Living With Birds 2017


Enjoy bird spotting: all day 
Bird spotting walking tour: 11.30 and 14.00
Feed the birds: all day 
Make a bird feeder: 11.00 - 16.00 
Build a wooden bird box or wooden bird feeder: 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.45, 14.15, 14.45, 15.15, 15.45 
Castle quiz: 12.00 - 15.30  
Bird and nature information: 11.00 - 16.00 


Buy tickets

All activities are included in the price of admission unless otherwise stated.
Feed the birds: 50p per packet
Build a wooden bird box or wooden bird feeder: £6 
Castle quiz: Castle ticket required


Living With Birds – 11 – 19 February 2017

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.


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.

RSPB Bird Spotting Walking Tour

Tour the grounds and learn more about the birds in our gardens with RSPB experts. Tours take approximately 25 minutes and run at 11.30 and 14.00. 


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.


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.


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 about what birds symbolised in Heraldry throughout history. Collect a hand-out on arrival at the Castle entrance.

Bird and Nature information

Ask our helpful RSPB volunteers for advice or information about what’s happing in your garden at this time of year.

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle and grounds and to change or cancel events.

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