National Trust 50 Things an Update

Some of you may have seen the National Trust have launched a new campaign called ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4‘ which as it sounds is a list of things that children should try before they reach the age of 11 3/4. We've been a little bit quite on this but here is an update on what we have managed to do

Plant it, Grow it, Eat it!


Every year me and Aly enjoy planting our potatoes. This year was no different, and the other day we emptied our first potato sack and this was the resulting crop which has since been eaten.

Fly a kite

Unfortunately there is no photo to go with this but for Christmas Aly got a kite which she'd been after for ages. When the weather was ok but with a little bit of wind she went off with her Pop Pop and spend ages flying it around our local field.

Play in the Snow


Granted this wasn't in the last few months but I thought I'd include it as I hadn't actually checked it off.

Visit a farm


Visit a farm? Ha did you not see the amazing time we had a Coombe Mill? Over our little lives we've visited many a farm and there will be many more I'm sure.

That's our little update for now and with the school holidays now here I'm sure there will be more over the coming weeks.


Adventurer Discovery Ranger
1. Climb a Tree 11. Go on a Really Long Bike Ride 21. Pick Blackberries Growing in the Wild
2. Roll Down a Really Big Hill 12. Make a Trail with Sticks 22. Explore inside a Tree
3. Camp Out in the Wild 13 . Make a Mud Pie 23. Visit a Farm
4. Build a Den 14. Dam a Stream 24. Go on a Walk Barefoot
5. Skim a Stone 15. Play in the Snow 25. Make a Grass Trumpet
6. Run Around in the Rain 16. Make a Daisy Chain 26. Hunt for Fossils and Bones
7. Fly a Kite 17. Set up a Snail Race 27. Go Star Gazing
8. Catch a Fish with a Net 18. Create some Wild Art 28. Climb a Huge Hill
9. Eat an Apple Straight from a Tree 19. Play Pooh Sticks 29. Explore a Cave
10. Play Conkers 20. Jump Over Waves 30. Hold a Scary Beast
Tracker Explorer
31. Hunt for Bugs 41. Plant it, Grow it, Eat it
32. Find Some Frogspawn 42. Go Swimming in the Sea
33. Catch a Falling Leaf 43. Build a Raft
34. Track Wild Animals 44. Go Bird Watching
35. Discover what's in a Pond 45. Find your way with a Map and Compass
36. Make a Home for a Wild Animal 46. Try Rock Climbing
37. Check out the Crazy Creatures in a Rockpool 47. Cook on a Campfire
38. Bring up a Butterfly 48. Learn to Ride a Horse
39. Catch a Crab 49. Find a Geocache
40. Go on a Nature Walk at Night 50. Canoe down a River