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9:00 am

Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

24th October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

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 emotionally

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9:30 am

Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

24th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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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.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

24th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
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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.

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Volunteer Work Party: North West Essex

24th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 19th December 2019

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 confirm

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Terrifying Trail at Bedfords Park

24th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until 27th October 2019

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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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 to

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10:00 am

Creepy Craft – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre Centre

24th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 24th October 2019 at 1:30 pm

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join us for this fun event, where we will be making some creepy craft to take home ready for Halloween. Come along in your scariest Halloween Costume if you wish. Event suitable for 3+ years of age. Advance booking and payment essential.

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Belfairs Nature Tots

24th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12th December 2019

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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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 ACCOMPANIED

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10:30 am

Thameside Nature Tots

24th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 19th December 2019

A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling). Enjoy outdoor activities and crafts with your little ones! Meet other kids and parents. Learn about nature through games, stories and songs! Recommended for under

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10:45 am

Hockley Woods – Health Walk

24th October 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Hockley Woods, B1013
Hockley, Essex SS5 4RQ United Kingdom
Free

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 trained

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11:00 am

Drop-in Multi-sports Sessions for Carers, Southend

24th October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12th December 2019

Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre, Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4FA
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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. This

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Cliff Walk, Westcliff – Health Walk

24th October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Avenue Baptist, Milton Road
Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7JX United Kingdom
Free

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 for

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11:30 am

Creepy Craft – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre Centre

24th October 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 24th October 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on 24th October 2019 at 1:30 pm

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join us for this fun event, where we will be making some creepy craft to take home ready for Halloween. Come along in your scariest Halloween Costume if you wish. Event suitable for 3+ years of age. Advance booking and payment essential.

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1:15 pm

Priory Park, Southend – Health Walk

24th October 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Priory Park, Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6ND United Kingdom

This walk is part of the Southend Walk this Way Health Walks scheme. This is a buggy friendly walk starting at Priory Park, meeting outside the cafe, every Thursday at 1:15pm and lasting for 30 minutes. There is plenty of on site parking.

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1:30 pm

Creepy Craft – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre Centre

24th October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 24th October 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on 24th October 2019 at 1:30 pm

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join us for this fun event, where we will be making some creepy craft to take home ready for Halloween. Come along in your scariest Halloween Costume if you wish. Event suitable for 3+ years of age. Advance booking and payment essential.

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2:15 pm

Adult Weight Management – Southend

24th October 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until 8th April 2021

United Methodist Church,, Whittingham Avenue,
Southend-on-sea, SS2 4WA
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Everyone Health (EH) provide an Adult Weight Management (AWM) 12 week rolling programme, 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

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6:00 pm

Twilight Bat Walk – Chafford Gorges

24th October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Enjoy a twilight walk with the ranger to see the bats that call Chafford Gorges their home. Please bring a torch and warm clothing. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the visitor centre. Advance booking is essential

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6:15 pm

Family Bat Walk – Hornchurch Country Park

24th October 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Come along and learn about the bats that call Horchurch Country Park their home. We will be taking a walk on the wild side to spot our furry friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please meet at Albyns car park Please wear clothing suitable for being outdoors Booking is essential

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7:30 pm

Illustrated Talk: The Essex Coast – Belfairs

24th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Join Mark Iley, the Essex Wildlife Trust Biodiversity Officer, for an interesting talk about all aspects of the trust’s work and wildlife of the Essex Coast. This event is organised by the Southend and Rochford Local EWT Group.

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Illustrated Talk: Caught on Camera Wildlife in Tendring

24th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Great Bentley village hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley, Colchester essex CO7 8LW + Google Map

Trevor Clifford, a locally based longtime wildlife photographer, will present a digital slide show with commentary. Trevor is used to spending hours patiently in the field to get close to his subjects, especially around the Walton Backwaters. This event is organised by the Tending Local EWT Group but non-members are most welcome.

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