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Essex Wildlife Trust

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April 2019

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

26th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until 30th April 2019

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

26th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
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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 – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

26th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Exploring the History Of Abbotts Hall Farm: Two Day Course

26th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on 26th April 2019 at 10:00am

Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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A two-day course running over two weeks where we will explore the 4,000 year history of the home of Essex Wildlife Trust and its surroundings. Working together, both in the classroom and in the field, we will discover how history has shaped the land and the use our ancestors made of it. We will range from the bronze age, through monasteries and the dark days of the second world war and stopping off in between. No previous knowledge is required…

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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

26th April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 19th July 2019

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Let your toddlers explore, play and create outdoors at Bedfords Park. Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

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Nature Tots – Hornchurch Country Park

26th April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 3rd May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 7th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 10th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 14th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 17th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 21st May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 24th May 2019 at 10:30am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold wildlife themed activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our country park, suitable for pre-school aged children. These sessions start with 30 minutes craft activities inside then we head outside to get stuck in with some wonderful activities based on that weeks theme. Every Tuesday and Friday term time only As we'll spend time outdoors every week, please ensure children are dressed appropriately, with…

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Bedfords’ Bugs

26th April 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Minibeast madness. Turn logs, sweep nets and shake trees to find the marvellous minibeasts that live in Bedfords Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential

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Barmy Army – Hornchurch Country Park

26th April 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 26th April 2019 at 3:00pm

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join in the fun of the "Barmy Army" building a base camp, tackling the assault course, target practice and Tug-of-War. Please wear suitable clothing for outdoors weather and for getting muddy. Booking Essential

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Barmy Army – Hornchurch Country Park

26th April 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 26th April 2019 at 3:00pm

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join in the fun of the "Barmy Army" building a base camp, tackling the assault course, target practice and Tug-of-War. Please wear suitable clothing for outdoors weather and for getting muddy. Booking Essential

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

26th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Bats, Birdsong and Breakfast – Hanningfield Reservoir

27th April 2019 @ 4:15 am - 7:30 am
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Join this early morning, adults only event to see Soprano Pipistrelle Bats, take a walk to see the bluebells and listen to the dawn chorus at Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Reserve. The walk will be followed with a bacon roll or vegetarian option at the visitor centre. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring a torch. Booking Essential

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Birdy Birds – Hornchurch Country Park

27th April 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join the friendly and knowledgeable volunteer and enjoy a walk around Hornchurch Country Park and surrounding areas, spotting and identifying birds and other wildlife along the way. This event is suitable for adults only. Booking Essential

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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

27th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 3rd February 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 3rd March 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 7th April 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 5th May 2019 at 10:00am

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 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 support our conservation work around the county

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Youth Rangers – Hanningfield Reservoir

27th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until 27th April 2019

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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Wildlife Walk: Bluebells at Langdon Hills

27th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
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A beautiful walk organised by the Basildon Natural History society Local Group. Witness the beautiful display of bluebells at Langdon Hill on this free wildlife walk. Meet at St. Mary's & All Saints Church car park. Car sharing if you can!

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Spring Ranger Walk – Chafford Gorges

27th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Enjoy an adult only walk around Chafford Gorges Nature Park with the Ranger to learn about the management of the site and its wildlife. Please wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing. Meet at the Visitor Centre decking area. Booking Essential

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

27th April 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 25th May 2019

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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Drop 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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Birdwatching for Children – Hornchurch Country Park

27th April 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Observe and identify the birdlife of Hornchurch Country Park Armed with binoculars, bird guide and notepad (all provided) join Brenda our birdwatching guide to spot, observe and identify the birdlife of Hornchurch Country Park. Suitable for 8 yrs + Booking Essential

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

27th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Quiz Night – Belfairs Woodland Centre

27th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Fancy yourself as an "Egghead" or "Brain Of Britain"? Due to popular demand we are holding another fun quiz night at Belfairs. Teams of six required Booking essential

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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

28th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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: Shadwell Wood Nature Reserve

28th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 14th April 2019 at 9:30am

One event on 28th April 2019 at 9:30am

Shadwell Wood Nature Reserve, Shadwell Wood Nature Reserve (one mile from Ashdon)
Saffron Waldon, Essex Map Ref: TL 573 412 United Kingdom
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Shadwell Wood reserve work party meets on Sunday mornings through the Autumn and Winter to continue the coppice management. Contact Tony Morton for further information.  

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Volunteer Work party: Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve

28th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve, Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve
Nr Upminster,, Essex Map Ref: TQ 567 856 United Kingdom
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Work parties at Cranham Marsh are on the last Sunday of every month throughout the the year. Meet at at the tool hut on the reserve at 10.00am. a range of tasks including coppicing in the woods, hedgelaying, scrub-bashing, and a bit of brushcutter, fence and ditch work. Meet at the tool hut on the reserve at 10.00am, Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve, Nr Upminster  Map Ref: TQ 567 856

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Volunteer Work Party: Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve

28th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until 22nd December 2019

Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve, Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve
Nr Upminster,, Essex Map Ref: TQ 567 856 United Kingdom
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Why not join the last Wednesday volunteer work party at Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve and help complete a range of tasks including coppicing in the woods, hedge laying, scrub bashing, fence and ditch work. Contact the warden Tony Gunton for more details. Further work parties are held on the last Sunday of every month throughout the year

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Bluebell Day at Weeleyhall Wood Nature Reserve, nr Clacton

28th April 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Tendring Local EWT Group at Weeleyhall Wood Nature Reserve open day for woodland walks amongst the carpet of bluebells. Parking by the church, Weeleyhall Wood, Church Road Weeley.

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Bluebell Day at Pound Wood, Tile Wood and Little Haven

28th April 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An annual event organised by the Castle Point Local EWT Group. Non-members welcome. Join the team for Bluebell Day at Pound Wood, Tile Wood and Littles Haven centred on St Michael's Church Hall. There will be guided walks, entertainment, activities for children and more, plus, we hope carpets of bluebells to admire. Last guided walk leaves at 4pm. Meet at St MichaelsChurch Hall. All activities and car parking are free of charge, but donations will be gratefully received.

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Forest School Fun Sundays – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

28th April 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 3rd February 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 17th March 2019 at 2:00pm

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

One event on 14th April 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 17th February 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 3rd March 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 28th April 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 12th May 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 26th May 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 9th June 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 23rd June 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 7th July 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 21st July 2019 at 2:00pm

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. A fabulous learning experience for young children. suggested ages 5-13 years. The only limit is your imagination. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

28th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Nature Tots Forest School – Abbotts Hall Farm

29th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 29th April 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 13th May 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 15th May 2019 at 10:00am

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

Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map

What happens at Forest School? Let them 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! (free taster session on your first visit) Booking Essential

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

29th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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

30th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until 30th April 2019

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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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

30th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until 25th May 2019

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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TuesdayJoin 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

30th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
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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: West Wood Nature Reserve

30th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 15th August 2019

The Uttlesford EWT Local Group runs work parties on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events. Locations may change at short notice. Phone the numbers below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can afford to…

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Birdsong for Beginners – Fingringhoe Wick

30th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until 7th May 2019

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

Join us for a half day workshop with expert guide Liz, to unpick the world of birdsong! Start the morning with a short theory session before heading out onto the reserve to see what birds you can hear! Join us for one week or all four sessions Wk 1 - Garden Birds Wk 2 - Warblers Wk 3 - Nightingale Wk 4 - Finches Please sensible shoes for walking on uneven ground and dress for all weathers. Booking Essential

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TTNP Nature Tots – Thurrock

30th April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 16th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 23rd April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 30th April 2019 at 10:30am

A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children. 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, babes-in-arms free. Booking Essential

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Nature Tots – Hornchurch Country Park

30th April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 26th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 30th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 3rd May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 7th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 10th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 14th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 17th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 21st May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 24th May 2019 at 10:30am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold wildlife themed activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our country park, suitable for pre-school aged children. These sessions start with 30 minutes craft activities inside then we head outside to get stuck in with some wonderful activities based on that weeks theme. Every Tuesday and Friday term time only As we'll spend time outdoors every week, please ensure children are dressed appropriately, with…

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Volunteer Work Party: Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

30th April 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm 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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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

30th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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May 2019

Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

1st May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th May 2019

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

1st May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
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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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Wellbeing Walks – Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

1st May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until 19th June 2019

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

Interested in starting to walk, improve your fitness or mental wellbeing? Start your wellbeing journey by joining us for a gentle fortnightly walk around the beautiful Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve Led by one of Essex Wildlife Trust volunteers, an informal, friendly well-being walk of approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. A good pair of boots or shoes and weather appropriate clothing recommended

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Nature Tots Forest School – Abbotts Hall Farm

1st May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 29th April 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 13th May 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 15th May 2019 at 10:00am

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

Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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What happens at Forest School? Let them 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! (free taster session on your first visit) Booking Essential

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Nature Tots – Abberton

1st May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until 24th July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Weekly preschool group for under 5's during term time. Children must be accompanied by an adult Booking Essential

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

1st May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

2nd May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until 23rd May 2019

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

2nd May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
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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: West Wood Nature Reserve

2nd May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 15th August 2019

The Uttlesford EWT Local Group runs work parties on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events. Locations may change at short notice. Phone the numbers below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can afford to…

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Volunteer Work Party: Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve

2nd May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until 29th August 2019

Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve, Dumney Lane
Great Leighs, Essex United Kingdom
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Work parties take place every Thursday from 3 January to 28 March. Then held on alternate Thursdays from 4 April to 29 August. New recruits would be made very welcome. Contact the warden Sylvia Jiggins for more information

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Nature Tots – The Naze

2nd May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until 23rd May 2019

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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Weekly pre-school group for under 5s every Thursday 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. Booking Essential

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Belfairs Nature Tots

2nd May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until 12th December 2019

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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An under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve. 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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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

2nd May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

3rd May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
+ Google Map

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 – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

3rd May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

3rd May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 19th July 2019

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

Let your toddlers explore, play and create outdoors at Bedfords Park. Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

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Nature Tots – Hornchurch Country Park

3rd May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 26th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 30th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 3rd May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 7th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 10th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 14th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 17th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 21st May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 24th May 2019 at 10:30am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold wildlife themed activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our country park, suitable for pre-school aged children. These sessions start with 30 minutes craft activities inside then we head outside to get stuck in with some wonderful activities based on that weeks theme. Every Tuesday and Friday term time only As we'll spend time outdoors every week, please ensure children are dressed appropriately, with…

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

3rd May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

4th May 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 25th May 2019

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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Drop 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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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

4th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Volunteer Work Party: Chigborough Lakes Nature Reserve

5th May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am 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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Sunday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

5th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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 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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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

5th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

5th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 3rd February 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 3rd March 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 7th April 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 5th May 2019 at 10:00am

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 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 support our conservation work around the county

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Family Forest Fun – Bedfords Park

5th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until 8th March 2020

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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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

5th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

6th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

7th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until 25th May 2019

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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TuesdayJoin 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

7th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
+ Google Map

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: West Wood Nature Reserve

7th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 15th August 2019

The Uttlesford EWT Local Group runs work parties on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events. Locations may change at short notice. Phone the numbers below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can afford to…

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Birdsong for Beginners – Fingringhoe Wick

7th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until 7th May 2019

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

Join us for a half day workshop with expert guide Liz, to unpick the world of birdsong! Start the morning with a short theory session before heading out onto the reserve to see what birds you can hear! Join us for one week or all four sessions Wk 1 - Garden Birds Wk 2 - Warblers Wk 3 - Nightingale Wk 4 - Finches Please sensible shoes for walking on uneven ground and dress for all weathers. Booking Essential

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Nature Tots – Hornchurch Country Park

7th May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 26th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 30th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 3rd May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 7th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 10th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 14th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 17th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 21st May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 24th May 2019 at 10:30am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold wildlife themed activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our country park, suitable for pre-school aged children. These sessions start with 30 minutes craft activities inside then we head outside to get stuck in with some wonderful activities based on that weeks theme. Every Tuesday and Friday term time only As we'll spend time outdoors every week, please ensure children are dressed appropriately, with…

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Volunteer Work Party: Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

7th May 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm 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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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

7th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

8th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th May 2019

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

8th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
+ Google Map

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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The Ladybirders – Fingringhoe Wick

8th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until 11th December 2019

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

8th May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until 24th July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Weekly preschool group for under 5's during term time. Children must be accompanied by an adult Booking Essential

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

8th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

9th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until 23rd May 2019

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

9th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
+ Google Map

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: West Wood Nature Reserve

9th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 15th August 2019

The Uttlesford EWT Local Group runs work parties on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events. Locations may change at short notice. Phone the numbers below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can afford to…

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Nature Tots – The Naze

9th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until 23rd May 2019

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

Weekly pre-school group for under 5s every Thursday 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. Booking Essential

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Belfairs Nature Tots

9th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until 12th December 2019

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
+ Google Map

An under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve. 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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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

9th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

10th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
+ Google Map

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 – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

10th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

10th May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 19th July 2019

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

Let your toddlers explore, play and create outdoors at Bedfords Park. Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

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Nature Tots – Hornchurch Country Park

10th May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 26th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 30th April 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 3rd May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 7th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 10th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 14th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 17th May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 21st May 2019 at 10:30am

One event on 24th May 2019 at 10:30am

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

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold wildlife themed activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our country park, suitable for pre-school aged children. These sessions start with 30 minutes craft activities inside then we head outside to get stuck in with some wonderful activities based on that weeks theme. Every Tuesday and Friday term time only As we'll spend time outdoors every week, please ensure children are dressed appropriately, with…

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

10th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Eco Jewellery Making – Abberton Reservoir

11th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 11th May 2019 at 10:00am

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

Learn a new skill and take home a unique ring Make, decorate and polish your own unique silver ring from a variety of wire all from eco friendly sources and using eco friendly methods. No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied. Places are limited and booking is essential. Suitable for ages 14+

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

11th May 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 25th May 2019

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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Drop 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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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

11th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

12th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

12th May 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th March 2019 at 2:00pm

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

One event on 14th April 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 17th February 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 3rd March 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 28th April 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 12th May 2019 at 2:00pm

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One event on 7th July 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on 21st July 2019 at 2:00pm

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. A fabulous learning experience for young children. suggested ages 5-13 years. The only limit is your imagination. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

12th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Nature Tots Forest School – Abbotts Hall Farm

13th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 29th April 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 13th May 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 15th May 2019 at 10:00am

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

Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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What happens at Forest School? Let them 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! (free taster session on your first visit) Booking Essential

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Evening Nightingale walks – Fingringhoe Wick

13th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until 14th May 2019

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

Join one of the EWT team members for an evening stroll round the reserve and experience the wonderful song of the nightingale. These amazing birds will provide a wildlife experience not to be missed! The Visitor Centre will open at 6pm. Walks commence at 7:30pm We will go out in all bar the very worst storm, so please dress for all weathers and wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground. Event will finish towards darkness - it would be…

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

14th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until 25th May 2019

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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TuesdayJoin 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

14th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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
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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: West Wood Nature Reserve

14th May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 15th August 2019

The Uttlesford EWT Local Group runs work parties on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events. Locations may change at short notice. Phone the numbers below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can afford to…

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