

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

Explore the cottage

Have fun with the family whenever you visit. Keep an eye out for bull horns over the fireplace and set the train on its tracks upstairs. In the Stables, delve into our 1950s prop box to discover what life was like 60 years ago, Don't miss our special events throughout the year, including a range of exciting trails and hands-on activities.

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

Discover the garden

Adventure through the woodland and defend the fort at the top of the gardens. During the summer get competitive in the garden with a range of outdoor games and look closely for newts in the plunge pool.