Living With Nature


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Living with Nature 10 – 18 February

Discover more about conservation and local wildlife as part of Hever Castle’s February half-term event, Living with Nature.

Following on from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch (27 – 29 January) and the Big School’s Birdwatch (2 January to 23 February) families and individuals are invited to visit the historic castle in Kent between 10 – 18 February to enjoy ‘Living with Nature’ aimed at school aged children.

Find out how to create habitats and encourage wildlife into your garden and join the RSPB workshop.

Join RSPB volunteers on a stroll around the grounds to learn about natural and manmade habitats or take a self-guided ‘Wildlife Detective’ walk to investigate animal footprints and tracks. In the Castle, learn about nature throughout history from how fur was used to keep warm to which birds belong to the Queen.

Encourage creepy crawlies into your garden by building a bug hotel* (*additional charge) or buy a bag of bird food (50p per bag) and feed the birds and ducks.


  • Wildlife Detective Walk 
    Investigate animal footprints and tracks on our self-guided walk around the grounds.
    Times: 11:00 – 16:00 
  • Habitat Tour 
    Join our volunteers on a stroll around the grounds and learn about natural & manmade wildlife habitats.
    Times: tours at 11:30 & 14:00
  • Feed the Birds – 50p per bag
    Buy a bag of bird food and feed the birds & ducks around the grounds at allocated feeding points, marked on the map.
  • RSPB Workshop – make a plastic bottle bird feeder (free)
    Supervised drop-in, self-led sessions
    Times: 11:00 – 16:00 (last entry 15:30)
  • Face Painting (£4.00)
    Come and get your face painted by our fabulous face painters.
    Times: 11:00 – 16:00 (last entry 15:30)
  • Build a Bug House (£4.00)
    Pre-book your session at the Information Centre on the day, limited numbers, first come first served.
    Times: 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:45, 14:15, 14:45, 15:15
  • Nature in History Trail (Castle ticket is required)
    Learn about what animals symbolised throughout history, from using their fur to keep warm to discovering what birds belong to the queen.
    Times: 12:00 – 15:30

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel events. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted or not valid on event days.

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