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10k Run

The Earth Trust 10K is back! Can you take on the challenge of the Clumps? Sunday 10th September.

Explorer Birthday Parties

We offer a great range of outdoor birthday experiences for all ages, all year round.

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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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  • July

  • 2nd July 2017   

    Summer Picnic

    Help celebrate the Earth Trust's 35th birthday at this year's Summer Festival! There's lots to look forward to, including: Make your own smoothie on the smoothie bike Campfire cooking Party games Live music Craft a party hat DIY face painting And more...! Bring along a ... 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 »
  • 23rd July 2017   

    Drawing from Nature for Families

    Let your creative side loose in the great outdoors, and get top tips for inspiration and improvement from local artist Gareth Lloyd. Please bring your own materials: sketchbook and pencils/pens/watercolours. This session is aimed at families with children aged 8yrs+. We have a Drawing from ... More details »
  • 24th July 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 »
  • 25th July 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. There are more Woodland Adventures ... More details »
  • 25th July 2017   

    Night Safari at Thrupp Lake

    Join us for this night-time expedition to discover Thrupp Lake’s wildlife, who knows what you might find? On the evening, you’ll also set up live traps ready for tomorrow's Wildlife Wednesday. When Tuesday 25th July, 8pm-10pm Where Thrupp Lake, OX14 3NG  Prices & Booking... More details »
  • 26th July 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 »
  • 26th July 2017   

    Wildlife Wednesday at Thrupp Lake

    Come out and play at Thrupp Lake! Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve during each school holiday.  This summer, come and join us in Radley to explore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor fun! ... More details »
  • 29th - 30th July 2017   

    Basket Weaving

    You can create several small baskets or one larger structure in this two day practical workshop with Catherine Tregaskes. We have a one-day frame basket workshop coming up in the autumn: Saturday 21st October. When Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July, 9.30am-5pm Where Earth Trust ... More details »
  • 31st - 4th August 2017   

    Clumps Club

    Experience some wild adventures in this holiday club for 7-11 year olds!  Different outdoor activities each day: Monday 31st July: Wild Survival We’ll be building natural shelters, practising our map reading skills and learning lots of traditional bushcraft skills, such as foraging, lighting a fire ... More details »
  • August

  • 6th August 2017   

    Pond Dipping

    Using nets and trays, get a closer look at the aquatic creatures that live in our pond - beetles, bugs and maybe even newts!  Why not make some wild art inspired by what you discover too?  Sunday Drop-ins take place on the first Sunday of ... More details »
  • 8th August 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.  The next Woodland Adventure is ... More details »
  • Join us for this night-time expedition to discover Wallingford Castle Meadow’s wildlife, who knows what you might find? On the evening, you’ll also set up live traps ready for tomorrow’s Wildlife Wednesday. When Tuesday 8th August, 8pm-10pm  Where Wallingford Castle Meadows, OX10 8LG  Prices and ... More details »
  • Come out and play at Wallingford Castle Meadows! Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve during each school holiday.  This summer, come and join us in Wallingford to explore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor ... More details »
  • 10th August 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!  The next Little Explorers is on Thursday 31st August. When Thursday 10th August, 10am-11.30am Where Earth ... More details »
  • 11th August 2017   

    Discover and Play

    Forest School for the under-5s! Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. The next Discover and Play is on Friday 1st September. When Friday 11th August, 10am-12pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices and Booking    ... More details »
  • 11th August 2017   

    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 11th August, 8pm-10pm Where... More details »
  • 12th - 13th August 2017   

    Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting

    Two workshops covering both the theory and practice of fruit tree pruning and grafting with expert Andy Howard.  Saturday 12th: Pruning The session on Saturday will cover pruning topics, including: the history of pruning; why we summer prune and how it maximises your fruit growth; ... More details »
  • 13th August 2017   

    Song Writing

    Have a go at making some nature-themed music and enjoy a sing-along with singer-songwriter David Gibb. No experience necessary! 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 ... More details »
  • 15th August 2017   

    Night Safari at Mowbray Fields

    Join us for this night-time expedition to discover Mowbray Fields’s wildlife, who knows what you might find? On the evening, you’ll also set up live traps ready for tomorrow’s Wildlife Wednesday. When Tuesday 15th August, 8pm-10pm Where Mowbray Fields, Didcot, OX11 8SU Prices and Booking... More details »
  • 16th August 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 summer, come and join us in Didcot to exlore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor fun!... More details »
  • 17th August 2017   

    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. The next Family Bushcraft is during October ... More details »
  • 20th August 2017   

    Beginners Wildlife Photography

    Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you get to grips with your digital camera (SLR or bridge) and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. You'll learn all about aperture, shutterspeed and ISO, and where and when to use the different settings. Suitable for ages ... More details »
  • 21st - 25th August 2017   

    Clumps Club

    Experience some wild adventures in this holiday club for 7-11 year olds!  Different outdoor activities each day: Monday 21st August: Wild Survival We’ll be building natural shelters, practising our map reading skills and learning lots of traditional bushcraft skills, such as foraging, lighting a fire ... More details »
  • 30th August 2017   

    Woodland Adventure

    An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! The next Woodland Adventure is during October half term: Wednesday 25th October. When Wednesday 30th August, 10am-12pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices and ... More details »
  • 31st August 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! Little Explorers will be back next spring but you can going us for Mud Pie Mania ... More details »
  • September

  • 1st September 2017   

    Discover and Play

    Forest School for the under-5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. The next Discover and Play is during October half term: Friday 27th October. When Friday 1st September, 10am-12pm Where Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices and Booking... More details »
  • 3rd September 2017   

    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 1st October. When Sunday 3rd September, 10am-1pm Where Earth ... More details »
  • 3rd September 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 »
  • 9th September 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 »
  • 10th September 2017   

    Children's Fun Run

    A 1km (approximately) fancy dress fun run around the top of the Wittenham Clumps!  Open to children up to 11yrs. Please register to enter and bring a donation on the day. This run is taking place before the adult's 10K at 11am. Poem Tree Cafe will ... More details »
  • 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. Poem Tree Cafe will be open for light refreshments. Find out more about the Earth Trust 10K. Volunteers We're in need of volunteers for this ... More details »
  • 16th September 2017   

    Wildlife Photography Walk

    Join photographer Andrew Walmsley for a morning stroll around the nature reserve. Check out our beginner and intermediate workshops too. Please bring your own camera. When Saturday 16th September, 8am-10am Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking        Price... More details »
  • 24th September 2017   

    Foraging Walk

    Discover the autumn bounty in the local area and use what you find to make something delicious. If you're interested in the topic, why not bring the family along to Fantastic Foraging on Sunday 3rd September. When Sunday 24th September, 11am - 3pm Where Earth ... More details »
  • October

  • 1st October 2017   

    Autumn Water Festival

    Our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands... Lots of wonderful watery activities to be enjoyed at this year's Autumn Water Festival, more details to come... When Sunday 1st October, 11am - 4pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices and booking  ... More details »
  • 8th October 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 macro photography. Suitable ... More details »
  • 14th October 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. We also have a Natural Dyeing workshop on Sunday 11th June. When Saturday 14th October, 10am-4pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little ... More details »
  • 14th October 2017   

    Leatherwork

    Make a made to measure belt whilst learning all about bevelling, stitching, riveting and dyeing leather.  With Maud van den Broecke. When Saturday 14th October, 10am-5pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices and Booking        Price  £80  To book... More details »
  • 21st October 2017   

    Basket Weaving

    In this practical workshop you’ll learn how to weave a frame basket in a session lead by Catherine Tregaskes, from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. When Saturday 21st October, 9.30am-5pm Where  Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking        Price... More details »
  • 23rd October 2017   

    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 (cost is per box not per person); ideally there should be one ... More details »
  • 24th October 2017   

    Mud Pie Mania!

    Drop in for Mud Pie Mania - buckets of mud and buckets of fun!  Wellies and waterproofs advisable. Please bring your own bucket and spade/trowel if you have them. When Monday 24th October, 10am-11.30am Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking... More details »
  • 25th October 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 25th October, 10am-12pm... More details »
  • 25th October 2017   

    Wildlife Wednesday at Neptune Wood

    Our roving Wildlife Wednesday normally visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday, but this half term, we're heading to Neptune Wood! Come out and play, and explore this fascinating and under-explored area of our nature reserve. When Wednesday 25th October, 2pm-4pm... More details »
  • 26th October 2017   

    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 26th October, 10am-4pm Where Earth ... More details »
  • 27th October 2017   

    Tree Climbing

    Use ropes and harnesses to explore Little Wittenham Wood’s treetops in 1hr sessions 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 ... More details »
  • 27th October 2017   

    Discover and Play

    Forest School for the under-5s. Join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands! When Friday 27th October, 10am-12pm Where Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices and Booking        Price  £4 suggested donation per child  To book No ... More details »
  • 27th October 2017   

    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 Friday 27th October, 5.30pm - 7.30pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking... More details »