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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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  • Sun, 22/04/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Learn how to use your camera to make fantastic pictures from the tiniest detail. On this one- day workshop with Daniel Bridge we look at techniques, lenses, flash and how to find subjects. £60 per person (16+). Booking essential. Phone 01268 711001

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    Macro Photography

  • Fri, 27/04/2018 - 9:30am - 11:30am - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Come and join the Hanningfield Hatchlings. Weekly pre-school group for the under 5's on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, music, 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

  • Fri, 27/04/2018 - 4:00pm - 9:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Rd, Downham, Billericay

    An opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of bats! The course will focus on the ecology of UK bats and is suitable for complete beginners or those who wish to know more about bats. Different survey techniques employed to studying bats are considered with case studies as examples. Analysing bat calls through the use of bat detectors and computer software will also be covered. In the...

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  • Sat, 28/04/2018 - 4:30am - 7:30am - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    See Soprano Pipistrelle Bats and take a walk through our ancient woodland and listen to the dawn chorus. Return to the centre for a bacon roll (vegetarian option available) and hot beverage. £15 per person. Booking essential. Phone 01268 711001

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  • Sat, 28/04/2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am - 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

  • Sat, 28/04/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Nature is an inspiration for many - poets, storytellers and bloggers. In this workshop our experienced writer and editor will guide you through a number of creative exercises linking the 5 senses with nature. Including Haiku and short story telling skills. Donation £30 per person. Booking essential. Phone 01268 711001

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    Dormouse

  • Sun, 29/04/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Come and look at our range of binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, tripods and accessories. David Bailes will be on hand to give you the advice you need to choose the ideal optics for you. 10% discount on all optics purchased on the day.

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  • Tue, 01/05/2018 - 9:30am - 11:30am - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Come and join the Hanningfield Hatchlings. Weekly pre-school group for the under 5's on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, music, 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

  • 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

  • Fri, 11/05/2018 - 9:30am - 11:30am - Essex Wildlife Trust

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

    Come and join the Hanningfield Hatchlings. Weekly pre-school group for the under 5's on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays. Includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, music, 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