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March 2020

Abbotts Hall Farm Nature Tots

30th March 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 30th March 2020

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

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

31st March 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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Nature Tots (Under 5s) – Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

31st March 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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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
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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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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

31st March 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

31st March 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

31st March 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

31st March 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

31st March 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 31st March 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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April 2020

Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

1st April 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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Nature Tots – The Naze

1st April 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 1st April 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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The Ladybirders – Fingringhoe Wick

1st April 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

1st April 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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Wednesday Health and Wildlife Walk – Abberton Reservoir

1st April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 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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Nature Tots – Langdon

1st April 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

1st April 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

2nd April 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
+ 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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Belfairs Nature Tots

2nd April 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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Nature Tots – Thurrock Thameside

2nd April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 2nd April 2020 at 10:30 am

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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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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The Big Green Beach Clean – The Naze

2nd April 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 2nd April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 2nd May 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 11th June 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 9th July 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 12th August 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 9th September 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 8th October 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 7th November 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 9th December 2020 at 11:00 am

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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Come along to our Big Green Beach Clean at The Naze and help clean up the plastic pollution from our local beaches. These events have been well attended each month with a large amount of plastic and litter being removed from the beaches. Gloves and kneeling pads are recommended for removing micro-plastics and cotton bud sticks from the sand. However, litter pickers and buckets are provided. Be prepared for a guided litter pick along The Naze beaches and the edge…

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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

3rd April 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

3rd April 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

3rd April 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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TanGo Wild – Manningtree

Get your dancing shoes on and enjoy a fabulous night out with TanGo Wild in Manningtree. Want to learn the Argentine Tango and support wildlife conservation? You could be the next winner of Strictly Come Dancing Join us for this amazing opportunity to learn Argentine Tango in just one evening! 7.45 - 8.30pm: Introduction to the Argentine Tango for beginners by Tango teachers Paul and Delia. 9.00 - 9.45pm: Learn a few more exciting Tango moves before dancing until 11pm.…

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Lost Words – Creative Writing Workshop – Hanningfield

4th April 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Enjoy a 'lost words' creative writing workshop at Hanningfield. Taking inspiration from the 'Lost Words' book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, and the beautiful setting of Hanningfield Reservoir, we will create Acrostic Poems - an acrostic is a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, phrase or message. Copies of the finished poems will be incorporated into an artwork that can be displayed in the Visitor Centre to demonstrate the connection between language…

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

4th April 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 and Photography – Fingringhoe

4th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

A half day non-technical session aimed at adult beginners who are interested in Wildlife Photography, Birds, Butterflies and Dragonflies led by EWT expert Liz Huxley. Start the day with an hour in the classroom, going over photography top tips and hints before heading out on to Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve to see what we can find! Wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather. Booking essential

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Young rangers – Abberton

4th April 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
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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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Warley Place Spring Bulb Spectacular

4th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 12th April 2020

One event on 10th April 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th April 2020 at 10:30 am

Warley Place Nature Reserve, Warley Road (B186, just south of Brentwood)
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3HU United Kingdom
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Warley Place with the daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops out is a spectacular sight to see, come along and let your eyes do the rest. Volunteers will be on hand, to answer questions about Ellen Willmott’s historic garden; whether it’s about the unique plants and trees or building remains. Warley Place (next to the Thatchers Arms) Saturday 29th February to Monday 13th April 2020 (Weekends only but including Easter Friday and Monday) Guided walks are available on Saturdays only and start…

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Wildlife Walk: Rye Meads Nature Reserve, Herts

Venture into Hertfordshire with a wildlife walk at Rye Meads Nature Reserve RSPB organised by the Havering Local EWT Group, looking for Spring flowers and birds. The walks finish approximately 1pm, with an option to carry on after lunch, packed lunch advised. In advance of walks please contact Tony on 07413649006 to confirm it is still running.

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Bushcraft and Campfires – Hornchurch

4th April 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on 4th April 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 7th April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 11:30 am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join the EWT team for a bushcraft and campfire session in Hornchurch Country Park Learn how to wood whittle and cook a pitta bread pizza on an open fire. Suitable for accompanied children age 4 upwards. Booking is essential

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Bushcraft and Campfires – Hornchurch

4th April 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 4th April 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 7th April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 11:30 am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join the EWT team for a bushcraft and campfire session in Hornchurch Country Park Learn how to wood whittle and cook a pitta bread pizza on an open fire. Suitable for accompanied children age 4 upwards. Booking is essential

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Stargazing at Abberton

4th April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on 4th April 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on 26th September 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on 17th October 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on 21st November 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on 12th December 2020 at 7:30 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society at Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. The event runs whatever the weather, so be prepared! Booking is essential

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Open Grave Night at Belfairs

4th April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Grave Night at Belgairs is presented by 2handers Theatre Company.  Join EWT for a night of laughs, chills & thrills (mixed with a touch of drama!) Are YOU standing by an Open Grave? 2Handers Theatre Company will be performing three one-act plays with a grave theme. Their previous performance at Belfairs sold out so we highly recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Suitable for adults and older children only.

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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

5th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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Forest School Family Sunday – Belfairs Nature Reserve

5th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Forest School Family Sunday is a forest-based session at the beautiful Belfairs Nature Reserve for all the family to enjoy the woodland. Go bug hunting, build dens, balance on rope walks, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games. The only limit is your imagination! This session is aimed at primary school children and above. Booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come dressed suitably for outdoor activities.

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

5th April 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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Warley Place Spring Bulb Spectacular

5th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 12th April 2020

One event on 10th April 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th April 2020 at 10:30 am

Warley Place Nature Reserve, Warley Road (B186, just south of Brentwood)
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3HU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Warley Place with the daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops out is a spectacular sight to see, come along and let your eyes do the rest. Volunteers will be on hand, to answer questions about Ellen Willmott’s historic garden; whether it’s about the unique plants and trees or building remains. Warley Place (next to the Thatchers Arms) Saturday 29th February to Monday 13th April 2020 (Weekends only but including Easter Friday and Monday) Guided walks are available on Saturdays only and start…

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Juggling Club – Thurrock Thameside

5th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 26th March 2021

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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Come along to the Juggling Club at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve and learn how to juggle balls, clubs, silks, diablos...and just about anything else Learn or develop your circus skills in our friendly Sunday morning club every other Sunday. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Optics Day – The Naze

5th April 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 5th April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 3rd May 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 7th June 2020 at 11:00 am

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

A presentation of various different optical equipment by local wildlife enthusiast Liz Huxley. Liz  will also be showcasing some of her incredible landscape and wildlife photos taken at The Naze. You will get the chance to try some of the optical equipment such as binoculars and monoculars. Our optics (Hawke and Opticron) are 10% off on this day and will be available to purchase at the centre. The presentation will be located at our Naze visitors centre. The Naze hosts…

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Family Forest School – Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

6th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 6th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 14th April 2020 at 10:00 am

Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve, Maldon Road
Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0PU United Kingdom
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Do you and your children love to be outdoors? Then get outside and be active! Make dens, climb trees, get muddy, use tools, create art, make fires and cook on a fire. Our Forest School programme will help to build confidence, self-esteem and develop social skills and all in the beautiful setting of the Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve Forest School Site. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the car park Booking is essential

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Who Lays Eggs? Drop-in Trail – Abberton

6th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 9th April 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Easter holiday drop-in trail at Abberton... who lays eggs? Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and as you explore the reserve you will need to uncover which animal laid which egg. When you have completed the trail, return to the centre to collect your small egg prize. No booking required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

7th April 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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Chafford Nature Tots

7th April 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

7th April 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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Who Lays Eggs? Drop-in Trail – Abberton

7th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 9th April 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Easter holiday drop-in trail at Abberton... who lays eggs? Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and as you explore the reserve you will need to uncover which animal laid which egg. When you have completed the trail, return to the centre to collect your small egg prize. No booking required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Bushcraft and Campfires – Hornchurch

7th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 4th April 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 7th April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 11:30 am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join the EWT team for a bushcraft and campfire session in Hornchurch Country Park Learn how to wood whittle and cook a pitta bread pizza on an open fire. Suitable for accompanied children age 4 upwards. Booking is essential

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Bushcraft and Campfires – Hornchurch

7th April 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 4th April 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 7th April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 11:30 am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join the EWT team for a bushcraft and campfire session in Hornchurch Country Park Learn how to wood whittle and cook a pitta bread pizza on an open fire. Suitable for accompanied children age 4 upwards. Booking is essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

7th April 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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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

8th April 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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Nature Tots – Langdon

8th April 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

8th April 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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Who Lays Eggs? Drop-in Trail – Abberton

8th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 9th April 2020

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

Easter holiday drop-in trail at Abberton... who lays eggs? Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and as you explore the reserve you will need to uncover which animal laid which egg. When you have completed the trail, return to the centre to collect your small egg prize. No booking required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Wednesday wellbeing wander – Fingringoe Wick

8th April 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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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

9th April 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
+ 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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Who Lays Eggs? Drop-in Trail – Abberton

9th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 9th April 2020

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

Easter holiday drop-in trail at Abberton... who lays eggs? Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and as you explore the reserve you will need to uncover which animal laid which egg. When you have completed the trail, return to the centre to collect your small egg prize. No booking required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

10th April 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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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

10th April 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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Warley Place Spring Bulb Spectacular

10th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 12th April 2020

One event on 10th April 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th April 2020 at 10:30 am

Warley Place Nature Reserve, Warley Road (B186, just south of Brentwood)
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3HU United Kingdom
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Warley Place with the daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops out is a spectacular sight to see, come along and let your eyes do the rest. Volunteers will be on hand, to answer questions about Ellen Willmott’s historic garden; whether it’s about the unique plants and trees or building remains. Warley Place (next to the Thatchers Arms) Saturday 29th February to Monday 13th April 2020 (Weekends only but including Easter Friday and Monday) Guided walks are available on Saturdays only and start…

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Geology Of The Naze Walk

10th April 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 10th April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 10th May 2020 at 11:00 am

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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This adults only walk will reveal the fascinating and unusual geology that has made the Naze such a special place. Mangrove swamps,volcanoes, tropical seas teaming with sharks, arctic tundra, cold seas rich in shellfish. It will also look at a time where the river Thames flowed across the Naze. The walk will also take in whatever wildlife we may encounter, though sightings cannot be guaranteed. This walk covers about 2 miles at a gentle pace and will last about 2…

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Youth Rangers – Hanningfield Reservoir

11th April 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

11th April 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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Warley Place Spring Bulb Spectacular

11th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 12th April 2020

One event on 10th April 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th April 2020 at 10:30 am

Warley Place Nature Reserve, Warley Road (B186, just south of Brentwood)
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3HU United Kingdom
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Warley Place with the daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops out is a spectacular sight to see, come along and let your eyes do the rest. Volunteers will be on hand, to answer questions about Ellen Willmott’s historic garden; whether it’s about the unique plants and trees or building remains. Warley Place (next to the Thatchers Arms) Saturday 29th February to Monday 13th April 2020 (Weekends only but including Easter Friday and Monday) Guided walks are available on Saturdays only and start…

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Forest School Fun Sundays – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

12th April 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
+ Google Map

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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Warley Place Spring Bulb Spectacular

12th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 12th April 2020

One event on 10th April 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th April 2020 at 10:30 am

Warley Place Nature Reserve, Warley Road (B186, just south of Brentwood)
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3HU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Warley Place with the daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops out is a spectacular sight to see, come along and let your eyes do the rest. Volunteers will be on hand, to answer questions about Ellen Willmott’s historic garden; whether it’s about the unique plants and trees or building remains. Warley Place (next to the Thatchers Arms) Saturday 29th February to Monday 13th April 2020 (Weekends only but including Easter Friday and Monday) Guided walks are available on Saturdays only and start…

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Forest School Fun Sundays – Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

12th April 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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Warley Place Spring Bulb Spectacular

13th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 12th April 2020

One event on 10th April 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th April 2020 at 10:30 am

Warley Place Nature Reserve, Warley Road (B186, just south of Brentwood)
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3HU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Warley Place with the daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops out is a spectacular sight to see, come along and let your eyes do the rest. Volunteers will be on hand, to answer questions about Ellen Willmott’s historic garden; whether it’s about the unique plants and trees or building remains. Warley Place (next to the Thatchers Arms) Saturday 29th February to Monday 13th April 2020 (Weekends only but including Easter Friday and Monday) Guided walks are available on Saturdays only and start…

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

14th April 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
+ 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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Nature Tots (Under 5s) – Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

14th April 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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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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Family Forest School – Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

14th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 6th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 14th April 2020 at 10:00 am

Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve, Maldon Road
Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0PU United Kingdom
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Do you and your children love to be outdoors? Then get outside and be active! Make dens, climb trees, get muddy, use tools, create art, make fires and cook on a fire. Our Forest School programme will help to build confidence, self-esteem and develop social skills and all in the beautiful setting of the Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve Forest School Site. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the car park Booking is essential

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Chafford Nature Tots

14th April 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

14th April 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

14th April 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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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

15th April 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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The Ladybirders – Fingringhoe Wick

15th April 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 – Langdon

15th April 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

15th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

16th April 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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Bushcraft and Campfires – Hornchurch

16th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 4th April 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 7th April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 11:30 am

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join the EWT team for a bushcraft and campfire session in Hornchurch Country Park Learn how to wood whittle and cook a pitta bread pizza on an open fire. Suitable for accompanied children age 4 upwards. Booking is essential

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Bushcraft and Campfires – Hornchurch

16th April 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 4th April 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 7th April 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 16th April 2020 at 11:30 am

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

Join the EWT team for a bushcraft and campfire session in Hornchurch Country Park Learn how to wood whittle and cook a pitta bread pizza on an open fire. Suitable for accompanied children age 4 upwards. Booking is essential

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

17th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

18th April 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
+ Google Map

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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Forest School Family Sunday – Belfairs Nature Reserve

19th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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

Forest School Family Sunday is a forest-based session at the beautiful Belfairs Nature Reserve for all the family to enjoy the woodland. Go bug hunting, build dens, balance on rope walks, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games. The only limit is your imagination! This session is aimed at primary school children and above. Booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come dressed suitably for outdoor activities.

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Juggling Club – Thurrock Thameside

19th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 26th March 2021

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

Come along to the Juggling Club at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve and learn how to juggle balls, clubs, silks, diablos...and just about anything else Learn or develop your circus skills in our friendly Sunday morning club every other Sunday. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

21st April 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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Chafford Nature Tots

21st April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

21st April 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

21st April 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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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

22nd April 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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Nature Tots – Langdon

22nd April 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

22nd April 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

23rd April 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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Nature Tots (Under 5s) – Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

24th April 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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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

24th April 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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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

25th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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Youth Rangers – Hanningfield Reservoir

25th April 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

25th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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Forest School Fun Sundays – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

26th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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: Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve

26th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am 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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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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Forest School Fun Sundays – Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

26th April 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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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

28th April 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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