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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 »
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 beingFind out more »
Onsite parkingDrop into Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and make a clever craft with our volunteer, Crafty Carol. Each week there will be a different theme. This is a drop-in event suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Find out more »
A brilliant opportunity for 13-17 year olds to volunteer and gain practical conservation experience. The event is held at the Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve on the first Saturday of every moth except for August. Young Rangers is a volunteer conservation group specifically for 13-17 year olds. It is designed for teenagers looking to gain practicalFind out more »
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 forgetFind out more »
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.Find out more »
Enjoy a Wildlife Walk at Eastbookend Country Park in Dagenham looking for wintering birds. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for walks. Walks finish approximately 1.30pm with an option to carry on after lunch, pack lunch advised. Meet at the Millenium VC off Dagenham Road RM7 0QX Contact Tony Loveless from the Haverning Local EWT GroupFind out more »
Join the Family Fossil discovery event at The Naze to discover why our cliffs are so special. Our classroom introduction tells you about The Naze geology and where to find fossils before heading out on a group fossil hunt. Please bring a bag or bucket to collect your fossils in and wear sturdy footwear. ChildrenFind out more »
Nature tots and Forest School Nature tots is a weekly parent and toddler group at Belfairs Woodland Centre term time where young children can explore, play and learn through nature! Look for creepy crawlies, build dens, balance on ropes, get messy in our mud kitchen, fly through the trees on our rope swing , relaxFind out more »
Join Bill, the Warden at Hanningfield Reservoir, for a gentle Autumn stroll around the beautiful reserve. Event suitable for ages 8+ Advance booking essential. Children must be accomopanied by an adult.Find out more »
A twilight family event at Belfairs Nature Reserve suitable for children up to 11 years old. Are you brave enough to enter the spooky Halloween Wood? Fun spooky crafts, trails, mischief and stories. Fancy Dress is encouraged! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited and booking is essential.Find out more »
Thurrock Thameside Visitor Centre rooftop viewing platform offers the perfect opportunity to view the many firework displays taking place across South Essex and North Kent. (There will be no fireworks being launched from the nature reserve irself.) Included in your entry is a hot chocolate and a slice of traditional bonfire night parkin. There willFind out more »
Join Essex Wildlife Trust for a great evening at their last Jazz at Abberton event of the year with the Andy Brush Quintet This fundraising event will be held in the visitor centre with seating. All profits from the evening go to Essex Wildlife Trust to ensure that they can continue to manage and protectFind out more »