Feathered February half-term at Kedleston Hall

Tufted duck on lake in parkland at Charlecote Park

This year we're celebrating everything outdoors, the amazing habitats, plants and animals we have all around us and the work we do to look after them.

You might not think it, but February is actually a brilliant time to get out the binoculars for a bit of bird watching. So this half-term we'll be celebrating all things Feathered!

Build a birdbox

Come along and build your own wooden bird box to create new homes for the wild birds in your garden. You can make a bird feeder too! Hanging a birdfeeder outside your window is a great way to see all the different types of birds that call your garden home over winter. Not to mention it keeps our feathered friends well fed over the harsh wintery months. Spring might feel like a long way off but it’ll soon be nesting season and the wild birds will be looking for spring nest locations. There's no need to book but it is first come first served so come ealry to avaoid disapointment!

Do you 'love birds'?

In the spirit of February and valentines day come along to our drop in craft sessions to make your very own little bird, because we LOVE birds here at Kedleston! Using up those old milk bottles and some imagination this fun little craft is a great alternative to normal recycling!

Half-term trail

We bet you can guess the theme of our Pleasure Ground trail is this half-term! See if you can find all of the bird boxes and learn about the birds you might see around the estate and even in your garden at home!

One for the grownups

Looking to learn more about our native birds or even just enjoy a relaxed walk in the Kedleston grounds? Join Nick, one of our very knowledgeable volunteers as he guides you to some of Kedleston's best bird watching perches. He'll tell you all ab out the birdlife here in the park and around the lake and show what an amazing habitat Kedleston provides for them. There's no need to book just ask at visitor reception when you arrive and they'll show you where you need to go.