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9:00 am

Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

28th 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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Autumn word trail at Thorndon Park

28th October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 3rd November 2019

Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Why not try the EWT trail around the woods in Thorndon Park, solving the clues to find seasonal Autumnal words. This is a drop-in event so no booking required. Purchase a trail leaflet from the cafe till in the Thorndon Countryside Centre Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing for being

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10:00 am

Hedgehog Club: Halloween Horrors – Hanningfield Reservoir

28th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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A family event at Hanningfield Reservoir, suitable for children aged 4-8. Explore the nature reserve and hunt for all things creepy before it gets dark.Games, crafts and activities, all with a Halloween theme. Please wear/bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. All children must be accompanied by an adult. .  

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Pumpkin Carving – Abberton Reservoir

28th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 28th October 2019 at 3:00 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Carve your own spooky pumpkin for Halloween at the Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided - just bring along some good ideas to carve! ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL, All children MUST be accompanied and will require adult help throughout, accompanying adults go free.

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Family Forest School – Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

28th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve, Maldon Road
Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0PU United Kingdom
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Do you and your children love to be outdoors? Then 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 the Tiptree

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Nature’s Harvest Drop-in Trail – Abberton Nature Reserve

28th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 3rd November 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Why not drop-in to Abberton and learn all about what Autumn has to offer on our Nature's Harvest Trail? From blackberries to acorns, as you complete the trail around Abberton Nature Reserve you'll be surprised what you find. Just pop into the centre to purchase your trail sheet and when you have finished, don't forget

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Halloween Nocturnal Animals Trail – Fingringhoe Wick

28th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 2nd November 2019

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

Self-guided themed trail around the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. A daily drop-in event during half-term to find out some spooky facts about nocturnal animals as you follow the trail round. Please wear suitable clothing for being outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mixing magic potions and spells at The Naze

28th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 29th October 2019 at 10:00 am

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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A morning of making potions, spells and wizardry for children at The Naze. Make your own wizards wands and practising potion making, then we'll be heading out to the Naze to hunt for ingredients to create our own magic potions. Fancy dress welcome, but please dress in clothing suitable for being outdoors Children must be

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10:30 am

Scope’s Local People Programme Get Together Meeting Southend

28th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 8th March 2019 at 10:30 am

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One event on 17th September 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on 28th October 2019 at 10:30 am

Attic Cafe, 48 Eastern Esplanade
Southend, Essex SS1 2ES
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Scope’s Local People Programme Get Together Meeting Scope’s Local People Programme - For disabled people aged 12-65 in Southend (with any physical or mental illness, impairment or additional needs) - And unpaid carers of those people. (Including parent-carers of children aged 0-11) - And or close family members Some Funding Available Buffet / Tea /

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Benfleet Health Walk

28th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet
Benfleet, Essex SS7 5HA United Kingdom
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Walk tall in Castle Point with this weekly Health Walk in Benfleet starting at Richmond Hall There are various lengths of walk including a very gentle 30-minute walk for beginners. All walks are led by qualified trainers.

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10:45 am

Hullbridge Health Walk

28th October 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Join this Rochford District Health Walk for a gentle walk, suitable for all levels including those who haven't exercised for a long time, led by experienced trainers. There are a range of distances to suit everyone including 30-minute options. Meet in the car park on the corner of Ferry Road and Pooles Lane which is

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12:30 pm

Pumpkin Carving – Abberton Reservoir

28th October 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on 28th October 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th October 2019 at 3:00 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Carve your own spooky pumpkin for Halloween at the Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided - just bring along some good ideas to carve! ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL, All children MUST be accompanied and will require adult help throughout, accompanying adults go free.

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1:00 pm

Woodland world pottery painting – Hanningfield

28th October 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Essex Wildlife Trust Hanningfield and Painted Peppermint are delighted to bring you some pottery painting fun this October half term! Let your children get creative painting their own masterpieces or create a hand and footprint keepsake for yourself to treasure forever. A large selection of beautiful pieces will be available to choose from, including woodland

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3:00 pm

Pumpkin Carving – Abberton Reservoir

28th October 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on 28th October 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th October 2019 at 3:00 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Carve your own spooky pumpkin for Halloween at the Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided - just bring along some good ideas to carve! ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL, All children MUST be accompanied and will require adult help throughout, accompanying adults go free.

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7:00 pm

Bats At Belfairs!

28th October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Meet The Stars of the Night! Belfairs is home to a few different species of bat and they are a common sight in our night sky. Join us for an evening of "Bat Chat" with Ella from the Essex Bat Group, hear about their work and learn more about these fascinating aeronauts. There will be

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