Are you ready to take the West Bay Adventure challenge?


Are you ready to take the West Bay Adventure challenge?

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 our 50 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 11 ¾ doesn’t just encourage their love of nature, it’s a way for you to revisit it too.

Pick up a checklist from our team when you arrive and get exploring! We can point you in the right direction to help you with each challenge.

You’ll be a seasoned adventurer by the time you manage to tick all 50 challenges off your list. So pack your wellies and outdoor gear and come and discover Adventure Island!

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

16. Make a daisy chain

17. Set up a snail race

18. Create some wild art

19. Play pooh sticks

20. Jump over waves

21. Pick blackberries growing in the wild

22. Explore inside a tree

23. Visit a farm

24. Go on a walk barefoot

25. Make a grass trumpet

26. Hunt for fossils and bones

27. Go stargazing

28. Climb a huge hill

29. Explore a cave

30. Hold a scary beast

31. Hunt for bugs

32. Find some frog spawn

33. Catch a falling leaf

34. Track wild animals

35. Discover what’s in a pond

36. Make a home for a wild animal

37. Check out the crazy creatures on a rock pool

38. Bring up a butterfly

39. Catch a crab

40. Go on a nature walk at night

41. Plant something, grow it, eat it

42. Go swimming in the sea

43. Build a raft

44. Go bird watching

45. Find your way with a map and compass

46. Try rock climbing

47. Cook on a campfire

48. Learn to ride a horse

49. Find a geocache

50. Canoe down a river

Ready, set, go!