February half term at Souter Lighthouse

A man holds a little girl up to see the view from Souter's Lantern Room

It's all about nature and outdoor fun at Souter this half-term, with bird-themed events and action-packed sports days to keep the kids busy between Monday 12 and Friday 16 February.

It's Bird Week at Souter and we're celebrating our feathered friends with all sorts of activities. Brush up on your joinery skills and build a bird box on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Find out about some of the birds that might visit your garden and choose to make it their home. You never know, there could be a family of chicks safely nestled your hand crafted bird box by spring. On Tuesday and Friday we've got bird-themed crafts, when kids can get creative while learning some fun bird facts. 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are sports days at Souter, with free outdoor activities for all ages. A fantastic chance to pick up new skills and try something different, including archery, badminton, orienteering, rounders, tennis and volleyball. Drop by the Foghorn Field to join the fun.

Visit our What's on page for more info.

A great tit chick, almost ready to leave its cosy nest box
A great tit chick sits in a nest box, almost ready to fledge

Or you could go your own way

If you fancy a self-led adventure, you can pick up a family activity pack from the admissions desk. It contains everything you need to get out and about for a bit of bird watching around the lighthouse.

Alternatively, try the Souter Saunter downloadable walking trail. The easy 2 mile route takes in bird viewing screens in the nature reserve and great places to spot seabirds along the cliff top stretch.