50 things to do before you're 11¾ in the Cotswolds

There are loads of fun things to do in the Cotswolds. The kids can become young nature adventurers, bug hunters or natural artists as they tick off the tasks and activities from the '50 things' list. Here are some of the best places to visit to take up the challenge in the Cotswolds.

Woods can be fun

No 4. Build a den

Woodland dens are good for sheltering and hiding in. The woods at Lodge Park are the perfect place to try out your new nature skills. Finding fallen wood is the easy bit - the hard part is building a den that will withstand the weather. Are you up for the challenge?

Windy days make good kite flying days

No. 7 Fly a kite

There's acres of space where little legs can explore and feel the power of nature. As the wind whips over the hill, hold your kite high and let it take to the sky and fly.

The lakes are full of fish

No. 8 Spot a fish

If you're lucky you might spot the giant carp in the lakes at Woodchester Park getting a bit frisky. As the water begins to warm, you can see them thrashing and splashing around in the shallow, weedy water.

Fungi can be spotted almost anywhere

No. 22 Find some funky fungi

As the weather cools and the days get shorter different fungi start to appear. A whopping 600 different kinds can be spotted on Crickley Hill.

The world is different when you feel it through your feet

No. 24 Go barefoot

The world seems different when you feel it through your feet. If you head to the play area at Newark Park, you can feel the grass and occasionally the mud between your toes.

You can watch birds at any time of year

No. 44 Watch a bird

You'll have to be as quiet as a mouse if you want to watch Chedworth's feathered friends. What will you spot?