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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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  • Fri, 20/07/2018 - 9:30am - 11:30am - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Come and join the Hanningfield Nature Tots. Weekly pre-school group for the under 5's on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, crafts and games in the centre. £6 per child, £4 per sibling, babes in arms free. Booking essential. Phone 01268 711001

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    Hatchlings

  • Sat, 21/07/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Fortnightly group for children aged between 8-12 years old that enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Children may be unaccompanied. £5 per child, Booking essential.

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    Youth Rangers

  • Sun, 22/07/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Forest school activities in the woods. Go bug hunting, build dens, balance on rope walks, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is your imagination! Every other Sunday. This event is for families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Forest Fun

  • Mon, 23/07/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Does your child love nature and the great outdoors? Then bring them along to Hedgehog Club, a regular holiday club for 4-8 year-olds who must be accompanied by an adult. See if you can track down some of the slimiest, creepiest, leggiest and most gruesome creatures living in the woods and pond and discover some of their secrets.

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  • Tue, 24/07/2018 - 9:30am - 11:30am - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Come and join the Hanningfield Nature Tots. Weekly pre-school group for the under 5's on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, crafts and games in the centre. £6 per child, £4 per sibling, babes in arms free. Booking essential. Phone 01268 711001

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    Hatchlings

  • Wed, 25/07/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Young Adventurers is for 8 - 12 year olds who want to get adventurous outdoors. Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals? Then this is for you. Children may be unaccompanied. £10 per child. Booking essential.

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  • Thu, 26/07/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Come and join us for some summer evening fun. Learn about the wonderful bats at Hanningfield and watch them fly around the reserve.

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  • Fri, 27/07/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Come and have a wild evening out at the nature reserve! Look for and learn about nocturnal wildlife and finish the evening around a campfire. Please bring a torch. Children must be accompanied.

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  • Sun, 29/07/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Join us for our annual summer fair with Jo Jungle and her amazing creatures, Jam Beatz, pond dipping, mini beast hunting, bouncy castles, face painting and much more.

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    Pond dipping

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

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

    Does your child love nature and the great outdoors? Then bring them along to Hedgehog Club, a regular holiday club for 4-8 year-olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Coma and get batty about bats, play games, search for their food and make your own bat to take home.

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