Watch Membership

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK’s leading environmental action club for children (aimed at 6-12 year olds).


Find out more about Wildlife Watch Membership.

School Holiday Activities

All our visitor centres have fun and exciting events for children of all ages.

School holiday activities include family events for under 8's, drop off and pick up sessions for 8+ and pre-school activities for under 5's. 


Advance booking and donation essential for all school holiday events.

Visit our What’s On page for more details.

Birthday Parties

Birthday PartiesBirthday Parties

Have a Really Wild Birthday Party

Are you looking for an exciting and hassle free party with a difference?

Our Visitor Centres offer wildlife-themed birthday parties for all ages.

The sessions are packed with activities such as pond dipping, shelter building, treasure hunts, natural crafts and much more.

Children will explore the natural world and play games with the guidance of an experienced and enthusiastic leader.

Birthday parties run for two hours and are suitable for any age group from 4 years old upwards.

The last ½ hour is set aside for the birthday cake and party food. You provide the food, we provide the fun!

Contact Us

General Enquiries
Telephone: 01621 862992 Email:

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre - Colchester, CO2 0EU
Telephone: 01206 738172 Email:

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre - Romford, RM4 1QH
Telephone: 01708 748646 Email:

Belfairs Woodland Centre - Leigh on Sea, SS9 4LR
Tel: 01702 477467 Email:

Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre - Thurrock, RM16 6RW
Telephone: 01375 484016 Email:

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre - Colchester, CO5 7DN
Telephone: 01206 729678 Email:

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre - Chelmsford, CM11 1WT
Telephone: 01268 711001 Email:

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre - Hornchurch, RM12 6DF
Telephone: 01708 520364 Email:

Langdon Visitor Centre - Basildon, SS16 6EB
Telephone: 01268 419103 Email:

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park / The Cory Environmental Visitor Centre - Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0RN
Telephone: 01375 643342 Email:

The Naze Centre - Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8LE
Telephone: 01255 679379 Email:

Thorndon Countryside Centre - Brentwood, CM13 3RZ
Telephone: 01277 232944 Email: