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Our visitor centres organise a regular programme of events and activities for adults and families. The Trust has fourteen Local Groups across the county that organise a programme of walks and talks for local members. Non-members are welcome at these events. Booking is essential for most centre events, so make sure you call or visit the centre in advance to avoid disappointment.

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  • Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Langdon Visitor Centre

    A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre schoolers. Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling) Booking essential

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    Children playing in the woods

  • Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Bedfords Park

    Get wild outdoors – explore, discover, play & create! Weekly parents & toddler group based around nature, wildlife and seasons. Including indoor crafts and play; explore outdoors through activities and games. Come dressed for the weather. Under 5’s. £6 per child (£4 per sibling). Advance Booking Essential. Book 6 sessions in a row and pay for just 5 - £30 Offer Until 21st March 2018

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  • Wed, 21/02/2018 - 9:30am - 3:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Chafford Gorges Nature Park Visitor Centre

    If you are interested in helping out please contact the Ranger: or call 01375484016 for information and next steps

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    Winter Wednesdays Work Parties

  • Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,

    The first part of the morning will be a classroom session at Abbotts Hall Farm looking at gull identification, followed by a short drive to Layer Breton Causeway at Abberton Reservoir to put the theory into practice. We will then head back to Abbotts Hall Farm for lunch and we’ll then drive to West Mersea in search of more gulls!

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  • Thu, 22/02/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Eastwood Road North

    Belfairs Pre-school aged club for under 5's. BOOKING REQUIRED.

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    squirrel squad

  • Thu, 22/02/2018 - 9:30am - 2:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve Dumney Lane Great Leighs Essex

    From September to April work parties take place every Thursday. Volunteers meet at 9.30 am in the car park. We provide all the necessary equipment. Anyone who is interested and would like to know more can contact the warden, new recruits would be made most welcome.

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  • Thu, 22/02/2018 - 9:30am - 3:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Chafford Gorges Nature Park Visitor Centre

    If you are interested in helping out please contact the Ranger:

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  • Thu, 22/02/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

    Join Essex Wildlife Trust and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy for a talk about owls

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  • Thu, 22/02/2018 - 7:45pm - 9:45pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 4LR

    Illustrated talk by Mick Greenslade, Ranger, Hornchurch Country Park. Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre is a partnership project between Essex Wildlife Trust and Havering council. Built in Hornchurch country park, the centre overlooks the fantastic marshland and reedbeds of the River Ingrebourne Valley. Mick, from Havering council, will tell more about the project and Havering nature services and...

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  • Fri, 23/02/2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squadrons Approach

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