Discover 50 adventures nominated by kids from all over the country, from stargazing and flying kites to cooking on a campfire and tracking wild animals.

Get closer to nature

How long has it been since you’ve climbed a tree or jumped over waves?

Check out the list of 50 Things to do before you’re 11¾ and find fun adventures you can tick off by getting outdoors. If you’re looking for some great places for exploring, try the 50 Things place finder. We want to help kids and families reconnect with nature by getting messy making mud pies, hunting for bugs and camping out in the wild. Get started today and sign up for the 50 Things challenge.

Download the app

Complete your adventures with our companion app, helping little explorers to tick off their 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾.

Available on iOS from App Store, and Android from Playstore.

Find an event

We've hundreds of adventurous ideas for all the family to enjoy, including playing conkers, bike rides and even snail racing. Search our events listing for the best 50 Things events at places and spaces across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A natural childhood?

Our Natural Childhood report (pdf) brought together a mountain of evidence to show that children in the UK are becoming disconnected from the outdoors. 50 Things is just one of the things we are doing to try to reconnect children with nature and the outdoors.

Why sign up?

You'll get some great ideas and top tips for 50 activities for you and your kids to do outdoors and closer to nature.

Your children can track their progress, earn badges, certificates and collect secret rewards on the way. And spend quality time with you too.

No.37 Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool

Tick off number 37 of your ’50 Things’ list, head to the coast and explore a rock pool. There will be lots of creatures to find and get to know better - what are you waiting for?

Head to the coast

Summer has arrived and here are our 10 top ideas for 50 Things activities you can tick off at the beach.

Whether you explore rock pools, jump over waves or skim stones, it's time to head to the coast!

Top 50 Things to do in summer

This is the best time of year for getting out and about and ticking off those 50 Things.

Whether it's a long bike ride, kite flying or coastal fun, there are lots of adventures to be had.

Where to go?

Find a place near you on our activity map to complete your adventures. We know the perfect places for jumping waves or the best places to make a daisy chain. Start ticking them off, earning rewards and unlocking secret challenges along the way.