Belfairs Woodland Centre

Belfairs Woodland Centre
Eastwood Road North, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 4LR
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Annual Dog Show

Join us for a fun family afternoon and help support Essex Wildlife Trust. There will be 8 classes, rosettes for the top 6 dogs in each class and a Best in Show winner. Registration from 12pm. Dog show will start at 1pm CLASSES Donation £1 per class. (All dogs must be over 6 months) People with limited mobility…

Sun 14 May

Belfairs 5 Run

JOIN US FOR A 5 MILE FUN RUN THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL LATE SUMMER WOODLAND.   Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre and follow a 5 mile off-road course through the Belfairs Woods and Nature Reserve. the run takes you through ancient coppiced woodland, home to rare butterflies, song thrushes and wild flowers. 10:30…

Sun 17 Sep

Belfairs Wildlife Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk through the reserve to look for our woodland residents! Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve. We will be looking at a broad range of species found here on the Reserve. We will visit key locations and examine the species…

Sat 22 Jul

£5 per person

Bluebell Walk

Another chance to join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk to see the bluebells in full bloom along with many other spring flowers. Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve and admire the wonderful bluebells here in the woods. We would also hope to see  a varirty…

Sun 30 Apr

£5 per person

Bluebell Walk

Come along and join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk around the nature reserve to see the bluebells in full bloom along with many other spring flowers. Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve and admire the wonderful bluebells here in the woods. We would also…

Sat 29 Apr

£5 per person

British Beer & Cider Tasting Evening

EWT & CURA invite you to a tasting evening for British beers & ciders. There will be a short talk on beer from Mike Huggett of CURA, this will be followed by a beer tasting. There will be six beers and two ciders to taste. Mike will be selling bottles of ale and cider, as well as gift packs on the night for…

Fri 9 Jun

Dawn Chorus Walk

Meet at the Woodland Centre and join Ashley for a walk through the Belfairs dawn!  We will be listening out for a variety of species singing to attract mates and hold territories. This was a magical event in 2016 and we hope to see a large number of birds. Ideal for age 10 upwards. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL…

Sun 7 May

£8 per person

Evening Bat Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley Pinnock on an evening walk through the reserve to look and listen for bats. Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve and hear about the conservation work being undertaken to promote and conserve these wonderful animals. We will be…

Wed 26 Apr

£6 per person

Evening Bat Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley Pinnock on an evening walk through the reserve to look and listen for bats. Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve and hear about the conservation work being undertaken to promote and conserve these wonderful animals. We will be…

Wed 24 May

£6 per person

Wed 26 Jul

£6 per person

Wed 30 Aug

£6 per person

Wed 27 Sep

£6 per person

Evening Bat Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley Pinnock on an evening walk through the reserve to look and listen for bats. Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve and hear about the conservation work being undertaken to promote and conserve these wonderful animals. We will be…

Wed 28 Jun

£6 per person

An Evening With Wildlife Photographer Russell Savory

Evening talk and presentation by Wildlife Photographer and Filmmaker Russell Savory Russell Savory has been photographing and filming wildlife for over 20 years, his work being regularly featured on Springwatch and Autumnwatch for the BBC as well as the daily magazine programme The One Show. This evening he will be…

Exotics Evening!

Meet The Animals! A new evening event for the Summer half term! Join Nigel & Mollie King from Kent Owl Academy for a "meet the animals" evening! We will be joined by snakes, spiders, owls and even a LIVE Skunk! Children must be accompanied by parents. Booking Is Essential as numbers are limited.

Wed 31 May

£8 per person

Forest Friday!

A fun morning of crafts, activities and games both indoors and out! A fun morning of crafts, games and forest fun both indoors and out during the holidays here at Belfairs.  Suitable for 7years and under. Children must be accompanied by parents. Booking Is Essential as numbers are limited. People with…

Fri 2 Jun

£6 donation per child

Fri 28 Jul

£6 donation per child

Fri 4 Aug

£6 donation per child

…and 4 more dates until 1 Sep

Fun Thursday

A weekly wildlife afternoon for children aged up to 7. Our wildlife themed afternoon's, every Thursday in the holidays but a different creature each week. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. We will be outside so please dress appropriately. People with limited…

Thu 1 Jun

Donation: £6 PER CHILD

Thu 27 Jul

Donation: £6 PER CHILD

Thu 3 Aug

Donation: £6 PER CHILD

…and 4 more dates until 31 Aug

Green Bunch - Boynett Rangers

A drop off event for 11-16 years! A drop off event for 11-16 years! A session for boys and girls aged 11 - 16 years old to come along to Green Bunch. You can take part in practical conservation work to help manage Belfairs Park and Woodland. The Green Bunch is a funded session working towards their Boynett Ranger…

Green Bunch - Boynett Rangers

A drop off event for 11-16 years! A session for boys and girls aged 11 - 16 years old to come along to Green Bunch. You can take part in practical conservation work to help manage Belfairs Park and Woodland. The Green Bunch is a funded session working towards their Boynett Awards. BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE…

Green Bunch - Boynett Rangers

A drop off event for 11-16 years! A session for boys and girls aged 11 - 16 years old to come along to Green Bunch. You can take part in practical conservation work to help manage Belfairs Park and Woodland. The Green Bunch is a funded session working towards their Boynett Ranger Awards. BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS…

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

Heath Fritillary Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley Pinnock to catch a glimpse of the rare Heath Fritillary butterfly Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve and hear about the conservation work being undertaken to promote and conserve this beautiful species. We would hope to see other…

Sat 24 Jun

£5 per person

Holiday Wild Beach

Wild Beach action at Chalkwell Beach This is our seashore based wildlife day. Explore the Seashore in all weathers.  Lots of fun and fabulous things to make and take home.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. £8 DONATION PER CHILD  We will be outside so please dress appropriately. Children must be…

Mon 1 May

£8 per child

Mon 29 May

£8 per child

Mon 31 Jul

£8 per child

…and 4 more dates until 28 Aug

"music In The Woods" Summer Concert

An open air concert featuring some of Essex's most talented musicians. Spend a summer evening in the Ancient Woodland of Belfairs enjoying beautiful music provided by some of Essex's most talented musicians. The Concert is located adjacent to the Centre which will be open for food and drink throughout the evening.

Nature Photography Workshop

A Welcome Return To Local Photographer Clarissa Debenham. The workshop is designed for anyone who loves taking photos and would like to learn more about digital photography and photographic composition. The day is planned to give you time to improve your understanding of your camera as well as the opportunity to take…

Sat 27 May

£40 per person

Sat 28 Oct

£40 per person

Owl's That!!

An Owl Evening with Nigel & Molly King Nigel & Molly have been working with birds of prey for many years and are a font of knowledge! A welcome return for one of our most popular evenings! we will have owls in the Centre demonstrating their natural behaviours and showing off how well adapted they are to…

Wed 23 Aug

£8 per person

Quiz Night

Due to popular demand we present another Fun Quiz Night In Aid of Essex Wildlife Trust A fun night out at Belfairs Woodland Centre! We need teams of six to enter: bring your friends, family or work colleagues. £30 PER TEAM TO ENTER (THAT'S ONLY £5 A HEAD!) Teas, coffees & snacks will be available but feel…

Sat 21 Oct

£30 per team

Squirrel Squad

Belfairs Pre-school aged club for under 5's. BOOKING REQUIRED. Come and join us for Squirrel Squad. An under 5's pre-school aged club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. We will be doing arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and of course some outdoor time in the woodlands! BOOKING IS…

Thu 15 Jun

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Thu 22 Jun

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Thu 29 Jun

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

…and 4 more dates until 27 Jul

Squirrel Squad - Spring Favourites

Belfairs Pre-school aged club for under 5's. BOOKING REQUIRED. Come and join us for Squirrel Squad. An under 5's pre-school aged club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. We will be doing arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and of course some outdoor time in the woodlands! BOOKING IS…

Thu 27 Apr

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Summer Butterflies Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk through the reserve to spot and identify summer butterflies. Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve and hear about the conservation work being undertaken to promote butterflies in this area. We would hope to see a variety…

Sun 25 Jun

£5 per person

Sun 23 Jul

£5 per person

Tree Identification Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk through the reserve to spot and identify trees. KNOW YOUR OAK FROM YOUR ASH AND YOUR HORNBEAM FROM YOUR BIRCH? Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve. With over 30 different species of tree in the Living Landscape it…

Sat 5 Aug

£5 per person

Tree Identification Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk through the reserve to spot and identify trees. KNOW YOUR OAK FROM YOUR ASH AND YOUR HORNBEAM FROM YOUR BIRCH? Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve. With over 30 different species of tree in the Living Landscape it…

Sat 13 May

£5 per person

Sun 28 May

£5 per person

Tree-Mendous Tuesday:

A drop-off day for 8-13yr olds. This is our woodland based wildlife drop-off day for 8-13 year olds  Explore the woods plus the usual crafts, activities and of course some food related fun.  Bring a packed lunch and snacks. BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. £20 DONATION PER CHILD We will be outside so…

Tue 25 Jul

£20 per child

Tue 1 Aug

£20 per child

Tue 8 Aug

£20 per child

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Tree-Mendous Tuesday:

A drop-off day for 8-13yr olds. This is our woodland based wildlife drop-off day for 8-13 year olds This time our theme is February Fun. Explore the woods plus the usual crafts, activities and of course some food related fun.  Bring a packed lunch and snacks. BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. £20 DONATION…

Tue 30 May

£20 per child

Walk And A 10 Minute Talk

Join Beck, one of our Education Officers, for a Walk and a 10 minute Talk. Interested in walking but just starting out? Used to do it but haven't for a while? Just fancy getting out and about? Build up your stamina and fitness by walking around beautiful Belfairs Park and surrounding areas. Each hour long walk…

Tue 25 Jul

£5 per person

Walk And A 10 Minute Talk

Join Beck, one of our Education Officers, for a Walk and a 10 minute Talk. Interested in walking but just starting out? Used to do it but haven't for a while? Just fancy getting out and about? Build up your stamina and fitness by walking around beautiful Belfairs Park and surrounding areas. Each hour long walk…

Tue 20 Jun

£5 per person

Weekly Wild Beach

Wild Beach action at Chalkwell Beach This is our seashore based wildlife day. Explore the Seashore in all weathers.  Lots of fun and fabulous things to make and take home.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. £8 DONATION PER CHILD  We will be outside so please dress appropriately. Children must be…

Mon 8 May

£8 per child

Mon 15 May

£8 per child

Mon 22 May

£8 per child

…and 8 more dates until 24 Jul

World Oceans Day Event

Our Oceans, Our Future 2017! A DROP IN EVENT FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS!  * GAMES, CRAFTS AND A CELEBRATION OF OUR WONDERFUL SEAS AND OCEANS * LEARN ABOUT MARINE CONSERVATION * FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP AND PROTECT LOCAL WILDLIFE * HEAR ABOUT CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECTS *     People with…

Sun 4 Jun

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