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2016 Events Leaflet

Download our events and activities leaflet for July-October 2016, the Water & Wetlands season.




What's on

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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  • June

  • 30th June 2016   

    Archaeology Night

    Please join us for a fantastic informative evening indulging in local Archaeological research – both on site at the Earth Trust and across the wider area. There will be a programme of talks followed by plenty of time to enjoy refreshments and mingle with the ... More details »
  • July

  • 2nd July 2016   

    Moth Night

    Join Marc Botham, local moth enthusiast, and spend the evening catching and discovering more about these fascinating night-time creatures in our arboretum. Suitable for older children and adults, younger children will enjoy tomorrow's drop-in: Marvellous Moths. Next month's Sunday Drop-in is Pond Dipping on ... More details »
  • 3rd July 2016   

    Marvellous Moths

    Drop in to discover the magnificent world of marvellous moths! Take a look at what was caught in the live moth traps during last night's Moth Night in the arboretum. When Sunday 3rd July, 10am - 2pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ... More details »
  • 10th July 2016   

    Botanical Illustration

    Learn some invaluable tips and techniques from RHS Gold Award winning botanical illustrator Romilly Swann. For beginners/intermediates. When Sunday 10th July, 10am - 4pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking £30 Booking essential, please see our Booking & Refunds Information... More details »
  • 22nd July 2016   

    Discover & Play

    Forest School for the under-5s.  Come and join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. Forest School offers children 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 »
  • 25th - 29th July 2016   

    Clumps Club

    Wild adventures for children aged 7-11yrs! A different activity each day, join us for one or all. These sessions are for 7-11 year olds (those who have just completed Years 2 to 6). If your child is still 11 but has just completed Year 7, ... More details »
  • 31st July 2016   

    Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

    Learn how to maximise your fruit crop with expert Andy Howard. The course will include theoretical and practical application in the Earth Trust's orchard, including: Looking at the reasons why we should summer prune Different styles of pruning Stone versus pip fruit Fruit tree forms ... More details »
  • 31st July 2016   

    Natural Dyeing

    Discover a magical rainbow of colours hidden in the natural world around you and learn the process to extract and fix dye. When Sunday 31st July, 10am - 4pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking £30 Booking essential, please see ... More details »
  • August

  • 1st August 2016   

    Sling Walk

    Bring your baby for a ramble around our nature reserve. A great opportunity for you both to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the countyside with other local parents. When Monday 1st August, 10am - 11.30am Where... More details »
  • 3rd August 2016   

    Wildlife Wednesday at Mowbray Fields

    Come out and play at Mowbray Fields! Our roving Wildlife Wednesdays visit different Earth Trust community nature reserves during each school holiday.  This summer holiday, come and join us in Didcot to exlore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor fun! ... More details »
  • 4th - 5th August 2016   

    Clumps Club

    Wild adventures for children aged 12-14yrs! A different activity each day, join us for one or both. These sessions are for 12 to 14 year olds, or those who have just completed Years 7 to 9. This is a new venture for us so please ... More details »
  • 7th August 2016   

    Pond Dipping

    Drop in and find out what's living in our pond, then create your own creature to take home. Using nets and trays, get a closer look at the aquatic creatures that live in our pond - beetles, bugs and maybe even newts! What will you ... More details »
  • 10th August 2016   

    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 10th August, 10am ... More details »
  • 12th August 2016   

    Discover & 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.  Sessions are led by a trained Forest School leader. When Friday 12th August, 10am - ... More details »
  • 12th August 2016   

    Meteor Shower Walk

    Join us for a starlit walk around the Clumps and then settle down to enjoy the show that the annual Perseid meteor shower provides. Bring a flask of hot chocolate and a blanket!  Appropriate for older children and adults. When Friday 12th August, 9pm - ... More details »
  • 15th August 2016   

    Sling Walk

    Bring your baby for a ramble around our nature reserve. A great opportunity for you both to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the countyside with other local parents. When Monday 15th August, 10am - 11.30am Where... More details »
  • Come out and play at Wallingford Castle Meadows! Our roving Wildlife Wednesdays visit different Earth Trust community nature reserves during each school holiday.  This summer holiday, come and join us in Wallingford to exlore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor ... More details »
  • 24th August 2016   

    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 24th August, 10am ... More details »
  • 26th August 2016   

    Family Bushcraft

    Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors! Explore the woods, make shelters, learn how to make a fire and use a knife safely.  We'll cook on the fire but bring a packed lunch too. When Friday 26th August, 10am - 4pm... More details »
  • September

  • 2nd September 2016   

    Discover & 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.  Sessions are led by a trained Forest School leader. When Friday 2nd September, 10am-12pm Where... More details »
  • 4th September 2016   

    Scything for Improvers

    Scything is the traditional way to tackle tall grass and long weeds; join Clive Leeke on this one day course for those who already have some scything experience.  Develop your technique, including using yoga principles to improve your posture, and learn about peening the blade.... More details »
  • 4th September 2016   

    Fantastic Foraging

    Drop in to find out what food is growing around the Earth Trust Centre and learn what yummy things you can cook! Instead of a Sunday Drop-in next month our Autumn Water Festival is on Sunday 2nd October. When Sunday 4th September, 10am - 2pm... More details »
  • 25th September 2016   

    Wetland Wildlife Walk

    Enjoy a guided walk around Thrupp Lake with local ecologist Ben Carpenter. When Sunday 25th September, 9.30am - 11am Where Thrupp Lake, Radley, OX10 3NG Prices & Booking £5 adult, £2 child Booking essential, please see our Booking & Refunds Information Attending one of ... More details »
  • 25th September 2016   

    Foraging Walk

    Discover the autumn bounty in the local area and use what you find to make somthing delicious. When Sunday 25th September, 11am - 3pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking £15, 10% discount for Earth Trust Friends Booking essential, please ... More details »