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.
Apples and a child playing

Autumn Water Festival

  • 1 October 2017 11-4am

Join our annual autumnal celebration of water and wetlands. See our website for full details. £6 adult, £3 child, £15 family. Book online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6 adukt, £3 child, £15 family

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk

Leather belt

Leatherwork

  • 14 October 2017 10am-5pm

Make a made to measure belt whilst learning all about bevelling, stitching, riveting and dyeing leather. With Maud van den Broecke. £80; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£80

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk

Wool that has been dyed

Natural Dyeing

  • 14 October 2017 10am-4pm

Discover the wide range of plants that can produce dye and learn how to extract and fix the colour. £40; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£40

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson

Basket weaver

Basket Weaving

  • 21 October 2017 9:30am-5pm

A one-day practical workshop with Catherine Tregaskes from Crafts for a Sustainable future.£50 per person; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/whatson

Bat

Build a Bat Box

  • 23 October 2017 10:30am-3pm

Help bats prepare for hibernation by making a shelter to put in your garden. All tools and materials provided. Two 1.5hr sessions available, with 6 places for individuals or families/groups in each session (cost is per box not per person); ideally there should be one adult with each box being made. £15 per box; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£15 per box

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk

Child playing in mud

Mud Pie Mania

  • 24 October 2017 10-11:30am

Drop in for Mud Pie Monday - buckets of mud and buckets of fun! Join us either in the Earth Trust Centre where youngsters will have the opportunity to get creative (and messy) in our mud kitchen. Please bring your own spade/trowel if you have one. Wellies and waterproofs advisable.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson

Childre playing

Wildlife Wednesday at Neptune Wood

  • 25 October 2017 2-4pm

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday normally visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday, but this half term, we're heading to Neptune Wood! Come out and play, and explore this fascinating and under-explored area of our nature reserve. £2 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£2 suggested donation per child

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson

Families bushcrafting

Family Bushcraft

  • 26 October 2017 10am-4pm

Bring the whole family and go wild in the great outdoors! Explore the woods, make shelters, learn how to make a fire and use a knife safely. We'll cook on the fire but bring a packed lunch too. £22 adult, £17 child; booking essential: 01865 407792 or online at www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson (incurs a booking fee).

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Website

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/whatson

Children climbing trees

Tree Climbing

  • 27 October 2017 10am-5pm

Use ropes and harnesses to access the treetops! 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. £20; booking essential: online only at http://www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk/tree-climbing-events/

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20

Website

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

Discover and play

Discover and Play

  • 27 October 2017 10am-12pm

Forest School for the under-5s is back this half term so join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£4 suggested donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free. No need to book.

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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