Children and everyone who is young at heart are being challenged by the National Trust in the North East of England to complete some classic adventures.
The National Trust outlined the adventures in its 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ campaign, which launched in April this year.
National Trust staff, volunteers and local community groups are taking part in 50 things events across the North East of England, including Wallington Morpeth, to illustrate the great opportunities people can have at National Trust properties.
Sadie Parker, PR and Communications Consultant for the National Trust, said: “Our places are holding a number of fun events to kick start our summer challenge, everything from hunting for treasure and rock pooling on the beach at Low Newton by the Sea to camping out in the wild at Gibside. It’s a really fun way for us to showcase the fantastic outdoor experiences that the National Trust offers.”
The Trust has produced a downloadable wall chart showing which of the 50 things you can do at each of the National Trust places in the North East. Skimming stones, climbing trees, building a den and tracking wild animals are just some of the activities taking place in the region.
Liz Fisher, Assistant Director of Operations for the National Trust in the North East, said: “The National Trust’s 50 things do to before you’re 11 ¾ campaign provides families with a bucket list of fun activities that you can do at home, at our free and open access coast and countryside sites, or at places like Wallington, Gibside and Cragside which are fantastic for exploration and have all the facilities families look for on a day out.
“The downloadable wall chart, available from our website, outlines where you can do each of the 50 activities at a National Trust place near you. Our challenge to you is to complete as many of the activities as possible and have fun getting outdoors and closer to nature.”
To download your wall chart and start planning your North East summer adventures log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50thingsnortheast. Once you’ve planned your first visit, there are free 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾ scrapbooks available at participating properties so you can start ticking off your outdoor adventure to do list. Plus, the fun can continue at home by visiting nationaltrust.org.uk/50things where children can fill in their completed activities and earn points towards an explorer badge.