Bird box day at Springhill

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Want to get outdoors and closer to nature this mid-term and have oodles of fun at the same time?

Visit Springhill on Sunday 15 February for the return of Bird Box Day.

Join in with the estate team as they take down the current bird boxes to see what has been nesting in them, clean, repair and put them back up ready for birds that are beginning to pair up and look for a place to nest this season.

Go along and see the fantastic display of bird boxes and nests from birds such as robins, blue tits, tree creepers and swifts that make Springhill their home each year.

For those who fancy a bit of DIY, bird box making demonstrations will take place throughout the day, bird boxes of all shapes and sizes made by volunteers will be available to buy on the day.

Children will love making bird crafts, bird feeders and snacks to take home. Explore Springhill estate on the fantastic nest spotters trail, collecting nest materials as you go to help us build a giant birds nest in the natural play area, made with a collection of twigs and branches found in and around Springhill.

The Servants’ Hall Tea Room will be open for refreshments, as will the Well-Read Bookshop, packed with hundreds of second-hand books. Children can explore Springhill’s natural play area and families can enjoy a rejuvenating walk around the wonderful displays of snowdrops that cover the estate.

Springhill is just 10 minutes from Cookstown so why not take the family out for something different this mid-term break.

Bird Box Day will take place at Springhill, Moneymore on Sunday 15 February from 12-5pm.

Normal admission, National Trust members free.

For further information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/springhill or follow us on facebook.com/NationalTrustMidUlster