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9:00 am

Forest School Drop-Odd Day (Over 5s) – Abbotts Hall Farm, Colchester

31st October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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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 will

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

31st 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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10:00 am

Pumpkin Carving – Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

31st October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

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.

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Bonkers About Conkers – Hanningfield Reservoir

31st October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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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 essential

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Spooky crafts at Thorndon

31st October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 31st October 2019 at 10:00 am

Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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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.

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Nature’s Spooky Halloween Science – Belfairs

31st October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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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. Please

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10:30 am

Thameside Nature Tots

31st October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 19th December 2019

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 under

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1:30 pm

Wand Whittling Workshop – Fingringhoe Wick

31st October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

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 ensure

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2:00 pm

Pumpkin Carving – Thurrock Thameside

31st October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 29th October 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

One event on 31st October 2019 at 2:00 pm

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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6:00 pm

Nocturnal Nasties – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

31st October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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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 accompanied

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