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8:00 am

Tree Celebration Day and Forest Bathing – Belfairs

1st December 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Join the EWT and spend a day, or part of the day, at Belfairs Woodlands celebrating our wonderful trees. This day is split into three optional parts. Booking is essential but you can book for one, two or all three sections. Remember to bring refreshments if you are booking two or more sessions. Part One

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9:00 am

Volunteer Work Party: Chigborough Lakes Nature Reserve

1st December 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 1st March 2020

We are a friendly group and new volunteers will be made welcome. Work parties are normally held on the first Sunday of the month, but do always check as dates and times may change. Do bring drinks and snacks, and maybe lunch incase we carry on a bit longer. Please contact the warden at for

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9:30 am

Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

1st December 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 23rd February 2020

Work parties at Sawbridgeworth Nature Reserve take place every Sunday. Contact the warden Bob Reed for more information.  

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10:00 am

Sunday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 3rd November 2019 at 10:00 am

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Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Volunteer with the Essex Wildlife trust at Chafford Gorges and gain valuable knowledge and experience working with animals and nature. See rare plants and animals and learn conservation techniques. If you are interested in helping out please contact the Ranger: Deanw@essexwt.org.uk Please wear suitable shoes and clothing and bring a packed lunch and drinks etc

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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 21st December 2019 at 10:00 am

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Visit Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre and let the friendly Optics Team help and advise you. The EWT range of Hawke and Opticron binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories are carefully selected for quality, price and value for money and will be on display so you can try before you buy. All profits go to EWT to

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Family Forest Fun – Bedfords Park

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Fortnightly family Forest School session in the beautiful Bedfords Park woodland. Learn to light fires, use tools and ropes, play, create and explore through the changing seasons Bring a snack and water and ensure suitable clothing. Advance Booking Essential

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Volunteer Work Party. Sandylay & Moat Woods / Little Waltham Meadows

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

These work parties are held on the first Sunday of each month. The venue changes according to need, so it is essential to contact the wardens in advance and confirm meeting points. (terriamory@hotmail.com or blackberry67@hotmail.co.uk) Tools and refreshments provided. Younger volunteers welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Christmas Wreath Making at Abberton

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 1st December 2019 at 2:00 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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These evening and weekend workshops at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre will provide an opportunity for you to make your own natural and uniquely decorated willow Christmas wreath to take home. Weave your base and then decorate with a range of natural materials ready for Christmas. All materials are provided but do feel free to bring

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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 29th December 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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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 be

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Meet Mother Christmas at Fingringhoe Wick

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

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 for

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Winter Wonderland Trail at Bedfords Park

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 8th December 2019

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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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 weather

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Winter Self-led Trail – Fingringhoe Wick

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 29th December 2019

One event on 20th December 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd December 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th December 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th December 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th December 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st December 2019 at 10:00 am

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Enjoy a self-led winter-themed trail around Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. This is a drop-in event - no need to book. Collect your trail from the Visitors Centre, follow the clues around the reserve and come back to the Visitor Centre to collect your prize! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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10:30 am

Forest School Sunday – Hornchurch Country Park

1st December 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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The Forest School session at Hornchurch Country Park is a great way for youngsters to learn through nature. Essex Wildlife Trust trained Level 3 Forest Skill Leaders will oversee a range of activities and fun in the woods helping children gain skills and increase confidence. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance booking is

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11:00 am

Stone Point Waders – A guided walk at The Naze

1st December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Naze Centre Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom + Google Map

The Stone Point Waders is a guided walk to the beautiful stone point at The Naze, providing an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and look out for wading birds feeding as the ebbing tide reveals the mud and sand. Please be aware that this walk will take up to 3 hours and is 5 miles

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12:00 pm

Thameside Folk

1st December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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An afternoon of free live music at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park Visitor Centre for all the family. Four great acts have been booked plus space for floor acts Contact us if you would like to perform. No booking required. Just turn up and enjoy the fun  

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2:00 pm

Christmas Wreath Making at Abberton

1st December 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 1st December 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 1st December 2019 at 2:00 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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These evening and weekend workshops at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre will provide an opportunity for you to make your own natural and uniquely decorated willow Christmas wreath to take home. Weave your base and then decorate with a range of natural materials ready for Christmas. All materials are provided but do feel free to bring

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