Living with Birds


Bird feeder craft workshop - 11.00 - 16.00 (last entry 15.30)
Build a wooden bird box - 11.00 - 15.30
Edwardian bird quiz - 12.00 - 15.30
Bird spotting trail - all day
Feed the birds - all day


This event is included in normal admission rates. Book online to save.
Bird feeder craft workshop FREE
Build a wooden bird box £6.00
Edwardian bird quiz Castle ticket required
Bird spotting trail FREE
Bird feed 50p per bag

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Living With Birds 13 – 21 February

Enjoy some family fun this Half Term and give a bird a home during National Nest Box Week. Learn about birds and their nesting habits as bird and nature expert, Tim Christian, leads a bird box building workshop*. Contribute to the conservation effort in the UK by building a bird box to take home and experience the pleasure of observing birds in your own garden.

Take part in a craft workshop and a bird spotting trail around the grounds to find out more about how birds nest and feed. Warm up in the Castle with an activity to discover why birds were significant in the Edwardian period.

Enjoy bird spotting

Explore the grounds looking for real life birds or their images. Tick them off on your trail as you find them and discover more about how the bird nests and feeds.

Take part in a castle activity

Discover how birds were significant in the Edwardian times in an activity through the Castle. Collect your activity sheet at the Castle entrance. A Castle ticket is required.

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.

Make a bird feeder

Drop into a FREE craft workshop to learn how to make a bread and peanut hanging bird feeder (not suitable for those with nut allergies).

Build a wooden bird box*

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 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.45, 14.15, 14.45 & 15.15.

Learn more about British birds and birdwatching before your visit by following the RSPB – Big Garden Birdwatch (30 & 31 January) and Big Schools’ Birdwatch (4 January – 12 February).

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