Little Wittenham Nature Reserve

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The Earth Trust manages over 300 hectares of beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside, including Little Wittenham Nature Reserve and Wittenham Clumps, a conservation farm, and a woodland dedicated to forestry research.

Come and explore our site... take a self-guided walk around the iconic Clumps with their magnificent views, go on a woodland adventure or attend one of our year-round events.

The Earth Trust also runs a popular education programme, with workshops and sessions available for school and community groups. Please get in touch or see our website for more information.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

The nature reserve is open all the time.

Admission charges

The nature reserve is free to access.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Autumn Water Festival

Autumn Water Festival

  • 2 October 2016 11am-4pm

Join us for our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands…

• Water rockets are back this year so don’t forget your 2L plastic bottle which you’ll be able to decorate and launch across the Clumps, this time with a foot-powered pump! With Science Oxford.
• Sustainable water play
• Willow lantern making
• Origami and natural material boats
• Be a dung beetle detective with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
• Natural dyeing
• Apple pressing
• Blooming paper flowers with Science Through Story
• …and more!

There’ll also be live music, local produce for sale and a hog roast from Coopers Oxford Pork. Poem Tree Café will be open for light refreshments.

£6 adult, £3 child, £15 family. Book online and jump the queue (incurs a booking fee) or pay on the gate.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6 adult, £3 child, £15 family.

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing

  • 9 October 2016 10am-5:15pm

Make your own ironwork object using a forge and anvil. 45min sessions with Cobalt Blacksmiths; participants must be over 18yrs. £20; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£20

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing

  • 24 October 2016 10am-5pm

Use ropes and harnesses to access the treetops in Little Wittenham Wood! 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company; minimum age 6yrs (no maximum!). Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£20 per participant.

Mud Pie Monday

Mud Pie Monday

  • 24 October 2016 10-11:30am

Come and get messy in the Earth Trust mud kitchen – buckets of mud and buckets of fun! Wellies and waterproofs advisable. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Bat

Build a Bat Box

  • 25 October 2016 10:30am-3pm

Help bats prepare for hibernation by making a shelter to put in your garden. Two sessions available: 10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm. Booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15 per box.

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Wildlife Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday at Abbey Fishponds

  • 26 October 2016 2-4pm

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve during each school holiday. This half term, come out and play at Abbey Fishponds (OX14 3UB); learn about local wildlife and have lots of outdoor fun! £2 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free; no need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Woodland Adventure

Woodland Adventure

  • 26 October 2016 10am-12pm

An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to discover the Earth Trust’s woodland, where we’ll explore, build and play. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Family Bushcraft

Family Bushcraft

  • 27 October 2016 10am-4pm

Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors! Explore the woods, make shelters and learn how to light a fire and use a knife safely. £20 adult, £15 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20 adult, £15 child; booking essential.

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Discover and Play

Discover and Play

  • 28 October 2016 10am-12pm

Forest School for the under-5s. Join the Earth Trust for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands. Forest School offers hands on learning experiences in a natural environment. £4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Spooky Walk

Spooky Dusk Discovery Walk

  • 30 October 2016 5:30-7:30pm

If you go down to the woods tonight, you’re sure of a big surprise! Come and explore Little Wittenham Wood at twilight. Don’t forget your torch. £5 adult, £2 child; booking essential: 01865 407792.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 adult, £2 child

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/Explore/WhatsOn.aspx

Little Wittenham Nature Reserve
Earth Trust
Little Wittenham
Oxfordshire
OX14 4QZ
England

Website

www.earthtrust.org.uk

E-mail

admin@earthtrust.org.uk

Telephone

01865 407792

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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