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Wildlife wonders

There is an abundance of wildlife to see throughout the 500 acre estate of Leeds Castle. Step into an oasis of tranquillity and wonder as each season reveals a welcome surprise everywhere you look.

Will you choose to visit for a day or make it a weekend adventure? However long you decide to spend with us, your stay at Leeds Castle will be adorned with wildlife wonders, some nestled in the countryside, some thriving by the water’s edge. Once you decide where to explore, the rest is easy.  

Things to do

There’s an abundance of wildlife to discover each season. Whether in the Woodland Walk, up in the parkland or hidden by the large lakes and shallow streams.

As you wander through the grounds, find natural habitats home to great numbers of wildfowl and common woodland birds all year round. Look out for the Nuthatch, Jay, Magpie, Wagtails and Great Spotted Woodpecker. If you’re lucky, you may even see a Sparrow Hawk or a Buzzard soaring above. That’s not all, you can also seek out the kingfishers, grass snakes and eels hiding in the places they call home.

Or simply enjoy a stroll along the streams, rivers and the moat, where you can admire stunning nature close up and take in the view.

Extraordinary days out in all seasons

In the spring and summer, head to the Pavilion Lawn for a relaxing afternoon amongst the flower beds while you unwind in a deck chair. In the autumn and winter, pop on boots and scarves to enjoy the turning season’s colours and crunch on crispy leaves on your wildlife wonders adventures.

Get ready to meet our local wildlife residents and create memories that’ll last a lifetime.


Discover Nature’s Wonders

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in nature with our exclusive offerings.

Private Wildlife Hide

Spend some tranquil time in our exclusive and private Wildlife Hide, designed for those seeking a serene retreat amidst nature. This unique hideaway offers an unparalleled opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with the wilderness in a comfortable and secluded setting.

Wildlife Hide Photography Experience

We are also thrilled to launch our NEW Wildlife Hide Photography Experience, in partnership with Andy Green, a renowned professional photographer from Pond and Perch Wildlife Ltd. This experience is tailored for photography enthusiasts of all levels who are eager to capture the beauty of wildlife through their lenses. Under Andy’s expert guidance, participants will learn tips and techniques for wildlife photography, making this an unforgettable experience for anyone passionate about photography and nature.

Join us in embracing the natural world with these exceptional experiences, crafted for those who cherish wildlife and the art of photography.

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