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Earth Trust Events

We have a range of activities on offer throughout the year, from guided walks and talks to countryside skills courses to our extremely popular lambing weekends in spring. Our events aim to be fun and informative for all who attend. For details about car parking, attendance with dogs, cancellations etc please ensure you read our Event Information and Booking and Refund Information

If you have any questions or would like further information please call 01865 407792 or email admin@earthtrust.org.uk.

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  • April

  • 30th April 2017    FULLY BOOKED

    Basket Weaving

    ***FULLY BOOKED*** In this practical workshop you’ll learn how to weave a basket out of willow, in a session led by Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future.  When Sunday 30th April, 9.30am-4.30pm Where  Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking... More details »
  • May

  • 6th May 2017   

    Moth Night

    Uncover and learn about the wonderful world of moths during an evening of moth trapping. Moth traps use a light to attract the insects, which are then harmlessly captured. The moths caught this evening will displayed at tomorrow's Go Wild drop-in before being released. Due ... More details »
  • 7th May 2017   

    Dawn Chorus Walk

    Set your alarm clocks and listen to the birds celebrating the season at the Clumps! Learn more about the birds found locally and how to identify them. When Sunday 7th May, 4.30am- 6.30am Where Earth Trust Centre, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking      ... More details »
  • 7th May 2017   

    Go Wild!

    At this Sunday Drop-in, discover what wildlife lives on the nature reserve and look at what’s been caught in the moth traps that were set up at yesterday’s Moth Night. The next Sunday Drop-in is Forest School Fun on Sunday 4th June. When Sunday 7th ... More details »
  • 13th May 2017   

    Tree Climbing

    Use ropes and harnesses to access the treetops with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. The minimum age is 6yrs but there is no maximum, so parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends can all have a go too! Spectators do not need to pay. 1 ... More details »
  • 14th May 2017   

    Scything

    Learn the traditional way to tackle tall grass and long weeds in this one-day course with expert Clive Leeke. Practical but not back-breaking! All tools provided. When Sunday 14th May, 9.30am-4pm Where Earth Trust Centre, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking        Price ... More details »
  • 14th May 2017   

    Intermediate Wildlife Photography

    In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. Book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. This workshop will cover wide angle tricks.... More details »
  • 19th May 2017   

    Leadership on the Edge

    Leadership on the edge: Saving our wilderness Earth Trust invites you to a lecture by Robert Swan, OBE. Robert Swan is the first man to have walked unsupported to both poles and is currently attempting to walk with his son to the South Pole without ... More details »
  • 20th May 2017   

    Bat Walk

    Join us for a guided walk to the Clumps and Little Wittenham Wood, with the addition of bat detectors to find out more about these marvellous mammals. Due to the timing this walk may not be suitable for very young children. You may also be ... More details »
  • 21st May 2017   

    Drawing from Nature

    Take a walk around Little Wittenham Wood with your sketchbook and get top tips on how to perfect your drawings from artist Gareth Lloyd. Please bring your own materials: sketchbook and pencils/pens/watercolours. Gareth Lloyd is an Oxford-based artist working primarily in pencil and paint. His work ... More details »
  • 30th May 2017   

    Natural Dyeing for Families

    Forage for natural dyes to colour wool, then discover how the world around you is full of a magical rainbow of colours by making colourful felt.  Suitable for ages 10yrs and above. This session if for families but we also have a Natural Dyeing workshop ... More details »
  • 31st May 2017   

    Woodland Adventure

    An expedition for 5-8 year olds.  Use your detective skills to discover our secret destination where we will explore, build and play! Activities will be aimed at the 5-8yrs age group but younger/older siblings are also welcome to join in. When Wednesday 31st May, 10am ... More details »
  • 31st May 2017   

    Wildlife Wednesday at Thrupp Lake

    Come out and play at Thrupp Lake! Our roving Wildlife Wednesdays visit a different Earth Trust community nature reserve during each school holiday.  This half term, come and join us at Thrupp Lake, Radley to explore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of ... More details »
  • June

  • 1st June 2017   

    Little Explorers

    Sensory buggy/sling walk for babies and toddlers. We will use our senses to learn about the natural world around us – stopping to smell, touch, taste, listen and look! When Thursday 1st June, 10am-11.30am Where Earth Trust Centre, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking    ... More details »
  • 2nd June 2017   

    Discover and Play

    Forest School for the under-5s.  Come and join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. Forest School offers hands on learning experiences in a natural environment.  Activities are aimed at a pre-school age group but older siblings are welcome to join ... More details »
  • 4th June 2017   

    Forest School Fun!

    Come and explore the woods nearby the Earth Trust Centre and get creative in the great outdoors. When Sunday 4th June, 10am-2pm Where Earth Trust Centre, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking        Price  £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free  To ... More details »
  • 11th June 2017   

    Natural Dyeing

    Discover the wide range of plants, commonly found in gardens and hedgerows, that can produce dye and learn how to extract and fix colour. This session is for adults only but we have Natural Dyeing for Families on Tuesday 30th May (suitable for ages 10yrs+).... More details »
  • 14th June 2017   

    Bat Walk

    Join us for a guided walk around Wallingford Castle Meadows, with the addition of bat detectors to find out more about these marvellous mammals. Due to the timing this walk may not be suitable for very young children. You may also be interested in our ... More details »
  • 16th June 2017   

    Bats of the Clumps

    Take a peek into the mysterious world of these amazing animals... Meet some bats and enjoy an informative talk by Dave Endacott from Oxfordshire Bat Group. You may also be interested in our Bat Walks: here in Little Wittenham on Saturday 20th May and at ... More details »
  • 17th June 2017   

    Beginners Wildlife Photography

    Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your digital camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. Suitable for ages 14yrs+. Book one workshop or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. Upcoming intermediate workshops will ... More details »
  • 18th June 2017   

    Intermediate Wildlife Photography

    In each of these workshops professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. Book one or more as a course: first workshop £80, subsequent workshops 15% off. This workshop will cover wide angle tricks.... More details »
  • July

  • 2nd July 2017   

    Summer Picnic

    Help celebrate the Earth Trust's 35th birthday and this year's Summer Festival! More information to follow. When Sunday 2nd July, 11am-4pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking        Price  TBC  To book Coming soon Booking & Refund ... More details »
  • 19th July 2017   

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Earth Trust is delighted to welcome The HandleBards, the world's first cycling theatre company! Since 2013, their two troupes (one all-male, the other all-female) have pedalled over 6000 miles across the UK to perform their unique brand of “charmingly chaotic, environmentally sustainable, bicycle-powered Shakespeare”. Before ... More details »
  • September

  • 10th September 2017   

    10K Run

    A cross-country run around Little Wittenham Nature Reserve, including the iconic Wittenham Clumps. Runners or all abilities, and walkers, welcome. Full details of how to enter coming soon! Poem Tree Cafe will be open for light refreshments. Volunteers We're in need of volunteers for this ... More details »