50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Tattershall castle

Start ticking a few more activities off of your list. At Tattershall Castle you can fly a kite, make a stick trail, bird watch, catch a falling leaf and more...

#6 Run around in the rain
Wear your wellies and dance around in puddles, don’t hesitate, jump straight in! Our grounds are just the right place to find that perfect puddle. The top of the Great Tower is the ideal location to catch raindrops on your tongue.

Run around in the rain
Visitors with umbrellas in the garden at Bateman's, East Sussex.
Run around in the rain

#7 Fly a kite
Whether you’ve bought one or made one yourself, send your kite flying high up into the sky to meet with the RAF jets flying close to the top of the tower.

#7 Fly a kite at Tattershall Castle
Little girl flying a kite at Tattershall Castle
#7 Fly a kite at Tattershall Castle

#12 Make a trail with sticks
Create your very own nature trail using sticks from the castle grounds and then challenge your friends and family to follow it. Will you lead them to hidden treasure or to the giant sandpit?

#24 Go on a walk barefoot
Soft grass or crunchy leaves, rough gravel (ouch!) and smooth stones: what will your feet discover as you explore our Medieval Castle? Let them loose from your shoes for a day.

#25 Make a grass trumpet
The Egyptian geese like to holler, our birds love to sing and the bats chatter away to each other inside the Tower… join in with the concert and make your very own grass trumpet.

No. 25 Make a grass trumpet. Now blow as hard as you can...
50 Things child with grass trumpet in parkland at Charlecote
No. 25 Make a grass trumpet. Now blow as hard as you can...

#31 Hunt for bugs
How many insect do you know? In UK more than 20,000 different types have been found!
Come to see what you can find on our site!

Go on a bug hunt as part of ’50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾’
Two children looking at bugs in a jar in the grass
Go on a bug hunt as part of ’50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾’

#33 Catch a falling leaf
Have you ever tried to cacth a falling leaf? Be prepared to dance, jump and run!

#44 Go bird watching
Our trees are home to many different species of birds: come spot their nests, listen to their songs and take pictures if you are quick enough.

How many birds can you spot?
Children bird watching
How many birds can you spot?

#45 Find your way with a map and compass
People coming to Tattershall Caste in the past had no help from their Sat Navs: try to read a map and compass and you'll never get lost again.

Collect a scrapbook on site and start your adventure today.