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50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

The National Trust have launched a brand new list of things to try before you get to the grand old age of 11 and 3/4. If, however, you happen to be nearly 12 or even a teenager, no one would mind if you joined in too. The boffins in the National Trust have realised that young people really don’t get to experience nature in the same way that children did in the past. Maybe that’s because children your age have too much fun playing on your games consoles, but really, what could be more fun than having a go at these beauties….

  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 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

You can pick up a free 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾ scrapbook from participating National Trust properties. You can find out more by following the 50things link below. Hey – what you doing still sitting in front of that telly?


50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4 from Peter Muhly on Vimeo.

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