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September 2020

Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

19th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Onsite parkingDrop into Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and make a clever craft with our volunteer, Crafty Carol. Each week there will be a different theme. This is a drop-in event suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Forest School Family Sunday – Belfairs Nature Reserve

20th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Juggling Club – Thurrock Thameside

20th September 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 26th March 2021

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

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

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

22nd September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

22nd September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Chafford Nature Tots

22nd September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27th October 2020

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

22nd September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

22nd September 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

23rd September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Nature Tots – The Naze

23rd September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Nature Tots – Abberton

23rd September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Nature Tots – Langdon

23rd September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

23rd September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

24th September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Find out more »

Belfairs Nature Tots

24th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

25th September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

25th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Bedfords Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent toddler group for toddlers to explore, play and create outdoors. Look for creepy crawlies, build dens, balance on ropes, get messy in our mud kitchen, fly through the trees on our rope swing , relax in the hammock, play woodland games and watch the fire. The only limit is their imagination! Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

Find out more »

Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

25th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

25th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

26th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

26th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

26th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Onsite parkingDrop into Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and make a clever craft with our volunteer, Crafty Carol. Each week there will be a different theme. This is a drop-in event suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Sea and Shore Photography Workshop – The Naze

26th September 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 2nd July 2020 at 3:15 pm

One event on 26th September 2020 at 1:30 pm

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

This is a small group specialist adult-only workshop run by Daniel Bridge at The Naze, concentrating on coastal photography, from wider seascapes to details of beaches. You'll need to be happy with your ability to control your camera, either because you've attended my 'Know The Basics' workshop, or because you've already learnt the basics yourself, and a tripod will be hugely beneficial for this sort of photography, especially as we'll be shooting into late evening. We spend the afternoon indoors,…

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Stargazing at Abberton

26th September 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Forest School Fun Sundays – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

27th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Volunteer Work Party: Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve

27th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve, Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve
Nr Upminster,, Essex Map Ref: TQ 567 856 United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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

27th September 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

29th September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Find out more »

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

29th September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Find out more »

Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

29th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

Find out more »

Chafford Nature Tots

29th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27th October 2020

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

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

Find out more »

Roding Forest School Nature Tots

29th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

Find out more »

Roding Forest School Nature Tots

29th September 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Find out more »

Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

Nature Tots – The Naze

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

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

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

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

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The Ladybirders – Fingringhoe Wick

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

Nature Tots – Langdon

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

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

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

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

Find out more »

Roding Forest School Nature Tots

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

Find out more »

October 2020

Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

1st October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

Find out more »

Belfairs Nature Tots

1st October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

2nd October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Bedfords Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent toddler group for toddlers to explore, play and create outdoors. Look for creepy crawlies, build dens, balance on ropes, get messy in our mud kitchen, fly through the trees on our rope swing , relax in the hammock, play woodland games and watch the fire. The only limit is their imagination! Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

Find out more »

Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

2nd October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

2nd October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

3rd October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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Onsite parkingDrop into Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and make a clever craft with our volunteer, Crafty Carol. Each week there will be a different theme. This is a drop-in event suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Young rangers – Abberton

3rd October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 5th December 2020

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

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

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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

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

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

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

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Forest School Family Sunday – Belfairs Nature Reserve

4th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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

4th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

These work parties are held on the first Sunday of each month. The venue changes according to need, so it is essential to contact the wardens in advance and confirm meeting points. (terriamory@hotmail.com or blackberry67@hotmail.co.uk) Tools and refreshments provided. Younger volunteers welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Juggling Club – Thurrock Thameside

4th October 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 26th March 2021

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

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

6th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

6th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Chafford Nature Tots

6th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27th October 2020

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

6th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

6th October 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

7th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Nature Tots – The Naze

7th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Nature Tots – Abberton

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

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

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Wednesday Health and Wildlife Walk – Abberton Reservoir

7th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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Nature Tots – Langdon

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

7th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

8th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Belfairs Nature Tots

8th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

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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The Big Green Beach Clean – The Naze

8th October 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 9th July 2020 at 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

9th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

Bedfords Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent toddler group for toddlers to explore, play and create outdoors. Look for creepy crawlies, build dens, balance on ropes, get messy in our mud kitchen, fly through the trees on our rope swing , relax in the hammock, play woodland games and watch the fire. The only limit is their imagination! Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

9th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

9th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Youth Rangers – Hanningfield Reservoir

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

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

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

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

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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Onsite parkingDrop into Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and make a clever craft with our volunteer, Crafty Carol. Each week there will be a different theme. This is a drop-in event suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Forest School Fun Sundays – Hanningfield Nature Reserve

11th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Forest School Fun Sundays – Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

11th October 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

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

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

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

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

13th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

13th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Chafford Nature Tots

13th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27th October 2020

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

13th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

13th October 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

14th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Nature Tots – The Naze

14th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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The Ladybirders – Fingringhoe Wick

14th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Nature Tots – Abberton

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

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

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

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Nature Tots – Langdon

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

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

14th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Wednesday wellbeing wander – Fingringoe Wick

14th October 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 10th February 2021

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

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

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Thursday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

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

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

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

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

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Belfairs Nature Tots

15th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

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

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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Forest School Nature Tots – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

16th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

Bedfords Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent toddler group for toddlers to explore, play and create outdoors. Look for creepy crawlies, build dens, balance on ropes, get messy in our mud kitchen, fly through the trees on our rope swing , relax in the hammock, play woodland games and watch the fire. The only limit is their imagination! Weekly pre-school group for under 5's on Fridays Advance booking is essential

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

16th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Nature Tots – Fingringhoe Nature Reserve

16th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Crafty Saturdays – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

17th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Visitor Centre, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex SS17 0RN United Kingdom
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Onsite parkingDrop into Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and make a clever craft with our volunteer, Crafty Carol. Each week there will be a different theme. This is a drop-in event suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Stargazing at Abberton

17th October 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 26th September 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on 17th October 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on 21st November 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on 12th December 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

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Forest School Family Sunday – Belfairs Nature Reserve

18th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Juggling Club – Thurrock Thameside

18th October 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until 26th March 2021

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

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Tuesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

20th October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Nature Tots Pre-School Club – Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

20th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Chafford Nature Tots

20th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27th October 2020

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

20th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Roding Forest School Nature Tots

20th October 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

21st October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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