We’ve put together a list of our top gifts for wildlife dads this Father’s Day. Whether they’re a green-figured gardener, a bird lover, a wildlife photographer like Simon or a nature enthusiast, here’s a selection of gift ideas to help you find something your dad will love. Encouraging wildlife into your family’s garden is the perfect gift that keeps on giving!
Simon King Gift Pack
This super gift pack contains the Curve Nest Box which was designed by Simon himself thanks to his extensive knowledge and experience of watching and learning about garden birds. It is aesthetically appealing, both to us and wildlife, as well as being built specifically for small hole nesting birds such as blue and great tits, sparrows and flycatchers. Together with the Curve, you will find a copy of Simon’s book; the Simon King Naturewatch book and some premium wild bird food. Simon’s wonderfully detailed book is full of useful information about how to get the most from watching nature, all gleaned from his life out filming in the wild. Packed up in an attractive box with recyclable packaging it makes for a lovely present.
The fascinating Interactive Solitary Beehive
One of our most popular products, the Interactive Solitary Beehive is a lovely present that’ll bring pleasure and satisfaction through the spring and summer. Easily hung on a sunny external wall or fence, it provides habitat for the often forgotten solitary bees such as Leaf Cutter and Mason bees. These pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem and modern houses or gardens can provide challenges for them. You’ll see them buzzing around the entrance to the bee hotel when the weather warms up, and gain huge satisfaction in seeing these non-swarming bees lay their eggs and seal the tubes beautifully with leaves or dried mud – it’s a joy to behold. This new version has a hinged lid which reveals a perspex covered tray so you can get the perfect view of their life cycle.
Simon King Cabin Nester
The Cabin Nester is a really attractive house perfect for placing in hedges and shrubs, tucked away from predators and the elements. It has an open entrance preferred by Robins, Wrens and Flycatchers and then a cosy nesting space behind a side wall. In the winter it offers a protective roosting space away from the elements on those harsher winter days. Attractive and functional, it’s a lovely gift.
The Simon King Wildlife Hide
It’s a big ticket item, but you won’t see Simon out and about without his Wildlife Hide! It’s one of his most trusted and well used possessions. This Hide is award-winning and it’s easy to see why. It was produced together with Simon, using his background in wildlife filmmaking and photography. Spacious and airy, the fully featured hide measures 1.42 metres square by 1.58 metres high and the strong camouflage polyester material is designed in pop-up form for quick and easy erection and disassembly.
A Bird Model
Loved by Simon from his childhood these bird models are beautiful and fun projects to put together and display. Whether it’s a crafting activity to do with a young bird lover or a relaxing past-time on a wet weekend, these life-size, stunningly detailed cardboard flying birds are great presents. They require use of a sharp modelling knife so are suitable for 12+.
The Hedgehog Barn
The new hedgehog barn offers hedgehogs a safe and durable refuge whether for hibernation in winter or for use when providing food in the other seasons. This has to be one of the best looking hedgehog houses out there and the local hogs will love it. Built to last this is a great gift to a hedgehog and a loved one!
The Simon King Cabin Nester Gift Pack
Containing the hugely popular Cabin Nester, this gift pack contains wildflower seeds perfect for providing the diversity to attract wildlife to gardens, some nutritious wild bird feed and a species guide. Simon designed the Cabin Nester to be easily tucked away in bushes and act as a crucial roosting site in tough winter weather and then a nesting site come spring. A lovely gift to help these most festive of birds.
Craftsman Squirrel Feeder
During the winter months it can rather too quiet in the garden so this squirrel feeder is the perfect gift to liven things up. The new Craftsman Feeder has swing door that smart squirrels quickly figure out and provides hours of entertainment watching their behaviour. They’re also great for diverting squirrel attention away from bird feeders! Perfect for red or grey squirrels.