The National Trust has pledged to ramp up its '50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4' campaign and get 200,000 kids playing outside this summer following new research revealing that children aged 7-12 spend less time playing outside than any other generation. Comedian Hugh Dennis, is backing the campaign to get kids outside and reconnecting with nature during the summer holidays.
Here's a little secret: the Great Outdoors really is great! It's full of crazy creatures and fantastic adventures. So we've tracked down the 50 coolest outdoor things to do before you're 11¾.
Let our virtual Outdoors Explorer help motivate your kids to get outdoors
See an interactive list of the best 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4
Children earn rewards to help them personalise their own virtual explorer by completing each of the 50 adventures
We'll give you tips on how to get better at these adventures and there's even a few games and a special explorer medal (and secret reward) for the best explorers https://www.50things.org.uk/
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