It’s starting to feel like the School Holidays are a dim and distant memory. So much has happened in the 8 days they’ve been back at school, and they’re already focused on Homework, after school clubs, and even the school trip to the Pantomime that I thought it would be lovely to take a minute and think about the experiences we made this Summer.
The National Trust are running a lovely campaign called ‘50 Things to do before You’re 11 /34‘ to encourage us families to experience the outdoors more. The summer holidays was a wonderful opportunity to tick as many of these items off the list as we could, and it fitted beautifully with a bucket list we’d written and hung on the fridge.
There’s something for everyone on the list, no matter what your gender or your age as a child, and our girls loved it. We printed the lists off and took it off to Cornwall with us too, on our summer holiday.
Some of our favourites included –
- Catching a crab
- Rock pooling
- Climbing a Tree
- Go Geocaching (fab fun if you’ve never done it before)
- Go swimming in the sea
- Roll down a really big hill
I found these fabulous rockpooling tips on the wall at the Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, Cornwall this summer and thought there were a wonderful fit for our project.
You can check out the full list here on the National Trust website. There are loads of activities still to do even though the Summer is behind us. This weekend we are off to collect some conkers and tick that one off the list. Then off course, there’s playing pooh sticks, and a play in the snow later in the year.
Thanks to the National Trust for our pass, we’ve had great fun completing out list this Summer.