Banish the half term blues with winter nature trails - The Solihull Observer

Banish the half term blues with winter nature trails

Solihull Editorial 4th Feb, 2023   0

HISTORIC sites across Solihull are getting ready to blow the half term bordem away with a host of activities.

As the crocuses flower and birds start to nest, the county’s historic monuments are ideal for enjoying the early signs of nature.

Kids can don their wellies and splash through puddles, spot snowdrops peeking through the soil or use their imaginations to turn a humble stick into a ship’s mast, a knight’s sword or a magic wand.

Baddesley Clinton, with its moated manor house and peaceful grounds, is open every day throughout February half term.




The National Trust said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the little ones busy, come and burn off some steam on a walk around the estate and see if you can spot the animal sculptures hidden in the woodland.

“See what winter wildlife you can spot, take in the views and enjoy a well-earned piece of cake and a hot drink on your return.


“February is the perfect time to pop into the second-hand bookshop and pick up some new books to curl up with at home.”

Packwood House, the mock Tudor home of Baron Ash, has a glut of nature trails to captivate kids.

The Trust said: “February is a great time to explore the outdoors so pull on those wellies and woolly hats and head over to the Welly Walk. Have a go at making a den big enough to sit in, see what animals you can spot.”

Charlecote Park has over 180 acres of landscaped deer park and between February 18 and 26 there is a trail with nature related activities across the parkland.

A trail pack cost £2 plus admission also applies from the Visitor Welcome Centre every day from 9am – 4pm.

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