50 outdoor activities every child must experience before 12.

FROM rolling down hills to birdwatching, these are the 50 activities every child should do before they turn 11 3/4. How many did you grow up doing?

More than four in five adults say their children spend less time playing outside than they did at their age, according to research by the UK’s National Trust.

So, in an effort to entice youngsters away from their TV screens, the charity asked children to name their favourite outdoor activities. As a result, 15 fresh ideas – including running barefoot in the grass, star-gazing and exploring a cave – have been added to last year’s list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4‘.

The initiative followed a study that found if children do not form a connection with the great outdoors before they are 12, they are far less likely to later in life.

Here’s the link to print the list – 50 things to do before you turn 12

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/national-trust-releases-50-activities-every-child-must-experience/story-fnet08ui-1226633819528#ixzz2SBbkh73G

50 things to do before you turn 12

50 things to do before you turn 12

About Margaret River Discovery Tours
Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.