Nature Heroes: Bird buddy mission

Join our Nature Hero squad to learn more about birds and how to look after them.

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11 to 19 February 2023


All day


Wakehurst – wherever the mission takes you!


Bird Buddy mission: £3 per badge  

Non-member Nature Hero cape:  £13.50 per cape

Members Nature Hero cape: £6.75 per cape

Drop-in session: £4.50 per bird feeder 

This February half term, our Nature Heroes Pip, Bud and Sprout will take you on a fun-packed, nature-saving adventure around Wakehurst where you will learn bird-saving superpowers.

Discover how to talk to birds and nurture feathery friends in your own garden.  

Grab a leaflet packed with fun missions – complete these to win a Bird Buddy badge for your superhero cape*. This is not just an epic cape, but a chance to show off the badges you collect, building up your Nature hero skillset!  

Come back again at Easter and during school holidays, when Pip, Bud and Sprout will set you another Nature Hero mission to add to your collection.

Suitable for children ages 3 years +

Discover 11 reasons to be a Nature Hero!

Young child inspecting a cone with a magnifying glass
Bird Buddy © RBG Kew

What's on

Build a bird feeder drop-in session

Make a bird feeder to hang in your garden and get to know your new friends.  

Price: £4.50 per bird feeder

Suitable for children ages 3 years +

Learn to talk to birds workshop | 13 to 15 February 2023

Join bird expert and environmental educator Tom Forward to tune your ears into the sounds of Wakehurst and learn top tips on how to remember and mimic the songs and calls of our resident birds. If you perfect the technique, the birds will respond!

This workshop will include a chance to help assemble and install a split sweet chestnut bird box from locally-sourced timber – the perfect nesting place for woodland birds.

Price: £20 per child, 1 adult free

Suitable for ages 6 years +

Bird Display | 16 and 17 February

Watch a mesmerising birds of prey flying display from Horsham-based Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre. 

Members Early Opening

Enjoy early opening at 9am for members on the follow dates:

Saturday 11 February 2023
Sunday 12 February 2023
Saturday 18 February 2023
Sunday 12 February 2023

Important information

  • The event will go ahead in all weathers so please be prepared rain or shine.
  • Prebooking advised for mission, drop ins and workshop.
A child runs through a garden at Wakehurst wearing a superhero cap with a lightning bolt on it

Nature Heroes

Join our superhero squad, learn a new skill every half term and become a hero for the natural world.

*Capes and badges incur an additional cost. Members get 50% off.