Breakfast with Red Squirrels

A breakfast buffet in wild company

Immerse yourself in the arboreal life of the Red Squirrel, in the mossy woodlands of RSPB Haweswater in the eastern Lake District National Park. Based from Wild Intrigue’s comfortable Woodland Wildlife Hide in beautiful Naddle Forest, you will spend a morning watching the antics of Red Squirrels whilst enjoying a locally sourced, cold breakfast board.

With intimate views from the hide, and the shared expertise of a Wild Intrigue guide, you will discover the fascinating ecology of the Red Squirrel and its woodland home along with an array of birdlife.

Scampering Red Squirrels in treetops were once a common sight throughout the whole of the UK, with historic population estimated at 3.5 million individuals. Now, due to the pressures of reduced food, habitat availability and disease, largely brought by the introduction of the North American Grey Squirrels, the UK Red Squirrel population has dramatically declined to 120,000 individuals, with only around 15,000 Reds remaining in England.

But there is hope! Scotland and Northern England remain strongholds for Red Squirrels, with teams of dedicated conservationists working together to protect the scamping of Reds in our treetops for future generations to enjoy.

The work undertaken at RSPB Haweswater makes an outstanding contribution to Red Squirrel conservation in in the Lake District National Park. By protecting Naddle Forest, a semi-ancient Atlantic oak woodland, Reds have abundant foraging and nesting opportunities, and by planting tens of thousands of fruit and nut bearing trees over the years, this vital habitat will be expanded and protected to ensure the future survival of Reds Squirrels at Haweswater.

We are proud to host this experience at RSPB Haweswater. For every Breakfast with Red Squirrels ticket sold, you will be helping to support the conservation of Red Squirrels at this beautiful reserve.

Breakfast with Red Squirrels is part of the National Park Experiences, a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.

Prices

Adults £40.00

Under 18’s (11+ recommended) £30.00 

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-booking is essential.

Location & Dates

New dates 2022 launching at 5pm on 27th November

DECEMBER – Christmas Breakfasts!

Saturday 11th- SOLD OUT 

Sunday 12th- SOLD OUT

JANUARY

Saturday 15th- SOLD OUT 

Sunday 16th

Saturday 29th – SOLD OUT

Sunday 30th – SOLD OUT

FEBRUARY 

Sunday 13th Valentines Breakfast – SOLD OUT

Saturday 26th – SOLD OUT

Sunday 27th- SOLD OUT

MARCH

Friday 4th- SOLD OUT 

Saturday 5th

Saturday 19th- SOLD OUT 

Sunday 20th – SOLD OUT

Friday 25th – SOLD OUT

APRIL

Friday 1st – SOLD OUT 

Friday 22nd – SOLD OUT

Saturday 23rd 

MAY 

Friday 20th – SOLD OUT

JUNE 

Friday 17th – SOLD OUT

 

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