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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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  • March

  • 5th March 2017   

    IncrEdible Adventure

    At this month’s Sunday Drop-in celebrate spring by foraging for dandelions to cook on the fire, and planting herbs and salad to take away.  Sunday Drop-ins take place on the first Sunday of every month. There is no Sunday Drop-in in April as it will ... More details »
  • 11th March 2017   

    Wildlife Photography Walk

    Join photographer Andrew Walmsley for a morning stroll around the nature reserve with your digital camera.  Check out our beginners and intermediate workshops too.  Andrew Walmsley is a conservation and wildlife photojournalist specialising in forests, from the leaf litter to the canopy. He has been ... More details »
  • 25th - 26th March 2017   

    Lambing Weekend

    The first of 2017's Lambing Weekends!  Come and see us down on the farm during our annual Lambing Weekends! Meet lambs, piglets, goats and more.  Craft activities and refreshments available. More information to follow. Dont forget your wellies! Please be aware: pregnant women and those ... More details »
  • April

  • 1st - 2nd April 2017   

    Lambing Weekend

    The second of 2017's Lambing Weekends!  Come and see us down on the farm during our annual Lambing Weekends! Meet lambs, piglets, goats and more.  Craft activities and refreshments available. More information to follow. Don't forget your wellies! Please be aware: pregnant women and those ... More details »
  • 7th April 2017   

    Newts, Frogs and Toads

    Come along and find out more about the amphibians living in the ponds in Little Wittenham Wood. We'll take a guided walk to the wood, filled with fascinating facts, then use torches and nets to get a closer look. Please bring a torch and wellies. When... More details »
  • 10th April 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 »
  • 11th - 12th April 2017   

    Clumps Club

    Wild adventures for children aged 7-11yrs! A different activity each day, join us for one or both. Full details to follow. When Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April, 9am - 5pm Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices & Booking      ... More details »
  • 13th April 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 13th April, 10am - 11.30am Where Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ Prices ... More details »
  • 18th April 2017   

    Night Safari

    Discover Wallingford Castle Meadows' wildlife by night! We'll be setting up live mammal and moth traps ready for tomorrow's Wildlife Wednesday. This event is free thanks to support from Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised from the 5p plastic bag charge. When Tuesday 18th April, ... More details »
  • 19th April 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 19th April, 10am-12pm... 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 Easter, come and join us in Wallingford to explore the reserve, learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor ... More details »
  • 20th April 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 20th April, 10am-4pm Where Earth ... More details »
  • 21st April 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 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 »
  • 22nd April 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 long lens technique.... More details »
  • 22nd April 2017   

    Deer Park Wood Nature Day

    As part of the Earth Day celebrations, we're joining the Witney Woodland Volunteers at their Nature Day at Deer Park Wood. Find out all about the amazing wildlife that lives on this lovely little nature reserve in Witney, including: Moth magic - what was caught ... More details »
  • 30th April 2017   

    Basket Weaving

    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 »
  • 9th May 2017   

    Green Woodworking Course

    A six week course during which you will make your own wooden stool to take home. All tools and materials provided, along with expert tuition. The course takes place on six consecutive Tuesday evenings (6.30pm-9pm): 9th May 16th May 23rd May 30th May 6th June... 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 »
  • 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. Gareth Lloyd is an Oxford-based artist working primarily in pencil and paint. His work is typically based around endangered and protected species, ... 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 »