Half-term exploring

A family sitting in woods looking at leaves

The garden and woods at Nymans are perfect for some nature and winter exploring. With frosty leaves, birds, silhouetted trees and winter views there is something to keep everyone entertained this half-term.

Exploring nature 

Have your own nature adventure spotting the many plants, trees, birds and animals living in the garden and woods. When you visit, whether it's for a long walk in the woods or a pause in the garden while you take in the view, take time to listen to birdsong, feel the bark of a tree or smell a flower.

Read one of our nature poems as you explore and see how many of the items described you can spot. Have a go at writing your own winter poem.

Visit the welcome hub when you arrive to see what nature explorer activities you can try.

Nature Explorer Passport

This fold-out activity sheet is your passport to get closer to nature with a selection of activities and challenges - how many can you complete?  Don't forget to get your passport stamped in the welcome hub at the end of your visit.

£1, normal admission applies

Come and explore this winter
Family looking closely at rocks and plants
Come and explore this winter

Bird Feeders

In winter the birds are busy spending most of their day looking for food to survive. Make a simple bird feeder in the Potting Shed that you can then take home to help feed feathered friends in your garden. 

Please note this activity will be using bird feed which contains seeds and nuts.

Sat 16 to Sun 24 Feb, 11am - 3pm. £1.50 per feeder, normal admission applies.

Make your own bird feeder this half-term
A girl holding up a pine cone bird feeder
Make your own bird feeder this half-term

50 Things

Even in the winter you can have a go at some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

4. Build a den - The little wooded area behind our second hand bookshop is a great place to build your den.

6. Run around in the rain - We have plenty of puddles to splash in or see how many raindrops you can collect.

34. Track wild animals -  The muddy paths in the woods are a great place to spot animal footprints.

44. Go bird watching - Come and see what birds are feeding on the seed heads in the garden.

For more ideas pick up your own scrapbook from our welcome hub and collect some stickers.

Free, normal admission applies.

Which 50 Things activity will you try?
Two boys building a den with sticks
Which 50 Things activity will you try?