Nature Events

Event Name:  Tea, Talk and a Walk

Location: Grange Farm Centre
 

Description: Something for our local retirees.  Take a stroll around Chigwell Meadow with Emma and notice the changing seasons before returning to the Grange Farm Centre for a cup of tea (or coffee!), a biscuit and a chat.  Second Wednesday of the month.  £3 per person.  To register your interest, leave Emma a message on 020 8500 3094 or email emmag@essexwt.org.uk

Frequency: 2nd Wednesday of every month

 

Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
 

Dates: 

10th April,
8th May,
12th June,
10th July,
14th August,
11th September,
9th October,
13th November,
11th December


Event Name:  Forest School Nature Tots


Location: Grange Farm Centre

Let your little ones play, explore, and create through the changing seasons. 

Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly group suitable for all children aged from 18 months to 4 years.  Our sessions take place outside in our wooded area. They are child-led and aim to foster resilience, confidence, independence and creativity.    Children also learn about nature and looking after our precious planet starting with their local environment. 
 

Sessions run from 10am to 12pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoons. (ONGOING)

 

£6 per child, £4 siblings, babes in arms free. 

Advanced booking is essential. 

Please email Emma at emmag@essexwt.org.uk


COMPLETED EVENTS:

Event Name:  Nature Tots

Location: Grange Farm Centre
 

Description:  Our summer Nature Tots toddler group in our woodland.  Play with the mud kitchen, climb and swing on ropes, use tools, search for bugs, enjoy a song round the fire and so much more. 18 months to 4 years.  Older siblings welcome during the holidays.  

 

Advanced booking essential. Email emmag@essexwt.org.uk £6 per child (£4 sibling).


Date:  Tuesday 30 July, 6, 13, 20 and 27 August


Starts: 10.00am 


Ends: 12.00pm

Event Name:  Forest School Drop Off Days

Location: Grange Farm Centre
 

Description:  Forest School drop off day for the over 5s.  Play, explore and create in our woodland.  Use tools, swing, climb and learn to light fires. The only limit is your child's imagination.

 

£20 per child. 

 

Advanced booking essential. Email emmag@essexwt.org.uk.

Date:  Friday 2, 23 and 30 August 2019

Starts: 9.00am

Ends: 4.00pm

Event Name:  Woodland Fairies and Elves

Location: Grange Farm Centre
 

Description: Don those wings and come make some magic.  Create your own magic wand, follow a fairy and elf trail and make a fairy village in the woodland before decorating your own fairy or elf door.  Costumes welcome but not essential.  

 

To book your place email emmag@essexwt.org.uk

 

£6 per child.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   


Date:  Tuesday 27 August

Time:  1.00pm-3.00pm

Event Name:  Pirates of the Meadow

Location: Grange Farm Centre

Description:  Ahoy, Captain!  Join Captain Emma for pirate-related fun and games in the meadow.  Pirate costumes welcome but not essential!

 

Advanced booking is essential. Email emmag@essexwt.org.uk

 

£6 per child.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Date:  Friday 16 August

 

Time:  1.00pm-3.00pm

Event Name:  Pond Dipping

Location: Grange Farm Centre

 

Description:  What will you find lurking in the deeps of the pond? Dip your net and see what you can discover.   Meet Emma next to the pond in the meadow any time between 1pm and 4pm.

 

£3 per child.  


Date:  Tuesday 30 July 1.00pm-4.00pm and Friday 16 August 10.00am-12.00pm

Event Name:  Dinosaur Stomp

Location: Grange Farm Centre

Description:  Find the dinosaur clues hidden in the meadow, claim your dinosaur prize and create your new friend a home using a jar and natural materials.  Differentiated trail suitable for 2 years + Advanced booking essential.  Email emmag@essexwt.org.uk to book your places. 

 

£6 per child.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date:  Tuesday 13 August

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Event Name:  Family Orienteering

Location: Roding Valley Meadow

Description:  Can you and your children use a compass and follow the directions to find all the clues on the Reserve?  Drop in to Meet Emma on Roding Valley Nature Reserve between 10.00am and 12.00pm.  For more details on where to find her email emmag@essexwt.org.uk

 

£3 per child

Date:  Friday 9 August


Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Event Name:  Campfire Cooking

Location: Grange Farm Centre

Description:  Cook up some sweet treats on the campfire in our woodland.  Advanced booking essential.  Email emmag@essexwt.org.uk to book your places.  

 

£6 per child.


Date:  Friday 9 August


Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm and 3.00pm to 4.30pm

Event Name:  Super Science

Location: Grange Farm Centre
 

Description:  Practical outdoor Super Science.  Make eruptions, ooblek, slime and more.  

 

£6 per child.  

 

Advanced booking essential. Email: emmag@essexwt.org.uk.

Date: Tuesday 6 August 

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm and 2.00pm – 3.00pm


Event Name:  Bushcraft


Location: Grange Farm Centre

Description: Could you survive in the wild?  Put your skills to the test with Emma,  Build a shelter, learn to light fires with a flint and steel and cook a snack on the fire. 

Age 5+.  £6 per child. 

Advanced booking essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Email emmag@essexwt.org.uk

Frequency: Once

Date:  Wednesday 29th May 2019 (COMPLETED)

 

Time:  1.00pm to 3.00pm


Event Name:  The Eggcellent Easter Trail


Location: Grange Farm Centre

Description: The Easter Bunny has lost all her eggs in the meadow and needs your help to find them.  Can you copy down their pattern and hand them to Emma in exchange for a small chocolately prize?  £5 per child.  Advanced booking essential to determine numbers but drop in any time between 9.30am and 4pm.  Email emmag@essexwt.org.uk 

Frequency: Once

Date:  Friday 12 April 2019   (COMPLETED)

Time:  9.30am to 4pm

Event Name:  Marvellous Minibeasts

Location: Grange Farm Centre

Description: Calling all intrepid explorers!  Join Emma to hunt for marvellous minibeasts in the pond and meadow.  What will YOU find?  £6 per child. Advanced booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Email emmag@essexwt.org.uk

Frequency: Twice

Date:  Thursday 11 April 2019    (COMPLETED)
 

Time:  10am-12pm and 1pm to 3pm