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  • 1 Feb 2015

    Make your own bird box

    Provide a home for feathered friends by making a nest box for your garden. It is estimated there are now 5-6 million nest boxes in gardens in the UK. Help make this number even bigger this National Nest Box Week, starting on Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the day of love by doing something special for your feathered friends and providing shelter for loved-up birds ready to breed! […] more

  • 9 Jan 2015

    Our new issue just published

    I am excited to announce that our 63rd issue has just been published. It comes with a free travel magazine inside to help you plan your break for 2015. Fittingly, the theme for this edition is Adventure. One of our main features is about a family who cycled the length of America, from Canada to Chile – a two year journey, with an eight year old in tow. Reading their story is guaranteed to make you want to leap outside your comfort zone! […] more

  • 9 Jan 2015

    Get away this January!

    January is the ideal time to get away. There are lots of great deals to be had across the UK and, even if January doesn’t strike you as the best time to be exploring the countryside, if we are blessed with crisp, cold days, a winter walk can be magical. With so much incredible countryside all around us, escaping after the rush and bustle of the festive period can be just what the doctor ordered. Finding yourself in a cosy cottage with a roaring fire and just the sound of birdsong to interrupt your thoughts, offers the chance to reflect on the past year and the year to come. […] more

  • 9 Jan 2015

    Birdwatching events for kids

    Get closer to nature at the RSPB family watching wildlife events and enjoy the sights, sounds (and sometimes even smell) of not just birds, but bats, butterflies, plants and even moths. […] more

  • 9 Dec 2014

    10 ways to celebrate winter solstice with your family

    Winter Solstice, falling on 21st December, is a magical moment in our seasonal calendar. The world seems to stand still for just a moment, and the solstice offers us and our families a chance to step off the merry-go-round of the festive period and enjoy being together. It's an opportunity to appreciate the natural world around us, to fill our homes with candles, friends, laughter, food and warm fires. Or maybe you'll opt for a quieter solstice – a chance to take a breath in the whirlwind and just be still and peaceful and at one with the world. Here are some ideas for celebrating the winter solstice with your family: […] more

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