Little Wings was an initiative set up by myself (Ben) here at Brindley Timberworks with the intention of reintroducing nature into children’s lives, and also showing support for our great local community.

Through our Little Wings initiative, we donated 2 birdboxes to 25 nurseries and primary schools within the Peak District and High Peak area.

Access to nature is something that has been limited somewhat as a result of national lockdowns and the temporary closing of schools across the country. We also know how important the outdoor environment is to younger children, and the countless health benefits access to nature brings.

As a father with a keen interest in the outdoors and nature, this is something very close to my heart. During the last couple of years, children’s everyday routines have been turned upside-down with more screen time for completing schoolwork or for entertainment and we need to bring back that link to the natural environment.

Each birdhouse has been specifically designed and carefully handcrafted from PEFC certified Scandinavian Redwood, and the natural slate has been hand cut. The open-fronted robin box is also suitable for wrens and the 28mm hole in the tit box is suitable for blue, great and coal tits. If you would like to purchase a set of our boxes yourself, these are available on our Shop page.