50 Things To Do

The National Trust launched a brilliant campaign last month to encourage kids to get active outdoors!
It is called: 50 things to  do before you’re 11 3/4.

Sam is a bit young for most of them yet, but I thought I’d share it anyway so you can use the list and see how many of the activities you can get ticked off for your children. I fully intend to start working through it once Sam is old enough to enjoy the activities. I’ll be referring back to this post over the coming years to check off activities once he has completed them!

Here’s the list, then! Let me know how many you can tick off your your child(ren) and their ages, so I know what the competition is up to!!

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. Throw some snow
12. Hunt for treasure on the beach
13. Make a mud pie
14. Dam a stream
15. Go sledging
16. Bury someone in the sand
17. Set up a snail race
18. Balance on a fallen tree
19. Swing on a rope swing
20. Make a mud slide
21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild
22. Take a look inside a tree
23. Visit an island
24. Feel like you’re flying in the wind
25. Make a grass trumpet
26. Hunt for fossils and bones
27. Watch the sun wake up
28. Climb a huge hill
29. Get behind a waterfall
30. Feed a bird from your hand
31. Hunt for bugs
32. Find some frogspawn
33. Catch a butterfly in a net
34. Track wild animals
35. Discover what’s in a pond
36. Call an owl
37. Check out the crazy creatures 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 wild swimming
43. Go rafting
44. Light a fire without matches
45. Find your way with a map and compass
46. Try bouldering
47. Cook on a campfire
48. Try abseiling
49. Find a geocache
50. Canoe down a river
(This is not a sponsored post – I just really liked the idea and wanted to share)!

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