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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,Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 ReservoirFind out more »
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 essentialFind out more »
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 beFind out more »
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! ThisFind out more »
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 essentialFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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-makingFind out more »
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 comeFind out more »