'50 things to do before you're 11¾' at The Weir

A pair of very muddy hands!

Don’t be fooled by the name, the activities on the list are exiting whatever your age. How many activities will you complete this summer?

The brand new list can be picked up at The Weir when you visit, just ask at Visitor Reception for your free copy when you arrive. Number one on the list is ‘get to know a tree’ which is a big tick straight away in the ten acre riverside garden, there’s so many varieties of tree here you'll be spoilt for choice-why not get to know them all? 

Get to know a tree at The Weir
Two children hide behind a tree
Get to know a tree at The Weir

Looking through the list, there are so many fun activities to do with your family whilst here; why not go welly wandering in the colder months? In summer you’ll be able to spot not just one  fish but several in the warm waters of the Wye; the river is ample with brown trout and salmon this time of year.

Have fun spotting all kinds of fish in the river
The beautiful River Wye on a sunny day
Have fun spotting all kinds of fish in the river

Every Wednesday in August you can take part in a special ’50 things’ session in the garden. You’ll be able to take part in cooking outside on the fire pit, building bug houses, making kites and much more. We vary activities weekly so do give us a ring first if there’s a particular activity you’d like to do. 

Make a kite and fly it in the garden
A child constructing a kite with the help of an adult
Make a kite and fly it in the garden

You’ll want to keep hold of your list too as some activities, such as number thirty-two ‘find some frog spawn’ are seasonal. Most of the activities on your list can be repeated again and again throughout the changing seasons and different spots in the garden; it’s all about getting outside and getting a feel for nature and escaping the mad rush of day to day life.

The perfect wildlife watching spot.
View of the river at The Weir
The perfect wildlife watching spot.

We hope you and your family will leave feeling happy-tired after your visit to The Weir, take your list home with you and start again tomorrow and don’t forget, the best toys in life are always mud, sticks and stones mixed with a big imagination.