Hare Hill in February

Visitor Welcome Building

In the year that marks 40 years of National Trust ownership, Hare Hill is opening in February for the very first time - and we've got lots of fun things to do.

Opening Ceremony

The new Visitor Centre is looking splendid and is ready for action, so come and join the party when we open on Saturday, February 10. There’ll be free hot drinks and nibbles from 10.30 – 11.30, and the first 40 visitors to go through our new till will receive a surprise gift from the garden. There’s even a very special guest who will cut the ribbon at 11am. So whatever the weather, come on down to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Winter Walks

Snowdrops in the garden at Hare Hill
Hare Hill snowdrops
Snowdrops in the garden at Hare Hill

For our first week, we’re running a week of special themed walks, led by the knowledgeable staff. They all start at 11 am, and will last about an hour – for more details see the What’s on section.

Where are the Hares?

The Hare Hill Hares
Hare Hill Hares
The Hare Hill Hares

The hares of Hare Hill have been on the move over winter, and you can help to find them during this February half-term.  Pick up a trail map at the Visitor Centre, and mark the hares where you see them in their new positions.  You can also spot some signs of Spring along the way, using our guide. Wrap up warm, find the hares and get inspired by nature.

All about Rangers

On Friday February 23 there’s a chance to try some outdoor skills with the Rangers, and on Monday February 26 you can stretch your legs on a Ranger-led walk around the estate.

The weather may still be cold, but late winter has its charms, and there are plenty of reasons to get outdoors and enjoy Hare Hill this February.