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10:00 am

Family Fossil Discovery – The Naze

9th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Naze Centre Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along to The Naze to discover why our cliffs are so special. Our classroom introduction tells you about The Naze geology and where to find fossils before heading out on a group fossil hunt. Please bring a bag or bucket to collect your fossils in and wear sturdy footwear. Children must be accompanied by

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Zoologist for the Day – Abberton Reservori

9th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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This is a drop-off day for 5-11 year olds at Abberton Reservoir. We will survey, identify and explore like a zoologist. We will pond dip, bug hunt, bird watch and record what we find - just like a real scientist. Please ensure the children wear suitable clothing. Lunch is not provided. Booking is essential.

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Den Building – Fingringhoe Wick

9th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Bring the children along to Fingringhow Wick where they can get outdoors, collect wood and build a fantastic den in the beautiful woodland. Please dress for the weather. Advancde booking is essential.

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2:00 pm

Conservation and Crafts – Belfairs Woodland Centre

9th April 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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This is a great event at Belfairs Woodland Centre for older children Join Lizzie for a mix of practical conservation work in the woods with a chance to try new craft skills. Suitable for 11-16+. Drop them off for a couple of hours of fun and fresh air. Booking is essential

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Kids’ Astronomy Talk and Crafts – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

9th April 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If your children are interested in science, they'll love this event at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park Suitable for 8-12 year olds. Start with a short talk about the solar system and the Milky Way, then make some space-themed crafts to help us understand the enormous, mind-bending distances involved! Booking is essential.

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Dinosaur Trail

9th April 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Hunt for signs of Dinosaurs on a planned trail throughout the reserve Follow a prehistoric trail, dig up fossils and make a fossil print to take home. Wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather

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6:30 pm

Evening of Family Fun – Abberton

9th April 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join Essex WildlifeTrust at Abberton Reservoir for an evening stroll with moths, bats and marshmallows on the fire We will see who has been visiting the moth trap, toast marshmallows on the fire, take a walk to watch the sunset and end by seeing if we can listen to bats on our bat detectors. Please

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