Belfairs Woodland Centre

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

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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

Big Belfairs Birdwatch

Join us for a Nationwide Event! Join us to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. Spend an hour looking for your favourite species,,maybe have a cup of tea and enjoy the winter woodland. Spotters guides provided. Make a bird feeder to take home and attract the birds to your garden for tomorrow!o   …

Sat 28 Jan

Bird Of Prey Evening

Join Nigel & Molly King from Imperial Bird of Prey Academy and Kent Owl Academy, for a talk about Birds of Prey. Nigel & Molly have been working with birds of prey for many years and are a font of knowledge! They will be showing and flying birds here in the Centre! DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA! A…

Wed 12 Apr

£8 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

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Easter Monday - Crafts Drop-In

EASTER FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY JOIN OUR FRIENDLY TEAM FOR EASTER RELATED FUN AT BELFAIRS WOODLAND CENTRE. THERE WILL BE CRAFTS AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES. TURN UP ANY TIME BETWEEN 10:00 & 15:00.         People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Mon 17 Apr

Small charge for crafts.

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

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 17 Feb

£6 donation per child

Fri 7 Apr

£6 donation per child

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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. This time it will be bird related to tie in with the end of the Big Schools Birdwatch and National Nest Box week. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Thu 16 Feb

Donation: £6 PER CHILD

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. As it's the Easter holidays expect Bunnies, Chicks and Eggs to feature!  CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.

Thu 6 Apr

Donation: £6 PER CHILD

Thu 13 Apr

Donation: £6 PER CHILD

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…

Holiday Wild Beach

Holiday Wild Beach every monday in the summer at Chalkwell Beach This is our seashore based wildlife morning. 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…

Mon 3 Apr

£8 per child

Mon 10 Apr

£8 per child

Holiday Wild Beach

Holiday Wild Beach at Chalkwell Beach This is our seashore based wildlife morning. 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 13 Feb

£8 per child

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Night Of The Vulture!

Join Nigel & Molly King from Imperial Bird of Prey Academy for a talk about their work with the conservation charity, Vulpro. Vultures are in serious decline worldwide which is leading to a number of problems for mankind. Join Nigel & Molly here at Belfairs to find out more about these wonderful…

Wed 15 Feb

£8 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

A 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. £5 per person to enter. Teas, coffees & snacks will be available but feel free to bring your own! Booking is by phone only.…

Sat 25 Mar

£5 per person

Self Led Egg Trail

EASTER FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY A Self-led trail through the Beautiful Belfairs Woodland. Pop in to the Centre to pick up a map and a question sheet. Find all the eggs, answer the questions and return to the Centre to claim your prize!  This is a drop-in event so turn up anytime between 10:00 & 15:00.…

Sat 15 Apr

Small charge for trail

Sun 16 Apr

£2 per child

Seven Woods Walk

Back for 2017! Learn about the history and fascinating nature of the Belfairs and Daws Heath Living Landscape. Join Essex Wildlife Trust walks leader, Cliff Moore, for a 5m/8k walk through all seven woods. Meeet at the free carpark in the John H Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh SS7 2NA. (The walk is…

Sat 22 Apr

£5 per person

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Squirrel Squad - Birds Are Brilliant

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 19 Jan

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

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 20 Apr

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Thu 27 Apr

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Squirrel Squad - Squirrel Day

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 26 Jan

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Thu 2 Feb

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Thu 9 Feb

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Squirrel Squad - Valentine Hearts

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 16 Feb

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Squirrel Squad - Wild Life!

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 9 Mar

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Thu 16 Mar

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

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Squirrel Squad - Wonderful Weather

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 23 Feb

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Thu 2 Mar

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Squirrel Squad - World Of Water

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 23 Mar

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Thu 30 Mar

Donation: £6 per child; £4 per sibling

Tree Identification Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk through the reserve to spot and identify Winter 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…

Sat 21 Jan

£5 per person

Tree Identification Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk through the reserve to spot and identify Winter 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…

Sun 19 Feb

£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 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 14 Feb

£20 per child

Tue 4 Apr

£20 per child

Tue 11 Apr

£20 per child

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Valentine's Day Crafts Drop-In

VALENTINES FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY This is a drop in crafts day to come and make a valentine gift for someone you love our to make heart related crafts just for fun! Join our friendly team at the Belfairs Woodland Centre. THERE WILL BE CRAFTS AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES. NO BOOKING REQUIRED:       …

Sun 12 Feb

Small charge for crafts.

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 20 Mar

£8 per child

Mon 27 Mar

£8 per child

Mon 24 Apr

£8 per child

Wildlife Week Event

Drop in to find out more about how you can be involved! A DROP IN EVENT FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS!  * GAMES, CRAFTS AND A CELEBRATION OF OUR WONDERFUL WILDLIFE * FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP AND PROTECT LOCAL WILDLIFE * CRAFTS & FUN ACTIVITIES TOO * SMALL DONATION FOR CRAFTS *     People…

Sun 12 Mar

Winter Birdwatching Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk through the reserve to look for our winter residents! Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre to join Ashley on a walk through the Belfairs reserve. We will be looking for resident such as great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and tree creepers and migrants like woodcock…

Sat 4 Feb

£5 per person

Sun 19 Mar

£5 per person

Woodland Management Day

Come along to the Visitors Centre and meet Local volunteers involved in Local Woodland Management. Come along and find out about wood-turning, local history, charcoal burning and dormouse conservation all of which are happening in your woods right now! See how you can get involved in preserving this wonderful…

Sun 5 Mar

Woodland Management Walk

Join our Woodland Ranger Ashley for a walk through the reserve to learn about our conservation and coppicing work. 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 we need to manage effectively to promote…

Sun 5 Mar

£5 per person

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