Half-term adventures at Sudbury Hall

a little girl filling in a trail sheet

This half-term we're all about getting outdoors and having fun with 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4s. See how many activities in your 50 things booklet you can tick off on Sudbury’s 50 things trail or get messy doing some wild art.

Start your 50 things Adventure

Need a bit of inspiration? Come and see us in the boat house down by the lake and collect a 50 things booklet to get you started on your Sudbury adventure. We’ll be able to tell you where all the very best places are to get going.

Some top picks…

16. Make a daisy chain – The lawns down by the lake are often abundant with daisies, see how long you can make the chain without it breaking. Why not make a team daisy chain? Many hands make light work after all!

Rope your friends into helping you.
Friends making a daisy chain
Rope your friends into helping you.

31. Hunt for bugs – Spring is a great time to go bug hunting! Explore Subury’s grounds and see what creepy crawlies you can find. Look under sticks and stones and find their dark hiding places, look out for the bug traps around the hall, used to catch those cheeky insects who like to munch on Sudbury’s treasures!

Young explorer bug hunting
Girl holding a bug
Young explorer bug hunting

44. Go bird watching – Hundreds of wild birds call Sudbury lake home, it’s the perfect habitat for our feathered friends to bring up their young. Make sure to look out for goslings but be careful not to get too close! Geese aren't renowned for their social skills...

Explore the Hall
looking up towards sudbury hall, theres some geese to.
Explore the Hall

Get crafty

Come and find us down in the boathouse and join us for some wild art. We've got everything you need to create your very own wild art portrait, either of yourself or of one of the paintings you might have seen in the Hall. You might even take some inspiration from the Derby college students artwork and give it a nature twist!

Get crafty in the Sudbury boathouse.
sudbury boat house
Get crafty in the Sudbury boathouse.

The wild art craft activites are drop in so theres no need to book, just come down and see us in the boathouse. We do advise that you come prepared to get mucky, being a wild artist can be a messy business.