50 Things to Do Before You're 11¾

We love the 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11¾ Activity List produced by the National Trust.

As well as providing a list of inspiring activities, it helps support the content of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing that we use as a central pillar in our approach.

50 things to do before 11 activity list
50 things camping

The 50 Things list is divided up into a few categories:

  • Adventurer tasks,
  • Discoverer tasks,
  • Ranger tasks,
  • Tracker tasks, and
  • Explorer tasks.

They range from the easily achieved, to those that need some planning.

Some of the easily achieved activities include: climbing a tree, rolling down a hill, running in the rain, and playing pooh sticks. 

Some that require planning include: learning to ride a horse, finding your way with a map and compass, and building a raft. 

Some are also seasonal such as playing conkers, picking wild blackberries, and finding frog spawn.

The 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. 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 (rock climbing outdoors but with safety mats and short drops)

47. Cook on a campfire

48. Try abseiling

49. Find a geocache (use GPS and other navigational aides to locate hidden containers.)

50. Canoe down a river

Take a Look at the Guide to Life

Guide to Life has many elements of 50 things to do before you're 11¾ built into the programme. We believe that connecting with nature helps us to develop our wellbeing, as well as learning lots about ourselves, each other and our world.