Celebrate British garden birds during the February half term holiday in this fun family event in conjunction with the RSPB. Coinciding with National Nest Box Week, visitors can learn how to help birds nest, survive and thrive in their gardens at home.
A bird box building workshop* will provide kids with the chance to contribute to the conservation effort in the UK by putting a nest box in their gardens, also providing the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that come to the garden (*additional fee).
Children can join a FREE bird themed craft workshop and find out more about different species of British birds on a bird spotting trail in the grounds. Visitors can also buy a bag of bird food* at the information centre (*50p) to feed the birds and ducks.
LOCATION: Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG
ENJOY BIRD SPOTTING
Collect an activity sheet on arrival and explore the grounds looking for real life birds or their images. Complete the activities and discover more about how birds nest and feed.
Finish at the RSPB tent and receive a pin badge for completing the challenge.
Find the resident birds of Hever in the gardens with our RSPB experts.
Tour the grounds and learn more about the birds we find in our gardens. Tours take approximately 25 minutes and run at 11.30am and 2pm.
FEED THE BIRDS
Purchase bags of bird food for 50p at the Information Centre and enjoy feeding the birds at allocated feeding points around the grounds, marked on the map.
MAKE A BIRD FEEDER
Bring a used plastic drinks bottle or a pine cone and recycle it into a bird feeder (not suitable for people with nut allergies). Supervised drop-in, self-led sessions.
BUILD A WOODEN BIRD BOX or BIRD FEEDER*
Pre-book your session at the Information Centre on the day. Numbers are limited and sessions are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
*£6 charge for activity, limited numbers.
Sessions are at 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm & 3.15pm.
Learn about what birds symbolised in Heraldry throughout history. Collect a hand-out on arrival at the Castle entrance.
Ask our helpful RSPB volunteers for advice or information about what’s happing in your garden at this time of year.