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Abberton Reservoir

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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
01206 738172 www.essexwt.org.uk

December 2018

Winter Wonderland – Santa’s Grotto

15th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 16th December 2018

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come and meet Santa in his Grotto, complete the trail and make some festive crafts to take home! Get to tell Santa what you would like for Christmas,,, You never know what you might get. Come and meet Santa in his Grotto this Christmas and receive a present. You can even take your photo in Santa's sleigh. Enjoy some festive crafts and complete Santa's Christmas Trail around the reserve as well. All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by…

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Stargazing – Abberton Reservoir

15th December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join the Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes at Abberton Reservoir. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening and will help to identify the stars Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. Event runs whatever the weather. Advance booking essential

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12 Days of Abberton Trail = Abberton Reservoir

17th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop-in to Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, explore the reserve and complete our trail about animals in Winter. Answer the questions and complete the challenges about 12 animals you can find at Abberton this Christmas. This is a drop-in event, no booking is required.

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12 Days of Abberton Trail – Abberton Reservoir

18th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 23rd December 2018

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop into Abberton Reservoir and explore the reserve and complete the Essex Wildlife Trust trail about animals in Winter. Answer the questions and complete the challenges about 12 animals you can find at Abberton this Christmas. This is a drop-in event, no booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £2 donation per child.

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Winter Wonderland Santas Grotto – Abberton Reservoir

20th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to Abberton Reservoir and meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a present. You can even sit in Santas Sleigh and have your photo taken Complete the Santas Christmas nature trail and make some festive crafts to take home! All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL. You will be allocated a time slot to see Santa upon arrival.

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January 2019

Rag-rugging Workshop – Abberton Reservoir

12th January 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Discover the traditional craft of rag-rugging, using a hook and colourful scraps of fabric to create something unique for your home or as a present for a friend or family member. This is a simple and fun way of recycling. No experience is necessary. All tools and materials will be provided but, if you have dress-making scissors, these will be useful, and do bring along any pieces of fabric you would like to incorporate into your work. The quality rag-rugging…

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Stargazing – Abberton Reservoir

12th January 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along to Abberton reservoir and look at the night sky through Telescopes and learn about the stars Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. Event runs whatever the weather.

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Make a Bird Feeder

26th January 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop in and make a bird feeder to take home and hang in your garden. It is a tough time to be a bird and every bit of food we can provide helps. Why not pick up a recording sheet and carry out the Big Garden Bird Watch while you are here? No booking required but there may be a wait at busy times. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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February 2019

World Wetland Day Walk – Abberton Reservoir

2nd February 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join Charlotte the Ranger on World Wetland Day for a gentle walk around Abberton Nature Reserve to look for wildlife and hear about how the site has been developed and future projects. Booking is essential

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Rag-rugging Workshop – Abberton Reservoir

10th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Discover the traditional craft of rag-rugging, using a hook and colourful scraps of fabric to create something unique for your home at the Abberton Reservoir visito Centre, near Colchester. This is a simple and fun way of recycling. No experience is necessary. All tools and materials will be provided but, if you have dress-making scissors, these will be useful, and do bring along any pieces of fabric you would like to incorporate into your work. The quality rag-rugging tool you…

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Eco Jewellery Making – Abberton Reservoir

16th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 11th May 2019 at 10:00 am

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Learn a new skill and take home a unique ring Make, decorate and polish your own unique silver ring from a variety of wire all from eco friendly sources and using eco friendly methods. No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied. Places are limited and booking is essential. Suitable for ages 14+

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Drop-in Homes and Habitats Trail – Abberton Reservoir

16th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 17th February 2019 at 10:00 am

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop-in and complete the trail to learn all about different animals' homes and habitats Find out about where different animals make their homes, and see if you can match them to the correct habitat. When you've finished the trail, return to the centre to collect your reward! This is a family event suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Drop-in Homes and Habitats Trail – Abberton Reservoir

21st February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop-in and complete the trail to learn all about different animals' homes and habitats. Find out about where different animals make their homes, and see if you can match them to the correct habitat. When you've finished the trail, return to the centre to collect your reward!

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Drop-in Homes and Habitats Trail – Abberton Reservoir

23rd February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 24th February 2019 at 10:00 am

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop-in and complete the trail to learn all about different animals' homes and habitats. Find out about where different animals make their homes, and see if you can match them to the correct habitat. When you've finished the trail, return to the centre to collect your reward! Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Drop-in Pond Dipping – Abberton Reservoir

23rd February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Why not drop-in and go pond dipping at Abberton with the Essex Wildlife Trust education officer? Come along and join us at EWT Abberton until you can dip no more. Please note it may be busy at times. Children must be accompanies by an adult.

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Stargazing – Abberton Reservoir

23rd February 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come along and look at the night sky. Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. This event will run whatever the weather. Booking is essential

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Winter Warm Up – Abberton

24th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Feeling a bit chilly this Half-term? Come to Abberton for a warm up! Complete our wintery treasure hunt to find your way down to the campfire. Once we arrive, we will make and cook up some tasty treats on the fire to eat and enjoy. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please inform us when booking if your child has any food allergies so that we can take suitable precautions.

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March 2019

David Lindo aka The Urban Birder – talk and book signing – Abberton Reservoir

2nd March 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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David Lindo is a broadcaster, writer, naturalist, photographer, public speaker, tour leader and enthusiastic birder. David tries to inspire people to re-look at their urban environments. He believes wildlife in urban areas is so easy to engage with if you open your eyes, ears, hearts and minds! So visit Abberton Nature Reserve Visitor Centre and be inspired, and maybe even purchase David's book.

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Basket Making – Abberton

3rd March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come and spend an enjoyable day at Abberton Centre Visitor Centre trying your hand at the traditional craft of basket-making. Using English willow you will weave a basket to take home. The workshop is informal and relaxed and is suitable for beginners. All materials and tools will be provided but please bring sharp secateurs if you have them and it is a good idea to wear old clothes. Lunch will be available to purchase from the tea room or bring…

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Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

16th March 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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 to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. Event runs whatever the weather. Booking Essential

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Drop-in Mother’s Day Trail – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

27th March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 31st March 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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In celebration of Mother's Day, why not drop-in to Abberton Visitor Centre and pick up a trail sheet. This trail features natures wonderful mothers throughout the natural world. When you have completed the trail, return to the centre to collect your prize. No booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Deptford Rivieras at Abberton

30th March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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An evening of funky bluesy jazzy soul and ska. Join Deptford Rivieras at Abberton Reservoir for the first Jazz event of the year. The ‘Deptford Riviera’ is the name given to the southern shore-line of the River Thames between Rotherhithe and Deptford Creek. Hailing from that zone in South East London, The Deptford Rivieras are a trio playing funky bluesy jazzy soul and ska in the style of '60’s Blue Note legends such as Jimmy Smith and Stanley Turrentine. Gary…

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April 2019

Wednesday Health and Wildlife Walk

3rd April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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A gentle stroll around the reserve at Abberton Join Essex Wildlife Trust at Abberton Reservoir every first Wednesday of the month for a guided stroll around the nature reserve to discover its varied wildlife. Please call the centre team on 01206 738172 to book your place. Booking is essential

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Drop-in Whose Egg is Whose? – Trail fun at Abberton

5th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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The nest is full of eggs, but whose egg is whose? Drop-in to Abberton Reservori visitor Centre and pick up a trail sheet. As you explore the reserve you will need to uncover which bird laid which egg. When you have completed the trail, return to the centre to collect your prize. No booking required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Bug Bingo – Abberton Reservoire Visitor Centre

8th April 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Suggested donationJoin the EWT team at Abberton Reservoir for a bug hunt as we search the long grass for the creatures hiding there. See if you can catch enough for a full house! You can also complete a bug craft to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking is essential.

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Zoologist for the Day – Abberton Reservori

9th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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This is a drop-off day for 5-11 year olds at Abberton Reservoir. We will survey, identify and explore like a zoologist. We will pond dip, bug hunt, bird watch and record what we find - just like a real scientist. Please ensure the children wear suitable clothing. Lunch is not provided. Booking is essential.

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Evening of Family Fun – Abberton

9th April 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join Essex WildlifeTrust at Abberton Reservoir for an evening stroll with moths, bats and marshmallows on the fire We will see who has been visiting the moth trap, toast marshmallows on the fire, take a walk to watch the sunset and end by seeing if we can listen to bats on our bat detectors. Please come dressed appropriately, you may also wish to bring a torch. Booking is essential. A great event for all the family. Children must be accompanied…

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Brambly Hedge Adventure: Spring Story – Abberton Reservoir

10th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join us as we listen to the beautiful Brambly Hedge Story by Jill Barklem. We will then go on an adventure to meet the mice of Brambly Hedge before return and completing some wonderful craft activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking essential.

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Brilliant Birds – Abberton

10th April 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Explore the world of birds at Abberton Go bird watching, build nests, get crafty and complete a range of other fun, feathery challenges! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking is essential.

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Woodland Pixies and Elves – Abberton Reservori

11th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 18th April 2019 at 1:30 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Look for clues, make them homes and complete a magical craft to take home. The pixies and elves have been spotted at Abberton! Can you find the clues to see where they have been? We will make fairy homes in the woodland and create a magical craft to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking essential.

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Drop-in Whose Egg is Whose? Abberton Reservoir

12th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 14th April 2019 at 10:00 am

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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The nest is full of eggs, but whose egg is whose? Drop-in to Abberton and pick up a trail sheet. As you explore the reserve you will need to uncover which bird laid which egg. When you have completed the trail, return to the centre to collect your prize. No booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Pond Dipping

15th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come pond dipping with our Education Officer for a morning exploring the pond. Use the net and discover which creatures are living under the water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking essential.

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Strange Science – Abberton Reservoir

16th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop off day for 5-11 year olds We will carry out experiments and surveys to discover and enjoy some strange science and wildlife. Please ensure children are wearing suitable clothing and have a packed lunch. Booking essential.

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Brambly Hedge Adventure: High Hills – Abberton Reservoir

17th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Meet the mice, listen to the story and get crafty. Join us as we listen to the beautiful Brambly Hedge Story by Jill Barklem. We will then go on an adventure to meet the mice of Brambly Hedge before return and completing some wonderful craft activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking essential.

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Easter Egg Hunt – Abberton Reservori

19th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 22nd April 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join the team at Abberton for an Easter eggstravaganza. Explore the reserve to discover all the hidden eggs and complete our eggcellent crafts. The Easter Bunny might even leave some delicious goodies behind... Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. You must book in advance, but can arrive at any time throughout your booked session.

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Hootingly Good Show – Abberton Reservori

25th April 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join Essex Wildlife Trust and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy for a talk about owls. Ever wondered how owls fly so silently or if owls have ears? Come along to this evening where experts Faith and Gary, who have many years experience of working with owls, will answer your questions. As well as a talk they will be flying the birds in the visitor centre, so a great opportunity to see these majestic birds up close. Doors open at 7pm…

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May 2019

Wednesday Health and Wildlife Walk – Abberton Reservoir

1st May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 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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Dawn Chorus and Breakfast – Abberton

4th May 2019 @ 4:30 am - 6:30 am
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Get up early and join our friendly leaders as we watch and listen to the reservoir and its wildlife waking up. Experience bird song at its best and identify the songsters before returning to the Visitor Centre for a full english breakfast (vegetarian option available, please let us know at time of booking). Places are limited so please call to book your place as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed. Booking is essential.

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Belshazzar’s Feast at Abberton

16th May 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Back by popular demand, Belshazzar’s Feast return to Abberton Reservoir for a fundraising evening with Essex Wildlife Trust. Belshazzar’s Feast starts with traditional English folk music, throw in a bit of pop and classical, sprinkle over a few TV and movie themes, and top it off lashings of laughs for a unique live experience. Belshazzar’s Feast received a coveted nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards. Paul Hutchinson on accordian and Paul Sartin on playing oboe, violin and…

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Drop-in Water for Wildlife Trail – Abberton Reservoir

24th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 31st May 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Why not stop by Abberton and complete the trail all about the animals that live on and inside Abberton Reservoir? This is a drop-in family event. There's no need to book, but children must be accompanied by an adult. find out who is living in the reservoir? What are they called? What do they eat? Answer the questions and complete the tasks around the trail to learn this and so much more. When you have finished the trail, return to…

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Needle Felting Workshop – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

26th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Why not book this needle felting workshop at Abberton Reservor Visitor Centre Learn a new skill and create a small animal or pin cushion. Booking Essential

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Mad about Mammals – Abberton Reservoir

27th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 27th May 2019 at 1:30 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Why not come down to Abberton and learn about some of the mammals that live in the UK? We will identify footprints and poo, become bats and even make a mammal based craft to take home. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing.

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Minibeasts and Kite Creations – Abberton Reservoir

29th May 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Go on a minibeast hunt at Abberton Reservor and then create your own flying minibeast kite. We will venture into the long grass and see which creature are hiding there. In particular we are on the look out for flying minibeasts! After our hunt we will make flying minibeast kites of our own and see if they will take off. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking essential

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Weird and Wonderful Wildlife – Abberton Reservori

30th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 30th May 2019 at 1:30 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Want to learn more about all the weird and wonderful wildlife in the world? We will think about the slimiest, the best builders and even some with very odd eating habitats. Afterwards we will go pond dipping to meet a few of the weird creatures living at Abberton. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking Essential

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June 2019

Wildfest – Abberton Reservoir

1st June 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre will be hosting the first ever Wildfest two-day festival, building on the fantastic Summer Wildlife & Country Fair held there for many years. On Saturday evening, this will include the ultimate party band Soul Kitchen. On Sunday, there will be a range of activities all day. CLICK HERE for more information. SATURDAY 1st JUNE Wildfest - 3.00pm - 6.00pm (FREE of charge) The afternoon will begin with the presentation and display of our Photography Competition awards.…

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Wildfest – Abberton Reservoir

2nd June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre will be hosting the first ever Wildfest, building on the fantastic Summer Wildlife & Country Fair held there for many years. CLICK HERE for details of Saturday's event. SUNDAY 2ND JUNE the marquee and field filled with stall holders and exhibitors. The arena will hold displays – birds of prey flying, dog and duck show, den-building competition and children’s hour, featuring races and all kinds of fun! There will be experts to teach all about wildlife…

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Big Wild Weekend Orienteering Challenge – Abberton Reservoir

15th June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 16th June 2019 at 10:00 am

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Can you navigate your way around the Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve using a compass. If you complete the course and answer the questions, you can return to the visitor centre and collect your reward. This is a drop-in event and booking is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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July 2019

Photography Exhibition – Trevor Clifford – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

15th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 31st July 2019

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

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Bug Bonanza Drop-in Trail – Abberton Reservoir

24th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 4th August 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop-in to Abberton Reservoir - no need to book - pick up a trail sheet and learn all about bugs as you complete the trail around the Nature Reserve. Return to the visitor centre and pick up your prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Minibeast Madness – Abberton Reservoir

29th July 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Go for an adventure in the long grass at Abberton Reservoir hunting for bugs with sweep nets. Find out what bugs live at the Nature Reserve and make a bug of your own to take home. Booking is essential Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Holiday Tots – Abberton Reservoir

31st July 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 until 28th August 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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A fortnightly holiday club event at Abberton Reservoir designed for children aged 18 months - 5 years, although older children are welcome to join in. Enjoy  a fun filled morning of wildlife adventures, crafts and stories. Get outside, explore, play, learn and create based on a different natural theme each session. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure suitable clothing for 'messy play.' Booking is essential.  

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August 2019

Brambly Hedge Adventures – Sea Story- Abberton Nature Reserve

5th August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 5th August 2019 at 1:00 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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A day of fun on t Abberton Nature Reserve for all the family. Come along and listen to Sea Story, a beautiful Brambly Hedge story by Jill Barklem. Afterwards we will go for a walk to meet the mice of Brambly Hedge and then make and float a boat on the pond. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced booking is essential

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Marine Month Drop-in Trail – Abberton Reservoir

5th August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 18th August 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Why not drop-in to Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve and learn all about ocean life on our Marine Month Trail? There's no need to book. Pop in to the Visitor Centre first to purchase the trail sheet. When you have finished, go back to the centre to collect your prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Dinosaur Discovery – Abberton

7th August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 7th August 2019 at 1:30 pm

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

One event on 21st August 2019 at 1:30 pm

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

One event on 29th August 2019 at 1:30 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join the team at Abberton Reservoir and go back in time and the dinosaurs return to Abberton. We will dig for bones, hunt for dinosaurs and even recreate the volcanoes from the time. Booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Abberton Reservoir

14th August 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come meet the wild teddy bears of Abberton. Bring your own teddy to help look for the wild teddies living around the reservoir and discover what they get up to when no one is around. We'll also read a story and make food and dens for the wild teddies before finishing off with making a craft to take away. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced booking essential

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Brambly Hedge: Poppy’s Wedding – Abberton Reservoir

19th August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join the Essex Wildlife Trust at Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve on a Brambly Hedge Adventure based on the beautiful Summer Story by Jill Barklem. We will listen to the story before heading out onto the reserve to meet the mice. We will then return to help Poppy get ready for her wedding Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Advance booking Essential

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Fairy Door Drop-in Trail – Abberton

19th August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 7th September 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Visit Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve to see if you can find all the hidden fairy doors. Pop into the visitor Centre first to pick up your trail sheet. Don't forget to return and pick up your prize when you have finished. This is a daily drop-in event throughout the remainder of the school holidays. There's no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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September 2019

Evening of Family Fun – Abberton Reservoir

21st September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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A delightful family event at Abberton Reservoir. Join the EWT team to see who has been visiting the moth trap, toast marshmallows on the fire, take a walk to watch the sunset and end by seeing if we can listen to bats on our bat detectors. Please come dressed appropriately, you may also wish to bring a torch. Booking is essential.

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Nature Tots – Abberton

25th September 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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October 2019

Young rangers – Abberton

5th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 5th December 2020

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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A brilliant opportunity for 13-17 year olds to volunteer and gain practical conservation experience. The event is held at the Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve on the first Saturday of every moth except for August. Young Rangers is a volunteer conservation group specifically for 13-17 year olds. It is designed for teenagers looking to gain practical conservation and survey experience either for their Duke of Edinburgh award or to help them towards a career in the conservation sector. Past tasks include…

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Eco Jewellery Workshop – Abberton Reservor

12th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Learn a new skill at this adult only workshop at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. Make, decorate and polish your own unique silver ring from a variety of wire all from eco friendly sources and using eco friendly methods. No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied. Booking Essential

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Celebrating Spiders! – Abberton Reservoir.

20th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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If you're an arachnophobic this probably isn't for you. But if spiders fascinate you, join Essex Wildlife Trust at Abberton Reservoir for a morning of excitement as we are joined by the amazing Leah Fitzpatrick, who has recently graduated with her Masters specialising in spiders. Come and learn about these incredible creatures and their evolution. Spiders play a vital role in our world and are less scary than you may think! *Live spiders will be used in the presentation! Just…

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Nature’s Harvest Drop-in Trail – Abberton Nature Reserve

25th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 3rd November 2019

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Why not drop-in to Abberton and learn all about what Autumn has to offer on our Nature's Harvest Trail? From blackberries to acorns, as you complete the trail around Abberton Nature Reserve you'll be surprised what you find. Just pop into the centre to purchase your trail sheet and when you have finished, don't forget to come back and collect your prize! Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a drop-in event so no booking is required.

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Pumpkin Carving – Abberton Reservoir

28th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 28th October 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on 28th October 2019 at 3:00 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Carve your own spooky pumpkin for Halloween at the Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided - just bring along some good ideas to carve! ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL, All children MUST be accompanied and will require adult help throughout, accompanying adults go free.

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Wildlife Explorer Drop-off Day – Abberton Reservoir

29th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Drop-off your 5-11 year olds for the day at Abberton Reservoir where they can spend the day with the education team exploring the reserve and learning all about wildlife. We will explore the reserve with activities including pond-dipping, bug hunting, orienteering, bird watching, toasting marshmallows and more. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing and lots of food and drink! Booking Essential

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Brambly Hedge Adventures: Autumn Story – Abberton Reservoir Centre

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 30th October 2019 at 1:30 pm

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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A day of fun on Abberton Nature Reserve for all the family. Come along and listen to Autumn Story, a beautiful Brambly Hedge story by Jill Barklem. Afterwards, we will go for a walk to meet the mice of Brambly Hedge and check our small mammal traps and see who is living at Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Pond Dipping – Abberton Reservoir

31st October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Why not join the Education Office at Abberton Reservoir for a morning of pond dipping and exploring the pond. Use the net and discover which creatures are living under the water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. Booking is essential.

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Halloween Fright Night – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

31st October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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£8

Join the EWT team for a family-friendly Halloween Fright Night Walk around Abberton Nature Reserve, with all the ghosts and ghouls that lurk there at night. There will be a spooky supper available to book from the Skylark Tearoom and scary stories around the fire with Enchantales Storytelling. Not to mention the blood curdling walk around the reserve. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance booking essential.

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November 2019

Children’s drop-in Autumn Crafts at Abberton

2nd November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Stop by Abbertonwith the children and help them get crafty and make some wonderful Autumnal crafts to take home. This is a drop-in event so no booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Jazz at Abberton – Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

2nd November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Join Essex Wildlife Trust for a great evening at their last Jazz at Abberton event of the year with the Andy Brush Quintet This fundraising event will be held in the visitor centre with seating. All profits from the evening go to Essex Wildlife Trust to ensure that they can continue to manage and protect wildlife in Essex. There will be Refreshments and bar available throughout the evening. Event suitable for 8+ years of age. Advance booking essential as places…

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Basket Making – Abberton Reservoir

10th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 28th September 2019 at 10:00 am

Abberton Reservoir, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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Come and spend an enjoyable day at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre trying your hand at the traditional craft of basket-making using English willow to weave a basket to take home. The adult-only workshop is informal and relaxed and is suitable for beginners. All materials and tools will be provided but please bring sharp secateurs if you have them. It is also a good idea to wear old clothes. Lunch will be available to purchase from the tea room or bring…

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Nature Tots – Abberton

13th 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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Stargazing at Abberton

16th November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 7th December 2019 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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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
+ 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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Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

23rd November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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
+ 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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Christmas Wreath Making at Abberton

28th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

29th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

30th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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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December 2019

Optics Day – Abberton Reservoir

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Christmas Wreath Making at Abberton

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

1st December 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 at Abberton

1st December 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

2nd December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 Creatures Trail – Abberton

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

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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Nature Tots – Abberton

4th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ 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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

4th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Wednesday Health and Wildlife Walk – Abberton Reservoir

4th December 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:30 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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

5th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 Creatures Trail – Abberton

6th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Young rangers – Abberton

7th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

7th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Stargazing at Abberton

7th December 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 7th December 2019 at 6:30 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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

8th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

9th December 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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

10th December 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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Nature Tots – Abberton

11th December 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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Christmas Creatures Trail – Abberton

11th December 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 Creatures Trail – Abberton

12th December 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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