The BIG Wild Weekend in Essex

Monday 11th June 2018

Over 2,100 people in Essex prepare to have an extra wild weekend celebrating 30 Days Wild!

More than 68,000 people around the country and over 2,100 people in Essex have set themselves a challenge, to get outside and do something WILD every day in June. 30 Days Wild encourages people to notice the nature on their doorstep and engage with the outdoors in a fun way, in the hope that this increased connection leaves people feeling happier and healthier at the end of it.

This is the fourth year of The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild campaign and this year has the addition of The Big Wild Weekend, an extra wild weekend right in the middle of June. Essex Wildlife Trust has the weekend all planned out, with activities and events for people of all ages at our visitor centres.

Saturday 16 June

Attend an open air Music in the Woods concert at Belfairs Woodland Centre, encounter Reptiles up close at Thorndon Countryside Centre, take a Wild Walk at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, have a Wild Weekend at Fingringhoe Wick, go on a guided Summer Stroll at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Build your own Den at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, search for Fossils and Minibeasts at The Naze Centre or join the Merlin's Birdwatching Club for Young People at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre.

Sunday 17 June

Come to a Family Fun Day at Belfairs Woodland Centre, meet the Guide in a Hide at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, take part in the Father's Day Den Building and Firelighting at Thorndon Countryside Centre and also at Langdon Visitor Centre, look for Fossils and Minibeasts at The Naze Centre, have a Wild Weekend at Fingringhoe Wick, join the Big Den Build at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, take the Orienteering Challenge at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre or join the Birdie Birds - a sociable birdwatching club for women at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre.

Share all your wild picture and adventures with us on social media by using #30DaysWild.