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January 2020

Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

29th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact Dean if you are interested in helping out. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

29th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Nature Tots – The Naze

29th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 12th February 2020

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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Nature Tots is a weekly pre-school parent and toddler group for under 5s every Wednesday at The Naze Includes wildlife-themed activities, games and crafts. The sessions will include a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities so wrap up warm when the weather is cold. We may be on the beach when the tide is out so please bring appropriate footwear and clothing. Please note that access for pushchairs may be limited especially for beach activities. Booking Essential

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Home-education Forest School Group – Benfleet

29th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 25th March 2020

This Forest School Group at Pound Wood Nature Reserve is for children and their parents/carers, who are home-educated. Forest School is a child-led process facilitated by our Forest School trained leaders. We learn about wildlife, create crafts from natural materials, light fires, build dens - socialise, problem solve, build resilience and independence - and most of all HAVE FUN!! All in the beautiful and calm surroundings of our reserve at Pound Wood, Thundersley Bring a snack to cook on the…

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Nature Tots – Abberton

29th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 1st April 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Nature Tots is a weekly preschool group for under 5's during term time at Abberton Nature Reserve, where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. The EWT team guarantee a fun filled morning of wildlife adventures, crafts and stories. As the seasons change, we like to get outside, explore, play, learn and create based on a different natural theme each week. From bug hunting and leaf spotting to clay creations and pond dipping - the only limit is…

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Nature Tots – Langdon

29th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Join the EWT team at Langdon Nature Reserve for a fun morning of wildlife themed activities, including outdoor adventures, craft and story. Suitable for pre-school aged children, accompanied by an adult, babes in arms free when accompanying an older sibling. Suitable outdoor clothing required. Advance booking is essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

29th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth to 5 yrs. Must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for the outdoors. Booking is essential

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

30th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly Thursday volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact Dean if you are interested in helping out. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

30th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Belfairs Nature Tots

30th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 2nd April 2020

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Belfairs Nature Tots is an under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve held during term time only. Youngsters will love the mix of arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and, of course, some outdoor time in the woodlands! CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED Booking is essential

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Thameside Nature Tots

30th January 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 26th March 2020

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 5s. Meet at the lower Crown Green car park by the forest. Booking Essential

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Nature Tots (Under 5s) – Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

31st January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
+ Google Map

This weekly pre-school group, held on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays at Hanningfield Nature Reserve, is for the under 5's. The session includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, crafts and games in the centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

31st January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

31st January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 3rd April 2020

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

Bedfords Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent toddler group for toddlers to explore, play and create outdoors. 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. The only limit is their imagination! Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

31st January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until 3rd April 2020

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
+ Google Map

A twice-weekly pre-school club for under 5s at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. Children can enjoy includes time indoors and outdoors including arts, crafts, games, stories, music and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential    

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

31st January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

A weekly group for the under 5's providing child led play in the lovely Fingringhoe woodland. Get messy, make some noise & enjoy being outside. Booking is essential and places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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February 2020

Youth Rangers – Hanningfield Reservoir

1st February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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A fortnightly group for children aged 8-11 years old who enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty at Hanningfield Reservoir Centre and Nature Reserve. Lots of different indoor and outdoor activities.

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

1st February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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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.

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Young rangers – Abberton

1st February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 5th December 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

A brilliant opportunity for 13-17 year olds to volunteer and gain practical conservation experience. The event is held at the Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve on the first Saturday of every moth except for August. Young Rangers is a volunteer conservation group specifically for 13-17 year olds. It is designed for teenagers looking to gain practical conservation and survey experience either for their Duke of Edinburgh award or to help them towards a career in the conservation sector. Past tasks include…

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Wildlife Walk at Heybridge Basin for wintering birds

1st February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 8th February 2020 at 10:30 am

Join the Havering Local EWT Group for a beautiful winter wildlife walk through Heybridge Basin looking out for wintering birds. Please wear clothing suitable for being outdoors

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Volunteer Work Party: Chigborough Lakes Nature Reserve

2nd February 2020 @ 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 details and more information

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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

2nd February 2020 @ 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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Forest School Fun Sundays – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

2nd February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 18th August 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 1st September 2019 at 10:00 am

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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A fantastic outdoor family event for all the family at Hanningfield Nature Reserve, near Chelmsford. Forest School Activities in the woods include bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is your imagination. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential

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

2nd February 2020 @ 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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Forest School Fun Sundays – Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

2nd February 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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

A fantastic outdoor family event for all the family at Fingringhoe Hoe Wick Nature Reserve, near Colchester Forest School Activities in the woods include bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is your imagination. Suitable for children 5+ who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential

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Abbotts Hall Farm Nature Tots

3rd February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until 10th February 2020

Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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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. The only limit is their imagination! This is a Forest School Nature Tots that is child led with themed activity each week, we play in…

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

4th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact Dean if you are interested in helping out. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

4th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Nature Tots (Under 5s) – Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

4th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
+ Google Map

This weekly pre-school group, held on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays at Hanningfield Nature Reserve, is for the under 5's. The session includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, crafts and games in the centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

4th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until 3rd April 2020

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
+ Google Map

A twice-weekly pre-school club for under 5s at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. Children can enjoy includes time indoors and outdoors including arts, crafts, games, stories, music and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential    

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Chafford Nature Tots

4th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27th October 2020

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Chafford Nature tots is a weekly parent and toddler group at Chafford Gorges Nature Park where young children can explore, play and learn through nature! As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for 18 months to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for going outdoors. Booking essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

4th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth to 5 yrs. Must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for the outdoors. Booking is essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

4th February 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth to 5 yrs. Must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for the outdoors. Booking is essential

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Belfairs Forest School Nature Tots

4th February 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25th February 2020

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Nature tots and Forest School Nature tots is a weekly parent and toddler group at Belfairs Woodland Centre term time where young children can explore, play and learn through nature! It is slightly more 'free form' and less structured than our Thursday morning Nature Tots group. 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…

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Volunteer Work Party: Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

4th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25th February 2020

Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve, Maldon Road
Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0PU United Kingdom
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Weekly Tuesday afternoon work parties are organised by the warden throughout the year to carry out on-going maintenance and access tasks. Better for you than the gym and free too 😊 Please wear suitable clothes for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear. Please contact the warden if you wish to join on a specific date to make sure a work party is taking place.

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

5th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact Dean if you are interested in helping out. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

5th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Nature Tots – The Naze

5th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 12th February 2020

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Nature Tots is a weekly pre-school parent and toddler group for under 5s every Wednesday at The Naze Includes wildlife-themed activities, games and crafts. The sessions will include a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities so wrap up warm when the weather is cold. We may be on the beach when the tide is out so please bring appropriate footwear and clothing. Please note that access for pushchairs may be limited especially for beach activities. Booking Essential

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The Ladybirders – Fingringhoe Wick

5th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Ladies... a fortnightly event just for you. No men involved Join our expert guide Liz in this friendly group at Fingrinhoe Wick Nature Reserve, Colchester aimed at ladies who would like to learn a new or improve on their birding knowledge. Please wear suitable clothes for the weather (we’ll go out rain or shine!) and good footwear for walking on some uneven surfaces. Bring binoculars if you have them or we can lend you some.

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Nature Tots – Abberton

5th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 1st April 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Nature Tots is a weekly preschool group for under 5's during term time at Abberton Nature Reserve, where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. The EWT team guarantee a fun filled morning of wildlife adventures, crafts and stories. As the seasons change, we like to get outside, explore, play, learn and create based on a different natural theme each week. From bug hunting and leaf spotting to clay creations and pond dipping - the only limit is…

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Nature Tots – Langdon

5th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Join the EWT team at Langdon Nature Reserve for a fun morning of wildlife themed activities, including outdoor adventures, craft and story. Suitable for pre-school aged children, accompanied by an adult, babes in arms free when accompanying an older sibling. Suitable outdoor clothing required. Advance booking is essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

5th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth to 5 yrs. Must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for the outdoors. Booking is essential

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Wednesday Health and Wildlife Walk – Abberton Reservoir

5th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join Essex Wildlife Trust at Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve for a guided stroll around the nature reserve to discover its varied wildlife. A regular event on the first Wednesday of each month Booking essential

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

6th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly Thursday volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact Dean if you are interested in helping out. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

6th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Volunteer Work Party: Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve

6th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 26th March 2020

Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve, Dumney Lane
Great Leighs, Essex United Kingdom
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Volunteer work parties take place at the Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve in Great Leighs on alternate Thursdays from the beginning of September to the end of March. New recruits would be made very welcome. All equipment is provided Meet in the car park at 9:30am. Please bring your own packed lunch. Contact the warden Sylvia Jiggins for more information  

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Belfairs Nature Tots

6th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 2nd April 2020

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Belfairs Nature Tots is an under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve held during term time only. Youngsters will love the mix of arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and, of course, some outdoor time in the woodlands! CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED Booking is essential

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Thameside Nature Tots

6th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 26th March 2020

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 5s. Meet at the lower Crown Green car park by the forest. Booking Essential

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

7th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

7th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 3rd April 2020

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Bedfords Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent toddler group for toddlers to explore, play and create outdoors. 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. The only limit is their imagination! Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

7th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until 3rd April 2020

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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A twice-weekly pre-school club for under 5s at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. Children can enjoy includes time indoors and outdoors including arts, crafts, games, stories, music and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential    

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

7th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

A weekly group for the under 5's providing child led play in the lovely Fingringhoe woodland. Get messy, make some noise & enjoy being outside. Booking is essential and places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

8th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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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.

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Wildlife Walk at Heybridge Basin for wintering birds

8th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 8th February 2020 at 10:30 am

Join the Havering Local EWT Group for a beautiful winter wildlife walk through Heybridge Basin looking out for wintering birds. Please wear clothing suitable for being outdoors

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Bugs and Beasties in the Woods – Horchurch

8th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 8th February 2020 at 1:00 pm

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Bugs & Beasties in the Woods at Hornchurch Country Park. Come and explore the different habitats. Go on a Bug Hunt and find many of the insects that live in the Ingrebourne Valley. All equipment supplied. Suitable for ages 3+. Please dress to suit the weather. This is a drop-in event. No need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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History of The Naze walk

8th February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Naze Centre Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom + Google Map

Enjoy a walk discovering the history of The Naze over the past 90 years, noting any wildlife sightings along the way. A truly fascinating journey through the past of this unique area: an exploration of The Naze's uses past and present. Including golf course, radar station, rocket testing and much more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.

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Bugs and Beasties in the Woods – Horchurch

8th February 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 8th February 2020 at 1:00 pm

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Bugs & Beasties in the Woods at Hornchurch Country Park. Come and explore the different habitats. Go on a Bug Hunt and find many of the insects that live in the Ingrebourne Valley. All equipment supplied. Suitable for ages 3+. Please dress to suit the weather. This is a drop-in event. No need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Quiz Night – Shenfield

8th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Shenfield Parish Hall, Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road,
Shenfield, Essex CM15 8LB United Kingdom
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Join a Quiz night in Shenfield organised by the Brentwood and Billericay Local EWt Group. Funds raised support Essex Wildlife Trust conservation work. A great night for quiz buffs of every standard- wildlife knowledge an advantage. Bring own drinks and nibbles. Advance booking essential

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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

9th February 2020 @ 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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Volunteer Work Party: Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

9th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 10th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 8th December 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 19th January 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on 9th February 2020 at 9:30 am

Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve, Maldon Road
Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0PU United Kingdom
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Sunday work parties at Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve are organised by the warden throughout the year to carry out on-going maintenance and access tasks. Better for you than the gym and free too 😊 Please wear suitable clothes for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear. Please contact the warden if you wish to join on a specific date to make sure a work party is taking place.

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Forest School Sunday – Hornchurch Country Park

9th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 9th February 2020 at 10:30 am

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 essential

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Abbotts Hall Farm Nature Tots

10th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until 10th February 2020

Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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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. The only limit is their imagination! This is a Forest School Nature Tots that is child led with themed activity each week, we play in…

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Havering Local EWT Group AGM and talk

10th February 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Hornchurch Library, 44 North Street
Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1TB United Kingdom
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Come and have your say at Havering Local EWT Group's AGM with a talk to follow.

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

11th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact Dean if you are interested in helping out. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

11th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

11th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until 3rd April 2020

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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A twice-weekly pre-school club for under 5s at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. Children can enjoy includes time indoors and outdoors including arts, crafts, games, stories, music and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential    

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Chafford Nature Tots

11th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27th October 2020

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Chafford Nature tots is a weekly parent and toddler group at Chafford Gorges Nature Park where young children can explore, play and learn through nature! As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for 18 months to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for going outdoors. Booking essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

11th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth to 5 yrs. Must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for the outdoors. Booking is essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

11th February 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth to 5 yrs. Must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for the outdoors. Booking is essential

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Belfairs Forest School Nature Tots

11th February 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25th February 2020

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Nature tots and Forest School Nature tots is a weekly parent and toddler group at Belfairs Woodland Centre term time where young children can explore, play and learn through nature! It is slightly more 'free form' and less structured than our Thursday morning Nature Tots group. 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…

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Volunteer Work Party: Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

11th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25th February 2020

Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve, Maldon Road
Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0PU United Kingdom
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Weekly Tuesday afternoon work parties are organised by the warden throughout the year to carry out on-going maintenance and access tasks. Better for you than the gym and free too 😊 Please wear suitable clothes for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear. Please contact the warden if you wish to join on a specific date to make sure a work party is taking place.

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

12th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact Dean if you are interested in helping out. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

12th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Nature Tots – The Naze

12th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 12th February 2020

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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Nature Tots is a weekly pre-school parent and toddler group for under 5s every Wednesday at The Naze Includes wildlife-themed activities, games and crafts. The sessions will include a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities so wrap up warm when the weather is cold. We may be on the beach when the tide is out so please bring appropriate footwear and clothing. Please note that access for pushchairs may be limited especially for beach activities. Booking Essential

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Home-education Forest School Group – Benfleet

12th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 25th March 2020

This Forest School Group at Pound Wood Nature Reserve is for children and their parents/carers, who are home-educated. Forest School is a child-led process facilitated by our Forest School trained leaders. We learn about wildlife, create crafts from natural materials, light fires, build dens - socialise, problem solve, build resilience and independence - and most of all HAVE FUN!! All in the beautiful and calm surroundings of our reserve at Pound Wood, Thundersley Bring a snack to cook on the…

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Improve your Birdwatching- Gull ID – Abbotts Hall Farm

12th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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We will start the day with a classroom session at Abbotts Hall Farm where we will be looking at gull identification. We will then take a short drive to Layer Breton Causeway at Abberton Reservoir to put theory into practice. When we get back to Abbotts Hall Farm, we will stop for lunch before driving out to West Mersea in search of more gulls! Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but lunch is not included, please bring a packed…

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Nature Tots – Abberton

12th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 1st April 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Nature Tots is a weekly preschool group for under 5's during term time at Abberton Nature Reserve, where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. The EWT team guarantee a fun filled morning of wildlife adventures, crafts and stories. As the seasons change, we like to get outside, explore, play, learn and create based on a different natural theme each week. From bug hunting and leaf spotting to clay creations and pond dipping - the only limit is…

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Nature Tots – Langdon

12th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
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Join the EWT team at Langdon Nature Reserve for a fun morning of wildlife themed activities, including outdoor adventures, craft and story. Suitable for pre-school aged children, accompanied by an adult, babes in arms free when accompanying an older sibling. Suitable outdoor clothing required. Advance booking is essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

12th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth to 5 yrs. Must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for the outdoors. Booking is essential

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Wildlife walk – Thorndon Country Park North

12th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Enjoy a guided wildlife walk around the extensive Thorndon Country Park, finding out how the park is managed with the aim of benefiting wildlife and conserving historic features. This event has been organised by the Brentwood & Billericay Local EWT Group but non-members are welcome.

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Wednesday wellbeing wander – Fingringoe Wick

12th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 10th February 2021

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

The Wednesday wellbeing wander around the beautiful Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve is great for anyone wanting to get fit or improve your mental wellbeing, or just enjoy the company of walking with other people. This gentle walk lasting about 1.5 hours is led by one of the EWT volunteers Our friendly informal wanders are monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Do please ensure you have a good pair of walking boots and suitable clothing.

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Theory of Evolution through Natural Selection – Laindon

12th February 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Laindon Community Centre, Laindon Community Centre, Aston Road
Laindon, Basildon, Essex SS15 6NX United Kingdom
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Enjoy an illustrated talk on the Theory of Evolution through Natural Selection. The talk given by John Matthews focuses on Alfred Russell Wallace & his contribution to the theory. There is ample parking space. Refreshments are available at a small charge. This event is organised by the Basildon Natural History Society EWT Local Group, but non-members are most welcome.

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Little Tern Conservation Project – Maldon

12th February 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friends Meeting House, Maldon, Bull Lane
Maldon, Essex CM9 5HD United Kingdom
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The Little Tern conservation project is a volunteer-led programme taking place around the coastline of Essex over the last few years. This event has been organised by the Maldon & South Woodham Ferrers EWT Local Group, but non-members are most welcome. Paul Davis, the project coordinator, will speak about the ups and downs of this work and how the project focus now needs to expand to include all our beach-nesting birds.

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

13th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly Thursday volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact Dean if you are interested in helping out. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

13th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Belfairs Nature Tots

13th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 2nd April 2020

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Belfairs Nature Tots is an under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve held during term time only. Youngsters will love the mix of arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and, of course, some outdoor time in the woodlands! CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED Booking is essential

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Thameside Nature Tots

13th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 26th March 2020

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 5s. Meet at the lower Crown Green car park by the forest. Booking Essential

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Nature Tots (Under 5s) – Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

14th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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This weekly pre-school group, held on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays at Hanningfield Nature Reserve, is for the under 5's. The session includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, crafts and games in the centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

14th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom

Volunteer Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

14th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 3rd April 2020

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Bedfords Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent toddler group for toddlers to explore, play and create outdoors. 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. The only limit is their imagination! Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

14th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until 3rd April 2020

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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A twice-weekly pre-school club for under 5s at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. Children can enjoy includes time indoors and outdoors including arts, crafts, games, stories, music and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential    

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

14th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

A weekly group for the under 5's providing child led play in the lovely Fingringhoe woodland. Get messy, make some noise & enjoy being outside. Booking is essential and places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Drop-in Bird Trail – Abberton

14th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 23rd February 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Stop by Abberton any time during February half-term and complete our trail all about birds! Why not pick up a trail sheet from the centre and explore the reserve while learning all about the birds that live here. From what they are to where they nest - can you answer all the questions? Once you have completed the trail don't forget to return to the centre to collect your prize. No booking required, all children must be accompanied by an…

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Drop-in Bird Trail for Children – Bedfords Park

15th February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 23rd February 2020

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Drop into Bedfords Park during the half-term holidays and enjoy the special bird's trail. Which bird lays the most eggs? Which is the fastest? Follow our self-led trail to complete the missing information on your twelve winning wings cards. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book.

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Youth Rangers – Hanningfield Reservoir

15th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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A fortnightly group for children aged 8-11 years old who enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty at Hanningfield Reservoir Centre and Nature Reserve. Lots of different indoor and outdoor activities.

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

15th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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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.

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Drop-in Bird Trail – Abberton

15th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 23rd February 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Stop by Abberton any time during February half-term and complete our trail all about birds! Why not pick up a trail sheet from the centre and explore the reserve while learning all about the birds that live here. From what they are to where they nest - can you answer all the questions? Once you have completed the trail don't forget to return to the centre to collect your prize. No booking required, all children must be accompanied by an…

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Family Fossil Discovery – The Naze

15th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 16th February 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 16th February 2020 at 10:30 am

The Naze Centre Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the Family Fossil discovery event at The Naze to discover why our cliffs are so special. Our classroom introduction tells you about The Naze geology and where to find fossils before heading out on a group fossil hunt. Please bring a bag or bucket to collect your fossils in and wear sturdy footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential

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Drop-in Bird Trail for Children – Bedfords Park

16th February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 23rd February 2020

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Drop into Bedfords Park during the half-term holidays and enjoy the special bird's trail. Which bird lays the most eggs? Which is the fastest? Follow our self-led trail to complete the missing information on your twelve winning wings cards. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book.

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Volunteer Work Party: Iron Latch Nature Reserve

16th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 24th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 22nd December 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 16th February 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on 15th March 2020 at 9:30 am

Iron Latch Meadow Nature Reserve, Eight Ash Green
Colchester, Essex
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Iron Latch Nature Reserve near Colchester is a 10.5 acre reserve of flower-rich meadow, plus 4 acres of long established and possibly ancient woodland. Come along and join a work party organised by the Colchester Local EWT Group to help maintain and improve one of our local reserves. Learn about nature and get a valuable addition on your CV Learn about wildlife, make new friends and get fit (forget the gym, get a green work out). Contact the reserve warden…

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