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Climb A Tree

Trees aren't just beautiful, they’re excellent for climbing too – if you know how to pick the right one. Here are some tops tips on how to climb a tree.


  • Make sure the weather's good. You can play outside in most kinds of weather, but the best way to climb a tree is when it's dry so you don't slip. 
  • Choose one that’s not too high. Tree climbing is no fun if you get stuck.
  • Look for low branches. It makes it easier to climb up – and down.
  • Watch out for foliage. Too many branches and leaves can restrict your movement and block your view, making your climb more difficult.


Thanks to the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

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