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50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Children playing by the lake at West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire © John Millar

Children playing by the lake at West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire © John Millar

50 things is back and we have tracked down the 50 coolest things to do before you are 11 3/4. Your family might already be keen explorers and have managed to tick off everything on the list but if you need a helping hand we have a few suggestions on where to go.

Stay in Woodlands Cottage at our Nymans estate and you can go on a nature walk at night, hunt for bugs, make a grass trumpet and lots more. The cottage is an idyillic retreat surrounded by beautiful woodland and with walks and lakes right on the doorstep.

If you still need to 'check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool' or ' go swimming in the sea' then head over to our Stackpole estate where you can tick these things of your list and many more. With 14 cottages to choose from there is something for every family whether you want a back to basics cottage such as our Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme cottages or something a little more homely like our traditional farmhouse Stackpole Cottage.

Many of our cottages are in great locations for exploring, so it's the perfect way to get outdoors with your family for a truly unique get away.

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  • The exterior of Warcleave Cottage, Chagford, Devon © Paul Watts

    Warcleave Cottage

    Dartmoor , Devon

    The River Teign runs just below this delightful and secluded cottage in its woodland setting.

  • The exterior of Stackpole Cottage, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire © Alice Johnston

    Stackpole Cottage

    Pembroke , Pembrokeshire

    A traditional stone farmhouse in one corner of a courtyard complex close to the sea.

  • Exterior frontage of 524 Pamphill Green Cottage

    524 Pamphill Green Cottage

    Wimborne Minster , Dorset

    A delightful semi-detached thatched cottage tucked away in a quiet part of the Kingston Lacy estate.

  • The exterior of High and Low Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria © Mike Henton

    High Strawberry Gardens

    Hawkshead, Lake District , Cumbria

    An delightful cottage just ten metres from the edge of Lake Windermere.

  • The exterior of Woodlands Cottage, Nr. Haywards Heath, West Sussex. © National Trust

    Woodlands Cottage

    Nr Haywards Heath , West Sussex

    Woodlands Cottage is right in the heart of the woods on the Nymans Estate.

  • Rosemary, Lavender and Thyme Cottages shared garden, nr Pembroke, Pembrokeshire © Mike Henton

    Lavender Cottage

    Stackpole, nr Pembroke , Pembrokeshire

    A simple converted farm building in a fabulous location at Stackpole.