February Half Term: Wildlife Waking Up

We're going on a bug hunt...

'Wake Up' to the beautiful and inspiring views surrounding our magnificent 18th century gardens.

Whether it’s a tour around the house, a stroll around the gardens or the surrounding landscape; you are sure to feel energized and inspired after a visit to Hanbury Hall.

Spot the wildlife that's beginning to wake up, now that spring has arrived. Head out with your binoculars and camera to find and admire the abundance of wildlife that thrives here at Hanbury - some are easier to spot than others!

The House will be open 11am-1pm for guided tours, then free flow 1-4pm. (Last entry 3.30pm)

Will you spot any pheasants during your visit?
Will you spot any pheasants during your visit?

Spring Walks

We have walks suitable for all abilities. The Black Walk is a longer route taking in the wider estate and venturing off to nearby Hanbury Church; the extra effort will be worth it for the stunning views across the Worcestershire landscape. Our Historic Walk is a slightly more leisurely route, taking in historic park features, rare and unusual trees and an abundance of winter wildlife.

Download the route for The Black Walk

Download the route for The Historic Walk

A couple take a quiet walk through Hanbury Gardens
A couple take a quiet walk through Hanbury Gardens

Tea rooms

Start your morning right with a pleasant pot of tea. Other hot drinks as well as sweet and savoury snacks will also be available. For lunch, we have plenty of warming foods on offer in our Servant’s Hall - hot soups, tasty jacket potatoes, freshly baked cakes and scrumptious scones.

The Servant’s Hall serves lunch between 12noon-2.30pm.

Chambers

We’re reopening Chambers for this February Half Term. Indulge yourself in our waitress served tea room, located on the first floor of the Hall. Freshly-made sandwiches loaded to the brim with delicious fillings and a wonderful selection of freshly baked cakes and scones.

Tables available from Saturday 18 until Sunday 26 February between 12noon – 3pm. To book, please call: 01527 821214.

Normal admission prices apply.

A couple enjoy a relaxing break in the Chambers tea rooms
A couple enjoy a relaxing break in the Chambers tea rooms

Exciting Trails

Keep your eyes peeled and spot the wildlife as the landscape comes back to life - toads splashing in the Mirror Pool, ducklings waddling in the gardens and rabbits bouncing through the fields. You may even see pheasants and lambs roaming around.

Trails will be available every day during February Half Term from Visitor Reception, free for members and paying visitors.

Children enjoy a fun and educational activity
Children enjoy a fun and educational activity

50 Things

‘50 Things’ is a list of the ultimate outdoor challenges to complete before you reach the milestone age of 11 and ¾. From bug hunting to bird watching, den building to kite flying, there’s something for every type of explorer.

Here’s some of our favourite ’50 Things’ that can be completed at Hanbury Hall. Pick up your scrapbook from Visitor Reception and get ready to explore.

4. Build A Den

Visit our Wild Play area and build your own forest home. With a plentiful supply of sticks, twigs and leaves you can create a sizeable fort or perhaps you prefer a cosy den for one (good for spying on everyone else).

18. Make Some Wild Art

Collect twigs, leaves, feathers and whatever else you can find in the park to help you create a unique piece of wild art.

28. Climb A Huge Hill

Grab yourself a park walk leaflet from our Welcome Centre and head out to conquer the huge hill that leads up to nearby Hanbury Church. 

44. Go Bird Watching

The gardens are full of many different species of birds all year. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.  

A family explores the scenery around the grounds
A family explores the scenery around the grounds