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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 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. ContactFind 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 »
Weekly pre-school parent and toddler group for under 5s every Wednesday at The Naze Includes wildlife themed activities, games and crafts. The sessions will include a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities so wrap up warm when the weather is cold. We may be on the beach when the tide is out so please bringFind out more »
Join a spooky self-led Terrifying Trail for Halloween at Bedfords Park during half-term and explore the park in all its Autumn glory. Find all the clues and claim a small prize. Please wear clothing suitable for being outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in during Visitor Centre opening times. No need toFind out more »
Nature Tots is a weekly preschool group for under 5's during term time at Abberton Nature Reserve, where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. The EWT team guarantee a fun filled morning of wildlife adventures, crafts and stories. As the seasons change, we like to get outside, explore, play, learn and createFind out more »
Join the EWT team at Langdon Nature Reserve for a fun morning of wildlife themed activities, including outdoor adventures, craft and story. Suitable for pre-school aged children, accompanied by an adult, babes in arms free when accompanying an older sibling. Suitable outdoor clothing required. Advance booking is essentialFind out more »
Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth toFind out more »
A Fungus Foray led by local expert Tony Boniface in search of the seasonal bounty provided for wildlife (and people) by the many species of fungi which occur throughout the park. Free event organised by the Brentwood & Billericay Local EWT Group.Find out more »
This walk is part of the Walk Tall Scheme aimed at everyone who wishes to improve their health through walking. This walk starts at Labworth Car Park on Canvey Island and is a paved flat walk, very suitable for beginners, wheelchairs and buggies. Enjoy the wonderful fresh air and view across the estuary! Every Wednesday,Find out more »
Join your EWT guides Geoff and Isobel for our monthly Wildlife Amble. The Amble takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Take a steady stroll on the Naze enjoying the wonderful views across the cliffs and out towards the North Sea. There will be plenty of opportunity to stop along the way toFind out more »
Old & Young Sing Along is an intergenerational singing group. The group is geared to: People Living with dementia or have challenges with memory. People caring for an individual with dementia. Parents/relatives with children aged 0-5 Singing together for 30 mins- Nursery Rhymes, Folk songs, Songs from Musicals and 50's & 60's. The group isFind out more »
Our Adult Weight Management (AWM) 12 week programmes are underpinned by behaviour change techniques to help adults adopt healthy eating habits and become more physically active to reduce their BMI. The service is provided by our team, by Weight Watchers, Slimming World and Trim 'n Train, depending on the wants and needs of each participant.Find out more »