'50 things to do indoors before you're 125¾' at Sudbury Hall

a family playing with colour filters

Have you had a go at any of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' in the outdoors? This is your chance to try a very different '50 things'. This time they are all indoors at Sudbury Hall and open to all ages, in celebration of the National Trust's 125 anniversary.

What is '50 things' indoors?

From March to November, Sudbury Hall is one of a group of National Trust properties in the Midlands that are taking part in '50 things' indoors. We will be trying new ways of sharing stories about the Hall, Museum and the objects that live in them. Ceiling watching, story writing, bug hunting and conservation are all things you can try at Sudbury. 

The '50 things' indoors activities will help you notice rare, unusual or beautiful things that live at Sudbury Hall, as well as have some fun as a family. They are designed to be done by looking, listening, and even smelling, then talking and thinking together.

There will be a variety of things to do, look at, and explore throughout the year, so keep an eye on our website and social media for more information, or come along and be surprised! 

Explore Sudbury and let your imagination run wild
Young girl running down Sudbury Hall Long Gallery
Explore Sudbury and let your imagination run wild

Here are a few of the '50 things' indoor activities you can enjoy at Sudbury, remember to check back throughout the year and see what's new. Simply pick up a leaflet when you arrive and then collect the stickers every time you complete a task on your visits. 

No.3 Listen to a clock chiming

Can you find the clock spot? If you stand here on the hour, you will be able to hear lots of clocks chiming. How many clocks can you find?

No.9 Lie on the floor and do some ceiling watching

Spend some time relaxing and looking at the beautiful plasterwork ceilings at Sudbury. Lie on the floor and get a different view!

Uncover hidden treasures at Sudbury
A room guide pointing at the roof with two children in the long gallery at Sudbury
Uncover hidden treasures at Sudbury

No.26 Learn how to care for and clean precious things

Come and say hello to some of the House and Collections team and find out how they care for the precious things that call Sudbury their home. (Please check website and social media for event details before your visit).

No.30 Learn how to be a bug detective

Join a member of the House and Collections team to hunt for bugs around the Hall! Four times a year bug traps are checked to find out what creepy crawlies have been living in the Hall. What will you find? (Please check website and social media for event details before your visit).

Hunt for bugs and take a closer look
A young boy inspecting a bug
Hunt for bugs and take a closer look

No.50 Get Curious - ask us 5 puzzling/crazy questions on your visit today

What questions would you like to ask about Sudbury? The crazier, the better! Look out for members of the property team who are wearing 'Ask me a question' badges and quiz them on their Sudbury knowledge!

If you've got enough energy after your adventures, then visit our '50 things' indoor hub which is located in the Billiard Room. Open from 21 March until 21 May, you'll find lots more activities and pop-up events to keep the whole family entertained. Test your building skills, have fun with shadow puppets and strike your best pose for the camera.