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Drop your children off at Abbots Hall Farm and let them get outside and explore, have fun, make new friends, build dens, climb trees, use tools, make fires and cook on a fire. Booking essential. Please provide a packed lunch, plenty of drinks, suitable clothing including waterproffs and sturdy shoes. Our Forest School programme willFind out more »
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 »
Carve your own spooky pumpkin for Halloween at the Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided. either use the stencils provided or use your own ideas to create the scariest, spookiest pumpkin! ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL, All children MUST be accompanied and will require adult help throughout, accompanying adults go free.Find out more »
Have fun at Hanningfield Reservoir collecting, catapulting, crafting and planting conkers. An event celebrating seed gathering season. Conker trail and activities. A family event suitable for children aged 4-8 years who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essentialFind out more »
Visit the Thorndon Countryside Centre and make some exciting Halloween themed crafts to take home. There are a series of drop-in sessions throughout the day. There's no need to book but there may be a wait at busy times. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Find out more »
A spooky Halloween-themed science event at Belfairs Nature Reserve for inquisitive minds! Discover skeleton bones and brains, spooky spider webs and look at how bats fly! Make a witch’s cauldron complete with potion. We will investigate jet propulsion and launch some batty bats. Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. PleaseFind out more »
A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling). Enjoy outdoor activities and crafts with your little ones! Meet other kids and parents. Learn about nature through games, stories and songs! Recommended for underFind out more »
Learn how to whittle your very own wand at Fingringhoe Wick to take home like the great Harry Potter Do you know your dragon's heartstring from your phoenix tears? Come along and join us in the woods to whittle and then decorate your very own magic wand! This is an outdoor activity so please ensureFind out more »
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 advancedFind out more »
Dress up in your Halloween costume for our Noctural Nasties evening event at Hanningfield Nature Reserve in the dark! An evening of spooky goings-on! Crack our spooky trail, make Halloween crafts, hunt for minibeasts by torchlight and much more. (Please bring your own torch) This event is for children aged 4-8 who must be accompaniedFind out more »