National Trust Hughenden – Nestbox Making Workshop

Join us on National Nestbox Week to make and decorate a bird or bat box for your home or garden.

We’ll have all the kits ready for you to assemble with the help of our brilliant woodwork volunteers, you just need to hammer and screw the pieces together and decorate – subtle is best, but a few pencil drawings and extra wood pieces wouldn’t hurt.

You’ll have a choice between bat boxes and three different types of bird boxes to appeal to a range of birds/bats.

This workshop is suitable for older children and adults alike, but please bear in mind all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


February 2023

1410:30 – 12:0013:00 – 14:30
1610:30 – 12:0013:00 – 14:30


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per kit£15.00

The basics

Booking details: Call 0344 249 1895 Please note this is only pre-bookable as we only have a limited supply of kits.

Suitability: Children over 10 years old.

Meet at the Studybase – next to the Estate Office.

What to bring and wear: Wear warm layers and bring waterproofs, this event will be partially outdoors.

Accessibility: There are 3 stairs to access the Studybase courtyard, then another flight down in to the Studybase (which isn’t essential). Please let us know if you have any other requirements and we’ll do our best to help.

Contact info: Hughenden 01494755573

All details are here.