Read about the life and work of the Attingham Wardens

Attingham Park is a National Trust property comprising of an 18th Century mansion set in a Repton landscape; the Park and wider Estate includes a deer park, walled garden, several miles of the rivers Severn and Tern, extensive farmland and woodlands.

Monday, 30 April 2012

50 things to do before you're 11.75

Exploring a rock pool is on the list...

And I've climbed a few BIG hills...
And canoeing down a river - check. How many have YOU done?

Its a worrying trend that children are spending more and more time indoors instead of exploring the great outdoors. In reaction to this, the National Trust has created the '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' campaign - a list of activities and adventures for children to try, all outside. If you have kids or know a family who would like to take part, check out the website at to find out more! I've just turned 28 and realised there are quite a few things on the list that I haven't done yet - time for me to try out abseiling, lighting a fire without matches and make a mud slide (which shouldn't be too difficult at the moment!)

Many of the things on the list can be done at Attingham and other nearby properties - how about a nature walk at night at Wenlock Edge, finding your way with a map and compass at Carding Mill Valley or building a den here at Attingham? Other adventures may involve a day trip away or be something that you could do on your next holiday - get the family together and make some plans! As you complete each challenge, you can fill in a special scrapbook and report back about your experience.

Get outside and have fun!

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