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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 »
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 »
The Christmas Creatures Trail is a drop-in event at Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve. From reindeer to robins, follow the trail all about the creatures associated with Christmas. Pick up your trail sheet from the front desk and don't forget to return to the centre to collect your prize when you are finished. Children must beFind out more »
Join Kirsty, Fingringhoe Wick's Education Officer, and make a Christmas wreath to take home. The focus of this workshop will be to find natural materials on the nature reserve that you can use to add to the wreath. Basic materials will be provided. Please dress suitably for the outdoor aspect of the workshop. The eventFind out more »
Meet Mother Christmas at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve and make a Christmas craft Throughout the day there are hour-long sessions for children where they will have the chance to make a Christmas craft item followed by Mother Christmas reading a story and children receiving a present. Booking your session is essential! Please dress suitably forFind out more »
Enjoy the self-led winter wonderland Trail at Bedfords Park and discover its wonderful wintry wildness. This is a drop-in event: no need to book Find all the clues and return to the Centre to claim your small prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult Please wear clothing suitable for the weatherFind out more »
This children's workshop at Abberton Reservoir provides a chance for children to make their very own unique natural Christmas wreath to take home. We will help them weave a willow base before decorating it with a range of natural materials. All materials are provided but do feel free to bring along any additional decorations orFind out more »
The Dinosaur Trail at Hornchurch Country Park is a drop-in event - no need to book. Follow the map answering dinosaur questions then head back to the centre to collect your prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for being outdoorsFind out more »