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No. 6 Go welly wandering

Child in a pink hooded jacket, pink trousers and turquoise wellies jumping in a muddy puddle, Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey
Child jumping in a puddle, Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

When it's pouring with rain, what could be better than chucking on your wellies and waterproofs and splashing around in the puddles, soaking up all the watery fun? Going welly wandering is No. 6 of our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.

What do you need?

You just need rain, some waterproof clothing, wellies and yourself.

What will you do in the rain?

If you're running around, you could jump in puddles, squelch in mud, jump over puddles, splash through paths and bounce across pavements, splish round your garden or splosh around the park.

You might even be able to convince some grown-ups to join in too once they see how much fun it is.

Get involved in more ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities

The rain makes everything fresh again, and the more you jump around on grass, the more chance you have of enjoying another challenge afterwards – no. 13 Make a mud creation.

It's also perfect weather for having a go at one more of the activities, no. 17 Set up a snail race.

So, if you're the sort of person that doesn't like rainy days then these activities might just change your mind.

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No. 13 Make a mud creation 

What will you make with mud? You can do no. 13 of our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ almost anywhere, as long as you have a few essential ingredients.

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No. 14 Dam a stream 

Adventure no. 14 on the list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ is to dam a stream. Just collect twigs, branches, stones and rocks to stop the flow of water.