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Feeringbury Manor is an ancient site with parts of the house, on land originally belonging to William the Conqueror, dating back to before 1500. This is a 10-acre garden on the River Blackwater. There are two ponds and lots of interesting planting, highlights of which include the jewelled lawn which sparkle with tiny bulbs betweenFind out more »
Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionallyFind out more »
Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly Thursday volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch.Find out more »
Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.Find out more »
The Uttlesford EWT Local Group runs work parties on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events. Venues may change at short notice. Please confirmFind out more »
Volunteer work parties take place at the Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve in Great Leighs on alternate Thursdays from the beginning of September to the end of March. New recruits would be made very welcome. All equipment is provided Meet in the car park at 9:30am. Please bring your own packed lunch. Contact the warden SylviaFind out more »
Join Essex Wildlife Trust for a Nurturing day of Wellness and Relaxation. Learn about Oil Therapy, Sound Therapy, Gut Health and much more including a gorgeous two course plant based lunch and snacks. This is a fundraising event and all profits support the work of Essex Wildlife Trust. Book is essential: CLICK HERE to bookFind out more »
Following the opening of the new Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Mid Essex Support Centre, our local community, clients, volunteers and guests are invited to come and see the new Centre in Hatfield Peverel. Work commenced on the Support Centre in January 2019 with the ground floor being converted into a purpose-built Cancer Support Centre. TheFind out more »
Belfairs Nature Tots is an under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve held during term time only. Youngsters will love the mix of arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and, of course, some outdoor time in the woodlands! CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIEDFind out more »
Join our Shoresearch project and help survey our marine wildlife. For this event, meet near the Saltwater Beach Cafe by Chalkwell Beach Shoresearch is a volunteer scheme to identify and record animals, plants and habitats along our shoreline. The project aims to build a baseline of data on the marine wildlife that occurs in Essex.Find out more »
This event is at Hockley Woods every Thursday, starting at 10:45am with options of either a one hour or a shorter 30 minute walk. This walk is part of the Rochford District Health Walks, helping you to meet new people and enjoy the benefits of regular exercise. Walk at your own pace, with fully trainedFind out more »
My name is Megan and I am an Occupational Therapist working for Sport for Confidence. We have been commissioned by Southend Borough Council to provide sport sessions for carers in the Southend area. We have our first session starting on the 30th May 11am-1pm at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre and thereafter every Thursday. ThisFind out more »
This walking event is part of the Southend Walk this Way Health Walks scheme. It takes place every Thursday at 11:00am starting outside Avenue Baptist Church, Milton Road. The walk includes along the Cliffs to Prittlewell Square and back with an option to stop at various points along the way. The route is suitable forFind out more »