One of the things my children love the most about going to my parents house is the fact they have a bird table and bird feeders scattered around their garden. The children love sitting in my parents conservatory, their little faces cupped in their hands, watching the birds come and go, listening to my Dad tell them about the different birds, taking it all in with so much interest.
I always feel guilty that we don’t have the same in our garden, especially when the children show such an interest in wildlife, so when we were introduced to Boxwild, an online store selling wildlife gift and subscription boxes to encourage wildlife into people’s gardens, I knew that this would be the perfect place to start.
We were sent the Children’s big bird gift box which is packed full of items for the budding bird lover.
Inside we found a paint your own nesting box, a bird feeder, seed scoop and two regular sized seasonal seed blends.
The children were very excited to make a start on painting their own nesting box and due to the fact that the sun was finally shining, we took it out into the garden and they got to work.
With four colours to choose from the children were able to create a very colourful looking nesting box, taking it in turns to paint one size each – albeit impatiently!
It would have been nice to have slightly bigger paint pots as by the time we got to the back of the nesting box we were very low on paint. The finished result was a rainbow coloured design which, given that the children are just three, four and five, actually came out really well!
Our next task was to fill the bird feeder, and Harry was very excited about this part!
Boxwild blend their seeds in their kitchens in Surrey to give optimum nutrition for your garden birds. They also donate 50p from every box sold to various Wildlife Charities to support the wonderful work they do.
It was lovely to chat with the children about the birds they thought would come to feed from our feeder. It’s clear that their Grandad has taught them a lot about birds already as they all said that their favourite bird was a Blue Tit, which was fortunate as we used the Blue Tit bird seed in our feeder.
The final step was to hang the bird feeder in the garden, wait for Grandad to come and fix the nesting box to the shed, and sit and wait for the first little bird to pay us a visit!
I love the idea of Boxwild gift and subscription boxes, they make the perfect gift for both adults and children, and I will definitely be buying from them in the future. In the meantime I have three very excited children waiting to find out who will be moving into their nesting box!
*** We were sent this item for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own. ***