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Thorndon Countryside Centre

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Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
01277 232944 http://www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/thorndon

June 2018

Birds of Prey Evening. Thorndon Countryside Park

1st June 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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An evening event, suitable for all the family, with the Imperial Birds of Prey who will be bringing along a selection of their birds to the centre. There will be talks and flying demonstrations. A fantastic opportunity to get close to these amazing birds. Numbers limited. Booking essential.

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The Big Wild Weekend- Reptile encounter

16th June 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on 16th June 2018 at 12:30 pm

Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Come along and meet Suzie the 13 foot Burmese Python, Drako the Water Dragon, Theresa our Chilian Rose Tarantula, Tango the Bearded Dragon, Chilli the Corn Snake, Leo the Leopard Gecko, Cookie the Crested Gecko Fancois and Gaston our fire Salamaders, and lots more. There will be flying demos as well as talks on the birds. A fantastic opportunity to get up close to these amazing birds. The event will be held in the visitors centre. Booking is essential as…

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Fathers Day Den Building and Firelighting

17th June 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Dads come free Some outdoor fun, Den Building, Fire lighting and toasting marshmallows. Come and spend some quiality time with your children, and create some special memories together here in the woods. We have plenty of materials and a guide to show you the techniques. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing,filled in shoes and gloves to protect your hands Suitable for 16+ years (Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult on a 1 2 1 basis)

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National Cream Tea Day

29th June 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Come and celebrate National Cream Tea Day with us. Enjoy a delicious scone, clotted cream and Tiptree Strawberry Jam with tea of a coffee. Table Service. Booking essential as numbers are limited £4.50 per person

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July 2018

Alice’s Adventures in Thorndon

28th July 2018 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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An interactive walking tour through Thorndon Countryside Park to discover secret locations and tasty treats! Meet many of Alice's friends along the way. Join the in the Tea party mayhem with the Hatter and March Hare. But beware the queen of Hearts! Will Alice ever catch the white rabbit? Will you be a good witness for the trial with the queen? Come and find the answers to all the questions and more......

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October 2018

Murder Mystery Dinner – Thorndon Countryside Centre

27th October 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Something is afoot in the house of horrors.... and we are not talking about Frankenstein's Spare parts! Can you solve the Mystery? This seemingly friendly bunch of ghoulish entertainers have something to 'Hyde'. but 'Witch' one is really capable of murder? Arrival 7.15pm. Performance 7.30pm.  Includes a light dinner. Tables up to 8, adults only (16+) Advance booking is essentail

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February 2019

Birds of Prey and Repile evening – Thorndon Park

15th February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Come and join us at the Thorndon Countryside Centre for an evening with Imperial Birds of Prey. They will be bringing a selection of the birds and reptiles to the centre. There will be flying demos as well as talks on the birds and reptiles. Booking is essential This is an adult only event.

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May 2019

Plant Sale – Thorndon Countryside Centre

4th May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Fundraising sale of a wide range of plants. organised by the Brentwood and Billericay Local EWT Group. Donated material most welcome. Collection and transportation can be arranged if necessary.

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June 2019

Sunlight and Blu Cyanotype Lantern Making Workshop – Thorndon Country Park

15th June 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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A workshop with a difference, held at Thordon Countryside Centre. Create stunning lantern centerpieces which can be used anywhere inside or outside on your patio during the summer Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan blue image when pretreated fabric (or paper), which is made light sensitive is exposed to ultraviolet light – sunlight or UVA Lamp. You will make a beautiful blue and white fabric lantern in this fun and rewarding workshop that doesn’t demand any…

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July 2019

Music in the Woods – Thorndon Countryside Centre

6th July 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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After our amazing evening in 2018 Music in the Woods is back at the Thorndon Countryside Centre for 2019! Come along with your family and friends bring a blanket settle down and enjoy the music with us. We have a great line up to keep you entertained all evening long. 'Blue Vision' are returning due to popular demand and will be playing tunes from a range of decades so there is something for everyone. BBQ, drinks and ice creams will…

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Pond dipping – Thorndon Park

27th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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A drop-in event at Thorndon Park suitable for all ages. Find out who is living in our pond! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Buh hunting – Thorndon Park

27th July 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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A drop-in event at Thorndon Park suitable for all ages. Find out who is living in our meadows. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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August 2019

Fire and Den building – Thorndon

8th August 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Have fun few hours in the woods at Thorndon Park building a shelter and toasting marshmallows on the camp fire. Bring your own lunch and plenty of drinks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Place are limited and booking is essential

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That Bubble Man – Thorndon Countryside Centre

13th August 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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A free, fun, drop-in event at Thorndon Countryside Park for all ages. Join That Bubble Man for a free drop in session in the park. Stay as long as you like, there's no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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Marine reptiles drop in crafts – Thorndon

14th August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Journey back in time with the team at Thorndon Countryside Park for Marine Month... We are diving into prehistoric seas to have a go at some marine dinosaur crafts. Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in sessions  - no need to book. 10:00am-11:00am 11:30am-12:30pm 1:00pm-2:00pm  

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Natural Crafts – Thorndon Countryside Centre

15th August 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Join the EWT team in the woods at Thorndon Country Park to create woodland crafts and learn new skills. Booking required for a space on one of the sessions. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothing for being outdoors and close-toed shoes. Booking essential as places limited

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Marine Land Art Day – Thorndon Country Park

22nd August 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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This is a drop-in event at Thorndon country Park - no need to book. Come along and join the EWT team in celebrating our marine life and reminding ourselves to protect it by creating recyclable land art. Bring your own clean recycling (such as plastic bottles and containers) to join in. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Fairies and Elves -Thorndon Countryside

29th August 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Find out what the fairies and elves have been getting up to at Thorndon Countryside Park Explore the woods with us to find out what the fairies and elves of Thorndon have been getting up to. Feel free to dress up to blend in with the fairy folk! Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required

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September 2019

Lost Words Trail – Thorndon Countryside Centre

3rd September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 28th September 2019

Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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So many words are disappearing from our dictionaries! Would you like to help Essex Wildlife Trust discover those lost natural words by following a trail around the woods at Thorndon Countryside Centre. Drop-in and collect a self-led trail leaflet from the Visitor Centre at any time. Come on your own or bring the family.

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Family Bat Walk – Thorndon Countryside Park

7th September 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Track down the bats in the Thorndon Countryside Park Woodland during this early evening family bat walk before they hibernate this year. Try using the bat detectors and learn more about the world's only true flying mammal. Limited spaces are available. Booking essential. Please wear layers of clothing suitable for a walk in the woods, and bring a torch.

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October 2019

Tree Walk at Thorndon Country Park

5th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Book your hourly session to learn more about the trees you can find at Thorndon Country Park. Take a walk with the Outdoor Learning Officer in the woods to find out more about the trees in the park. Learn how to identify trees from leaves, and create your own identification key. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress appropriately for a walk in the park. Booking is essential as spaces are limited

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Natural potions – Brentwood

12th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Have a go at creating your own natural potion using nature's harvest. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing for being outdoors Booking essential

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Wildlife Walk: Fungus Foray at Thorndon Park

23rd October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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A Fungus Foray led by local expert Tony Boniface in search of the seasonal bounty provided for wildlife (and people) by the many species of fungi which occur throughout the park. Free event organised by the Brentwood & Billericay Local EWT Group.

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Autumn word trail at Thorndon Park

26th October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 3rd November 2019

Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Why not try the EWT trail around the woods in Thorndon Park, solving the clues to find seasonal Autumnal words. This is a drop-in event so no booking required. Purchase a trail leaflet from the cafe till in the Thorndon Countryside Centre Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing for being outdoors

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Spooky crafts at Thorndon

29th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Visit the Thorndon Countryside Centre and make some exciting Halloween themed crafts to take home. There are a series of drop-in sessions throughout the day. There's no need to book but there may be a wait at busy times. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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December 2019

Mystery of the elves’ missing presents – Thorndon Countryside Park

8th December 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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Solve the mystery of the elves' missing presents in time for Christmas! This is a drop-in self-led trail starting outside Thorndon Park Countryside Visitor Centre and finishes in the marquee for a chance to make some Christmas crafts. Suitable for all ages, with a buggy appropriate route.

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