Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Hawkswood Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT

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Bird Of Prey Evening

Presented by Nigel King of Imperial Owl Academy. Another of his popular talks showing you some of his falcons and hawks. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 12 Apr

£6 per adult, £4 per child.

Bluebell Walk

Join our Warden, Bill Godsafe, for a stroll around the reserve. Look at the Ancient Woodland and its sea of bluebells. Booking essential People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 7 May

£5 per person

Clone Of Clone Of Hatchlings Club

Weekly pre-school group for the under 5's. Enjoy wildlife activities on the reserve, games, crafts and music in the centre. Snack and drink included. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 7 Feb

Clone Of Crazy Clay Creations- Drop In

Come and test your kite making skills. Can you get yours to fly? Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 19 Feb

Times to be confirmed / £3 per child.

Clone Of Photography Workshop: Level 2 - Composition & Light

Happy with how your camera works, but your photos still lack that certain 'something'? Looking at composition, lighting, subject matter and the arty side of photography, this one-day workshop with Daniel Bridge guides you to the best results from your camera. Booking Essential. People with limited mobility please…

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Clone Of Young Adventurers

Want to get adventurous outdoors? Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals. Children may be unaccompanied. For 8 to 12 year olds. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 12 Apr

Clone Of Youth Rangers

Fortnightly Group for children who enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 29 Apr

Crazy Clay Creations- Drop In

Come and get crazy with clay! Make crafty creations to take home using clay.  No need to book. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 17 Feb

Dragon Discovery

Want to get adventurous outdoors? Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals? For children aged 8 to 12 years. Children may be unaccompanied. Booking essential. Track down all the hidden dragons and collect the dragon eggs. Defeat the beastof the mountains and earn your viking helmet. This event is for 4…

Thu 6 Apr

Easter Egg Hunt - Drop In

The Easter Bunny has been to Hanningfield Reserve and has left some chocolatey treats behind. Can you find them? Make an Easter themed craft to take away with you and have a go at pond dipping. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 14 Apr

Sun 16 Apr

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Easter Eggstravaganza - Drop In

Follow the eggsplorer trail round the reserve, crack the clues and earn your eggy reward. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Hatchlings Club

Weekly pre-school group for the under 5's. Enjoy wildlife activities on the reserve, games, crafts and music in the centre. Snack and drink included. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 24 Jan

£6 per child. £4 per sibling. Babes in arms free.

Tue 31 Jan

£6 per child. £4 per sibling. Babes in arms free.

Tue 14 Feb

£6 per child. £4 per sibling. Babes in arms free.

…and 10 more dates until 25 Apr

Hatchlings Club

Weekly pre-school group for the under 5's. Enjoy wildlife activities on the reserve, games, crafts and music in the centre. Snack and drink included. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 2 May

£6 per child. £4 per sibling. Babes in arms free.

Tue 9 May

£6 per child. £4 per sibling. Babes in arms free.

Fri 12 May

£6 per child. £4 per sibling. Babes in arms free.

…and 14 more dates until 30 Jun

Hedgehog Club - Den Building

How good are your den building skills? Can you make it waterproof? Come and find out. For children aged 4 to 8 years. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Mon 13 Feb

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

Hedgehog Club - Easter Eggsplorer

Come and be an eggsplorer! Search for the Easter Bunny, explore the woods and make some Easter crafts. This is for 4 to 8 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

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Hedgehog Club - Fantastic Foxes

Become a fox for the day. Hunt for food in the woods, play games and make a fox mask to take home. This event is for 4 to 8 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Hedgehog Club - Spring Into Action

Spring is in the air! Search for wildlife, create some natural crafts and make a bird feeder to take home. This event is for 4 to 8 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Make A Bird Feeder - Drop In

Make a wooden bird feeder to take home and hang in your garden. No need to book. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 2 Apr

Minibeast Madness - Drop In

Come to Hanningfield for the mini-beast safari! Look for bugs in the woods, in the grass, in the trees and in our pond. See what wonders you can find. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 7 Apr

Thu 13 Apr

Optics Day

Come and look at our range of binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, tripods and accessories and David Bailes will be on hand to give you the advice you need to choose the ideal optics for you. 10% discount on all optics purchased on the day. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 5 Mar

Sun 30 Apr

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Owl Evening

British Owls presented by Nigel King of Imperial Owl Academy. Let Nigel share his wealth of wildlife knowledge. He has a gift for sparking peoples enthusiasm and interest in wildlife. The Owl Evening event will cover a wide range of topics that include conservation, habitat, diet, adaptations and biology and give you the…

Wed 15 Feb

£6 per adult, £4 per child.

Owl Evening

British Owls presented by Nigel King of Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. Let Nigel share his wealth of wildlife knowledge. He has a gift for sparking peoples enthusiasum and interest in wildlife. The Owl Evening will cover a large range of topics including conservation, habitat, diet, adaptation and biology. and give you…

Wed 15 Feb

£6 per adult, £4 per child.

Photography Workshop, Level 1 - Know The Basics

Confused by aperture, shutter speed and ISO? Don't know your Program Mode from your White Balance? This one-day workshop with Daniel Bridge guides you through the basics of photography, allowing you to take full control of your camera. Booking Essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Photography Workshop, Level 1 - Know The Basics

Confused by aperture, shutter speed and ISO? Don't know your Program Mode from your White Balance? This one-day workshop with Daniel Bridge guides you through the basics of photography, allowing you to take full control of your camera. Booking Essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Photography Workshop: Level 1-Know The Basics

Confused by aperture, shutter speed and ISO? Don't know your Program Mode from your White Balance? This one-day workshop with Daniel Bridge guides you through the basics of photography, allowing you to take full control of your camera. Booking Essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

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Photography Workshop: Level 3 - Close Up & Macro Nature Photography

Learn how to use your camera to make fantastic pictures from the tiniest details – on this one-day workshop with Daniel Bridge we look at techniques, lenses, flash, and how to find subjects. Booking Essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Terror Of The Wild Wood

'As mole lay there panting and trembling and listening to the whistlings and patterings, he knew at last - the terror of the Wild Wood.' A winter woodland adventure following in the footsteps of Mole and Ratty from 'The Wind In The Willows.' Orienteering, natural crafts, den building and more. £6 per child Booking…

Sun 5 Feb

Wetland Bird Workshops

David Petts will be running a workshop on the wetland birds of Hanningfield. In the morning we will focus on the ducks on the reservoir. After lunch we will look at the different types of gulls we can find on the reservoir at this time of year. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 26 Feb

Wetland Birds Workshop

Come and see the wetland birds of Hanningfield. In the morning David Petts will help you to identify ducks. After lunch you will be looking at the different gulls we can find on the reservoir at this time of year. For 16 years and over. £5 per person. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact…

Sun 26 Feb

Wildflower Walk

Join Marion, one of our volunteers for a stroll round the reserve to see the wild flowers. She will show you the differing environments in the secondary woodland compared to the Ancient Woodland. Finishing at the Fishing Lodge. Book or turn up on the day. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 11 Jun

£5 per person.

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Wind In The Willows Family Scavenger Hunt (Drop In)

Want to get adventurous outdoors? Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals? For children aged 8 to 12 years. Children may be unaccompanied. Booking essential. Mr Toad is off on his spring vacation but he has managed to lose the things he needs in the woods. Can you help him find them?  Trail sheets £2…

Wizarding Woods

Can you create your own woodland wizard and make him a magic den? Have a go at mixing a potion and play some bewitching games. This event is for 4 to 8 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 16 Feb

£6 per child. £4 per sibling. Babes in arms free.

Young Adventurers

Want to get adventurous outdoors? Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals? For children aged 8 to 12 years. Children may be unaccompanied. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 5 Apr

Wed 12 Apr

Young Adventurers

Want to get adventurous outdoors? Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals. Children may be unaccompanied. For 8 to 12 year olds. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 15 Feb

Youth Rangers

Fortnightly Group for children who enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

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Youth Rangers

Fortnightly Group for children, aged 12 +yrs, who enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 4 Mar

£5 per child.

Youth Rangers

Fortnightly Group for children, aged 8 - 11 yrs, who enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 4 Feb

£5 per child.

Sat 4 Mar

£5 per child.

Youth Rangers

Fortnightly group for children, aged 12 + yrs, that enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Booking Essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 18 Mar

Youth Rangers

Fortnightly group for children, aged 8 - 11 yrs, that enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Booking Essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 18 Mar

Youth Rangers

Fortnightly Group for children, aged 12+ yrs, who enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 4 Feb

£5 per child.

Youth Rangers

Fortnightly Group for children, aged 12 + yrs, who enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 13 May

£5 per child.

Youth Rangers

Fortnightly group for children aged 8-11, that enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and getting their hands dirty. £5 per child. Booking essential. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 18 Apr

Sat 10 Jun

Sat 24 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £5 per child

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