Christmas with Essex Wildlife Trust

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Christmas Treats

Tis the season for festive family fun! Join Essex Wildlife Trust for a range of Christmas events throughout the festive period, including craft and gift making sessions, winter wonderlands and Christmas carols.

Whether its for last minute presents or just for a good day out, have a look at events that Essex Wildlife Trust are hosting this month. Don't forget to pop in to our visitors centres for their festive gift shops or for a hot cup of tea and cake! 


  • Winter Wonderland – Abberton Visitor Centre - 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd Dec 10-3pm Pre-book, donation of £10


  • Bedford’s Christmas Grotto – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre - 16th, 17th Dec 10.30-4pm Dec, donation of £7
  • Christmas Eve Crafts – Bedfords Park Visitor Centre - 24th Dec 10-2pm


  • Christmas Wreath – Belfairs Woodland Centre -13th Dec 2-4pm Pre-book, donation of £30
  • Santa at Belfairs – Belfairs Woodland Centre -18th Dec 9.30-10.30am & 11-12pm & 12.30-1.30pm & 2-3pm/ 21st Dec 9.30-10.30am & 12.30-1.30pm & 2-3pm & 3.30-4.30pm / 22nd Dec 9.30-10.30am & 11-12pm. Pre-book, donation of £10

Hanningfield Reservoir

  • Christmas Crafts – Hanningfield Visitor Centre - 22nd Dec 10-12pm Pre-book, donation of £6
  • Wind in the Willows Family Christmas Trail – Hanningfield Visitor Centre - 23rd, 24th Dec 10-2pm Drop-in, donation of £2 


  • Santa in the Woods – Ingrebourne Visitor Centre -16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd Dec 10-3.30pm Pre-book, donation of £7
  • Christmas Snow Globes – Ingrebourne Visitor Centre - 23rd Dec 10-1.30pm, donation of £6
  • Winter Lanterns – Ingrebourne Visitor Centre - 24th Dec 10-1.30pm Pre-book, donation of £6


  • Santa at The Haven – Langdon Visitor Centre - 16th, 17th Dec 12-3pm, Pre-book, donation of £5
  • Christmas Crafts – Langdon Visitor Centre - 16th Dec 12-4pm Drop-in, donation of £3

The Naze

  • Childrens Christmas Crafts – The Naze - 21st & 22nd 3pm Drop in

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park 

  • Tinsel at Thameside – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park - 16th, 17th Dec 10-4pm Pre-book, donation of £7 child, £1 adult
  • Under 5’s Little Elves – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park - 22nd Dec 10.30-12pm Pre-book, donation of £5
  • Christmas Crafts – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park - 23rd Dec 1.30-3pm, donation of £4
  • Christmas Craft Drop-in – Thurrock Thameside Nature Park - 24th Dec 11-1pm Drop-in

For more information and bookings please visit: