UK Wildlife by Season Guide

May 13, 2022

Animals to look for throughout the year in the UK.

With the return of Springwatch to BBC 2 (May 14th), longer days and nature coming into bloom, holiday accommodation provider Hot Tub Hideaways has compiled a guide to when and where to see amazing wildlife on your next cheeky UK getaway.  

Britain’s diverse wildlife means you don’t have to go far to channel your inner Attenborough, so if you don’t know where to find Roe Deer, what the call of a Nightjar sounds like, or how to tell a Badger set from a Fox hole, then we’ve got you covered.

The season by season guide also contains important information about respecting the habitats of wild animals, a packing list for keen nature explorers and suggested further reading resources.

Hot Tub Hideaways CEO Matt Fox says: “Catching a glimpse of wildlife while out on a holiday ramble is a great experience, and the UK is blessed with a range of habitats and seasonal changes that mean there is something for everyone to keep an eye out for throughout the year.

“We always want anyone travelling with us to feel engaged with the area they have chosen as a holiday destination and the local wildlife can play a big part in that. We hope the guide is useful for both those who have lined up a holiday, as well as perhaps helping people who don’t quite know where to go yet to decide”.

Notes to editors

Home to the largest collection of self-catering accommodation in the UK, Snaptrip Group (owner of Hot Tub Hideaways) is a trusted marketplace for travellers to discover cottage, apartment and lodge holidays online. With over 60,000 easily bookable properties, with up-front costs, in the UK, Ireland and Europe, we strive to ensure our customers find the right holiday for them at the best possible price.