Help us care for nature in the North East

From rare feathered friends to everyday garden hedgehogs, our places are full of life. We're working hard to safeguard their habitats for years to come and we'd love you get involved. Here are a few ideas to get hands-on with nature.

The parterre garden at Seaton Delaval Hall

Learn from the experts at Seaton Delaval Hall 

Marvel at the bug hotels and hedgehog houses in the community kitchen garden before joining a garden talk every to find out how the formal gardens are cared for by our expert team. Little ones can look after nature too as part of Sunday Make & Do – make a bird pudding for our feathery friends then hang them in your garden at home.

Volunteer helping children to make a bird feeder

Join the bird race at Souter Lighthouse 

As a home to a whole host of seabirds, like fulmar and cormorant, where better than the Leas to get a closer look at our feathered friends? Join the Souter Bird Race and count as many different bird species as possible on Sunday 5 January.

Family snowdrop planting

Snowdrop planting at Wallington 

Come and help us plant 100,000 snowdrop bulbs during February half term. This is the fifth year of mass planting, so come back and admire the work so far and help to make the snowdrop walk even more spectacular. Our gardening team will be here to show you the ropes and help you get hands-on with nature.

Visitors enjoying the bird hide

Feed the birds at Gibside 

Head to Gibside on weekend of 21 February in celebration of RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. Create a pine cone bird feeder, visit our wildlife hide and get close to wild birds as our bird-ringer catches, studies and sets them free!