Grace's 50 Things

You might have seen in the news recently the release of the National Trust's 50 things all children should do before they reach the age of 12. You can read the article here in the Telegraph if you're interested.

Eager to bring Grace up with an open mind filled with adventure and exploration, I'm keeping track of her 50 things here...


1. Climb a tree
2. Roll down a big hill DONE at Pontefract Racecourse walking the dog, age 2 years.
3. Camp out in the wild
4. Build a den
5. Skim a stone DONE at East Ardsley resevoir aged 2 and 3/4 years.
6. Run around in the rain: DONE on a very wet holiday in Norfolk aged 23 months!
7. Fly a kite
8. Catch a fish with a net
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
10. Play conkers


1. Throw some snow DONE winter 2011
2. Hunt for treasure on a beach DONE at a beach in Ayrshire aged 2, on holiday with the family
3. Make a mud pie
4. Dam a stream
5. Go sledging
6. Bury someone in the sand
7. Set up a snail race
8. Balance on a fallen tree DONE at Newmillardam, walking the dog aged 2 3/4.
9. Swing on a rope swing
10. Make a mud slide


1. Eat blackberries growing in the wild DONE hand picked at Temple Newsam park, age 2.
2. Look inside a tree  DONE in the woods at Temple Newsam aged 2 3/4.
3. Visit an island
4. Feel like you're flying in the wind
5. Make a grass trumpet
6. Hunt for fossils and bones
7. Watch the sun wake up
8. Climb a huge hill
9. Get behind a waterfall
10. Feed a bird from your hand


1. Hunt for bugs
2. Find some frog spawn
3. Catch a butterfly in a net
4. Track wild animals
5. Discover whats in a pond
6. Call an owl
7. Discover crazy creatures in a rock pool
8. Bring up a butterfly
9. Catch a crab
10. Go on a nature walk at night


1. Plant it, grow it, eat it Work in Progress - pumpkin seeds went in July 2012....
2. Go wild swimming
3. Go rafting
4. Light a fire without matches
5. Find your way with a map and compass
6. Try bouldering
7. Cook on a campfire
8. Go abseiling
9. Find a geocache
10. Canoe down a river

Credits: photo from National Trust 50 things

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