Adventure island

Looking for a family holiday on the Isle of Wight that's full of adventure? We have some top-tips from the National trust to share with you.

We love the National Trust's list of '50 things to do before you are 11 ¾' and you can tick them all off here on the Isle of Wight - Adventure Island!

Let kids set their wild side free and explore the great outdoors, learn new skills and try something different. From climbing trees to jumping over waves, running in the rain to flying a kite, catching autumn leaves to baking a mud pie, fossil hunting to catching a crab - get stuck into awesome outdoor adventures and the crazy creatures, awesome antics and hidden treasures that it holds.

Remember the first time you skimmed a stone or climbed a tree? Introducing children to '50 things to do before you're 11¾' doesn't just encourage their love of nature, it's a way for you to revisit it too. You'll be a seasoned adventurer by the time you manage to tick all 50 challenges off your list.

At the end of an exhausting day of fun, what better place to rest their weary heads than at the West Bay Cottages. Find out more about our stylish self-catering accommodation here.

Family stargazing whilst wild camping

1. Climb a tree

2. Roll down a really big hill

3. Go out camping in the wild

4. Build a den

5. Skim a stone

6. Run around in the rain

7. Fly a kite

8. Catch a fish with a net

9. Eat an apple straight from a tree

10. Play conkers

11. Go on a really long bike ride

12. Make a trail with sticks

13. Make a mud pie

14. Dam a stream

15. Make a daisy chain

16. Set up a snail race

17. Create some wild art

Children jumping over waves

18. Play pooh sticks

19. Jump over waves

20. Pick blackberries growing in the wild

21. Explore inside a tree

22. Visit a farm

23. Go on a walk barefoot

24. Make a grass trumpet

25. Hunt for fossils and bones

26. Go stargazing

27. Climb a huge hill

28. Explore a cave

29. Hold a scary beast

30. Hunt for bugs

31. Find some frog spawn

32. Catch a falling leaf

33. Track wild animals

34. Discover what’s in a pond

family havoing fun canoeing

35. Make a home for a wild animal

36. Check out the crazy creatures on a rock pool

37. Bring up a butterfly

38. Catch a crab

39. Go on a nature walk at night

40. Plant something, grow it, eat it

41. Go swimming in the sea

42. Build a raft

43. Go bird watching

44. Find your way with a map and compass

45. Try rock climbing

46. Cook on a campfire

47. Learn to ride a horse

48. Find a geocache

49. Canoe down a river

50. Make a nature diary

Ready, set, go!


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