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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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  • December

  • 4th December 2016   

    Natural Christmas

    Make your own unique and natural Christmas decorations and gifts... Free entry and parking, and a range of craft activities to suit all ages: Glittery pine cone baubles (£1) Paper plate angels (£1) Christmas campfire cooking (£2) Jingle willow stars (£2) Wooden tree decorations (£3)... More details »
  • 11th December 2016   

    Winter Wetland Birds

    Local expert Ben Carpenter will take you on a guided walk around beautiful Thrupp Lake, near Abingdon, where you'll learn more about the birds and their habitats. When Sunday 11th December, 9:30am - 11am Where Thrupp Lake, Radley, Abingdon, OX14 3NG Prices & Booking... More details »
  • January

  • 7th January 2017   

    Winter Fruit Tree Pruning

    Give your fruit trees some TLC and get a bumper crop this year!  Learn all aspects of pruning dormant trees with expert Andy Howard, including hands-on experience in the Earth Trust's small orchard. All tools provided. When Saturday 7th January, 10am - 4pm Where Earth ... More details »
  • 8th January 2017   

    Forest School Fun!

    Whatever your age, you’re welcome to come and have fun at this woodland adventure - come and build, play and explore! Sunday Drop-ins return to the first Sunday of the month next month.  When Sunday 8th January, 10am-2pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 ... More details »
  • 14th January 2017   

    Wildlife Photography Walk

    Learn how to capture images of wildlife with guidance from professional photographer Andrew Walmsley. Open to anyone interested in improving their photography technique; bring your own camera. There’ll be more sessions throughout 2017 covering different topics, so keep your eyes peeled. Andrew Walmsley is a conservation ... More details »
  • 14th - 15th January 2017   

    Hedgelaying

    A very practical, hands-on two days learning to lay a Midland style hedge with Clive Leeke. Find out all about this traditional skill on the job. All specialist tools and equipment provided. For beginners or those who wish to gain more experience. When Saturday 14th ... More details »
  • 15th January 2017   

    Spinning and Weaving

    Discover the world of spinning and weaving! Everything you need to know about working with wool. This practical workshop covers: Introduction to sheep breeds and their different types of wool Preparing the fleece, including carding, ready for spinning Spinning using drop spindles and a variety ... More details »
  • 22nd January 2017   

    Botanical Illustration

    Learn some invaluable tips and techniques from RHS Gold Award winning botanical illustrator Romilly Swann. For beginners/intermediates. When Sunday 22nd January, 10am - 4pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking £30 Booking essential: book online (incurs a fee) or call ... More details »
  • February

  • 5th February 2017   

    Build a Bug House

    Come and give wildlife a helping hand! At this Sunday Drop-in you can make a bug house to go in your garden for all the local creepy crawlies to enjoy.  All tools and materials provided. When Sunday 5th February Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, ... More details »
  • 13th February 2017   

    Creepy Crawly Comics

    You’ll be the bees’ knees at creepy crawly comic drawing after attending our session with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron, whose work features in The Phoenix comic. You’ll explore the nature reserve and then create your comic inspired by what you discover.  For 7-11 year olds; ... More details »
  • 13th February 2017   

    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 »
  • 14th February 2017   

    Planetarium

    Science Oxford is bringing its pop-up Planetarium to the Earth Trust Centre! There’ll be 30 minute slots in the Planetarium followed by astronomical activities. Booking essential so plan(et) ahead and reserve your place now. When Tuesday 14th February, 3pm-6.30pm (time slots TBC) Where Earth Trust ... More details »
  • 15th February 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 15th February, 10am ... More details »
  • 15th February 2017   

    Wildlife Wednesday at Mowbray Fields

    Come out and play at Mowbray Fields! Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve during each school holiday.  This half term, come and join us in Didcot to explore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor ... More details »
  • 16th February 2017   

    Build a Bird Box

    During National Nest Box Week, take home a handmade bird box and help encourage more wildlife into your garden. All tools and materials provided. Two slots available: 10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm.  When Thursday 16th February, 10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 ... More details »
  • 17th February 2017   

    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 »
  • 18th February 2017   

    Song Writing Workshop: Climb That Tree

    Have a go at making some music and enjoy a sing-along with singer-songwriter David Gibb.  For children aged 6-11 years. David Gibb is an award winning song writer, story teller and tallest man in Derbyshire on a mission to create great music for children and ... More details »
  • 21st February 2017   

    New Moon Walk

    Glory in the night sky on a guided walk to Little Wittenham Wood, as the waxing crescent moon becomes the new moon.  Due to the timing of this walk (7pm-9pm) it may not be suitable for very young children. When Tuesday 21st February, 7pm-9pm Where... More details »
  • 26th February 2017    FULLY BOOKED

    Basket Weaving

    **FULLY BOOKED** In this practical workshop you’ll learn how to weave a basket with willow in a session lead by Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable Future.  When Sunday 26th February, 9.30am-4.30pm Where  Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking £45 ... More details »