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November 2019

Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

18th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Abbotts Hall Farm Nature Tots

18th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 4th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 11th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 18th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 25th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 2nd December 2019 at 9:30 am

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

One event on 16th December 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 6th November 2019 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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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

19th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

19th November 2019 @ 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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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

19th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

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

19th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 19th December 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. Venues may change at short notice. Please confirm using contact details below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can…

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

19th November 2019 @ 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 20th December 2019

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

19th November 2019 @ 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

19th November 2019 @ 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

19th November 2019 @ 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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Volunteer Work Party: Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

19th November 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25th February 2020

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

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Illustrated Talk: Shifting Sands – Halstead

19th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Andrews Church Hall Halstead, Essex CO9 2LD United Kingdom + Google Map

This interesting illustrated talk called Shifting Sands has been organised by the Braintree Local EWT Group. Pip Mountjoy, Keystone Species Officer at Natural England, will talk about their work restoring Breckland habitats. Refreshments available at a small charge.

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

20th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

20th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

20th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Nature Tots – The Naze

20th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 18th December 2019

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 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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Nature Tots – Abberton

20th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 18th December 2019

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

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Nature Tots – Langdon

20th November 2019 @ 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

20th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 11th December 2019

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 essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

20th November 2019 @ 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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Illustrated Talk: The Working Life of a tree-climbing Ecologist – Clacton

20th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, Clacton, Harwich Road, Beaumont
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO16 0AS
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Hazel Robson grew up locally but now works in the Midlands as an ecologist. Much of Hazel's work focuses on environmental impact studies. She has a particular interest in bats so is frequently to be found in the tree canopies, climbed using ropes. This event has been organised by the Tendring Local EWT Group but non-members are welcome

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

21st November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

21st November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

21st November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

21st November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 19th December 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. Venues may change at short notice. Please confirm using contact details below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can…

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Belfairs Nature Tots

21st November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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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Belfairs Nature Tots is an under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve held during term time only. Youngsters will love the mix of arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and, of course, some outdoor time in the woodlands! CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED Booking is essential

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Thameside Nature Tots

21st November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 19th December 2019

A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling). Enjoy outdoor activities and crafts with your little ones! Meet other kids and parents. Learn about nature through games, stories and songs! Recommended for under 5s. Meet at the lower Crown Green car park by the forest. Booking Essential

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Illustrated Talk about the Wilderness Foundation – Colchester

21st November 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Shrub End Social Club, Shrub End Road
Colchester, Essex CO3 4SA United Kingdom
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Talk about the Wilderness Foundation - ColchesterJo Roberts is CEO of the Wilderness Foundation. She will give an illustrated talk on the work it does to harness the power of the wilderness to transform vulnerable lives and empower people to conserve nature. This event has been organised by the Colchester Local EWT Group but non-members are welcome.

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Illustrated Talk: Antarctica – Shenfield

21st November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shenfield Parish Hall, Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road,
Shenfield, Essex CM15 8LB United Kingdom
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Bill Coster will deliver an illustrated talk about Antarctica and the thriving wildlife amid the bleak landscapes of this vast and desolate continent. The footage showing vast penguin rookeries and many other highlights are spectacular. This event is organised by the Brentwood & Billericay Local EWT Group. As it is the final talk of the season, there will be an option of a glass of mulled wine and mince pie, plus our popular Christmas Gift Table.

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Illustrated Talk: The Importance of Fungi

21st November 2019 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
United Reformed Church, Great Baddow, High Street
Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7HW United Kingdom
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Many people find fungi a fascinating subject. Tony Boniface is a local expert and he will deliver a talk explaining how and why fungi are commercially and ecologically important in our daily lives. This event is organised by the Chelmsford Local EWT group but non-members are welcome.

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

22nd November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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

22nd November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

22nd November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
+ 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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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

22nd November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 20th December 2019

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

22nd November 2019 @ 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 20th December 2019

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

22nd November 2019 @ 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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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

23rd November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Drop off Days – Fingringhoe Wick

23rd November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Drop-off days at Fingringhoe Wick give you the opportunity to drop your children off for the day and let them have a great time in a fun and educational environment. They will spend time in the woods buidling dens, toasting marshmallows over the camp fire and so much more. Please provide snacks, a packed lunch and plenty of drinks. clothing and footwear should be suitable for being outside and getting messy! Children over 5 years of age only Please bring…

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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

23rd November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 1st December 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 21st December 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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Youth Rangers – Hanningfield Reservoir

23rd November 2019 @ 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

23rd November 2019 @ 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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Badger Boogie Jive Swing Dance – Manningtree

23rd November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Lawford Venture Centre, Bromley Road, Lawford
Manningtree, Essex CO11 2JE
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Join the Essex Wildife Trust for their regular Badger Boogie Night, being held this time in Manningtree.. A fun night that also helps raise funds for Essex Wildlife Trust. A FREE 1 hour jive lesson with john and Caroline is included at the beginning of the evening. DJs Andy AVB and The Baker Boy will ensure the right music to keep you boogying all night long! Tea and coffee is provided free of charge but there is no bar available…

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

24th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Volunteer Work Party: Iron Latch Nature Reserve

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

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

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

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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

24th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 23rd February 2020

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

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Introduction to birdwatching at Belfairs

24th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 22nd December 2019

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Join local birder and former Two Tree Island warden, Mark Bridges and Belfairs ranger Tristan for an introduction to birdwatching at Belfairs Nature Reserve There are three sessions, each with a different theme: the first session on the 24th of November will introduce some basic ID skills and birdwatching techniques; the second session on the 8th of December will focus on optics; the final session on the 22nd of December will provide an introduction to recording your sightings. Every session…

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Volunteer Work Party: Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve

24th November 2019 @ 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 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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Forest School Fun Sundays – Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

24th November 2019 @ 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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Forest School Fun Sundays – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

24th November 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 18th August 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm 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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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

25th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Abbotts Hall Farm Nature Tots

25th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 4th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 11th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 18th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 25th November 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 2nd December 2019 at 9:30 am

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

One event on 16th December 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on 6th November 2019 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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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

26th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

26th November 2019 @ 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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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

26th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

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

26th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 19th December 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. Venues may change at short notice. Please confirm using contact details below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can…

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

26th November 2019 @ 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

26th November 2019 @ 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 20th December 2019

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

26th November 2019 @ 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

26th November 2019 @ 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

26th November 2019 @ 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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Volunteer Work Party: Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve

26th November 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25th February 2020

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

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

27th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

27th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

27th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

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

27th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 18th December 2019

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 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

27th November 2019 @ 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

27th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 18th December 2019

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

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Nature Tots – Langdon

27th November 2019 @ 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

27th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 11th December 2019

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 essential

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

27th November 2019 @ 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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Literacy Outdoors Forest Skills for Adults – Abbotts Hall

27th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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This course, delivered by the Essex Wildlife Trust Learning Team, is designed for adults who would like to delivery literacy outdoors in a Forest School setting. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Meet by the picnic benches outside the front door. Advance booking is essential.

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Monthly Wildlife Amble – The Naze

27th November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am 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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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

28th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

28th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

28th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

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

28th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 19th December 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. Venues may change at short notice. Please confirm using contact details below. New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can…

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Volunteer Work Party: Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve

28th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 26th March 2020

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

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Belfairs Nature Tots

28th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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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Belfairs Nature Tots is an under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve held during term time only. Youngsters will love the mix of arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and, of course, some outdoor time in the woodlands! CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED Booking is essential

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Thameside Nature Tots

28th November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 19th December 2019

A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling). Enjoy outdoor activities and crafts with your little ones! Meet other kids and parents. Learn about nature through games, stories and songs! Recommended for under 5s. Meet at the lower Crown Green car park by the forest. Booking Essential

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Christmas Wreath Making at Abberton

28th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 1st December 2019 at 10:00 am

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

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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These evening and weekend workshops at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre will provide an opportunity for you to make your own natural and uniquely decorated willow Christmas wreath to take home. Weave your base and then decorate with a range of natural materials ready for Christmas. All materials are provided but do feel free to bring along any additional decorations or foliage you would like to use. This event is suitable for accompanied children aged 12+ Booking is essential

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Illustrated Talk: Bats – Belfairs

28th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4LR United Kingdom
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Enjoy an illustrated talk about the Bats in Essex with Peter Claughton from the Essex Bat Group at Belfairs Woodland Centre. This event is organised by the Southend and Rochford Local EWT Group by non-members are most welcome.

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

29th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 30th November 2019

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

29th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
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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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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

29th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 20th December 2019

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

29th November 2019 @ 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 20th December 2019

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

29th November 2019 @ 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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

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

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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The Christmas Creatures Trail is a drop-in event at Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve. From reindeer to robins, follow the trail all about the creatures associated with Christmas. Pick up your trail sheet from the front desk and don't forget to return to the centre to collect your prize when you are finished. Children must be accompanied by an adult Please wear clothing suitable for the weather

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Lucia Hardy Art Exhibition – Colchester

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

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

Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionally charged landscapes and abstract work. As an EWT member and wildlife enthusiast, Lucia is really excited to be joining us this autumn as the Fingringhoe…

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

30th November 2019 @ 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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

30th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 29th December 2019

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

The Christmas Creatures Trail is a drop-in event at Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve. From reindeer to robins, follow the trail all about the creatures associated with Christmas. Pick up your trail sheet from the front desk and don't forget to return to the centre to collect your prize when you are finished. Children must be accompanied by an adult Please wear clothing suitable for the weather

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Fingrinhoe Wick

30th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Join Kirsty, Fingringhoe Wick's Education Officer, and make a Christmas wreath to take home. The focus of this workshop will be to find natural materials on the nature reserve that you can use to add to the wreath. Basic materials will be provided. Please dress suitably for the outdoor aspect of the workshop. The event is suitable for accompanied children aged 14+ Advance booking is essential.

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Meet Mother Christmas at Fingringhoe Wick

30th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet Mother Christmas at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve and make a Christmas craft Throughout the day there are hour-long sessions for children where they will have the chance to make a Christmas craft item followed by Mother Christmas reading a story and children receiving a present. Booking your session is essential! Please dress suitably for the weather as the event will include walking from the Visitor Centre to the Bunk House Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Winter Wonderland Trail at Bedfords Park

30th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 8th December 2019

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering-atte-Bower
Romford, Essex RM14 1QH United Kingdom
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Enjoy the self-led winter wonderland Trail at Bedfords Park and discover its wonderful wintry wildness. This is a drop-in event: no need to book Find all the clues and return to the Centre to claim your small prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult Please wear clothing suitable for the weather

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Children’s Christmas wreath-making workshop – Abberton Reservoir

30th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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This children's workshop at Abberton Reservoir provides a chance for children to make their very own unique natural Christmas wreath to take home. We will help them weave a willow base before decorating it with a range of natural materials. All materials are provided but do feel free to bring along any additional decorations or foliage your child would like to use. This event is suitable for children aged 5+ who must be accompanied by an adult Booking essential as…

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Dinosaur Trail at Hornchurch Country Park

30th November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach
Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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The Dinosaur Trail at Hornchurch Country Park is a drop-in event - no need to book. Follow the map answering dinosaur questions then head back to the centre to collect your prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult Please wear suitable clothing for being outdoors

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December 2019

Tree Celebration Day and Forest Bathing – Belfairs

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Chigborough Lakes Nature Reserve

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

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

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Volunteer Wortk Party: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve

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

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

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Sunday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Volunteer with the Essex Wildlife trust at Chafford Gorges and gain valuable knowledge and experience working with animals and nature. See rare plants and animals and learn conservation techniques. If you are interested in helping out please contact the Ranger: Deanw@essexwt.org.uk Please wear suitable shoes and clothing and bring a packed lunch and drinks etc

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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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