ASCOUGHFEE HALL & GARDENS




Bird Week
 
Families can enjoy a week of feathery fun at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum during the May half term holiday.
 
A bird week is being held at the historic Spalding venue between Saturday, May 23 and Friday, May 29 featuring a variety of activities and events.
 
Throughout the week visitors can admire a unique collection of eggs and stuffed birds and there will also be quizzes and wordsearches for youngsters.
 
A spokesperson for South Holland District Council, said: “This promises to be a really fun week which people of all ages can enjoy, we’re sure it will prove extremely popular.”
 
On Saturday and Sunday, youngsters can enjoy a bouncy castle and colouring in sessions.
 
On Monday, May 25 Terry the Scarecrow will be making animal balloons and origami. There will also be a story time session in the Garden Room at 11.30am followed by bird-themed activities and a teddy bears picnic.
 
The spectacular sight of birds of prey in flight can be enjoyed on Wednesday, May 27 when a flying display is carried out by Fens Falconry from 1pm.
 
Visitors can also admire a display of static birds and staff will be on hand to give talks.
 
On the same day, the Willow Tree Fen will bring a display of stuffed owls and owl pellets for children to dissect. Youngsters can also learn about the owl’s food chain.
 
On Thursday, May 28 a drop-in arts and crafts workshop takes place between 11am and 3pm. There will also be a special treat for visitors between 1pm – 2pm with the chance to hold some baby owls from the Baytree Owl Centre.
 
The week rounds off with a special production from the Flying the Nest Theatre company on the South Lawn at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
 
Filled with a fantastic mix of music, puppetry, facts and fun, this humorous show brings to life native bird characters in a new and engaging way.
 
For more information about bird week contact Ayscoughfee Museum on 01775 764555.