February half-term fun at Lydford Gorge

Read on if you fancy a walk, a cuppa in the tea-room, an activity for all the family or to learn a new skill. There's lots of choice at Lydford Gorge.

Come along and build your own bird box on Saturday 10 February, 1-3pm. Materials and guidance will be provided by the ranger team along with info on the best place to put it up in your garden. The box can be tailored to suit a variety of different garden birds and children can earn a sticker for their ‘50 Things’ booklet when they make a home for a wild animal. 

Build your own bird box at the gorge
Young boy making a bird nest box
Build your own bird box at the gorge

Drop in between 12 and 3pm on Monday 12 February to have a go at lighting a fire without matches. Then mix up some tasty dough to cook on a stick over the campfire.

Take a wander with the family through the orchard and see if you can find all the funny faces hidden in the trees. Maybe you can spot some faces the trees have made themselves. The trail runs from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, normal admission applies.

On Saturday 17 February join a hands-on morning in the orchard to learn the art of pruning apple trees with the ranger team. Pick up some tips to take on your own apple trees, the session will be part theory, part practical, and tools will be provided. Booking is essential as the session is usually well attended, normal admission applies.

For those who want to stretch their legs, the top path between the two entrances will be open in addition to the short walks to the waterfall and bird hide. There are some lovely views out over the gorge at this time of year which are hidden in summer by the leaves of the Oak trees. After your walk you could stop off at the waterfall tea-room, 11am-3.30pm, for a hot drink, snack or treat.