Welcome to our showcase of day trips and short breaks that we design for some of the places where fantastic wildlife can be seen in Britain. Greenwings was founded in the United Kingdom and we love to promote the natural treasures that can be found on these shores.

All day trips and tours are led by one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, such as writer and naturalist Patrick Barkham, photographer & film maker Jack Perks, Photographer/artist/polymath Victoria Hillman, author & orchid addicts Sean Cole & Mike Waller, and other superb all-round naturalists like Terry Goble and Kat Dahl. 

We can also provide you with bespoke day trips or longer tours, more or less anywhere in the UK. This might be to see or photograph one or more specific species, which we’d be happy to arrange. 

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and we’ll do our very best to help. 


Sussex Butterflies: Black Hairstreak & Dark Green Fritillary

Date: 21st June 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £75 3 places available

We invite you to join us for a summer day out in Sussex, looking for Black Hairstreaks & other butterflies!

Sussex Butterflies: Purple Emperor & other woodland wonders!

Date: 3rd July 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £75 Places available

A summer day trip in Sussex for butterflies, with a focus on Purple Emperor & other woodland wonders such as White Admiral & Silver-washed Fritillaries!

Macro Photography Workshop

Dates: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2024
Location: Scotland Places available
Price per day: £125 or £200 for both days
A one or two day macro photography workshop with photographer & Buglife Ambassador Paul Fraser

Macro Photography Workshop

Dates: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2024
Location: Scotland Places available
Price per day: £125 or £200 for both days
A one or two day macro photography workshop with photographer & Buglife Ambassador Paul Fraser

Sussex Butterflies: Brown Hairstreak & Summer Blues

Date: 16th August 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £75 Full

We invite you to join us for a summer day out in Sussex, looking for Brown Hairstreak, Silver-spotted Skipper, Adonis Blue, plus other butterflies!

Shooting Shrooms in Somerset! A fungi photography workshop

Date: 14th October 2024
Price: £125 Places available

A fun & creative wildlife & macro photography workshop with professional photographer Victoria Hillman

Shooting More Shrooms in Somerset! A fungi photography workshop

Date: 21st October 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £125 Places available

A fun & creative wildlife & macro photography workshop with professional photographer Victoria Hillman

Sussex Butterflies: Duke of Burgundy & Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Date: 14th May 2025
Price: £75 Places available

We invite you to join us for a spring day out in Sussex, looking for Duke of Burgundy, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Grizzled & Dingy Skippers, plus other butterflies!

Orchids of The Emerald Isle

Dates: 17th – 21st May 2025
Price: £1,250 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

An exclusive five-day trip, led by authors of the highly-acclaimed “Britain’s Orchids” to the orchid-rich country of Ireland!

Orchids of The Emerald Isle II

Dates: 21st – 25th May 2025
Price: £1,250 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

An exclusive five-day trip, led by authors of the highly-acclaimed “Britain’s Orchids” to the orchid-rich country of Ireland!

Orchids of The Cotswolds

Dates: 31st May & 1st  June 2025
Price per day: £125 Places available
Price for both days: £225

Enjoy a day out (or two!) in the beautiful Cotswolds with Britain’s Orchids author & naturalist Sean Cole

Swallowtail Weekend in Norfolk with Patrick Barkham

Dates: 6th – 9th June 2025
Price: £995 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £95
Deposit: £150 per person

An exclusive short British Wildlife Break! Visit the Norfolk Broads with naturalist & author Patrick Barkham for its unique and iconic British Swallowtail!

Swallowtails & other Wildlife of the Norfolk Broads with Patrick Barkham

Dates: 10th June 2025
Price: £150 Places available

An exclusive day tour of the Norfolk Broads for its unique and iconic British Swallowtail!