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9:00 am

Forest Schools Fridays – Belfairs Woodland Centre

1st November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Do your children love to be outdoors? Make dens, climb trees, get muddy, use tools, create art and MORE! A great way for children to spend the day during the half-term holiday. Child-led learning opportunities, led by level 3 forest school practitioners in the beautiful Belfairs Woodlands. This is an over 5's drop off day

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

1st November 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

1st November 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

Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

1st November 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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Garden Ride – Free cycling event! Southend

1st November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Growing Together (Trust Links), 47 Fairfax Drive
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 9AG United Kingdom
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Welcome to Garden Ride, a FREE event on 1st November 2019, giving you the opportunity to visit any or all of the community gardens in South East Essex on a bike or on foot. We will be specially opening up our community gardens including refreshments and fun activities, welcoming riders and walkers to get active

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10:00 am

DROP IN – Dementia Community Support, Southend

1st November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Age Concern Southend, 134 Hamlet Court Road
Westcliff, Essex SS0 7LN
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Join us in the Age Concern Southend offices every Friday from 10am-1pm to meet Gill Clarke from the Southend Borough Council Dementia Community Support Team. Gill is available to talk about any issues or queries you have relating to dementia whether you are trying to get a diagnosis for yourself or a family member, struggling

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Crazy Clay Creations – Hannigfield Reservoir

1st November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Come and get crazy with clay at Hanningfield Nature Reserve Make crafty creations to take home. This is a drop-in event: no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

1st November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

A weekly group for the under 5's providing child led play in the lovely Fingringhoe woodland. Get messy, make some noise & enjoy being outside. Booking is essential and places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

1st November 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

1st November 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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10:30 am

Health Walk – Southend Seafront

1st November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 20th December 2019

A weekly health walk along Southend seafront lead by Project 49. Everyone is welcome and especially those with a learning disability and their carers. The walk takes approx 45 mins. Meet at the Three Shells cafe.

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Hadleigh Health Walk

1st November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Castle Lane Car Park, Castle Lane SS6 70QD + Google Map

Walk Tall with this free Castle Point Health Walk starting at the Castle Lane Car Park at the bottom of Castle Lane. The walk will be led by experienced trainers.

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Adult Weight Management – Southend

1st November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 3rd January 2021

St Edmunds Community Hall, St Edmunds Close,
Southend-on-sea, Essex SS2 4AS
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Everyone Health provides an Adult Weight Management rolling 12-week 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 needs of each

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11:00 am

Beastly Bug Hunt at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve

1st November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 1st November 2019 at 2:00 pm

We’ll be discovering the minibeasts that live in the forest and in the pond at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve. Please dress for outdoor fun in the forest. Suitable for kids of all ages who love bugs. Children must be accompanied by an adult Meet at the Lower Car Park Booking Essential

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1:30 pm

Woodland Wizards and Witches Workshop – Fingringhoe Wick

1st November 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 29th October 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on 1st November 2019 at 1:30 pm

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

Visit the secret woodland glade in Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve where we will make a variety of different potions, and a natural broomstick to take home! A 'non-scary' Halloween-themed event suitable for children ages 5-11. Please provide warm clothing that might get messy! Advance booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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2:00 pm

Beastly Bug Hunt at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve

1st November 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 1st November 2019 at 2:00 pm

We’ll be discovering the minibeasts that live in the forest and in the pond at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve. Please dress for outdoor fun in the forest. Suitable for kids of all ages who love bugs. Children must be accompanied by an adult Meet at the Lower Car Park Booking Essential

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6:00 pm

Birds of Prey Evening at Hanningfield

1st November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy will be at Hanningfield Nature Reserve with some of their spectacular flying creatures. There will be a close-up photo opportunity, so remember to bring your camera. Age 8+ Booking essential

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8:00 pm

Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath with Nicole – Southend

1st November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 6th December 2019

The Yoga Factory, Unit 8 Victoria Business Park, Short Street
Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 5BY
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This is a group sound experience in which crystal singing bowls are played in a manner designed to relax, rejuvenate, and take you on a journey of self-discovery and inner exploration. Enjoy a deeply relaxing and soothing, crystal singing bowl Sound Bath, designed to immerse you in beautiful sounds and vibrations that are healing for

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