Please note: The events in Essex featured are all third party events: Healthy Life Essex is not normally directly involved in organising or running any of these events. As events may be cancelled or details changed without us being informed, please always clarify details with the organiser / contact listed. Healthy Life Essex cannot accept responsibility for incorrect information shown on our events listings.
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We are a friendly group and new volunteers will be made welcome. Work parties are normally held on the first Sunday of the month, but do always check as dates and times may change. Do bring drinks and snacks, and maybe lunch incase we carry on a bit longer. Please contact the warden at forFind out more »
Volunteer with the Essex Wildlife trust at Chafford Gorges and gain valuable knowledge and experience working with animals and nature If you are interested in helping out please contact the Ranger: Deanw@essexwt.org.uk Please wear suitable shoes and clothing and bring a packed lunch and drinks etcFind out more »
Iron Latch Nature Reserve near Colchester is a 10.5 acre reserve of flower-rich meadow, plus 4 acres of long established and possibly ancient woodland. Come along and join a work party organised by the Colchester Local EWT Group to help maintain and improve one of our local reserves. Learn about nature and get a valuableFind out more »
Work parties at Sawbridgeworth Nature Reserve take place every Sunday. Contact the warden Bob Reed for more information.Find out more »
Shadwell Wood reserve work party meets on Sunday mornings through the Autumn and Winter to continue the coppice management. Contact Tony Morton for further informationFind out more »
Visit Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre and let the friendly Optics Team help and advise you. The EWT range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories are carefully selected for quality, price and value for money and will be on display so you can try before you buy. All profits go to EWT to support our conservationFind out more »
Come and spend an enjoyable day at Abberton Centre Visitor Centre trying your hand at the traditional craft of basket-making. Using English willow you will weave a basket to take home. The workshop is informal and relaxed and is suitable for beginners. All materials and tools will be provided but please bring sharp secateurs ifFind out more »
Enjoy the scenery and look out for wading birds feeding as the ebbing tide reveals the mud and sand. Please be aware that this walk will take up to 3 hours and is 5 miles in length and will involve walking over soft sand, saltmarsh and mud. This is potentially unsuitable for those with mobilityFind out more »
Warley Place with the daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops out is a spectacular sight to see, come along and let your eyes do the rest. Volunteers will be on hand, to answer questions about Ellen Willmott’s historic garden; whether it’s about the unique plants and trees or building remains. Warley Place (next to the Thatchers Arms)Find out more »
A fantastic event at the Langdon Hills Nature Reserve near Basildon to get the whole family outdoors. Suitable for all the family, although suggested age up to 13 years. Forest School activities in the woods - including den building, ropes, woodland crafts, wildlife spotting and campfire. Enjoy some quality family time. Children must be accompaniedFind out more »
A fantastic outdoor family event for all the family at Hanningfield Nature Reserve, near Chelmsford. Forest School Activities in the woods include bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. A fabulous learning experience for young children.Find out more »