National Trust 50 Things Campaign

We are pleased to be
involved with National Trust again; this time to promote their 50 things to dobefore you’re 11 ΒΎ campaign. It is a
great idea; using National Trust properties (alongside your own school or garden)
to help you tick off a list of must do activities before they get to that
age. My two are only 4 and almost 6 but
it does not hurt to get a head start working our way through it!

You
can watch the video below to see what the campaign is all about and the kind of
things you can get up to finish the challenge. 
It is a good way to motivate your children to get outdoors and try a
whole range of new experiences.

So
today off we went to Chirk Castle. We
thought we would combine it with a visit to nearby Erddig at the same time, but
how wrong we were. We ended up having a
very full and fun packed day leaving no time to visit the next property. But this goes to show how much some of the
National Trust properties actually have to see and do.

We ticked off:

Build
a Den

Roll
down a really big hill

Discover
what is in a pond (we saw some really cool newts!)

But
aside from completing a few items on their list my two also spent an hour
learning all about medieval armour and weaponry. They developed some techniques in sword fighting, jousting and
wielding a pike. The guys involved were very friendly and helpful and I think it is an excellent chance for children to learn something different.



It is a shame Penrhyn Castle had nothing in place when we visited, as it really helped extend our stay meaning for anyone visiting it is excellent value for money.



I even had a relaxing break whilst I left them in the stocks… (only joking although it was a little tempting!).



The gardens are lovely and we were lucky it was a beautiful day to explore them. We even found time for a game of Giant Jenga.


I
am going to giveaway a family pass for a visit to a National Trust property of your
choice in Wales, if you would like to enter please fill out the rafflecopter below by
the 1st of June.
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32 thoughts on “National Trust 50 Things Campaign

  1. mine have already done quite a lot of these, but I reckon they would be keen to cook on a campfire

  2. My boys would love doing ALL 50 things on the list. It's a really brilliant idea from The National Trust and looks like you had a lovely day at Chirk. Fab photos of your boys πŸ™‚

  3. There are so many things on the list my little ones enjoy. From building dens, flying kites, playing pooh sticks, jumping over waves, star gazing, hunting for crabs and bugs and going bird watching.

  4. Rolling down the hill, pooh sticks, snail racing and flying kites as well as many more of the activities!

  5. Visiting castles and flying a kite – first one for my son and second one for my daughter – lovely prize nice to see something that can involve both my children.

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