Outdoor Fun with the National Trust's 50 things to do before you are 11 & 3/4

Outdoor Fun with 50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4 by the National Trust

Back in the summer we have managed to tick off quite a few of the activities on the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4.

Hubbards Hills in Louth is one of our favourite destinations, whatever the season, in the summer it is great for the kids to play in the stream, if the weather is hot.  Then when it is cooler the kids tend to play pooh sticks (19), there are also some nice slopes to roll down (2) and flatter grassy areas to play football.  Hubbards Hills is good in the autumn and winter too for walks in wellies, as there is a tarmaced footpath running alongside the stream.

A day at the beach on a sunny summers day is lovely but you can still have fun along the coast on a fine winters day.  In the summer we like to go to Huttoft as you can park right next to the beach.  As a family we love swimming in the sea (42) and jumping over waves (20), as well as building sand castles and flying kites (7).  In the winter we like to going further North up the coast to Donna Nook for a walk to see the seals and their pups.

Walking in the Black Mountains

Walking in the Black Mountains

Living in the flat fens of Lincolnshire you don’t get many opportunities to climb a mountain, however back in the summer we went on a family retreat to the Black Mountains in Wales, where we were able to tick of 28 and we didn’t run around in the rain (6) but we definitely walked in the rain.



Darling dear daughter loves going horse riding (48) whatever the weather and darling dear son regularly goes kayaking or canoeing (50) down the River Witham on a Sunday morning with Slea Paddlers, when the weather is good, mostly due to the fact that I am a fair weather kayaking mother that doesn’t like sitting on a river back in the rain.

Kayaking on the River Witham with Slea Paddlers

Kayaking with Slea Paddlers

Walking along beaches and through woods or along public footpaths in the countryside during the different seasons is a great way to get children to connect with nature and see how nature changes with the seasons. I am looking forward to there being some snow this year, so we can build snowmen and have snowball fights (15).

Snowy field

Will there be a little or a lot of snow this year?

Which activities from the 50 things to do before you’re 11 and 3/4 have you and your children done? How do you have fun outside in nature?  Please leave a comment below.