Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre

Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre
Grays, Essex, RM16 6RG
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Angry Birds

Come and help Red and his friends answer the clues to find the mighty eagle. Then once back up at the centre take part in some fun angry bird craft before you use our Catapult to destroy the pigs. Great Family fun   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 9 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 11:45
  • 12:30 – 13:45

Butterfly Walk

Weather dependent we will be taking a walk around the reserve to spot our Lepidoptera. Weather dependent we will be taking a walk around the reserve to spot our Lepidoptera. Please have water/suncream to take with you and wear appropriate clothing. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Not suitable for…

Sat 8 Jul

£6

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Button Art

Use your artistic skills to make a great piece of art, by using a selection of craft to create into canvas wall art.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 15 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 11:30
  • 12:45 – 13:45

Clay Potter's Wheel

Make something truly original and amazing with our pottery wheel, great clay fun for all. It will be messy Fun so please wear clothing you dont mind getting messy.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 25 Jul

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Thu 3 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Crazy Insect Craft

Come along and get creative with our crazy insect afternoon. Make some of your favourite insects with us, fun for all ages. Booking essential. Drop in     People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 9 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 15:00

Den Building And Campfire Cooking And Soft Archery

Build A Waterproof Den Techniques Of Lighting A Fire How To Build A Fire Cook On An Open Fire, Bannock Bread Etc. Soft Archery Games Fun for the whole family     People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 8 Aug

£6.00 donation per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 15:30

Dinosaurs In The Gorge

Take a walk on the wild-side and follow the dinosaur bones round the reserve answering dinosaur questions. Once back in the centre you will have your very own dinosaur fossil to dig out and take home. Fun for all your little ones.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 2 Aug

£6.00 donation per child

  • 10:30 – 11:45
  • 12:00 – 13:15

Dreamcatchers

Make your very own Dreamcatcher to hang at home, we'll be using beads and thread, and natural materials like feathers and leaves that we can find around the gorge. Booking essential   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 30 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Fairytale Crafts

Fun craft activities for all little princesses and princes, we will make crowns, wands and more. Booking essential. Drop in   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 27 Jul

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Family Fishing

Learn the art of fishing….. All equipment is provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it along. Limited spaces, Children over the age of 12 will need a 1 day licence from the post office. You can get this online or phone them on 0344 800 5386 We are a catch and release water.  We only offer family fishing on…

Fri 2 Jun

£7.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 28 Jul

£7.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 4 Aug

£7.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

Fantastic Foxy Facts And Fun

Learn fantastic facts about foxes on our trail around the gorge and then make some fun foxy crafts back up in the centre. Booking essential     People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 10 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Glass Art

Decorate a glass to take home, using special glass paints and glass pens. Great fun for everyone. Booking essential. Drop in. Parent participation needed   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 26 Jul

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Messy Bug

Parent and toddler playgroup. Come along and make new friends. No stress, we clear the mess.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 28 Jul

£5 first child. £3 subsequent children.

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Fri 4 Aug

£5 first child. £3 subsequent children.

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Fri 25 Aug

£5 first child. £3 subsequent children.

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Fri 1 Sep

£5 first child. £3 subsequent children.

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Orchid Walk

We will be taking a walk around the reserve to spot our Orchids. We will be taking a walk around the reserve to spot our Orchids. Please have water/suncream to take with you and wear appropriate clothing. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Sat 27 May

£6

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Sat 10 Jun

£6

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Sun 25 Jun

£6

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Our 8 Legged Friends

We are going on a Spider hunt down in the gorge, hunt for our 8 legged friends, Learn about them and come face to face with them, then back up to the centre for some Spider craft   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 25 Jul

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 11:45
  • 12:00 – 13:45

Pirates Of The Gorge

Follow the treasure map to find the burried gold. Walk the plank and play pirate games with our very own Captain Jack Badger.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 30 May

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 11:30
  • 12:30 – 14:00

Pond Dipping

Come explore what lives under the water. Fun for all. All equipment supplied. On the 1st and 24th Aug there will be a trail.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 1 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 15:00

Wed 9 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 14:30 – 15:45

Thu 24 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 15:00

Pond Dipping

Come explore what lives under the water. Fun for all 4years plus. All equipment supplied.     People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 3 Aug

£6.00 donation per child

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 14:30

Science Morning

Have fun with science and conduct your very own experiments. Bottle Rockets, Giant Airplane, Larva lamps and bubble snakes.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 10 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 11:30
  • 12:00 – 13:00

Soft Archery

Come and try you hand at archery. Perfect activity for the whole family. All equipment supplied. No experience required. Loads of different games to play.      People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 2 Aug

£6.00 donation per child

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Soft Archery

Come and try you hand at archery. Perfect activity for the whole family. All equipment supplied. No experience required. Loads of different games to play.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 1 Jun

£6.00 per child

  • 14:00 – 15:15

Tue 22 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 15:00

Star Wars - Jedi Master Training

Train to be a Jedi Master, practise your light saber skills,star wars nurf wars,   Use the force game, chewbacca archery and try our obstacle course   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 1 Jun

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 13:30

Wed 16 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 14:45

Stick Raft Building And Racing

Make your own raft out of natural material found on the reserve,then race them across part of the lake. Great family fun.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 26 Jul

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Summertime Ranger Walk

Come and have a stroll around Chafford Gorges Nature Park with the Ranger. Learn about wildlife and the management techniques we use to protect it. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Sun 11 Jun

£6 per person

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sunday Volunteer Work Party

If you are interested in helping out please contact the Ranger: Deanw@essexwt.org.uk People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Sun 4 Jun

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Sun 2 Jul

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Sun 6 Aug

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30
…and 5 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Transformer - Junk Monster In Disguise

Make your own Transformer junk monster out of recycled material. Make your own Junk Transformer out of recycled materials. Transformer nurf wars, Parental participation is required on this event   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 31 May

£6.00 per child

  • 10:30 – 11:30
  • 11:45 – 12:45

Under The Sea

  People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 31 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Volunteer Work Party

If you are interested in helping out please contact the Ranger: Deanw@essexwt.org.uk People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Tue 30 May

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Thu 1 Jun

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Tue 6 Jun

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Thu 8 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free

Volunteer Work Party

If you are interested in helping out please contact the Ranger: Deanw@essexwt.org.uk People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Tue 13 Jun

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Thu 15 Jun

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30

Tue 20 Jun

Free

  • 09:30 – 15:30
…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

Wild Art

We don't need paper and paints to make art, see what you can create using only natural materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 29 Aug

£6.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Wildlife Bioblitz

We will record as many species as possible. This will enable us to add valuable data to our records and create a species list which will give us a base for future surveys.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 27 Jul

£4.00 per child £2.00 per adult

  • 10:00 – 23:30

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