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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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  • July

  • 25th - 29th July 2016   

    Clumps Club

    Wild adventures for children aged 7-11yrs! A different activity each day, join us for one or all. Please note Monday 25th July is fully booked. These sessions are for 7-11 year olds (those who have just completed Years 2 to 6). If your child is ... 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. The next Sling Walk is on Monday 15th ... 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.  The next Woodland Adventure is ... 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.  Activities are aimed at a pre-school age group but older siblings are welcome to join ... 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. The next Woodland Adventure is ... 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.  Activities are aimed at a pre-school age group but older siblings are welcome to join ... 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 »
  • October

  • 2nd October 2016   

    Autumn Water Festival

    Our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands... Full details TBC, please check back soon. Poem Tree Cafe will be open for refreshments.   When Sunday 2nd October, 11am - 4pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices and booking £6 adult, £3 ... More details »
  • 9th October 2016   

    Blacksmithing

    Make your own ironwork object using a forge and anvil. 45min sessions with Cobalt Blacksmiths. Max. 6 people per session, participants must be over 18. 10am 11am 12pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 4.30pm When Sunday 9th October, 10am - 5.15pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, ... More details »
  • 24th October 2016   

    Tree Climbing

    Use ropes and harnesses to access the treetops, with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company! Open to all ages. 1hr sessions (max. 8 people per session): 10am 11am 12pm 1.45pm 2.45pm 3.45pm Please book via The Great Big Tree Climbing Co. website. When Monday 24th ... More details »
  • 24th October 2016   

    Mud Pie Monday!

    Drop in for Mud Pie Monday - buckets of mud and buckets of fun!  Join us either in the Earth Trust Centre garden or the woods (location TBC) where youngsters will have the opportunity to get creative (and messy) in our mud kitchen. Wellies and ... More details »
  • 25th October 2016   

    Build a Bat Box

    Help bats prepare for hibernation by making a shelter to put in your garden. All tools and materials provided. Two 1.5hr sessions available, with 6 places for individuals or families/groups in each session. When Tuesday 25th October, 10am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little ... More details »
  • 26th October 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 26th October, 10am-12pm... More details »
  • 26th October 2016   

    Wildlife Wednesday at Abbey Fishponds

    Come out and play at Abbey Fishponds! Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve during each school holiday.  This half term, come and join us in Abingdon to exlore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor ... More details »
  • 27th October 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 Thursday 27th October, 10am-4pm Where Earth ... More details »
  • 30th October 2016   

    Spooky Dusk Discovery Walk

    Do you dare come out to the woods tonight?! Join us for a moonlit Halloween walk to experience the local woodland at night. Torch and courage essential! When Sunday 30th October, 5.30pm - 7.30pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking... More details »