CHILDREN have been urged to spend time outside during the summer holidays.

The National Trust in Yorkshire is inviting young people to take part in their Fifty Things to do Before You’re 11¾ campaign.

Children at Marsden Junior School ticked off the first item on the list when they learned how to fly a kite.

Alyssa Young, National Trust countryside warden for Marsden Moor, said: “We have been into school to make the kites with the classes, so it is a great way for them to get creative and enjoy playing outdoors.

“We hope we have inspired them to complete more activities from the list with their families or by joining in our fun summer holiday activities.”

The list of 50 activities includes such things as climbing a tree, catching a fish and canoeing down a river.

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