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50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4

Alyson Goldman - Friday September 02, 2016 8:00

Find out about all of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities with this handy list.

How many have you completed so far?

Child playing in the waves at Poldhu Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. ©National Trust Images/John Millar

Child playing in the waves at Poldhu Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. ©National Trust Images/John Millar

We’ve got 50 ultimate activities for you to have a go at, so welcome to the great outdoors and the crazy creatures, awesome antics, hidden treasures that it holds. You’ll be a seasoned adventurer by the time you manage to tick all 50 challenges off your list.

  1. Climb a tree
  2. Roll down a really big hill
  3. Camp out in the wild
  4. Build a den
  5. Skim a stone
  6. Run around in the rain
  7. Fly a kite
  8. Catch a fish with a net
  9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
  10. Play conkers
  11. Go on a really long bike ride
  12. Make a trail with sticks

    National Trust Image

    National Trust Image

  13. Make a mud pie
  14. Dam a stream
  15. Play in the snow
  16. Make a daisy chain
  17. Set up a snail race
  18. Create some wild art
  19. Play pooh sticks
  20. Jump over waves
  21. Pick blackberries growing in the wild
  22. Explore inside a tree
  23. Visit a farm
  24. Go on a walk bare foot
  25. Make a grass trumpet
  26. Hunt for fossils and bones

    © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

    © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

  27. Go star gazing
  28. Climb a huge hill
  29. Explore a cave
  30. Hold a scary beast
  31. Hunt for bugs
  32. Find some frogspawn
  33. Catch a falling leaf
  34. Track wild animals
  35. Discover what’s in a pond

    Children at Brancaster Activity Centre, Norfolk. National Trust Image

  36. Make a home for a wild animal
  37. Check out the crazy creatues in a rock pool
  38. Bring up a butterfly
  39. Catch a crab
  40. Go on a nature walk at night
  41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
  42. Go swimming in the sea
  43. Build a raft
  44. Go bird watching
  45. Find your way with a map and compass
  46. Try rock climbing

    Children sitting on rocks at the Wherry, to the south of Souter Lighthouse. Stack and arch formations are in the distance. MR ©National Trust Images/Joe Cornish

    Children sitting on rocks at the Wherry, to the south of Souter Lighthouse. Stack and arch formations are in the distance. MR ©National Trust Images/Joe Cornish

  47. Cook on a camp fire
  48. Learn to ride a horse
  49. Find a geocache
  50. Canoe down a river

50 things app here and here 

If you’ve done any of these things and would like us to feature your photo email agoldman@royal-oak.org  can’t wait to hear from you!