Go wild this spring
Hibernation is well and truly over and it’s the time of year when many of us like to get out and about and burn off some energy in the fresh air.
Spring is wildlife time
The outdoors at Biddulph Grange Garden in Staffordshire has undergone a revamp, as well as having shiny new willow structures for you to discover on the woodland walk, there is also a new garden club for kids to enjoy in the walled kitchen garden.
Ever fancied a spot of twitching? This spring you can hire binoculars from the tea-room at Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire and spend some time seeing which birds have come home for spring from the hide or roof terrace.
What trail discoveries will you make this spring?
Geocaching is a great way to explore new places with the added bonus of treasure at the end. Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire and Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire both have a number of caches awaiting your discovery (and don’t forget to look out for the fairy trail at Baddesley Clinton too).
Discover the iconic trees at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire on the ten trees trail in May. Learn facts about their life and imagine all the stories they would tell if they could talk.
Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps as you follow the poacher’s trail at Charlecote Park in Warwickshire. The story goes that he was caught poaching in the grounds: climb over the fence and into the parkland and head into the house to see where the deer are hiding.
Over in Shropshire, Dudmaston Estate has got two new trails for you to explore. Discover which eggs belong to which birds and then find the secret garden.
Exploring outdoors always seems such fun when you’ve got your wellies on, head to Packwood House where a welly walk awaits you. During your walk there are tree trunks to hop over, dens to build and lots of nature to spot.
Rags the raven and pog the frog are just two of the country animals waiting to meet you at Upton House in Warwickshire on the woodland adventure trail, how many will you meet?