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What's on

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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  • Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Sandylay and Moat Woods Nature Reserve Great Leighs Essex

    Work parties are held on the first Sunday of each month from 10.00 am - 1.00 pm. Tools and refreshments are provided and younger volunteers welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. The venue changes according to need, so it is essential to contact the wardens in advance for details.

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  • Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Eastwood Road North

    A Family Fun Day at Belfairs Woodland Centre

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  • Sun, 06/05/2018 - 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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    Sunday Volunteer Work Parties

  • Sun, 06/05/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road, Downham, CM11 1WT

    Join our warden, Bill, for an informative walk around the reserve to see the beautiful carpet of Bluebells that Hanningfield is so well know for at this time of year!

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    Bluebell Walk

  • Sun, 06/05/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Thorndon Countryside Centre Thorndon Park North The Avenue Brentwood Essex CM13 3RZ

    A fundraising event at Thorndon Countryside Centre for the sale of a wide range of plants. Donated plants are always welcome, collection can be arranged.

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  • Sun, 06/05/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve

    Come and experience the amazing sound of the Nightingale - one of Essex's great wildlife events. We have approximately 30 - 40 singing males each year and their song fills the air. These guided walks are extremely popular and places are limited, so please book early. Please note the reserve closes at 5 pm as normal during the Nightingale Walk period. Donation requested £6.00 per person.

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  • Mon, 07/05/2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve, Nr Upminster Essex

    A walk looking for birds, followed by light refreshments.

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  • Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: The Ridgeway

    Wild Beach action at Chalkwell Beach

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    Wild Beach at Chalkwell with Essex Wildlife Trust

  • Mon, 07/05/2018 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre - Hornchurch Country Park

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  • Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre Hawkswood Road, Downham Billericay Essex CM11 1WT

    Everyone is welcome to our popular annual sale of plants of various types, shapes and sizes. knowledgeable volunteers will be present to help you choose from a wide selection of bargains.

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