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9:00 am

Forest School Over 8’s – Abbotts Hall Farm

16th April 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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Do your children love to be outdoors? Let them get outside and be active! Make dens, climb trees, get muddy, use tools, create art, make fires and cook on a fire. Our Forest School programme will help to build confidence, self-esteem and develop social skills and all in the beautiful setting of Abbotts Hall Farm

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10:00 am

Strange Science – Abberton Reservoir

16th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop off day for 5-11 year olds We will carry out experiments and surveys to discover and enjoy some strange science and wildlife. Please ensure children are wearing suitable clothing and have a packed lunch. Booking essential.

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Birdsong for Beginners – Fingringhoe Wick

16th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until 7th May 2019

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us for a half day workshop with expert guide Liz, to unpick the world of birdsong! Start the morning with a short theory session before heading out onto the reserve to see what birds you can hear! Join us for one week or all four sessions Wk 1 - Garden Birds Wk 2 -

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Dinosaur Trail – Fingringhoe Wick

16th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Follow a prehistoric trail, dig up fossils and make a fossil print to take home. Children must be accompanies by an adult. Advance booking is essential.

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Wood Whittling and Campfire Cooking – Hornchurch

16th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 16th April 2019 at 11:30am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join us for a fun packed hour wood whittling and cooking on an open fire. Age guide is 4 years and upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking Essential

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Pixies and Elves – Bedfords Visitor Centre

16th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 23rd April 2019 at 10:00am

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Pixie and elf adventures in the lovely Bedfords Park woodland. Join Emma to build pixie and elf homes, make a magic wand, play games and mix some fantastical potions! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking Essential

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1:30 pm

Jericho Cottage (Megarry’s Antiques and Teashop)

16th April 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 18th June 2019 at 1:30pm

Jericho Cottage (Megarry’s Antiques and Teashop), The Green, Blackmore
Ingatestone, Essex CM4 0RR United Kingdom
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Described as an untamed hidden oasis, this is a small walled wildlife and woodland garden with mature trees, shrubs, bamboos, palms and ponds. Thorughout the year, colourful planting clothes the ground while a canopy of wisteria, rambling roses, honeysuckle and kiwi vine shade the patio and pergola. Enjoy the garden and perhaps and the lovely

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Bird Painting – Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve

16th April 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Paint wooden models of bird species, many of them found at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park. Models are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. This is a family event. Children should be accompanied by an adult.  

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7:30 pm

Illustrated Talk: The Return of the Beaver

16th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Andrews Church Hall Halstead, Essex CO9 2LD United Kingdom + Google Map

Working for a consultancy that is dedicated to conserving species as well as reintroductions Ecologist and researcher Peter Cooper, will talk to us about the benefits of beavers, the history of its reinstatement in Britain, potential future challenges as well as an update on the North Essex reintroduction This event is organised by the Braintree

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