Sign Up To Our Newsletter and get exclusive discounts and special offers on short breaks.

We’d love to stay in touch!

At this time of year our feathered friends could do with a helping hand. Many of us already have bird feeders in our gardens or on our patios, window sills or balconies. But if you don’t already have one – here’s an easy peasy way to make your own.

It’s a bit messy – so make sure you’ve got permission from your grown-ups before you start!  This is what you’re going to need:

•    An empty, clean yoghurt pot
•    A length of string
•    A pair of scissors
•    A block of lard (or dripping, if you’ve saved any from your Christmas lunch!)

You’ll also need any of the following ingredients:

•    Sunflower hearts
•    Peanut pieces
•    Bird seed mix
•    Dried fruits that have been softened in water
•    Crumbled cheese
•    Breadcrumbs
•    Cooked, leftover rice

What you absolutely MUST NOT USE:

•    Uncooked rice
•    Salted nuts
•    Whole nuts or whole fruit (could choke a bird)



Put your softened lard and all of your chosen bird food ingredients into a bowl and mix them up. You want a well-mixed paste. This is the messy bit – but it’s good fun too!

Use your scissors to pierce a hole in the bottom of your clean yoghurt pot - get a grown up to help you with this!

Thread your piece of string through the hole and tie a firm knot in the bottom on the inside on of the pot. 

Make a loop on the other end of the string, so you can hang your pot upside down (like a bell).

Fill your pot with your bird seed lard cake – pack it in well!

Hang your feeder outside for the birds to enjoy!


Cookies...yum! We use them here to make your experience better. View our policy. Got it!