Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Church Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
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Abberton Adventurers

A drop off session for 8-12 year olds Our Wednesday holiday club for un accompanied 8-12 year olds. Join in the fun on the reserve, there will be different activities each session. E.g pond dipping, bug hunting, campfire cooking and more. 10:30-2:30pm. Bring along a packed lunch. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL. £20.00…

Wed 26 Jul

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Wed 2 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Wed 9 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 14:30
…and 3 more dates until 30 Aug

Arty Crafters

A fun session for all the family Spend the afternoon making some fun crafts to take home.  All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172. www.essexwt.org.uk B/E People with limited mobility please…

Fri 28 Jul

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Fri 4 Aug

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Fri 11 Aug

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 3 more dates until 1 Sep

Birding Day - Can We Beat 65 Species In A Day?

Get out and about on the nature reserve and around the reservoir to see how many birds you can identify in the day; the record to date is 65 different species.   Our expert will help you with your basic identification skills. Places limited to 6 so please book early to avoid disappointment. Bring any optical…

Sat 9 Sep

requested donation £20.00 per person

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 7 Oct

requested donation £20.00 per person

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 4 Nov

requested donation £20.00 per person

  • 09:30 – 15:00

Sat 2 Dec

requested donation £20.00 per person

  • 09:30 – 15:00

Birds Of Prey Talk And Flight Evening

Join Essex Wildlife Trust and Kent Owl Academy for a talk about birds of prey.  Ever wondered how a kestrel hovers or what speed a peregrine can dive at? Come along to this evening where experts Nigel and Molly, who have many years experience of working with birds of prey, will answer your questions. As well as a…

Thu 12 Oct

Requested donation £8 per person

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Brambly Hedge Adventures

A day of fun on the reserve for all the family. A day of fun and adventures based around Jill Barklem's Brambly Hedge stories. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child. Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172. www.essexwt.org.uk People…

Tue 25 Jul

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Tue 1 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Tue 8 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Bug Hunting

A bug hunting session for all the family Come for a ramble around the reserve and search for some spring bugs. 10:30 - 12:30 All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172. www.essexwt.org.uk B/E People…

Thu 27 Jul

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Thu 3 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Thu 10 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30
…and 3 more dates until 31 Aug

Clone Of Trail Treckers

A pond dipping session for all the family Take a walk around the nature reserve on this weeks nature trail.  All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172. www.essexwt.org.uk B/E People with limited…

Fri 11 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Go Wild

A afternoon of fun on the reserve for all the family. A bushcraft and campfire morning for all the family. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child. Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172. www.essexwt.org.uk People with limited mobility…

Mon 24 Jul

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Mon 31 Jul

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Mon 7 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30
…and 3 more dates until 28 Aug

Hootingly Good Show - Owl Talk And Flight Evening

Join Essex Wildlife Trust and Kent Owl Academy for a talk about owls.  Ever wondered how owls fly so silently or if owls have ears? Come along to this evening where experts Nigel and Molly, who have many years experience of working with owls, will answer your questions. As well as a talk they will be flying the…

Thu 14 Sep

Requested donation £8 per person

  • 19:30 – 21:00

The Late Lake Show At Abberton Reservoir Screening Jaws

Outdoor Cinema at Abberton Reservoir Jaws is 42 this year, join us whilst we watch this amazing film with the backdrop of Abberton Reservoir. Our gates open at 8pm and you can either enjoy food and drink from our stalls or bring a picnic to munch whilst tapping your toe to some memorable beats. The film will start…

Sat 15 Jul

Tickets available from https://spectrumscreenevents.co.uk/event/late-lake-show-abberton-reservoir-screening-jaws/

  • 20:00 – 23:59

Little Needle Felted Animals And Other Felting Making Techniques - Beginners/improvers

Enjoy a day at Abberton Reservoir being creative In this one day class we will look at a variety of felt making techniques but will start with a needle-felted animal, perhaps something you’ve seen at Abberton! Toni will then go on to looking at wet felting techniques, teaching you how to make a piece of flat felt…

Sat 22 Jul

£50.00 donation per person includes materials

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Optics Day

Optics day Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Sun 3 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 1 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 28 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 10 Dec

Pond Dipping Afternoon

A pond dipping session for all the family Come and explore the depths of our ponds.  All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172. www.essexwt.org.uk B/E People with limited mobility please contact…

Thu 27 Jul

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Thu 3 Aug

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Thu 10 Aug

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 3 more dates until 31 Aug

Solar Gazing At Abberton Reservoir

An afternoon looking at the sun with Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look safely at the sun through solar scopes at Abberton Reservoir. Turn up anytime between 12pm and 3pm when a solar scope will be available for people to…

Sat 29 Jul

Normal admission donation applies

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sat 19 Aug

Normal admission donation applies

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sat 30 Sep

Normal admission donation applies

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Space Explorers

A fun session for all the family Come and be an astronaut for the afternoon and make some space craft to take home.  All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172. www.essexwt.org.uk B/E People with…

Mon 24 Jul

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Mon 31 Jul

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Mon 7 Aug

Cancelled

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 21 Aug

Stargazing

Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes at Abberton Reservoir. NEAS members give talks throughout the evening. Booking essential please call 01206 738172 to book your place or to find out more information. The event will run whatever the…

Sat 30 Sep

Requested donation £5.00 per adult £3.00 per child

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Sat 21 Oct

Requested donation £5.00 per adult £3.00 per child

  • 18:30 – 21:30

Sat 25 Nov

Requested donation £5.00 per adult £3.00 per child

  • 18:30 – 21:30

Sat 2 Dec

Requested donation £5.00 per adult £3.00 per child

  • 18:30 – 21:30

Trail Treckers

A pond dipping session for all the family Take a walk around the nature reserve on this weeks nature trail.  All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre. 01206 738172. www.essexwt.org.uk B/E People with limited…

Fri 28 Jul

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Fri 4 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Fri 18 Aug

Cancelled

  • 10:30 – 12:30
…and 2 more dates until 1 Sep

Wednesday Walks

A gentle stroll around the nature reserve to look at wildlife Join Essex Wildlife Trust at Abberton Reservoir every first Wednesday of the month for a guided stroll around the nature reserve to discover its varied wildlife. Please call the centre team to book your place; £5 donation requested. People with limited…

Wed 5 Jul

£5 requested donation per person

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Wed 2 Aug

£5 requested donation per person

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Wed 6 Sep

£5 requested donation per person

  • 10:30 – 12:00
…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

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