Seven cygnets very tightly bunched up and swimming in unison

To celebrate the hatching this morning of nine cygnets at the Art Pavilion Lake we are extending our park user survey until Friday 23rd April.

The next 5-6 weeks are critical for the cygnets. If you want to feed swans then give them fresh bread (mould is poisonous to them), grain such as wheat or corn, and fresh greens such as lettuce or spinach. The food should be thrown onto the water so that they can swallow water with the food – feeding them on land is environmentally unsound and encourages the swans to leave the water whenever they see people which can bring them into harm from dogs etc.

You can find lots of information about swans on the swan sanctuary website


Many thanks if you have already completed the survey – we’ve received some really useful feedback – but if you haven’t then please do. It takes less than five minutes and there is a free prize draw.