Nest and Eggs – Join our Drop in Workshop, Wednesday 12th April, 1 – 4pm

Help make and decorate our bird nest which will feature in our Earth Day display.  Then have a go at designing and decorating you’re own egg or create your own spring pop up card.
Learn about garden birds in this fun drop-in activity.
Have a good look at the birds in the paintings and ceramics in the gallery, then imagine your chosen bird escaping into its natural habitat.
The workshop is free.  No need to book, stay for five minutes, or the whole session.


Want to know more about the wildlife in the park?
Then Join us on Friday  14th April, 11am – 12 noon, for the Big Pannett Birdwatch
Help our experts spot, count and record the birds in Pannett Park.  Learn how to identify different species, where they live and what they eat.
The Big Pannett Birdwatch is led by Whitby Naturalists.  Meet in front of the Art Gallery at 11am.

The Birdwatch is free and no need to book, just turn up and have fun.

“There is a fantastic display of artwork from the collection on display, which includes beautiful wildlife drawings and paintings by Eileen Soper along side a selection of ceramic birds by her sister, Eva Soper.  These charming artworks are the inspiration for a series of family workshops ………”

This workshop is part of The Wild Escape, a national project led by Art Fund.

The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum or gallery and create artworks imagining its journey to a natural habitat. The pictures and stories created will lead up to a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in venues across the UK on Earth Day 2023, Saturday 22 April.

The Wild Escape is made possible with support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Kusuma Trust, Foyle Foundation and a group of generous individuals and trusts.


Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
01947 600933
The WILD Escape
activity programme updated March
Nests & Eggs
Pannett birdwatch
Pannett Earth Day