Make the most of the summer holidays with Trengwainton's summer of play
Summer's the perfect time to get outdoors and play, so we've made it super-easy for you to have fun together as a family. Here's our top 10 ways to play at Trengwainton this summer, including some of your 50things to do before you're 11¾.
Make a den
The den building woods will be open throughout the whole summer holidays (weather permitting). So from 22 July you can drop into this magical space and take a walk on the wild side by making your own den (No4 of your 50things).
Make a trail with sticks
There are lots of winding paths and secret corners in the den building woods, so while you're there, you could have a go at creating a trail with sticks (No12 of your 50things).
Create some wild art
With a little help from the twigs, leaves and other natural materials we provide, here's the chance to let your imagination (and your art) run wild. We'd love to see what you've made so please take a picture and post it to our Facebook or Twitter accounts so we can share it with other followers (No18 of your 50things).
Hunt for bugs
Pick up a bug guide and set off bug hunting in the garden. From beautiful butterflies to slimy snails, how many different kinds can you spot? (No31 of your 50things).
Make a grass trumpet
Just one blade of grass can create the most amazing sound when you put it between your thumbs and blow. You can have a go all over the garden but we reckon the best grass is found at the back of the Meadow (No25 of your 50things).
Play hide and seek
The Meadow has lots of trees and shaded corners if a game of hide and seek takes your fancy. There's also a wooden summer house that looks like something out of a fairy tale, which could be a handy spot for a rainy day picnic or storytelling.
Try some garden games
Throughout the summer holidays we'll be putting out garden games in the orchard and varying them week by week, so you can keep coming back to try different ones. You could try hoopla, giant versions of Jenga, snakes and ladders and dominoes, or even have a go in the stocks (water and wet sponges are optional!).
Discover what's in a pond
There are two ponds to choose from at Trengwainton and you could spot all sorts of things in them, from beautiful water lilies and water irises, to fish, snails and insects (No35 of your 50things).
Have a go at archery
On four Thursdays in August you can take aim and find out whether you have future Olympic potential with our mini archery sets. All ages can have a go with child-friendly arrows that have soft suckers on the end rather than sharp points. Available from 11am-3pm on 9, 16, 23, 30 August.
Spot what's out in the garden
In and around all those fun things to be tried, there's also 25 acres of garden to explore, so you could pick up a spotter sheet from reception and tick off lots of things to sniff, feel, see and hear.