50 things to do before you're 11¾ at Winkworth Arboretum

How many adventures can you fit in in a day, a week, a month or even a year? At Winkworth, there’s all the time and space you need to create the biggest adventures ever. And creating big adventures is easy with the National Trust’s 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾. The list is long. 50 things long. So come outside with us and take the 50 Things challenge. Here’s just some of the great ideas to get you started as you run, jump, climb, hide, slide, create, make or bake your way round the arboretum.

Toasting marshmallows at Winkworth

Camp outdoors

Big Camp in summer at Winkworth is wonderful for making magical family memories. Pitch a tent, watch the sunset, do some star gazing, cook on a campfire, search for bugs and go on a bat walk. That’s at least six fab activities in one great adventure. Boom! Dates for 2020 will be released soon.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Build a den

Everyone needs a hidewaway, and at Winkworth you’ll find nature’s materials on hand to build an amazing den. Use sticks, branches, leaves and your imagination to create your own woodland hideaway. Take your friends on a nature adventure and challenge them to see who can build the best den. It’s bound to be you.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Make friends with a bug

Have you ever looked really, really closely at a creepy crawlie? Find a beast and then hold it gently in your hands. Have a good look and don't forget to put it back in its home when you've finished.

Jumping in puddles at Winkworth

Go welly wandering

Woods and wellies go together like icecream and jelly. Who doesn’t love to good puddle to jump in? At Winkworth, rain needn’t put the dampener on adventure. Pull on your waterproofs and see where your wellies take you.

Animal prints

Track wild animals

All sorts of animals live at Winkworth, from the ever-present robins to the shy but active badgers. What signs can you find?

An childs natural art sculpture on a tree

Create some wild art

Different seasons mean different arts and crafts to create. Carve a scary Halloween pumpkin in autumn, or make a wild crown from daisies in spring and summer. With nature as your inspiration, you can find your inner artist while you’re outside.