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9:00 am

Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

30th 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

30th 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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9:30 am

Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

30th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, 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 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. Contact

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

30th 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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Forest School Drop Off Day – Fingringhoe Wick

30th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

A day of child led fun at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve including minibeast hunting, den building, pond dipping, toasting marshmallows over the campfire and more. Please ensure your child is suitably dressed for all weathers, drop them off and let them have a fantastic day in the countryside! Suitable for children age 5+ Packed lunch,

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Abbotts Hall Farm Nature Tots

30th October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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A wonderful regular event for pre-school toddlers at Abbotts Hall Farm Forest School. Let your tots get outside and explore! Look for creepy crawlies, build dens, balance on ropes, get messy in our mud kitchen, fly through the trees on our rope swing , relax in the hammock, play woodland games and watch the fire.

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10:00 am

Pumpkin Trail – Belfairs Woodland Centre

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 31st October 2019

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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This is a drop-in event suitable for small children who are accompanied by an adult. Enjoy a walk through Belfairs Woods, which are currently glorious in their autumn colours, with the self-led trail from the Woodland Centre. Discover all of the pumpkin clues and win a small prize on completion.

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Brambly Hedge Adventures: Autumn Story – Abberton Reservoir Centre

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 30th October 2019 at 1:30 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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A day of fun on Abberton Nature Reserve for all the family. Come along and listen to Autumn Story, a beautiful Brambly Hedge story by Jill Barklem. Afterwards, we will go for a walk to meet the mice of Brambly Hedge and check our small mammal traps and see who is living at Abberton Reservoir

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The Ladybirders – Fingringhoe Wick

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Ladies... a fortnightly event just for you. No men involved Join our expert guide Liz in this friendly group at Fingrinhoe Wick Nature Reserve, Colchester aimed at ladies who would like to learn a new or improve on their birding knowledge. Please wear suitable clothes for the weather (we’ll go out rain or shine!) and

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Young Adventurers – Hanningfield Reservoir

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Young Adventurers is a holiday club for 8-12 year-olds who want to get adventurous outdoors. Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals? Then this is for you. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks. This is thirsty work! Children may be unaccompanied. Booking essential

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Nature Tots – Langdon

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

30th 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

30th 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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Lantern Making – The Naze

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 30th October 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Naze Centre Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom + Google Map

Why not visit the EWT team at The Naze and we'll help you make a lantern ready for halloween. You might also like to bring your lanterns along to our early evening Halloween Lantern Walk tonight? There will be the choice of jar lanterns or willow lanterns to make and take home. Children must be

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Make Clay Forest Faces and Creatures at Belfairs

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Get creative at Belfairs Woodland Centre and create your very own forest face or clay creature using a lump of clay, the trunk of one of our wonderful trees and just a touch of imagination. Using leaves, twigs and all you’ve collected from the ground, fill Belfairs Woods with forest faces and clay creatures! This

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10:30 am

Canvey Sea Wall – Health Walk

30th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Labworth Car Park, Eastern Esplanade
Canvey Island, Essex SS8 United Kingdom

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,

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11:00 am

Crooked Billet, Leigh-on-Sea – Health Walk

30th October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

The Billet Public House, Billet Lane
Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0AR United Kingdom
Free

This walking event is part of the Southend Walk this Way Health Walks scheme. It takes place every Wednesday at 11:00am starting at The Crooked Billet in Old Leigh. The event is one hour long, ending at midday

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Beastly Bug Crafts and Bug Hotels – Thurrock Thameside

30th October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Make your own bug hotel and other fun bug crafts at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve which you can take home to encourage minibeasts into your own garden! Suitable for children of all ages Children should be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential

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1:30 pm

Brambly Hedge Adventures: Autumn Story – Abberton Reservoir Centre

30th October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 30th October 2019 at 1:30 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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A day of fun on Abberton Nature Reserve for all the family. Come along and listen to Autumn Story, a beautiful Brambly Hedge story by Jill Barklem. Afterwards, we will go for a walk to meet the mice of Brambly Hedge and check our small mammal traps and see who is living at Abberton Reservoir

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2:00 pm

Old and Young Sing Along – Southend

30th October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
twenty one, Unit 21, Pier Approach, Western Esplanade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2EH
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Special HALF TERM SING ALONG Intergenerational Singing geared to: People Living with dementia. People caring for an individual with dementia. Parents/relatives with children aged 0-5 (and older during the school holiday periods). Singing together Nursery Rhymes, Folk songs, Songs from Musicals and 50's & 60's.

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Pumpkin Carving – Thurrock Thameside

30th October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The EWT team provide the pumpkin and take care of the mess, you get creative and make the funniest or scariest Jack-o-lantern you can! Come and have a go at carving a scary or funny Jack-O-Lantern in the beautiful surroundings of Thurrock Thameside Nature Park. There are several session times to choose from so advanced

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Lantern Making – The Naze

30th October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 30th October 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Naze Centre Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom + Google Map

Why not visit the EWT team at The Naze and we'll help you make a lantern ready for halloween. You might also like to bring your lanterns along to our early evening Halloween Lantern Walk tonight? There will be the choice of jar lanterns or willow lanterns to make and take home. Children must be

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5:30 pm

Halloween Lantern Walk – The Naze

30th October 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Naze Centre Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the EWT team at The Naze for a spooky, early evening Halloween lantern walk. The spooky trail, suitable for all ages, will take you in search of ghosts and pumpkins around the Naze. Be prepared to hunt for the supernatural as the sun sets over the horizon! Why not join our lantern making lantern-making

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6:00 pm

Adult Weight Management: Westcliff-on-Sea

30th October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 4th February 2021

St Bernards School, Milton Road
Westcliff- on-Sea, Essex SS0 7JS
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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.

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7:30 pm

Southchurch Community Meeting

30th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Belle Vue Baptist Church,, Belle Vue Avenue
Southchurch, Southend,
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If you live or work in the Southchurch area, we would like to invite you to come along to Project Southchurch's first community meeting. We will be explaining about the organisation and our aims. Included in the meeting will be discussions about anti social behaviour, installation of CCTV, improved lighting and much more. Do come

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