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July 2019

Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

19th July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

19th July 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
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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

19th July 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

19th July 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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Dine In The Woods Mexican Mezze – Belfairs Woodland Centre

19th July 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Celebrate Summer at Belfairs Woodland Centre with dinner on the deck! Join the team at Belfairs Woodland Centre to celebrate summer with an adult only evening outside with dinner served! Enjoy a Mexican Mezze feast. There is a vegetarian option available so please let us know at the time of booking. Bring your own wine. If the weather is inclement we will host the meal in the Woodland Centre. Booking essential and please notify of any dietary requirements

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Essex Castle Bike Ride – North Essex

20th July 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

A great day's cycling for all the family starting at Castle Park in Colchester. The ride offers three beautiful circular routes of 25, 50 or 75 miles, taking you along the quiet country lanes and through the picturesque villages of North Essex. The King's Ride - 25 miles into the Stour Valley. The Horses Ride - 50 miles to Castle Hedingham. The Wall Ride - 75 miles to Finchingfield to take tea & cake in this picture postcard village. This…

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

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

Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Youth Rangers – Hanningfield Reservoir

20th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am 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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Optics Day – Fingringhoe Wick

20th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Drop in Optics and Binocular day at fingringhoeWick. Wanting to buy your first pair or thinking of upgrading? Have a chat with one of the EWT expert volunteers to try before you buy and ask questions that you have never dared before.

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

21st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

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

Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

21st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

21st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

21st July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Eco Jewellery Workshop – Abberton Reservor

21st July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Learn a new skill at this adult only workshop at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 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. Booking Essential

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Open Gardens – Upminster and Romford

21st July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Jan and Edie Haley of the Havering Local EWT Group have organised an Open Gardens event which will include their own garden together with Bedfords Park walled garden. Halfway Haley's garden at 26 Courtenay Gardens, Upminster, RM14 1DD is a delightful 300ft garden that also opens for the NGS Open Gardens. The secluded garden is split into 4 rooms the last being a secret garden. This garden is open from noon to 5pm Why not start at Bedfords Park walled…

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Forest School Fun Sundays – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

21st July 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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Twilight Bat Walk – Chafford Gorges

21st July 2019 @ 9:15 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on 11th August 2018 at 9:15pm

One event on 25th October 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on 21st July 2019 at 9:15pm

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Enjoy a twilight walk with the ranger to see the bats that call Chafford Gorges their home. Please bring a torch and warm clothing. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the visitor centre.

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

22nd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

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

Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Bugs of Thameside Trail

22nd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 28th July 2019

Enjoy a family-friendly adventure around Thurrock Thameside Nature Park at this drop-in event which is on each day during the first week of the children's school holidays. Grab a map at the visitor centre and learn cool facts about the invertebrates that live in the park! Claim a prize when you return with your answers. Booking is not necessary.

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

22nd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

22nd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Abbotts Hall Farm Nature Tots

22nd July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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A wonderful weekly 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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Hedgehog Club – Hanningfield

22nd July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until 2nd September 2019

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Hedgehog Club is a regular holiday club at Hanningfield Nature Reserve for 4-8 year-olds, with a different theme each week. Brilliant Bugs: See if you can track down some of the slimiest, creepiest, leggiest and most gruesome creatures in the woods and pond and discover their secrets. Undersea Explorers: Celebrate Marine Week by being an undersea explorer! Dive into the hidden world with watery challenges and hidden secrets. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

23rd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

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

Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Bugs of Thameside Trail

23rd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 28th July 2019

Enjoy a family-friendly adventure around Thurrock Thameside Nature Park at this drop-in event which is on each day during the first week of the children's school holidays. Grab a map at the visitor centre and learn cool facts about the invertebrates that live in the park! Claim a prize when you return with your answers. Booking is not necessary.

Find out more »

Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

23rd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

Find out more »

Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

23rd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

23rd July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

23rd July 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

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

23rd July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am 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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Bug-Hunting Bonanza- Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve

23rd July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 23rd July 2019 at 2:00pm

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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A bug-hunting adventure suitable for little ones in the Thurrock Thameside woodland. Centipedes, millipedes, beetles and other minibeasts are out there to be found. Plus, take a look at what's living in the new pond. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Meet at Crown Green

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Volunteer Work Party: Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

23rd July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Bug-Hunting Bonanza- Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve

23rd July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

A bug-hunting adventure suitable for little ones in the Thurrock Thameside woodland. Centipedes, millipedes, beetles and other minibeasts are out there to be found. Plus, take a look at what's living in the new pond. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Meet at Crown Green

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Barn Owls at Dusk at Blue House Farm

23rd July 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 23rd July 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on 25th July 2019 at 7:30pm

Blue House Farm Nature Reserve, Fambridge Road
North Fambridge, Essex CM3 6GU United Kingdom
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Join an evening guided walk at Blue House Farm Nature Reserve, taking in the best view points to see and photograph the Barn Owls. Please park in Blue House Farm car park on the left hand side at the end of the track where you will be met by the reserves warden Harry Smith and / or Charli Mclachlan. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing and bring binoculars if you have them. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an…

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

24th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

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

Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

Find out more »

Bugs of Thameside Trail

24th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 28th July 2019

Enjoy a family-friendly adventure around Thurrock Thameside Nature Park at this drop-in event which is on each day during the first week of the children's school holidays. Grab a map at the visitor centre and learn cool facts about the invertebrates that live in the park! Claim a prize when you return with your answers. Booking is not necessary.

Find out more »

Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

24th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

Find out more »

Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

24th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

24th July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

24th July 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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Young Adventurers – Hanningfield Reservoir

24th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 24th July 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 8th August 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on 22nd August 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 29th August 2019 at 10:00am

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Young Adventurers is a regular weekly holiday club for 8-12 year-olds who want to get adventurous outdoors. Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals? Then this is for you. Children may be unaccompanied. Booking essential

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Wellbeing Walks – Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

24th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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 – Langdon

24th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Nature Tots – Abberton

24th July 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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Monthly Wildlife Amble – The Naze

24th July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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Join your EWT guides Geoff and Isobel for our monthly Wildlife Amble. The Amble takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Take a steady stroll on the Naze enjoying the wonderful views across the cliffs and out towards the North Sea. There will be plenty of opportunity to stop along the way to look at the plants, birds,mammals and insects found in the unique habitat of the Naze. The amble will take about an hour and a half…

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Quantum Theatre presents “The Wind in the Willows” – Hanningfield

24th July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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A delightful early evening outdoor theatre event for all the family at Hanningfield Nature Reserve. Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in Quantum Theatre's brand new adaptation of this family favourite - a treat for all ages! Enjoy Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad. A pacey, action-packed humorous show with live music, taking place after-hours outdoors in the grounds of Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor…

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Moth Evening – Tiptree Heath

24th July 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve, Maldon Road
Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 0PU United Kingdom
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Come along to a moth evening at Tiptree Heath. The Essex Moth Society will set up lamps and identify all incoming moths. Bring a chair and warm clothing and be prepared to be enthralled by the beautiful moths.

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

25th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Bugs of Thameside Trail

25th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 28th July 2019

Enjoy a family-friendly adventure around Thurrock Thameside Nature Park at this drop-in event which is on each day during the first week of the children's school holidays. Grab a map at the visitor centre and learn cool facts about the invertebrates that live in the park! Claim a prize when you return with your answers. Booking is not necessary.

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

25th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

25th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

25th July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

25th July 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

25th July 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

25th July 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

25th July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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Weekly pre-school parent and toddler 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. Please note that access for pushchairs may be limited especially for beach activities. Booking Essential

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Belfairs Nature Tots

25th July 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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Shoresearch Survey – Wrabness Nature Reserve

25th July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wrabness Nature Reserve, Whitesheaf Lane
Wrabness, Essex United Kingdom
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This event at Wrabness Nature Reserve is part of Shoresearch which is a volunteer scheme to identify and record animals, plants and habitats along our shoreline. The project aims to build a baseline of data on the marine wildlife that occurs in Essex. Essex Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas Team organises surveys at several locations along the Essex coast. We usually survey for 2 – 3 hours. Who can take part? We welcome volunteers of all ability and experience to join…

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Clay Bugs and Habitats, Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve

25th July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A perfect event for young children who would like to get creative at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve. Children will have fun in the forest area making homes for their own mini-critters. Children must be accompanies by an adult. Booking is essential Meet at Crown Green lower car park

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Barn Owls at Dusk at Blue House Farm

25th July 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Blue House Farm Nature Reserve, Fambridge Road
North Fambridge, Essex CM3 6GU United Kingdom
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Join an evening guided walk at Blue House Farm Nature Reserve, taking in the best view points to see and photograph the Barn Owls. Please park in Blue House Farm car park on the left hand side at the end of the track where you will be met by the reserves warden Harry Smith and / or Charli Mclachlan. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing and bring binoculars if you have them. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an…

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

26th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Forest Schools Fridays – Belfairs Woodland Centre

26th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 23rd August 2019 at 9:00am

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Do your children love to be outdoors? Make dens, climb trees, get muddy, use tools, create art and MORE! Child-led learning opportunities, led by level 3 forest school practitioners in the beautiful Belfairs Woodlands. This is an over 5's drop off day for unaccompanied children. Please bring packed lunch and wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring waterproofs. Sessions will be based solely outdoors no matter what the weather!

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Bugs of Thameside Trail

26th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 28th July 2019

Enjoy a family-friendly adventure around Thurrock Thameside Nature Park at this drop-in event which is on each day during the first week of the children's school holidays. Grab a map at the visitor centre and learn cool facts about the invertebrates that live in the park! Claim a prize when you return with your answers. Booking is not necessary.

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

26th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

26th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

26th July 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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Ropes, Fires and Tool Skills – Abbotts Hall Farm

26th July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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This adult-only one-day course at Abbotts Hall Farm is for adults working with children and young people. There is a mix of theory and practice and will be based outdoors. The course will help you to remember those pesky knots, how to safely use a range of hand tools with children and cover different methods of fire lighting and cooking. Meet at the benches opposite the entrance to Abbotts Hall Farm. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided, but please…

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

26th July 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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Family Bug Hunt Trail, Hanningield Reservoir

26th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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The Family Bug Hunt Trail is a drop-in event at Hanningfield Reservoir. no need to book although places may be limited at busy times. Drop in and have a go at grass netting and see what interesting bugs you can find.  

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Glow Worm Walk, Chafford Gorges

26th July 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Learn about the mystical glow worms that live in Chafford Gorges Nature Park. Meet at the visitor centre. Booking is essential

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

27th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Bugs of Thameside Trail

27th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 28th July 2019

Enjoy a family-friendly adventure around Thurrock Thameside Nature Park at this drop-in event which is on each day during the first week of the children's school holidays. Grab a map at the visitor centre and learn cool facts about the invertebrates that live in the park! Claim a prize when you return with your answers. Booking is not necessary.

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

27th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

27th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Native Trees – Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

27th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 27th July 2019 at 10:00am

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Would you like to find out more about our native trees? This course at Hanninflied Reservoir Visitor Centre is aimed at those with little or no experience of native tree identification but should also appeal to those with some knowledge of the subject. Native woodlands and the way they have been managed are an often-overlooked aspect of our history. The course will begin with an introduction to and history of native woodlands, looking at what defines a native tree and…

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Geology – Evolution of a landscape – The Naze

27th July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 27th July 2019 at 11:00am

The Naze Visitor Centre, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE United Kingdom
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This walk reveals the fascinating and unusual geology that has made The Naze such a special place. Mangrove swamps, volcanoes, tropical seas teeming with sharks, arctic tundra, cold seas rich in shellfish. And a time when the river Thames flowed across The Naze. This walk covers about two miles at a gentle pace and will last about two hours. Please note that it involves descending, steep steps and the terrain can be muddy and slippery. Please bring suitable footwear, clothing…

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

28th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Bugs of Thameside Trail

28th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 28th July 2019

Enjoy a family-friendly adventure around Thurrock Thameside Nature Park at this drop-in event which is on each day during the first week of the children's school holidays. Grab a map at the visitor centre and learn cool facts about the invertebrates that live in the park! Claim a prize when you return with your answers. Booking is not necessary.

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

28th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

28th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

28th July 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: Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve

28th July 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 July 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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Family Forest Fun – Bedfords Park

28th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

29th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

29th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

29th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Abbotts Hall Farm Nature Tots

29th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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A wonderful weekly 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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Hedgehog Club – Hanningfield

29th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until 2nd September 2019

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road
Downham, Essex CM11 1WT United Kingdom
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Hedgehog Club is a regular holiday club at Hanningfield Nature Reserve for 4-8 year-olds, with a different theme each week. Brilliant Bugs: See if you can track down some of the slimiest, creepiest, leggiest and most gruesome creatures in the woods and pond and discover their secrets. Undersea Explorers: Celebrate Marine Week by being an undersea explorer! Dive into the hidden world with watery challenges and hidden secrets. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential

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Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

30th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st July 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to the Abberton Reservori Visitor Centre to view and purchase photographs, cards and notebooks by photographer Trevor Clifford. Trevor Clifford is an award winning wildlife photographer and has lived and worked in North East Essex for most of his life. Walking the coast and countryside of Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters, he never ceases to be amazed by the wonders of God’s creation as he pursues his passion for wildlife photography. Words from Trevor: “From the melancholy…

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Jacqueline South Art Exhibition at Fingringhoe Wick

30th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 31st August 2019

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

The Jacqueline South Art Exhibition is a wonderful display of watercolour, pencil and pastel works of wildlife, landscapes and domestic pets. All items are for sale with 20% commission supporting Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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Self-led trails at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

30th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 30th August 2019

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

A great activity for all the family during the school holidays, these self-led trails are available every day at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. There's no need to book. Just pick up a trail sheet at the visitor centre and wander through a wide variety of habitats woodlands, meadows and around the ponds and river. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

30th July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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 July 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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